Fresh Start for Midweek Lotto Games
The midweek Lotto games in the UK and Ireland on Wednesday 04 January will both be offering standard jackpots after both games delivered jackpot payouts last Saturday 31 December. The jackpot in the UK Lotto game will be worth around £2.2 million and the jackpot in the Irish Lotto will be €2 million. Play both games and you will have two chances of becoming a millionaire before midnight tonight, but don’t stress if you don’t succeed because you can also have a go at a EuroMillions multi-rollover jackpot of around £60 million this Friday 6 January!
There were four new millionaire winners created in the most recent Lotto games in the UK and Ireland on New Year’s Eve. We told you on Monday that three jackpot-winning tickets shared the jackpot in the UK Lotto draw on Saturday 31 December and each of those tickets won £1,346,840. What we haven’t yet told you – but will do so now – is that the Irish Lotto game saw a single ticket winning the jackpot of €4,164,479.
The Irish Lotto results on New Year’s Eve were 04, 11, 23, 30, 37 and 44, and the Bonus Ball was 32. In addition to the ticket that won the jackpot itself, one ticket won a second-tier prize of €25,000 by matching five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball. 51 tickets matched five main numbers only to pick up €1,623 each and there were more than 44,000 winning tickets in total.
The EuroMillions jackpot on Tuesday 3 January rolled over, but the associated Millionaire Raffle game created the first seven-figure winner of 2012 with the number JZD045205. Now players will be wondering if either the UK or Irish Lotto games will create the first Lotto jackpot winners of 2012. The odds of winning the jackpot in the UK game are around 1 in 13.9 million, and the odds of landing the jackpot in the Irish Lotto are around 1 in 8.1 million, so it wouldn’t take a miracle to accomplish the feat – just a big pile of luck!
Grab your lottery tickets online today and if you happen to get the luck required you could be one of the first Lotto jackpot winners of the year! Enjoy the games and think positive!
Written by Ian BruceWednesday 4th January 2012
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