National Lottery results LIVE: Winning Lotto numbers revealed with £11.1m jackpot up for grabs ahead of Thunderball draw

TONIGHT'S National Lottery jackpot has risen to more than £11 million after no-one matched six numbers in Wednesday’s draw.

The Lotto draw is expected to take place at 7:45pm and we will be revealing the results as soon as they come in.

There will also be a Thunderball draw at 8:15pm with the jackpot of £500k up for grabs.

Read our Lottery live blog below for the latest news and results…

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    Stay tuned for Thunderball results

    Not long to go now until the Thunderball results are revealed.

    Just under 25 minutes left.

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    Tonight’s Lotto Numbers

    Tonight’s Lotto numbers are 18, 51, 56, 59, 7, 47 and the bonus ball is 17

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    Explained: The EuroMillions

    EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.

    In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.

    Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.

    You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.

    The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

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    10 minutes until the draw

    Results for the quadruple roll over will be brought to you soon.

    Good luck to everyone that entered.

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    I won £1million on EuroMillions

    Holly Saul scooped the prize in the UK draw after her father-in-law reminded her to purchase a ticket.

    The 29-year-old, from Cambridge, recalled bursting into tears of joy when she was told she had won.

    The news followed just hours after her partner of eight years, Ben Lowther, 38, had said earlier: “I’m not gullible enough to play the lottery.”

    Holly, who has two children, said: “We were both so shocked that I decided the only sensible option was to pour myself a G&T and Ben a Guinness.

    “Then we sat in the garden for an hour staring into space, looking at each other and giggling like children. It was the most surreal and most wonderful time.

    “What’s even better, I’ll forever tease Ben about his cheeky comment.”

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    What age do you need to be to play?

    Those feeling lucky now have to be over 18 to play, as the minimum age goes up from 16 to 18.

    That means it is illegal for any retailer to sell these goods to anyone under the age of 18 – and will apply to favourite games like Lotto and the EuroMillions.

    Online sales of lottery tickets and scratchcards have already been banned – this came into force in April this year.

    The new age restriction, which was exclusively revealed by The Sun, aims to make sure the lottery is not a “gateway to problem gambling”, minister for sport, tourism and heritage Nigel Huddleston previously said.

    Gambling is illegal for under-18s.

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    When are the Lotto draws? 

    The Lotto draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday.

    The next Lotto draw will take place tonight.

    Punters will be able to watch the draw as it is streamed live on the National Lottery website and on YouTube .

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    Just under an hour until the draw

    Go get them tickets and keep your eyes peeled for tonight’s results.

    You never know, tonight could be your lucky night.

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    What number is most likely to scoop a jackpot?

    National Lottery ball number 27 is the most likely to help punters win a jackpot, researchers say.

    It has made more appearances than any other in 3,071 draws in the past ten years.

    The number came up 399 times in the UK National Lottery, Thunderball, EuroMillions and Irish Lotto.

    That is 141 more times than number 57, the unluckiest number, which was drawn just 258 times.

    The second luckiest is 54, which appeared 387 times. It was followed by 29, 42, 52 and 58 in joint third on 381 times.

    The next luckiest was number 20 with 378. Then came 23, with 372.

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    National Lottery weekly timetable

    Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

    There is a draw six nights a week.

    It should be noted that there are no draws on Sundays.

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    Who won the Euromillions record breaking amount?

    A French ticket-holder won the record £184 million EuroMillions jackpot on Friday.

    There have been five UK EuroMillions jackpot winners so far this year, including the anonymous winners of £122 million in April and £111 million in June.

    The biggest recent UK winners to go public were Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Northern Ireland, who scooped a £115 million prize in 2019.

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    1 Hour and 30 Minutes until entry closes for Lotto draw

    Players only have 1 hour and 30 minutes until the draw shuts for tonight’s Lotto draw.

    To be in with a chance of winning £11.1 million head over and get your tickets.

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    ‘Tough’ couple of years for £300,000 winner

    Sean said the win came at the end of a “really tough” couple of years.

    He lost his father to cancer in the summer and is now planning to pay off his dad’s funeral costs and buy a headstone to help his mum out.

    He also wants to use his winnings to follow his dreams and retrain as a videographer.

    He said: “This win has opened up so many doors and will give me the security to explore a whole new career, so I’m going to do exactly that.”

    Sean, who moved in with his parents a couple of years back, also wants to buy a flat and go travelling in Australia and South East Asia.

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    How would you react after winning £300,000?

    For the majority of us it is something we can only dream of, however for some it is reality.

    Plumber, Sean Irwin, screamed for joy after discovering he had won £300,000 on a scratchcard.

    Sean bought the £3 National Lottery Ruby Doubler Scratchcard during a quick run to the shops for him and his workmate.

    He could not believe his luck so he asked his boss Bill to double check the ticket.

    The incredible video then showed the screaming pair in Sean’s car calling Camelot, who confirmed the whopping win.

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    Tonight’s Lotto jackpot is £11.1million

    The National Lottery jackpot has risen to more than £11 million after no-one matched six numbers in Wednesday’s draw.

    But one lucky ticket-holder did scoop the £500,000 top prize on the Thunderball game.

    Just 48 players managed to net themselves £1,750 in the Lotto main draw by matching five numbers, while a further 3,120 earned £140 each by matching four numbers.

