Success for Two in Saturday Lotto
The most recent Saturday Lotto game took place on the second day of the second month, and so it was a nice coincidence that there were two lucky players who achieved jackpot-winning success by matching all of the main numbers. Even more coincidentally, the main number 02 was the first one drawn, with 12, 13, 14, 21 and 30 making up the rest of the sextet. The Bonus Ball number was 39, and although it was redundant as far as the jackpot winners were concerned, it proved to be very profitable for a handful of players who were already on the brink of landing a second-tier prize.
The Saturday Lotto jackpot had a final value of £6,034,942, which means that the two winners can now claim an equal share worth £3,017,471 each. Just before the Bonus Ball was drawn there were 723 tickets that had matched five main numbers, and nine of those tickets went on to match the Bonus Ball as well to win a second-tier prize of £126,696 each. The other 714 tickets that ended up matching five main numbers only had to settle for a third-tier prize worth £998 each, so the Bonus Ball really was worth its weight in gold, and more besides!
35,313 tickets matched four main numbers only to win £44 each and an incredible 590,919 tickets won £10 each by matching three main numbers. When you consider the fact that all of the main numbers drawn on Saturday fell within the ‘days of the month’ range of 1 to 31, we think the jackpot winners should count themselves rather fortunate that they only had to share their prize with one other player.
In the EuroMillions game on Friday 1 February there was no jackpot sharing for players to worry about – or any jackpot winning for that matter – because no player matched all five main numbers as well as both Lucky Stars. Four tickets matched the five main numbers (05, 21, 34, 37 and 38) as well as one Lucky Star (01 or 06) to win a second-tier prize of £262,109 each, and we are unashamedly pleased to report that one of those tickets had been purchased in the UK.
Five tickets matched five main numbers only to win €104,581 each (no UK winners there) and more than 2.4 million tickets won smaller prizes of up to £3,235 each. As always, one player in this country matched the Millionaire Raffle number to land a life-changing prize of £1 million, and the lucky number on Saturday was SCX905163.
The next EuroMillions jackpot this Tuesday 5 February is expected to be worth around £18 million, so if you fancy your chances at winning that kind of money, you know what to do. Click here to buy your tickets online, keep your fingers crossed and be lucky!
Written by Tony SharpeMonday 4th February 2013
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