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Lucky 8 for the Chinese New Year?

Lucky 8 for the Chinese New Year?

The Chinese New Year was celebrated just a couple of days ago, on 8 February, and since the number 8 is considered lucky in China, it just might help someone to win tonight’s Lotto jackpot, which is expected to be worth around £28.8 million. If that wasn’t enough of a coincidence, we should also point out that the Lotto jackpot has so far rolled over eight times in a row, that today is 10 February and that 8 and 10 is the third most common pair of numbers drawn according to our Lotto Statistics page.

There was no jackpot-winning luck in the EuroMillions game last night, because no player was able to match all five main numbers (which were 06, 09, 13, 28 and 37) as well as both Lucky Star numbers (04 and 05). The good news is that two tickets matched the five main numbers and one of the Lucky Stars to win a second tier prize worth £376,067 each, and one of those tickets had been purchased by a lottery player in the UK.

The third tier awarded a prize of £15,669 to each of 16 tickets that matched the five main numbers only, whilst another 46 entries matched four main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win £2,725 each. There were over 1.87 million prizes won in total, and UK entries collectively picked up more than £2.2 million in prize money. That doesn’t include the £1 million that was won by the UK ticket which matched the Millionaire Maker code SBN176721, so well done to everyone who emerged from the game in a richer state than they were beforehand.

Lottery players can now look forward to playing for a double rollover jackpot worth around £24 million this Friday 12 February, but first they have tonight’s midweek Lotto game to focus on. The most overdue Lotto numbers right now are 33, 45, 05, 16, 39 and 49, and those who prefer to keep an eye on the most common numbers should watch out for 23, 40, 38, 30, 33 and 44.

Will the first Lotto game of the Chinese New Year bring someone the good fortune they need to win tonight’s £28.8 million jackpot? We won’t know the answer to that question until after the event, so download one of our free lottery apps to get the results delivered directly to your mobile device and think lucky thoughts!

Published: Wednesday 10th February 2016

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