National Lottery results LIVE: Winning Set For Life numbers REVEALED with £3.6m jackpot up for grabs

THE National Lottery's Set For Life draw returned last night with another chance of bagging a life changing jackpot of £10,000 a month for the next 30 YEARS.

The twice weekly draw returned at 8pm and Thursday's winning numbers 15, 19, 26, 40 and 42, while the Lucky Star 07.

Meanwhile, no one scooped the top prize during the mid week Lotto draw – meaning Saturday's jackpot rolls over to £7.6million.

And the EuroMillions returns tonight (Friday, January 28) with an astonishing £41m top prize up for grabs.

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

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

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    Where you can also check your numbers

    Our live blog will cover the draws happening each night.

    However, if you miss it or want to view previous results, you can view them 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

    Your chances of unlikely events

    Experts reveal chances of unlikely events – from death by shark to winning lottery.

    Number - crunching experts at cardchat.com have worked out the likelihood of some very unlikely events.

    • 1000 – 1 = Seeing a shooting star.
    • 37,500 in 1 = Being bitten by a snake.
    • 3,700,000 in 1 = Being killed by a shark.
    • 1,000,000,000,000 in 1 = Meeting your doppelganger.
    • 45,000,000 in 1 = Winning the lottery.
    • 500-1 = Being born with an extra toe.

    Read the article in full here.

    How much did Lottery ticket sales make last year?

    From total ticket sales of £8,373.9 million in the year ending 31 March 2021:

    • £1,887.5 million was raised for National Lottery projects
    • £4,854.7 million was paid to players in prizes
    • £1,004.8 million went to the Government in Lottery Duty
    • £275.9 million was earned by retailers in commission
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      How much money can I give away if I win the lottery UK?

      Essentially, there is no limit to the amount of lottery winnings you can gift to a family member.

      This relates to the general rule that you can gift however much money you like.

      That said, any amount of money gifted that's above your annual allowances could be subject to inheritance tax.

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      'I won the lottery TWICE in five months'

      James Courtemanche, 43, from Ontario, can’t believe his luck after scooping over £110,000 in cash from two tickets bought the Minnow Lake Kwik Way in Sudbury, Canada.

      He was left gobsmacked to score a sweet $88,888 (£51,883) in 2021 – only to win a second sum totalling $100,000 (£58,369) this year.

      James said: “I couldn’t believe it happened again.

      “I was so surprised – and then I remembered good things happen in threes, so I’m ready for my next one.”

      James bought an Instant Wild 8 ticket from his local store before heading home and making the life-changing discovery.

      He couldn’t believe his own luck, but confirmed the prize by checking the ticket on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation app,

      It was only in August that he’d paid a visit to Canada’s lottery headquarters to collect his winnings from an earlier purchase at Minnow Lake Kwik Way on Brancroft Drive.

      His Instant Money Match card sealed the fate to his first jackpot before he went on to buy the second ticket from the same store.

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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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      This number has made 3,071 lotto appearances

      Number 27 has made more appearances than any other in 3,071 draws in the past ten years making it the best number to have in your row.

      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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      The man who won 7 times

      American man, Richard Lustig, is the only person in the world who has won the lottery seven times.

      In an interview with ABC News, Lustig explained that his method wass to re-invest all of his winnings back into the lottery, and also recommended using hand-picked sequential numbers, as well as using the same numbers repeatedly.

      Lustig’s total wins amount to a value of $1,052,205.58, which is about £766,736.95.

      • Win 1: January 1993 (scratch-off ticket) – $10,000
      • Win 2: August 1997 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $13,696.03
      • Win 3: June 2000 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – $3,594.66
      • Win 4: October 2001 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – valued at $4,966
      • Win 5: January 2002 (Florida Mega Money) – $842,152.91
      • Win 6: November 25, 2008 (Florida Fantasy 5) $73,658.06
      • Win 7: August 9, 2010 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $98,992.92

      The National Lottery’s ‘life coach’

      The National Lottery believes it is incredibly important to support winners with their mental health.

      Winners are also provided with a life coach to help them with the big decisions, whether that’s which country you holiday in next, what kind of supercar you treat yourself to.

      Lottery advisor, Andy Carter says: “People are actually going through an enormous change, they’ve had an enormous shock.

      “This is why winners are also given a life coach, which they can share with their whole families if they choose.

      “Winning the lottery gives you lots and lots of opportunity to do lots of fantastic stuff but it takes a bit of getting used to.”

      Winners have access to this financial, legal and wellbeing support for the rest of their lives too.

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        National Lottery timetable

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

        There is a draw 6 nights a week.

        Tonight will see the return of the EuroMillions and Thunderball.

        The draws will be at 8pm and 8.15pm.

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        Number 27 most likely to help punter 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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        Cheques with an important message

        Their lives were turned upside down when they scooped £12.4million on the EuroMillions and gave away 30 cheques to friends and family.

        Sharon and Nigel Mather from Sale, Greater Manchester, won the life-changing sum in 2010 after checking their ticket on their way home from a holiday.

        Nigel, 55, was working as a hotel manager, and Sharon, 50, had just returned to work In finance at Trafford Council from maternity leave.

        They picked up the ticket while on holiday and only discovered they had won when they returned home.

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        Set For Life results REVEALED

        The Set For Life draw has taken place.

        The winning numbers are: 15, 19, 26, 40 and 42

        And the life ball is 07.

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        Set For Life returns in 15 minutes

        The National Lottery's Set For Life draw returns at 8pm.

        You could win a staggering jackpot of £10,000 a month for the next 30 YEARS.

        We'll publish the numbers right here on our blog. So stay tuned!

