Biggest Ever Single-Ticket Lotto Jackpot Landed!
Updated: Thursday 7th April 2016
An extended sequence of a dozen consecutive Lotto jackpot rollovers came to an end on Wednesday when one ticket matched all six main numbers to win the life-changing sum of £35,133,888. This is the biggest Lotto jackpot prize that has ever been won by a single ticket since the game was launched in 1994, but it is not yet known if that lucky ticket belongs to an individual player or a lottery syndicate. The Lotto results that were responsible for this historic success on 6 April were 15, 17, 31, 41, 50 and 57, and the Bonus Ball was 05.
Bigger Lotto jackpots have been won in the past, but all of those have been shared by multiple winners. For example, on Saturday 9 January, 2016, two tickets shared the biggest ever Lotto jackpot, which was worth £66,070,646, and that gave each winning ticket an equal share worth £33,035,323. The latest win beats that individual ticket payout by more than £2 million, and it will be interesting to see how long this new record lasts.
No player succeeded in matching five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball on Wednesday, so the second tier was vacant of winners. The good news is that 35 tickets matched five main numbers only to win a third tier prize of £1,914 each, and another 2,769 tickets won £156 each by matching four main numbers. The smallest cash prize of £25 went to each of 70,801 players who matched three main numbers, and a free Lucky Dip entry to the next Lotto game was won by 768,770 tickets that matched two main numbers.
The Lotto Millionaire Raffle number in the midweek game was TEAL 4559 6345, so well done to the player with the matching ticket because it is now worth the impressive sum of £1 million. There were also 20 Lotto Raffle prizes of £20,000 won on Wednesday, and you can view the complete list of winning numbers on our Lotto Results page.
Lotto players will now be able to pursue a brand new jackpot of around £4.2 million this Saturday, and 10 lucky players will each win £1 million thanks to a special Millionaire Raffle draw. In the meantime, there is an estimated jackpot of £45 million up for grabs in the EuroMillions game on Friday, so good luck to those of you who will be playing for any of those prizes and remember to drop us a line if you succeed!Published: Thursday 7th April 2016
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