Single Ticket Scoops Rollover Jackpot
A single ticket scooped the rollover jackpot in the Lotto game on Saturday night, giving one lucky winner the life-changing sum of £6,676,215. The six main numbers responsible for this latest Lotto success were 15, 25, 26, 33, 34 and 41, and the Bonus Ball number – which was really quite irrelevant to the jackpot winner – was 43. Congratulations to whoever realised every lottery players’ dream on Saturday, and we hope that you enjoy every penny of your seven-figure fortune!
We mentioned the Lotto Bonus Ball a moment ago, and although the jackpot winner didn’t need it, the number 43 was extremely helpful to eight players who matched it along with five of the main numbers to win a second tier prize worth £168,388 each. There were 356 tickets that matched five main numbers only to win a considerably more modest £2,365 each, and another 415,327 tickets won prizes of £94 or £10 each by matching four or three main numbers, respectively.
Over in Ireland, the Irish Lotto game delivered a very similar outcome to its UK counterpart, with one ticket matching all six main numbers to win the jackpot outright. The Irish Lotto results for Saturday 17 August were 04, 11, 16, 33, 43 and 45, and the Bonus Ball number was 10. The jackpot landed was worth €6,158,375 and more than 38,000 tickets won consolation prizes.
All of the above took place just one day after the EuroMillions game gave players a seventh successive jackpot rollover. The EuroMillions results on Friday 16 August were 20, 24, 27, 37 and 39, with the numbers 05 and 10 appearing as the Lucky Stars. Five tickets – including one that had been purchased in the UK – matched all five main numbers and one Lucky Star to win £235,420 each, and more than 2.7 million other tickets won smaller prizes. The Millionaire Raffle number on Friday was KDS380825, so be sure to check your tickets just in case you’re sitting on £1,000,000!
Looking to the action coming up over the next few days, we now have a massive EuroMillions jackpot of around £68 million to play for this Tuesday, followed by a brand new Lotto jackpot of around £2 million to try and take down on Wednesday. The Irish Lotto game on Wednesday will also be offering a brand new jackpot worth a guaranteed €2 million. Visit this page to buy your tickets for all three of those games online and you’ll have a trio of chances to win big!
Written by Tony SharpeMonday 19th August 2013
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