Lotto Jackpot Rolls Down to Second Tier!
Updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
The jackpot in the midweek Lotto game on Wednesday 24 May was rolled down to the second tier after no player was able to match all six of the main numbers drawn. The jackpot, which had a final value of £25,442,066, was unable to roll over because it had already breached the £22 million milestone, so it was forced to roll down to the next highest tier which had winning players. On this occasion, that was the second tier, where two players had each matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball.
The Lotto results for Wednesday 24 May were 03, 30, 44, 45, 55 and 59, and the Bonus Ball was 37. Had the jackpot not rolled down, the two second-tier winners would have won just £38,883 each, but because they got to share the top prize as well, they each landed a staggering £12,759,916. That is quite a prize for beating odds of 1 in 7.5 million (the odds of matching five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball).
There were 45 players who matched five main numbers only to win £1,819 each at the third tier, and more than 1.12 million prizes were also won across the lower prize tiers. In addition, one player landed a prize of £1 million by matching the Lotto Millionaire Raffle code RUBY 0529 5155, and 20 other players won £20,000 each by matching one of the Lotto Raffle codes, the full list of which can be found on our Lotto Results page.
The delivery of the Lotto jackpot last night brought a sequence of ten consecutive rollovers to an end, so the next game this Saturday 27 May will now offer a brand new jackpot which is expected to be worth around £3.3 million. The most overdue numbers as we head towards that game are 33, 09, 28, 56, 40 and 26.
We will have to wait and see whether either of Wednesday’s second-tier winners choose to go public, but in the meantime, lottery players have a massive £112 million to play for in the EuroMillions game this Friday 26 May. You can choose your numbers online or play via retail outlets, and if fate is on your side we just might be writing about your big win on Bank Holiday Monday! Enjoy the games and good luck!Published: Thursday 25th May 2017
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