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Lotto Jackpot Rolls Down for the Fourth Consecutive Time

Lotto Jackpot Rolls Down for the Fourth Consecutive Time
Updated: Friday 15th November 2019

The Lotto jackpot rolled down for the fourth consecutive time on Wednesday 16th October, meaning that players over the last two months have had a share in jackpots totalling more than £50 million.

£13 Million Shared in 16th October Rolldown

After five consecutive draws without a jackpot winner, Wednesday’s Lotto draw was billed as a Must Be Won draw, in which if no one matched all six numbers to win the jackpot, the prize money would be shared between winners in the other cash prize tiers.

The winning numbers from the draw were 4, 5, 18, 29, 40, and 47, with the Bonus Ball 57. No one matched all six main numbers so the jackpot did roll down to boost the other prizes. There was one winner in the Match 5 + Bonus prize tier, and their prize was increased by £390,000 to just under £1.4 million. 

Winners in the Match 5 tier saw the biggest value from the rolldown, as their prize money increased by eight times its starting amount. Players in that tier would ordinarily receive £1,750 each but thanks to the rolldown they won £13,959. Winners in the Match 4 tier won £583 instead of £140 and those in the Match 3 tier won £117 instead of £30.

Visit the Results page to see all the details from the Must Be Won draw and find out how many winners benefitted from the rolldown.

Consecutive Rolldowns Create Value for Winners

It has now been 24 consecutive draws since someone matched all six Lotto numbers to win the jackpot outright. It is an extraordinary run without a winner but one that has been of great value to Lotto players, thanks to the four Must Be Won draws that have taken place in that period.

Over those four draws, Match 5 + Bonus winners have received an extra £770,000 in total, while winners in the Match 3 tier have benefitted to the tune of £38 million! The biggest bonuses, though, have been shared by Match 5 winners, as was the case in Wednesday’s draw. Over the course of the last four Must Be Won draws (including 16th October), winners in that tier have taken home more than £3.1 million in total, when the standard prize money for those wins would have only been worth £395,000.

So while the wait for a jackpot winner goes on, Lotto players can continue to look forward to big prizes in other tiers. Head to the Must Be Won Draws page to learn more about them, including how rolldowns work.

Published: Thursday 17th October 2019

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