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Autumn Brings New Lotto Rules

Autumn Brings New Lotto Rules

Today is the first day of autumn, a season in which past successes begin to be laid aside in order to make fresh growth possible in the following spring. It is rather fitting, then, that there are just five Lotto draws left until the new rules come into force on Thursday 8 October. When those new rules are introduced, players will need to match six numbers from the range 1 to 59 instead of the current range of 1 to 49, so anyone who wants to make the most of the present format will be keen to participate in tonight’s draw and the next four.

The jackpot in the midweek Lotto game this evening will be worth around £2 million, and if someone wins that sum it will be the seventh jackpot landed in a row. That is quite a contrast to what has been happening in the EuroMillions game because the first game of the week saw the jackpot roll over for the fourth draw in a row, setting things up for a quadruple jackpot game this Mega Friday.

The EuroMillions results on Tuesday 22 September were 14, 23, 26, 27 and 29, with the numbers 07 and 10 appearing as the Lucky Stars, and the jackpot that rolled over was worth a shade more than £27.14 million. Three tickets, two of which had been purchased right here in the UK, matched all five main numbers and one of the Lucky Stars to win their owners a second tier prize of £252,623 each.

There were 13 lucky players who matched the five main numbers only to win a third tier prize worth £19,432 each, whilst 36 tickets secured £3,508 each by matching four main numbers and both of the Lucky Stars. More than 1.74 million prizes were won in total, and UK participants collectively landed over £2.69 million in prize money. Another £1 million was won by the UK player who matched the Millionaire Maker code VKR195051.

The next EuroMillions game this Mega Friday 25 September will offer a jackpot worth an estimated £34 million, but we should first focus on the £2 million that will be up for grabs in the Lotto game this evening. The most overdue Lotto numbers at the time of writing are 11, 34, 13, 35, 36 and 38, so do watch out for those and good luck with whatever numbers you choose to play for yourself!

Published: Wednesday 23rd September 2015

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