National Lottery latest: HUGE £15m Lotto jackpot to be won TONIGHT as Brits urged to check EuroMillions tickets

BRITS will have the chance to win a whopping jackpot of £15million in tonight's Lotto draw.

Friday night's EuroMillions winning numbers were: 5, 7, 8, 10, 34

And, the Lucky Star Numbers are: 1 and 9.

For Saturday night, one lucky person could be in with the chance of winning a HUGE £15million – and it may very well be you if you play your numbers right!

You can buy Lotto tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you'll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

Read our National Lottery live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHAT IF

    Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford is “consumed with guilt” as his son fights for life after a horror quad bike smash, friends say.

    The lad, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister, 15, in the sprawling grounds of their Cambridgeshire mansion.

    The Sun exclusively revealed details of the horror smash as the boy is fighting for his life in intensive care with his family at his bedside.

    His sister raised the alarm after her brother was flung from his machine and through a fence.

    It is understood the car and quad bike were gifts bought for the kids by former postie Adrian, 49.

  • Milica Cosic

    THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS IN HISTORY

    • £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

    LOTTO WINNER TRIED TO TELL MUM SHE SCOOPED £10K EVERY MONTH BUT SHE KEPT HANGING UP AS SHE DIDN’T BELIEVE HER

    Laura Hoyle, 39, said it took her almost two weeks to realise she had won the draw-dropping amount after initially thinking she had just won a fiver.

    But now Laura and partner Kirk Stevens, 37, said their lives had been changed by the mind-blowing win.

    She added:”I was working from home that afternoon and stopped immediately to call Camelot. I was physically shaking as I told the lady, ‘I think I’ve won the lottery!”

    Read the article in full here.

    • Milica Cosic

      EUROMILLIONS WINNER MARGARET LOUGHREY GAVE RELATIVES £1M EACH AND JUST FINISHED DREAM HOME WHEN SHE WAS FOUND DEAD AT 56

      The 56-year-old, who claimed a £27million win eight years ago, said the money had “destroyed her” before her sad death this week.

      Neighbours say Ms Loughrey – known as ‘Maggie Millions’ – had recently transformed a derelict property nicknamed ‘the barn’ into a stunning home for herself.

      Paul Gallagher told the Belfast Telegraph: “She had been living in a bungalow next to it and the barn was just finished, I believe.

      “It’s a pity she didn’t get to enjoy her new home.”

      And he said people were “shocked” by her death.

      “Margaret was well-known and did a lot of good, charitable work around the town,” he said.

      Ms Loughrey bought the winning ticket from shop SuperValu when she was walking back home from the Job Centre.

    • Milica Cosic

      WHAT IF

      Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford is “consumed with guilt” as his son fights for life after a horror quad bike smash, friends say.

      The lad, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister, 15, in the sprawling grounds of their Cambridgeshire mansion.

      The Sun exclusively revealed details of the horror smash as the boy is fighting for his life in intensive care with his family at his bedside.

      His sister raised the alarm after her brother was flung from his machine and through a fence.

      It is understood the car and quad bike were gifts bought for the kids by former postie Adrian, 49.

    • Milica Cosic

      LOTTO WINNER TRIED TO TELL MUM SHE SCOOPED £10K EVERY MONTH BUT SHE KEPT HANGING UP AS SHE DIDN’T BELIEVE HER

      Laura Hoyle, 39, said it took her almost two weeks to realise she had won the draw-dropping amount after initially thinking she had just won a fiver.

      But now Laura and partner Kirk Stevens, 37, said their lives had been changed by the mind-blowing win.

      She added:”I was working from home that afternoon and stopped immediately to call Camelot. I was physically shaking as I told the lady, ‘I think I’ve won the lottery!”

      Read the article in full here.

    • Milica Cosic

      NATIONAL LOTTERY BALL NUMBER 27 IS MOST LIKELY TO HELP PUNTERS WIN 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.

    • Milica Cosic

      HOW DID JOHN ROBERTS LOSE HIS MONEY?

      John Roberts, from Edinburgh, won a massive £3.1million back in 1998.

      But just three years later the security guard was penniless after blowing his money on cars, houses and luxury holidays.

      One of his first big buys was a massive Tudor mansion in Blackpool, which he moved his wife, Linda, and five children into.

      The five-bedroom detached home was worth around £160,000 when he bought it – and was a far cry from their council flat in Pilton, Edinburgh.

      The seaside house was called Balmoral, after the couple’s favourite Scottish beauty spot.

      In 2001, John moved out of the home and moved in with his cousin. At that time, it was worth £250,000

      John is now rumoured to be living on handouts from friends and family after his marriage fell apart, and was said to be living in a caravan at one time.

    • Milica Cosic

      '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.”

    • Milica Cosic

      WHAT WAS THE FIRST HOUSE EUROMILLIONS WINNER JANE PARK BOUGHT?

      Jane Park was Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner when she scooped her £1million jackpot in 2013.

      The Edinburgh socialite moved out of the council house she shared with her mum after buying a three-bed home.

      Jane took pride in transforming it with dazzling décor, including flowers in many rooms, mirrored furniture, and coloured with cool greys and monochrome tones.

      With a fabulous, open plan kitchen complete with a lavish marble island, the cooking area lead to patio doors which opened into the garden.

      However she sold the house in 2016 to move back in with her mum after admitting she was lonely.

    • Milica Cosic

      CALLIE ROGERS CAMPAIGNING TO RAISE LEGAL AGE LIMIT TO PLAY THE LOTTERY

      Callie is now campaigning for the government to raise the age limit for the National Lottery.

