Lotto Jackpot Split Eight Ways
It isn’t uncommon for a handful of lottery tickets to share a Lotto jackpot, but in the game last Saturday 29 October there were no less than eight tickets which won the top prize. The Lotto results which created so many jackpot winners were 05, 09, 14, 28, 46 and 49, whilst the Bonus Ball (which isn’t required to win the jackpot) was 45. The jackpot had a final value of £3,997,456, so each of the eight winning tickets received an equal share worth £499,682. That is probably much less than a person would expect to win after beating odds of 1 in 13.9 million, but it is still a hefty prize and well worth celebrating.
At the second-tier prize level there was just one more winning ticket than at the jackpot level. Nine tickets matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball to win £136,665 each, which is more than a quarter of the sum that each of the eight jackpot winners landed. 617 tickets won a third-tier prize of £1,245 each by matching five main numbers only, and 578,806 others won either £55 or £10 each by matching four or three main numbers, respectively.
The EuroMillions lottery game on Friday 28 October failed to produce even one jackpot winner because no ticket matched all five main numbers (16, 17, 20, 39 and 50) as well as both Lucky Star numbers (04 and 08). This means that the next EuroMillions jackpot will be a double rollover worth around £29 million.
There were three second-tier prize winners who picked up €599,184 each by matching five main numbers plus one Lucky Star, but none of those were in the UK. There were six winning tickets at the third-tier level, and each of those won £63,977 by matching the five main numbers only. Another 63 tickets matched four main numbers plus both Lucky Stars to win £3,046 each. The total number of EuroMillions prizes won on Friday was over 2.86 million, and of course one UK player won £1 million in the Millionaire Raffle game – the winning number last Friday was LSD065773.
Having seen the Lotto and EuroMillions games demonstrate two extremes of lottery outcomes (one with eight jackpot winners and the other with none) it will be interesting to see what happens in the draws this week. The EuroMillions double rollover jackpot on Tuesday will be worth around £29 million and the Lotto jackpot on Wednesday will be worth around £2.2 million. Buy your lottery tickets online today for both games and good luck!
Written by Ian BruceMonday 31st October 2011
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