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New Year’s Eve Lotto Jackpot Must be Won!

New Year’s Eve Lotto Jackpot Must be Won!
Updated: Thursday 29th December 2016

Anyone who thought that this week couldn’t possibly get any more exciting should think again, because the Lotto jackpot on New Year’s Eve is guaranteed to be won! That jackpot is expected to be worth around £25.4 million, so at least one player who participates in the draw this Saturday 31 December is certain to emerge as a massive winner.

If someone matches all six of the main numbers this Saturday then the jackpot will be won outright in the usual manner, and if several players match six main numbers, they will share the prize equally. However, if nobody matches all six main numbers, the top prize will be rolled down to the next highest prize level which does have winners, and that means it could be shared between those who match five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball or perhaps even those who match five main numbers only.

For readers who are wondering why the jackpot is certain to be won in the next draw, it is because Lotto rules prevent a jackpot from rolling over more than once after it exceeds a value of £22 million. The jackpot in the last game on Wednesday 28 December had a final value of £22.17 million, so one more rollover takes us to Saturday and guarantees that the New Year’s Eve game will be a massive life-changer.

The numbers drawn in the midweek game on Wednesday were 05, 40, 47, 48, 52 and 54, and the Bonus Ball was 33. There were more than 657,000 prize winners, and one player won a Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize of £1 million by matching the code ROSE 8106 7545. Another 20 players won a Lotto Raffle prize of £20,000 each, and the full list of winning codes can be found on the Lotto Results page.

The Lotto Raffle game this Saturday will award 100 more prizes than usual, so a total of 120 players will win £20,000 each, and another player will win a Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize of £1 million. Add all of those guaranteed prizes to the £25.4 million Lotto jackpot which will be won in the main game and there couldn't be a better end to the year for lottery players.

With so much cash up for grabs and multiple prizes certain to be delivered, demand for Saturday Lotto tickets is set to be extremely high. Players can buy their entries online or by visiting authorised retailers if they want to have a chance of ending 2016 with a big win. Visit our Lotto Statistics page if you’d like some inspiration for your entries, good luck with your numbers and have a Happy New Year!

Published: Thursday 29th December 2016

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