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        The biggest UK EuroMillions winners in history

        Your chances to win may be remote but if you do you could win big.

        These winners may just change your mind about playing. However, always remember to play responsibly. And when the fun stops, stops.

        Here are some of the record prizes one by UK winners in the past:

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        Number 27 most likely to help punter 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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        Helpful tips to help you win

        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 it up – Never play all one-number groups.
        4. Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
        5. Don’t play patterns.
        6. Avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
        7. Don’t Copycat – 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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        Woman wins on first time ‘hunch’

        A woman won £184million on her first ever EuroMillion lottery ticket after buying it “on a hunch”.

        The young woman – who wanted to remain anonymous – was presented with the prize at her home in Tahiti after it went unclaimed since October 15.

        According to the EuroMillions website, her ticket was the only entry that matched all seven numbers after the jackpot had hit its cap of €220m (£184m).

        The mystery woman said she had never entered the EuroMillions draw in her life but had grown up watching her grandfather play.

        “I was waiting for the right moment to play, and that day I had a hunch,” she said.

        “Everything is possible, you just have to believe in it. Before checking my ticket, I felt a shiver in my back.

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        ‘We won, then gave our winnings away’

        A £115million jackpot is probably enough to not just change your life, but the lives of everyone you’ve ever cared about too.

        Which is probably why Frances and Patrick Connolly decided to give over half of their winnings to 175 people.

        “We won £114,969,775.70 and we have given away more than half,” Frances said last year.

        “That’s £60million-worth of love. And the thing that makes me even happier is that every single person we gave money to has passed some of it on to other people. I can’t think of a day since winning the Lottery that I haven’t smiled.”

        Read more here.

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        What prizes can be claimed at the Post Office?

        Prizes up to £500 can be claimed at the Lottery terminal in store.

        For prizes over £500 and up to £50,000, you must take your winning ticket to the Lottery terminal for scanning and then go to the PO counter.

        AND, if you’ve been really, really lucky and won over £50,000, you will need to claim your prize in person.

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        Crazy spending

        A LUXURY holiday, an expensive shopping spree, a flashy new motor – the possibilities are endless when you’re a new millionaire. 

        But such vast wealth is not something to be foolishly frittered away, as recently skint Michael ‘Lotto Lout’ Carroll will attest to after blowing £9.7m on drugs and sex parties.

        However, not everyone has such frivolous plans when it comes to spending their lottery money.

        Here we reveal some of the most unusual ways people have celebrated their newfound wealth.

        Read more here.

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        Lottery fairytales gone wrong

        Not all lottery winners have such modest tastes including Lotto lout Michael Carroll who bagged £9.7million in 2002.

        The former binman, who was branded the ‘King of Chavs’, blew his hefty fortune on “drugs, sex and gold”.

        Callie Rogers, who at 16 became Britain’s youngest lottery winner in 2003, spent thousands of her £1.9m jackpot on wild parties, three boob jobs, designer clothes and drugs.  

        And Lee Ryan, who scooped £6.5m in 1995, ended up penniless and spent two years living on the street after blowing his cash on luxury cars, a helicopter and a £2m home.

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        'I won the lottery TWICE in five months'

        James Courtemanche, 43, from Ontario, can’t believe his luck after scooping over £110,000 in cash from two tickets bought the Minnow Lake Kwik Way in Sudbury, Canada.

        He was left gobsmacked to score a sweet $88,888 (£51,883) in 2021 – only to win a second sum totalling $100,000 (£58,369) this year.

        James said: “I couldn’t believe it happened again.

        “I was so surprised – and then I remembered good things happen in threes, so I’m ready for my next one.”

        James bought an Instant Wild 8 ticket from his local store before heading home and making the life-changing discovery.

        He couldn’t believe his own luck, but confirmed the prize by checking the ticket on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation app,

        It was only in August that he’d paid a visit to Canada’s lottery headquarters to collect his winnings from an earlier purchase at Minnow Lake Kwik Way on Brancroft Drive.

        His Instant Money Match card sealed the fate to his first jackpot before he went on to buy the second ticket from the same store.

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        'If you looked at me, you wouldn’t think I was a millionaire'

        A NATIONAL Lottery winning dinner lady still lives in her council house, shops in Primark and drives a Kia despite bagging £1.8million.

        Trish Emson, 51, explained money or her millionaire status did not change her or her partner Graham Norton, also 51, who still works as a decorator.

        The down-to-earth pair have even managed to keep their teenage son Benjamin, 17, in check – and don’t even give him pocket money.

        The modest mum, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said: “Being rich doesn’t make you posh or a better person.

        “I don’t like showing off and bragging about money and I can’t be posh anyway.

        “To look at me you wouldn’t think I was a millionaire, but if I have to dress up I feel fake, I prefer my jeans,” she told The Mail.

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        Lottery winner murdered by doctor husband who gave her lethal injection

        A LOTTERY winner was killed by her doctor husband who injected her with painkillers after he accused her of squandering the cash.

        Joseph Roncaioli, 72, was found guilty of the manslaughter of his wife Ibi who won $10 million she split with her friend.

        Prosecutors told his trial he may have been have been upset his wife squandered the couple’s fortune leaving them with little money for retirement, the Toronto Star reported.

        Passing sentence, the trial judge said his crime “more resembles a murder than an accidental killing”.

        “It was intentional, not spontaneous,” said Justice Jane Ferguson.

        Hungarian-born Ibi and her friend won $10 million on the lottery in Canada back in 1991 and the pair split the winnings.

        Her husband’s trial heard that she gave away $2 million on a son whose existence was a secret from her other two boys.

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