Festive Rollover for Lotto Players
Yesterday we brought you news that the last EuroMillions draw before Christmas would have a rollover jackpot worth around £25 million, and today we can tell you that there will also be a festive rollover for Lotto players on Christmas Eve! The Lotto results on Wednesday 21 December were 07, 28, 30, 34, 38 and 45, and the Bonus Ball was number 06. The jackpot for the midweek game was £2.4 million, but because it rolled over, the jackpot for the game this Saturday 24 December will be worth around £6.3 million.
Whilst there was no room for players at the Lotto Jackpot Inn on Wednesday, there were three wise men (or women) at the second tier prize level who managed to win £250,159 each by matching five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball. 191 tickets matched five of the main numbers only to win £2,455 each and 259,499 tickets won either £85 or £10 each by matching four or three main numbers, respectively. As always, our congratulations go out to all of these prize winners.
Of course, in terms of the festive season the midweek Lotto draw could be viewed as a dress rehearsal for the game taking place on Christmas Eve. As we mentioned in our recent item on the National Lottery Christmas Schedule 2011, the Christmas Eve Lotto draw won’t be broadcast on television until 11:15pm due to seasonal programming changes, but it is advisable to buy tickets even earlier than usual to make sure that you don’t get caught out by any last-minute rush.
The prospect of winning a jackpot of £6.3 million on Saturday is extremely attractive, but this chance comes just one day after the £25 million EuroMillions game on Friday (and the special Millionaire Raffle draw which will create 25 winners of £1 million each) so the two day run-up to Christmas Day itself promises to be as exciting as any lottery player could hope for.
Buy your lottery tickets online today for both the EuroMillions and Lotto games and you can then focus on getting into the party spirit. Who knows – if you’re really lucky you just might have a jackpot win to celebrate before the weekend is over.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Written by Ian BruceThursday 22nd December 2011
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