National Lottery results LIVE: Winning Lotto numbers revealed with £9m jackpot up for grabs

The LOTTO draw has just taken place, with Brits hoping they have a lucky ticket to a life changing sum of money/

Wednesday's National Lottery jackpot stands at an estimated £9 million after no-one scooped the top prize in Saturday's draw.

Tonight's winning numbers are 12, 30, 31, 34, 52, 58 and the bonus ball is 56.

Please gamble responsibly. And when the fun stops, stop.

Stay with our National Lottery blog and see the winning numbers as they go live…

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    Thunderball numbers revealed

    Tonight's Thunderball game has just taken place.

    Players could bag a cool £500,000 top prize.

    The winning numbers are: 13, 22, 33, 34 and 36.

    The Thunderball itself is 01.

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    Lotto results revealed

    The National Lottery results for this evening have been revealed.

    The winning numbers are: 12, 30, 31, 34, 52, 58 and the bonus ball is 56.

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    New rules on scratchcards

    A major rules shake-up to National Lottery tickets and scratch card will change who is able to buy tickets from October this year.

    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.

    The new rules come into effect from today after being announced as part of a major crackdown on gambling laws last year.

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

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    Youngest EuroMillions winner was just 17

    Jane Park was just 17 when she bagged £1million in prize money after buying her first ever ticket, making her Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner.

    At the time of her win, she was an admin temp earning £8-an-hour, and was living in a two-bedroom Edinburgh council flat she shared with her mum Linda.

    Jane is an avid football fan and supports Scottish Premier League side Hibernian.

    She has previously remarked that being a millionaire is stressful.

    Speaking to the Sunday People, she said: “I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?”

    “I thought it would make [my life] ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse.

    “I wish I had no money most days.

    “I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.’”

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    Post-shielding Grandmother won half a million

    A gran bought a lottery ticket to celebrate ending five months of shielding — and won £500,000.

    Asthmatic Sue Davies, 64, was on just her second supermarket trip since March when she got the Thunderball jackpot-winner.

    Her line of numbers made up of her grandkids’ birthdays scooped the August 15 prize.

    Sue said: “I couldn’t believe it. I can’t repeat what I actually said! I rang our three daughters to tell them.

    “We’ve won the odd fiver here and there but half a million is amazing!

    “I’ve surprised myself with how calm I’ve remained. After a tough few months, this really is great news.”

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    Violence after £5.5million win

    A violent boyfriend stabbed his partner seven times in the face leaving her partially blind after she won the Lottery.

    Emma Brown, 50, scooped £5.5million in 2017 but controlling Stephen Gibbs, 45, resented the life-changing sum of money.

    Instead of taking up her offer to travel the world, he became annoyed at Emma being “more in control of her own life”.

    Gibbs also became convinced she was cheating on him and fitted a tracker on her Mercedes to keep tabs on her.

    When Emma told him she wanted to end their 12-year relationship, raging Gibbs grabbed her by the neck and slammed her against a wall.

    Read the full story.

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    Top tips for playing the lottery

    Have you ever wondered the secrets to winning big in the lottery? Is it pure luck or is there a system to it…?

    1. Avoid computer picks. It lowers your odds of winning.
    2. On scratchcards, try buying 10 of one ticket instead of several different tickets.
    3. Mix up your numbers.
    4. Even it out – Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
    5. Split from the crowd, so don’t play patterns.
    6. Apparently, you should avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
    7. Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.
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    Explained: What happens if no one claims a prize?

    If no UK players come forward within 180 days then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated while it is held in trust, goes to National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

    The National Lottery have said: “Our players change the lives of individuals as well as communities by raising, on average, over £33 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.”

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    Explained: How does the National Lottery work?

    The National Lottery raises money to go to many ‘good causes’ and have helped give out numerous grants to those that need it most.

    On their website they state: “We retain around just 1% of revenue in profit, while around 95% of total revenue goes back to winners and society. More so, we run one of the most cost-efficient major lotteries in Europe, with around 4% of total revenue spent on operating costs.

    “To date, National Lottery players have helped to raise over £43 billion for Good Causes, with more than 635,000 individual awards made across the UK – the equivalent of more than 225 lottery grants in every UK postcode district.”

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    Top 10 luckiest cities in the UK

    The following map shows the top 10 luckiest lottery areas in the UK.

    Lottery data shows the areas with the cities and towns with the highest number per capita of high-tier winners to scoop £50,000 or more on the National Lottery.

    The National Lottery has now made over 6,100 millionaires in the UK.

    Data taken from the launch of the lottery in 1994 until Sept 2019 reveals the luckiest regions.

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    ‘Money made my close relatives demanding and greedy’

    Euromillions mum Gillian Bayford is locked in a family feud over her share of a £148million jackpot.

    Gillian, 44, accused her dad Ian McCulloch, 72, of trying to seize control of the fortune she won with her ex Adrian Bayford, 46.

    The Dundee mum of two blasted Ian, mum Brenda and brother Colin, 42, saying: “It made them bitter and greedy.”

    And she told how she gave them a £20million slice of her fortune — only for them to come back for more.

    Gillian, who runs a property firm in Dundee, said: “It’s upsetting and it’s raw. The money was supposed to make everybody happy.

    “But it’s made my close relatives demanding and greedy.”

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    Tips to get lucky numbers

    Avoid repeats – Another top tip is to ensure you are always choosing numbers that weren’t drawn last week.

