A WHOPPING £121million jackpot is up for grabs in TONIGHT'S draw.

Players can scoop the huge prize on today if they guess the correct six numbers and two Lucky Stars.

Nobody won the top prize on Friday, which means it rolls over to tonight's draw.

Six players won the second prize of £138,366.60 on Friday for matching five numbers and one lucky star.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “Tuesday night is set to be a big one, with a massive estimated £121 million EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs.

“Players are urged to get their tickets early to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize.”

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Stay with us for the EuroMillions blog and see the winning numbers as they go live…

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    Some of the UK's richest winner

    Colin and Chris Weir: £161,653,00

    The couple from Largs in Ayrshire, Scotland, became the biggest lottery winners in Europe after winning the jackpot in 2011.

    Colin had worked as a TV cameraman and studio manager before bagging the prize, while Chris worked as a psychiatric nurse.

    Their big win saw them jump onto the Sunday Times Rich List – just above Beatle Ringo Starr and Tom Jones.

    The pair, who had been married for 30 years and had two kids at the time, spent their money on a mansion – before later upgrading to a bigger one – and a fleet of cars.

    They also made several £1 million donations to the Scottish National Party over the years.

    Colin was also praised when he paid to refurbish Largs Thistle FC's football ground and donated £1 million to Partick Thistle FC to clear up debts and help pay for a youth academy.

    Keen to help others with their cash, the pair set up a charitable trust which supported Scots community groups and charities.

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    Richest lottery winners

    1. £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
    2. £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
    3. £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
    4. £625.76 million (Powerball)  Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
    5. £575.53 million (Powerball)  A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018
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    Controlling partner stabbed National Lottery winner in the face and left her to die 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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    Three ways to improve your chances for EuroMillions

    1. Don't favour special dates

    It's pretty common to opt for birthdays and anniversaries when choosing Lotto numbers.

    If you're relying on special dates, you're never going to pick a number higher than 31 so you're ruling out 19 possibilities.

    Don't be afraid to explore your options between 32 and 50.

    2. Bunch your choices

    To stand a better chance of scoring a win, go for numbers closer together.

    For example, instead of choosing 3, 7, 14, 19, and 26, you could give 9, 10, 12, 13, and 14 a go.

    3. Keep things balanced

    As well as keeping your digits closer together, experts suggest keeping them well-balanced.

    They recommend adding them up once you've made your choices to ensure the total is between 90 and 160.

    This is because numbers between these two account for almost three quarters of the five-number successful EuroMillions sets.

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    The first National Lottery draw was held on November 19 1994 when seven winners shared a jackpot of £5,874,778.

    The largest amount ever to be won by a single ticket holder was £42million, won in 1996.

    Gareth Bull, a 49-year-old builder, won £41million in November, 2020 and ended up knocking down his bungalow to make way for a luxury manor house with a pool.

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    Other lucky scratchcard winners include plumber Sean Irwin and furloughed barman Jonny Wright.

    Sean screamed for joy after discovering he was pocketing £200,000 after matching two number 22s on a £3 Ruby Doubler.

    And Jonny, 40, said his "legs went to jelly" after realising he and his NHS wife had bagged a £100,000 golden payout.

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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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    Analysis by The Sun Online can reveal which of the six National Lottery scratchcards offering top prizes of £1m is the best to buy if you want to strike rich.

    Read the full story here.

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    Numbers recap

    Last night’s National Lottery Set For Life winning numbers are: 16, 18, 21, 22, 45 and the Life Ball is 01.

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    Aussie man won £2.4m but was blissfully unaware

    An Australian man unknowingly won the lottery two months ago and has finally come forward to claim his £2.4million prize.

    The ticket holder collected his winnings on Thursday after striking lucky in the Set for Life jackpot that was drawn on October 9.

    He will now be paid £11,000 a month for the next 20 years.

    Because his entry was unregistered, Lotto officials weren’t able to find or contact the man about his winnings and had to wait until he came forward.

    The lucky winner said he had his entry ticket tucked inside his wallet the entire time.

