Lotto Won as EuroMillions Rolls Again
There were plenty of Team GB medal winners last Friday and Saturday, and we are pleased to report that there were plenty of lottery prize winners too. The biggest prize of all (£142 million in the EuroMillions game) wasn’t landed on Friday, but there were more than 4.96 million consolation prize winners and one player in the UK won £1 million by matching the Millionaire Raffle number GCR760097. Then, on Saturday, one player won a Lotto jackpot of £3,655,858 and another 597,023 players won a consolation prize of some sort. In short, there were lottery winners galore!
In the EuroMillions game on Friday 3 August, the main numbers drawn were 24, 34, 35, 42 and 46, and the numbers 01 and 05 were drawn as the Lucky Stars. Five tickets fell one Lucky Star short of winning the jackpot, but each of those tickets picked up a consolation prize worth £501,783, which is pretty darn good. The fact that two of those tickets belonged to players in the UK made things even better!
11 tickets matched the five main numbers only to win £76,027 each, 102 tickets won £4,099 each by matching four main numbers and both Lucky Stars, and everyone else won smaller prizes of £3.40 to £195 each by matching fewer numbers. Because the top prize rolled over, the EuroMillions jackpot this Tuesday is estimated to be worth its maximum possible value of €190 million, which equates to around £148 million. If this maximum jackpot isn't won in the next couple of draws, it will roll down to winners at the next highest prize level.
On Saturday, the Lotto results were 08, 10, 15, 21, 23 and 45, with the number 43 being drawn as the Bonus Ball. We have already said that one ticket won the jackpot itself, but there were also 16 tickets that won the very handy sum of £70,304 each by matching five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball. The consolation prizes paid to those who matched five, four or three main numbers only were £1,145, £47 and £10.
Now, as was the case this time last week, the attention of lottery players around the world is on the next EuroMillions game. Because the jackpot is very likely to reach its highest possible level on Tuesday, demand for tickets is also likely to be extremely high, so be sure to buy your tickets early and good luck with your numbers!
Written by Tony SharpeMonday 6th August 2012
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