    While it might seem 3 is a lucky number, just because it appeared in the previous draw, it doesn’t mean it will again next time.

    Odds and evens – According to expert analysis, all-odd and all-even line-ups are drawn less than three per cent of the time.

    As there are seven gaps to fill, this means it is best to pick three odd and two even, or two odd and three even.

    One of these patterns will occur in 68 per cent of EuroMillions draws.

    Shun same last digits – Similarly to odds and evens, it’s good to mix things up when it comes to the second digit of your numbers.

    Even if seven might be your lucky number, think twice about choosing 7, 17, 27, 37 and 47.

    Almost 90 per cent of draws have no more than one repeated last digit.

    And your chances of winning with four same final digits drop to less than two tenths of one per cent.

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    Rule shake up for scratch cards

    A major rules shake-up to National Lottery tickets and scratch card will change who is able to buy tickets from October this year.

    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.

    The new rules come into effect from today after being announced as part of a major crackdown on gambling laws last year.

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

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    Lottery with the best odds UK

    The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.

    According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:

    • Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
    • EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
    • Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
    • Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.

    What does a quadruple rollover mean?

    If a jackpot has rolled over two, three or even four times, it's pretty easy to describe; you would refer to it as a double rollover, triple rollover or quadruple rollover.

    The Lotto can only Rollover five times.

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      Explained: How to play the Lotto

      1. Pick six numbers from 1–59 or go with a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers.
      2. You can play up to seven lines of numbers on each play slip
      3. Chose to play on a Wednesday or Saturday – or both days

      The lotto draw is held at 8pm tonight and the winning numbers will be revealed on our blog shortly after.

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      What draw is on tonight?

      Tonight the Lotto draw is being held, where one lucky Brit could be in with the chance of winning £9 million in the quadruple rollover.

      Don't forget to play – and if you do, always play responsibly.

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      The Lottery timetable

      There is a draw happening six nights a week, apart from Sundays.

      Here is a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life and what day they happen on.

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      Lucky scratch card

      Mum-of-two Sara Thomas landed £1m on a 50X card earlier this year – and even stayed to finish her care home shift after discovering the life-changing news.

      The stunned 26-year-old also asked colleagues to ring Camelot to confirm her jackpot was for real.

      She broke the news to partner Sean Warner, 28, who urged her to take the rest of the day off but she kept working.

      Sara, from Merthy r Tydfil, South Wales, said: “I was gobsmacked when I won.

      “When I told Sean, he said I should leave work for the day but we were short-staffed and I didn’t want to let the girls down so I stayed.

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      Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot now £14m

      The EuroMillions jackpot on Friday is worth an estimated £14m.

      No one scooped last night’s must-win mega jackpot, meaning the top prize has rolled down.

      Tickets for Friday's draw went on sale from 9.30pm yesterday evening.

      Good luck and don't forget to play responsibly!

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      No EuroMillions jackpot winner last night

      The huge £121m jackpot has not been scooped by any ticketholders last night.

      However, one lucky Brit matched five numbers and one lucky star – bagging themselves a tasty £298,841.90.

      Another Brit winner pocketed £17,461.00 for matching the five balls and no lucky stars.

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      Won twice in same draw after 'forgetting' ticket

      Derek and Dawn Ladner, from Redruth, Cornwall, were thrilled when the same six numbers they used every week finally came up in the midweek lottery draw.

      They initially claimed £479,142 from the £2,395,710 jackpot due to bagging the top prize with five other winners.

      However, a week later Derek, then 57, was in for quite the shock when he found a second lottery ticket in his pocket. 

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      Scratch card wins Scots couple £300k

      A Renfrewshire are set to have a luxurious Christmas after they mistook their £300K winnings for just £100 on National Lottery Scratchcard.

      After being unable to book a table at a local restaurant for her husband’s birthday, Sandra Devine, 36, sent Martin, 54, to the shops for a few necessities – plus a couple of “wee scratchys” – as the couple calls them.

      Sandra was sitting at home with one of the Scratchcards Martin had bought and after matching 12 words on the Cashword Bonus Scratchcard, the realisation set in that they had won.

      While there was initially a bit of confusion, with Sandra believing she had won £100 and Martin thinking it was £1,000, they were both left feeling emotional when they learned on their call to Camelot that they had in fact won the eye-watering £300,000 top prize.

      Speaking of how she found out, Sandra said, “To begin with we weren’t sure how much we’d won so Martin popped up to the local post office to check.

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      Post-shielding ticket bought half a million

      A gran bought a lottery ticket to celebrate ending five months of shielding — and won £500,000.

      Asthmatic Sue Davies, 64, was on just her second supermarket trip since March when she got the Thunderball jackpot-winner.

      Her line of numbers made up of her grandkids’ birthdays scooped the August 15 prize.

      Sue said: “I couldn’t believe it. I can’t repeat what I actually said! I rang our three daughters to tell them.

      “We’ve won the odd fiver here and there but half a million is amazing!

      “I’ve surprised myself with how calm I’ve remained. After a tough few months, this really is great news.”

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      Previous winning jackpots

      £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize

      £1.267 billion (Mega Million) a winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline

      £633.76 million (Powerball draw)from a winner from Wisconsin

      £625.76 million (Powerball)  Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017

      £575.53 million (Powerball)  A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018 

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