Lotto Player in Seventh Heaven
A Lotto player somewhere in the UK should be feeling like they are in seventh heaven this morning after their ticket matched all six main numbers to win £7,523,602 in the midweek draw on Wednesday 23 April. The Lotto numbers responsible for this heady success were 16, 18, 29, 34, 35 and 39, and the Bonus Ball number – which the jackpot winner didn't need – was 40. Other lottery fans are now hoping that someone in the UK will be able to achieve a similar outright win in the EuroMillions game this Friday, when the jackpot is expected to be worth around £55 million.
Whilst one single ticket matched all six main numbers to win a £7.5 million jackpot, another single ticket won its owner £255,453 by matching five main numbers and the Bonus Ball. There were 110 tickets that matched five main numbers without the Bonus Ball, and the prize awarded to each of those was a much more modest £1,971.
The fourth tier prize level saw 6,018 tickets win their owners £190 each after matching four main numbers only, and the smallest prize of £25 went to each of 125,137 tickets that matched three main numbers. As promised, the Lotto Raffle game also created plenty of winners, with 100 players winning themselves a tax-free cash lump sum of £20,000 each.
Regular readers who saw our Lotto preview earlier in the week may be interested to note that one overdue number (18) and two of the most common numbers (39 and 40) were drawn in last night's game, and that fact will no doubt give hope to stats fans who intend to play the EuroMillions game this Friday. The most overdue main numbers to look out for in the EuroMillions game are 09, 48, 02, 17 and 35, and the most overdue Lucky Stars are 06 and 09. The most common main numbers are 50, 04, 19, 44 and 38, and the most common Lucky Stars are 05 and 03.
There are just two more EuroMillions games to go before the end of the month (which means that, yes, a third of the year will have gone already) so it would be nice to see one or both of the jackpots landed, and preferably by a player in the UK. Head this way to buy your tickets online and that player just might be you!
Written by Tony SharpeThursday 24th April 2014
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