Lotto Fans Eye £20.9 Million Jackpot
Updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Tonight’s Lotto jackpot is estimated to be worth an incredible £20.9 million, a reward that would see any potential victor enter the top five largest single-ticket prize winners in the game’s history. The total rolled over for the seventh straight time after last Saturday’s draw failed to produce a jackpot winner.
So far, 2016 has been a phenomenal year for Lotto jackpot winners, with the £30 million prize barrier smashed three times in a matter of months. Thanks to changes made to the game by National Lottery officials in October 2015, fans are now vying for larger rewards than ever before. Prior to the turn of the year, the biggest single ticket prize was claimed by St Leonards-on-Sea business partners Paul Maddison and Mark Gardiner, who scooped £22.5 million on the 10th June 1995. However, times have changed dramatically, with the record now standing at a majestic £35.1 million, which was picked up by one ticket holder on Wednesday 6th April.
This latest £20.9 million prize would see the winner steal fifth place from Iris Jeffrey on the table of single-ticket jackpot winners. The Belfast housewife secured an amazing £20.1 million in July 2004, but it seems her days in Lotto’s upper echelons are numbered. Should the prize continue to grow, many more records could be broken, sparking excitement for Lotto players across the country. For more information on the biggest Lotto winners in history, head to the Biggest Lottery Winners page.
Lotto fans will be buoyed by the fact that a number of this year’s jackpot victories have occurred on Wednesdays. In fact, not only have five of this year’s nine top prize wins taken place midweek, but Wednesday wins are responsible for all four of the most recent successes. So, if you’d like to secure a wonderful Wednesday windfall in tonight’s draw, Lotto tickets are available to purchase online or from any authorised retailer throughout the country. Best of luck!Published: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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