Single Ticket Wins Lotto Fortune
A single ticket matched all six main numbers in the midweek Lotto game, and whilst the latest jackpot winner won't have the same kind of cash to splash around as Neil Trotter, who won £107 million in the EuroMillions game on Friday, he or she will still be a millionaire twice over. The jackpot had a final value of £2,028,238, and the Lotto results that helped someone to land that prize on Wednesday 19 March were 04, 21, 25, 27, 31 and 49. The Bonus Ball number was 26.
There were 160 tickets that fell just one main number short of sharing the Lotto jackpot on Wednesday night. Two of those tickets matched the Bonus Ball number as well as five main numbers to qualify for a second tier prize worth £80,946 each, and the remaining 158 tickets had to settle for a much smaller third tier prize of £869 each. Another 8,712 tickets won £83 each by matching four main numbers, and there were 157,493 tickets that matched three numbers to win £25 each. The Lotto Raffle game awarded a prize of £20,000 to each of 50 winners, and it will do the same again this Saturday 22 March, when the jackpot in the main game will be worth around £4.4 million.
For those of you who missed the EuroMillions game on Tuesday 18 March, the main numbers drawn were 08, 27, 34, 36 and 39, and the Lucky Star numbers were 05 and 10. No ticket was able to match all of those numbers, so the brand new jackpot rolled over and the next game this Friday will offer a top prize of around £20 million.
Four EuroMillions tickets matched all five main numbers and one Lucky Star to win a second tier prize worth £181,079 each, and two of those tickets had been purchased by players in the UK. Another four tickets won £60,359 each by matching five main numbers only, and the total number of prizes landed was 1,537,543. The total amount of cash won by UK players was £2,218,955, and an additional £1,000,000 was landed by one player who matched the Millionaire Raffle number HZP388021.
Lottery headline writers in the UK will no doubt be preoccupied with Neil Trotter and his £107 million fortune for quite some time, but if his success has inspired you to make your own headlines, click here to buy your tickets for the games coming up over the next few days and good luck!
Written by Tony SharpeThursday 20th March 2014
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