Five Tickets Share Lotto Jackpot
Updated: Thursday 19th October 2017
Five tickets shared a Lotto jackpot worth £24,995,407 on Wednesday, but none of them had to match all six of the main numbers to do it. In fact, no ticket was able to achieve that feat, but the jackpot cap had already been reached and no further rollovers were possible, so the top prize was rolled down and added to the second-tier prize fund.
The Lotto results on Wednesday 18 October were 11, 12, 15, 22, 27 and 44, and the Bonus Ball number was 07. The jackpot rolldown brought the value of the second-tier prize fund to £25,071,270, which means that each of the five tickets that matched five main numbers as well as the Bonus Ball is now worth a whopping £5,015,254.
It is too early to know whether the second-tier tickets were purchased by individual players or by lottery syndicates, but we may find out more about that over the next few days if the winners concerned choose to go public.
As you might expect, demand for tickets for the midweek Lotto game was extremely high, and that converted to an equally hefty number of prize winners. More than 1.35 million prizes were won overall, and the total amount of cash distributed exceeded £29.41 million.
One ticket won £1 million by matching the Millionaire Raffle code JADE 9672 1515, and another 20 prizes of £20,000 each were landed by tickets matching one of the regular Lotto Raffle codes, which are listed in full – along with the complete prize breakdown for the main game – on our Lotto Results page.
We congratulate everyone who won a prize of any kind on Wednesday, and the five second-tier prize winners in particular. Those of you who didn’t win big in the most recent Lotto game will have another opportunity to do so this Saturday, when the jackpot is expected to be worth around £3.3 million.
Before we get to that game, the EuroMillions draw this Friday 20 October will offer a triple rollover jackpot of around £48 million. Visit our EuroMillions Statistics page to find our which numbers are most overdue to appear, then choose your numbers to get involved and good luck!Published: Thursday 19th October 2017
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