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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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    Bad luck lotto winners

    Dave and Angie Dawes couldn’t believe their luck when they won £101million in 2011.

    And the generous couple decided to share their wealth by giving their friends £1million each.

    “We’ve drawn up a list of 15 to 20 people that we’re going to make millionaires,” former Premier Foods supervisor Dave told The Guardian at the time.

    “Anyone who has helped us through our lives.”

    But despite their generosity, Lady Luck soon turned on the couple.

    In 2017, the couple’s son, Michael, sued them for more cash after he blew through gifts of £1.6million in two years.

    The Navy veteran tried to argue that he was led to believe that he would be given cash from the couple on an ongoing basis.

    But a judge ultimately dismissed the case after hearing of Michael’s “astonishing” level of expenditure, which included a £1,000 weekly grocery bill.

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    Top scratchcard to get

    According to Oddschecker, the best scratchcard to snap up is £500 Loaded with odds of just 1 in 3.15.

    For just a fiver you could be in the running for £500.

    In second place, with the same odds, is Full of £500s which also has a top prize of £500.

    Cashword Multiplier follows close behind, which sees punters scratch off letters to reveal symbols to create full words.

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    Lucky numbers for 2021 lottery

    Astrologers have suggested that there are specific numbers that could be worth playing if you want to win the lottery.

    They are 1, 4, 2, and 7.

    Also, those numbers that add up to these like 10, 11, and 22 can be your lucky numbers in 2021.

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    ‘Most boring’ winners

    Gareth and his wife Catherine joked they were the most “boring multimillionaires” when they won £40.6million the EuroMillions in 2012.

    She said she wanted a new carpet for the six-bedroom home he had just built and have her hair done twice a year.

    But he eventually splashed out on a huge hospitality box at Old Trafford and another at Wembley.

    They also bought a holiday villa in Tenerife. She gave up her job and he wound down his building company.

    While it seemed to be going well for the pair, they ended up splitting up and Gareth started dating a woman named Donna Desporte, who he seduced by telling her to “Google him” in a bar in Tenerife.

    They had a nine-month fling – which ended with him ignoring and avoiding her, according to Donna.

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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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    Odds revealed for scratchcards

    Thankfully, experts have crunched the numbers to reveal the odds of bagging a win – and the answer might surprise you.

    According to Oddschecker, the best scratchcard to snap up is £500 Loaded with odds of just 1 in 3.15.

    For just a fiver you could be in the running for £500.

    In second place, with the same odds, is Full of £500s which also has a top prize of £500.

    Cashword Multiplier follows close behind, which sees punters scratch off letters to reveal symbols to create full words.

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    Explained: When is the Set for Life draw?

    The draw takes place at 8.00pm every Monday and Thursday.

    The results will follow on our blog shortly after.

    Best of luck to all playing tonight!

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    Explained: What is Set For Life?

    The Set For Life draw runs on Mondays and Thursdays and one lucky Brit could win £10,000 every month for the next 30 years.

    Players have to pick five numbers from 1-47 plus one Life Ball number from 1-10 or go with a Lucky Dip to get a randomly generated number.

    You can buy Set For Life 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.

    The winning numbers go out at 8pm and can be found on the National Lottery website or their YouTube channel.

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    The biggest Euromillions winners in history

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

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

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    Unclaimed money goes a long way

    Any cash that isn’t claimed after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK goes to National Lottery projects across the country.

    Folks in Ireland have just half that time to claim too, with only 90 days before the prize money is off the table.

    Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires and the owner of the lottery ticket will no longer be able to claim any of their winnings.

    But after that time has expired, any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.

    This will usually then go on to help fund things like sport programmes or local community buildings or other projects.

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    Spread the money

    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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    Too late for this couple

    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.”

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    Too late for this couple

    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.”

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    List: National Lottery stats

    Stats from the National Lottery

    • Six Millionaires are made every week
    • The luckiest postcode is Birmingham with 119 millionaires
    • The luckiest profession is building
    • There are 6 million winners a week
    • £56 billion paid out in prizes
    • Over £34 million goes to National Lottery Projects every week
    • Most Millionaires celebrate with a cup of tea

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