TONIGHT'S National Lottery jackpot stood at an estimated £4.1million after a rollover on Wednesday.

Saturday's winning Lotto numbers are: 01, 20, 25, 35, 46 and 59, with a bonus ball of 28.

Meanwhile, EuroMillions returned last night with a huge £14m jackpot – plus a host of extra special bonus prizes to boot.

There was also 100 millionaires made in the European Millionaire Maker on Friday, plus automatic entry into the UK Millionaire Maker.

Friday's winning EuroMillions draw numbers were: 5, 14, 35, 36 and 39, while the Lucky Stars were 07 and 12.

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

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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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    Explained: where to check your numbers

    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.

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

    It will give you the option to view results for:

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

    Still living in a council house

    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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      Money doesn't buy happiness

      For many, winning the jackpot means mass celebrations and ultra-expensive cars – but not for Susan Hardman.

      When the mum-of-one’s numbers came up in January 2010 she worked as a hairdresser in Eardisley, Hereford, and was “struggling financially”.

      Instead of splashing out when the £1.2million win landed in her bank account, she traded in her scissors for overalls and became a pig farmer.

      Susan claimed to be happier than ever knee-deep in mud and said bringing a piglet into the world brought her “more satisfaction” than winning the lottery.

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      Lottery history

      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.

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      Lottery winners with the biggest prizes

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

      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.

      Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Haverhill, Suffolk, picked up £148,656,000 after they played the draw on August, 10, 2012, while Jane Park became Britain's youngest lottery winner when she scooped up £1 million in 2013.

      The late-Colin Weir and his wife Christine scooped £161million in 2011, making them richer than the Beckhams.

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

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      EuroMillions winner takes out restraining order against ex-mistress

      ONE of Britain’s biggest EuroMillions winners has won a bid to gag his former mistress after she wrote a book about their holiday romance.

      Gareth Bull, 50, was married to wife Catherine when he scooped almost £41million in 2012.

      Read more here.

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      From luxury splurges to homelessness

      Ex-jailbird Lee Ryan scooped the £6.5million jackpot just 17 weeks after the lottery was launched on November 14 1994. He made headlines when it emerged he was accused of handling stolen cars and was imprisoned for 18 months after his huge payout.

      Lee then spent a decade living the high life and splashed his car on luxury cars, a helicopter and a £2million mansion.

      But Lee ended up penniless, spent two years living on the street and shacked up in a tiny flat in London he shared with homeless pals.

      “The money was cursed because I took the p**s out of God when I asked him to make me a multimillionaire. My cellmate warned me to be careful what I wished for,” he said.

      Lee ended up splitting with Karen Taylor, his girlfriend of eight years, and moved to London where he met a 25-year-old from Kyrgyzstan.

      They took an ill-fated trip to the Central Asian country where Lee attempted to invest the last of his winnings in property.

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      Thunderball numbers revealed

      Tonight's Thunderball draw has taken place.

      Saturday's winning numbers are: 13, 15, 23, 26 and 28

      And the all important Thunderball itself is 01.

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      Thunderball is back in 5 minutes

      The Thunderball draw is about to take place.

      You could scoop £500,000!

      Stay tuned for the results

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      Saturday's winning Lotto numbers REVEALED

      Saturday's winning Lotto numbers are01, 20, 25, 35, 46 and 59.

      Meanwhile the Bonus Ball is 28.

      Are you a winner?

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      Lotto returns in 15 mins time

      The Lotto draw returns in 15 minutes time.

      Saturday's jackpot is worth a HUGE £4.1million.

      Tonight's winning numbers will be revealed shortly after in real time on this blog.

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      Gran avoids jail after stealing £33k worth of scratchcards

      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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      Lottery draws with best odds of winning jackpot

      1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
      2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
      3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
      4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
      5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
      6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
      7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
      8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
      9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
      10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87
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      Can lottery winners remain anonymous in the UK?

      Absolutely! Lottery winners can keep their anonymity in the UK.

      There is also a common myth or misconception that remaining anonymous affects the amount of money you win.

      However, this is absolutely false and your decision about whether or not to go public has no bearing on your jackpot.

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      Can lottery winners remain anonymous in the UK?

      Absolutely! Lottery winners can keep their anonymity in the UK.

      There is also a common myth or misconception that remaining anonymous affects the amount of money you win.

      However, this is absolutely false and your decision about whether or not to go public has no bearing on your jackpot.

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      The unluckiest players of all time?

      A young couple missed out on the £182million Euromillions jackpot  when they realised their winning ticket payment hadn’t gone through.

      Rachel Kennedy, 19, and Liam McCrohan, 21, from Hertfordshire were “absolutely heartbroken” when they realised their usual numbers had come up, but they had won nothing.

      The couple, both students, had played the winning numbers of 6, 12, 22, 29, 33, 6 and 11 for five weeks in a row before all seven digits appeared in the draw.

      Rachel’s account was set up to automatically buy a Euromillions ticket with her usual numbers but because her account did not have the right funds, the ticket payment did not go through.

      “I called the number thinking that I had won £182million and they said ‘yeah you’ve got the right numbers but you didn’t have the funds in your account for the payment of the ticket so it didn’t actually go through’,” Rachel said.

      Read the article in full here.

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      Most common EuroMillions 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.

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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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      Lucky star signs

      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.

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      £1m scratchcard winner went back to work

      Winning £1m was sheer luck for Jamie Heavens, who purchased a Millionaire Riches Scratchcard after watching a customer in front of him do it.

      After leaving the petrol station, he pulled into a layby to scratch it off and was gobsmacked when he won.

      However, hardworking Jamie, from Bournemouth, had no intention of quitting his day job.

      Jamie told the Mirror: “It was 7.30 in the morning and I still had a day’s shift ahead… I won a million pounds and earned another £100 for my shift.”

      After that the roofer and his fiance Danielle spent £25,000 on a lavish wedding with “a band, a videographer and a massive marquee”.

      He bought a business but feels rather happy about his new job, adding: “I still work but now I’m my own boss!”

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      What happens to unclaimed EuroMillions prize money?

      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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      Where is best to check numbers

      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.

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

      It will give you the option to view results for:

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

      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.

      Can lottery winners remain anonymous in the UK?

      Absolutely! Lottery winners can keep their anonymity in the UK.

      There is also a common myth or misconception that remaining anonymous affects the amount of money you win.

      However, this is absolutely false and your decision about whether or not to go public has no bearing on your jackpot.

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