    It means Tonight’s jackpot has risen to £11.1 million.

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    Boob jobs for sisters

    Sarah Cockings from Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear won a whopping £3million in April 2005 when she was just 21.

    She claimed to “live a very normal life” despite her vast fortune, and after the money dropped in her account she treated her siblings Emma and Alex to matching boob jobs.

    “Just after I won, I bought my two sisters boob jobs but now I’ve had one myself, because mine were wrecked by breastfeeding,” she told the Daily Mail in 2019.

    Sarah, who said she “loved” her surgically enhanced chest, also went back to university so that her mum could have a “picture of me graduating”.

    Eight years after winning the lottery she decided to quit her job as a social worker and pursue modelling opportunities, where she’s found ultimate happiness. 

    “Up until now there’s no bad part of being a millionaire – I’ve loved every minute,” Sarah added. 

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    How money raised by the Lottery is split

    In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:

    • Health, education, environment and charitable causes – 40%
    • Sport – 20%
    • Arts – 20%
    • Heritage – 20%

    Number checks

    You can find all winning numbers here on our blog.

    Once you have entered the draw make sure to tune in here and we will bring you the results as soon as they come in.

    You can also view results for all the latest draws on the National Lottery website.

    It will give you the option to view results for:

    • Lotto
    • EuroMillions
    • Thunderball
    • Lotto Hotpicks
    • EuroMillions Hotpicks
    • Set For Life

    As well as winning numbers for the last game, you can also view historical results going back six months.

    ‘I’m glad I didn’t get the 3M’

    Martyn and Kay Tott got the shock of their lives when they realised they’d won £3million back in 2001 – six months after buying the ticket.

    By the time they saw an appeal for the winner to come forward, they couldn’t find the ticket.

    After 45 agonising days of deliberating, Camelot told the devastated couple that they weren’t going to receive the cash.

    “Having that money taken away was torture,” Martyn told the Mail on Sunday.

    “For a long time I lost sight of who I was and what I believed in. But I can honestly say I’m glad I didn’t get the £3million now.

    “There is no guarantee it would have brought me happiness.”

    What draws are on Tonight?

    Tonight’s Lotto draw will kick off at 7:45pm and we will be giving you the results as soon as the draw is complete.

    The Jackpot for the Lotto draw is £11.1 million, a huge life changing sum of money.

    There will also be a Thunderball draw at 8:15pm with the jackpot of £500k up for grabs.

    Ghost hunter winner

    A WOMAN who scooped £10,000 a month on the National Lottery Set For Life in March has quit her job to become a ghost hunter with her husband.

    They have been ghosthunters for a few years and even run a YouTube channel, that boasts thousands of subscribers, to share their spine-tingling experiences.

    The pair went all out for their early Halloween celebrations this year and hired out one of the UK’s most haunted locations to explore the wonders of the afterlife.

    The eerie experience seemed to satisfy the spook-loving couple and give Kirk an opportunity for some fun, as he also works as St Johns Ambulance first responder.

    He said: “We have always been busy people. This win means we are literally ‘set for life’ and we are going to fill every single second.”

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      Tonight’s Lotto jackpot rolls over to £11.1million

      The National Lottery jackpot has risen to more than £11 million after no-one matched six numbers in Wednesday’s draw.

      But one lucky ticket-holder did scoop the £500,000 top prize on the Thunderball game.

      Just 48 players managed to net themselves £1,750 in the Lotto main draw by matching five numbers, while a further 3,120 earned £140 each by matching four numbers.

      It means Saturday’s jackpot has risen to £11.1 million.

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      Biggest jackpot in Euromillions history

      The biggest ever jackpot to be won is €190million, which has been won by four different people – including two from Great Britain.

      The Bayford couple – Great Britain

      Adrian and Gillian Bayford scooped the €190m (£148.7m) jackpot on August 10, 2012.

      Adrian, 41 and 40-year-old Gillian from Haverhill in Suffolk became instant multi-millionaires, but their winnings was only the second highest in Britain thanks to the conversion rate.

      The Weir couple in Scotland scooped €185m a year before, turning into £161.6m.

      Since their win, the Bayfords have divorced over the “stress” of the win, but as of 2019, Adrian had moved to a £1.2m farmhouse in Perthshire to be close to his ex-wife and two children, Aimee and Cameron.

      The winning ball numbers were 11-17-21-48-50 and the lucky stars were 9-10.

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      Lottery draw history

      EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.

      In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.

      Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.

      You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.

      The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

      Players are given 180 days to make claims on prizes but if nobody hands over the lucky ticket then the cash will be handed to good causes.

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      The granny who stole £33,000 of scratchcards escapes jail

      A gran stole £33,000 worth of Lotto scratchcards from a corner shop while working behind the till, a court heard today.

      Trusted shop assistant Sheila Hancock, 60, took thousands of cards from the display without paying for them.

      And if she saw it was a winning card after scratching off the silver foil she took the prize money out of the till, it was said.

      Puzzled owner Virajkumar Patel couldn’t understand why his busy store wasn’t making a profit despite staying open throughout the pandemic.

      So he checked CCTV and was horrified when he saw Hancock repeatedly helping herself to cards and winnings. York crown court heard she had become addicted to the “easy” gambling and got away with the deceit from January 2020 until April of this year.

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