Lotto Jackpot Climbs to EuroMillions Levels!
Updated: Monday 10th April 2017
The midweek Lotto game this Wednesday 12 April will offer a jackpot that has soared to EuroMillions levels thanks to rollovers in each of the last five draws. The top prize for matching all six main numbers will be worth an estimated £15 million, which is around the same as a standard EuroMillions jackpot, but the odds of winning the Lotto jackpot are even better, so players will be keen to take maximum advantage of that fact this week.
The odds of matching the five main numbers and both of the Lucky Star numbers in the EuroMillions game are 1 in 139,838,160, but the odds of matching all six main numbers in the Lotto game are 1 in 45,057,474. That makes it an easier task – mathematically speaking – to win the top prize in the Lotto game, so the current Lotto jackpot represents outstanding value when compared to draws offering a standard non-rollover top prize.
Players who would like to include one or more of the most overdue numbers on their play slip for this Wednesday’s Lotto game should be considering the numbers 33, 46, 35, 04, 20 and 09, whilst those who would prefer to play the most common numbers should be looking at 54, 14, 37, 02, 38 and 41. Of course, no set of numbers has any greater chance of winning than any other, so those who would like to leave their fate to chance could do just as well by taking our Random Number Generator for a spin.
Only time will tell whether or not someone manages to land the Lotto jackpot this Wednesday, but there will be plenty of winners regardless, because every ticket entered for the game will give its owner a 1 in 9.3 chance of landing a prize. In addition, one UK Lotto entry is guaranteed to win a Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize of £1 million, and twenty other tickets will each win a Lotto Raffle prize of £20,000 each.
Whilst the Lotto jackpot has done well to reach EuroMillions levels, the jackpot in the EuroMillions game itself is excelling in its own inimitable style. After a sequence of seven draws without a winner, the jackpot this Tuesday 11 April will be worth an estimated £70 million – a level that the Lotto game could never begin to compete with. In addition, two Millionaire Maker prizes of £1 million each are sure to be won by UK participants, and every ticket entered for the game will have a 1 in 13 chance of winning a prize of some sort.
With two colossal jackpots up for grabs, the week ahead promises to be a particularly exciting one for lottery players. Download one of our free lottery apps to check the results of both games on your mobile, and good luck with your numbers!Published: Monday 10th April 2017
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