      Gambling is now more popular among children than skateboarding and campaigners believe an age limit of 16 entices young people into a habit of betting.

      Callie feels she was too young to cope with the pressure and wants to stop other kids going through the same problems she faced.

      She told the Mirror: “You are only a 16, with all that responsibility. At that age, you can get the best advice ever. But you are not in a position to listen. I was too young.

      “I suffer from such bad anxiety when I am going to meet new people. It preys on my mind, what a new partner’s family will think of me, or even new friends. I still get abuse just because of who I am.”

    • Milica Cosic

      EXPLAINED: WHAT NUMBERS DO MOST PEOPLE CHOOSE?

      A lot of people doing the EuroMillions pick a lucky dip to get their numbers.

      Lottoland advises that people should avoid popular numbers, like 1-31, as people tend to opt for their birth date.

      This means if these numbers come up more people will have them and the winning amount will be divided between more people.

      They also suggest avoidance of a sequence of numbers

    • Milica Cosic

      HOW MANY LOTTERY TICKETS WERE SOLD IN THE 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

    • Milica Cosic

      LOTTERY CHANCES: SOME STAR SIGNS ARE LUCKIER THAN OTHERS

      Well, according to the stars some signs are luckier than others, so read on and see if you should pop out and buy that winning lotto ticket. It could be you!

      Leo – Oh, Leo we knew you’d be one of the lucky ones. You always look good, have a string of admirers and just tend to always be prowling on the bright side of the street.

      Virgo – It’s no coincidence that planner extraordinaire is one of the luckiest signs of the zodiac. Virgos only become successful because they put in the hours and werk, girl.

      Scorpio – Magnanimous Scorpio has definitely got it going on when it comes to luck. They’ll often find themselves in the right place at the right time as if by magic, much to the annoyance of some less fortunate souls

    • Milica Cosic

      NATIONAL LOTTERY BALL NUMBER 27 IS MOST LIKELY TO HELP PUNTERS WIN 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.

    • Milica Cosic

      HERE’S HOW LONG WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE MONEY:

      Winners from different countries have different deadlines to claim their prize.

      In Austria, winners have a whole three years to claim the prize before it is returned to the lottery and used to fund boosted prizes.

      Belgian winners, on the other hand, only have around 140 days before the money is returned to the Belgian National Lottery.

      The least amount of time to snap up the jackpot goes to France and Luxembourg.

      Winners from Ireland, Portugal and Spain all have around 90 days to tell the world they’ve won.

    • Milica Cosic

      EXPLAINED: HOW LONG DO WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE MONEY?

      Winners from different countries have different deadlines to claim their prize.

      In Austria, winners have a whole three years to claim the prize before it is returned to the lottery and used to fund boosted prizes.

      Belgian winners, on the other hand, only have around 140 days before the money is returned to the Belgian National Lottery.

      The least amount of time to snap up the jackpot goes to France and Luxembourg.

      Winners from Ireland, Portugal and Spain all have around 90 days to tell the world they’ve won.

    • Milica Cosic

      WHERE DOES THE MONEY RAISED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY GO

      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%

      WHICH STAR SIGN MOST LIKELY TO PICK THE RIGHT WINNING NUMBERS?

      The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Which sign is most likely to win the lottery? Well, it’s good news if you’re born in February or March.

      According to research from Lott and MailOnline, dreamy Pisces is the luckiest sign of the zodiac when it comes to winning the lottery.

      The data, which was based on those winning the top lottery jackpot, found that 11.6% of the winners were Pisces – meaning, on average, they were more likely to pick the golden ticket.

      Go-with the-flow Pisces will stumble upon extraordinarily lucky breaks and often find themselves effortlessly attracting most things on their wish list.

      So, Pisces, if you’re reading this maybe you should get down to the shops and buy a lottery ticket.

      ‘WE WON THE LOTTERY THEN GAVE WINNINGS AWAY BY MAKING PALS RICH & FLUSHING CASH DOWN THE LOO AFTER FIVE BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE’

      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.”

      THE MOST COMMON EUROMILLIONS WINNING NUMBERS REVEALED

      For EuroMillions, you pick five main numbers and two Lucky Stars, with draws taking place every Tuesdays and Fridays.

      The five most drawn main numbers since EuroMillions launched in February 2004 are 23, 44, 50, 19 and 37.

      The two most drawn Lucky Stars are 2, 3 and 8.

      The least drawn numbers are 33, 36, 22, 40, 18.

      The original Lucky Stars were 1 to 9 – of those, the least drawn are 4 and 1.

      The more recently added Lucky Stars 10, 11 and 12 have been drawn less.

      In the UK, a single entry to a EuroMillions draw costs £2.50.

      EuroMillions is different to the main Lotto draw.

      • Milica Cosic

        THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS IN HISTORY

        • £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

        WE WON THE LOTTERY THEN GAVE WINNINGS AWAY BY MAKING PALS RICH

        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.

        NATIONAL LOTTERY BALL NUMBER 27 IS MOST LIKELY TO HELP PUNTERS WIN 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.

        LOTTO WINNER TRIED TO TELL MUM SHE SCOOPED £10K EVERY MONTH BUT SHE KEPT HANGING UP AS SHE DIDN’T BELIEVE HER

        Laura Hoyle, 39, said it took her almost two weeks to realise she had won the draw-dropping amount after initially thinking she had just won a fiver.

        But now Laura and partner Kirk Stevens, 37, said their lives had been changed by the mind-blowing win.

        She added:”I was working from home that afternoon and stopped immediately to call Camelot. I was physically shaking as I told the lady, ‘I think I’ve won the lottery!”

        Read the article in full here.

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