THE jackpot for Wednesday's National Lottery draw will be an estimated £8.7million after no-one bagged the top prize on Saturday evening.

No-one matched all six main numbers, although one lucky player matched five plus the bonus ball to take £1 million, Camelot said.

The winning Lotto numbers were 27, 21, 28, 04, 13, 37 and the bonus number was 19.

Set of balls number 11 and draw machine Arthur were used.

Some 141 ticketholders matched five numbers to win £1,750, while 8,093 matched four numbers to claim £140.

Read our EuroMillions live blog for the latest updates…

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    Set For Life returns tonight

    Set for Life returns tonight at 8pm.

    Once again, Brits will play for the chance to win £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.

    That's equivalent to a lifetime payout of £3.6million.

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    The unexpected win

    Like many people who play the lottery, Patrick and Frances Connolly “always hoped” they would win but didn’t have high hopes.

    But two years ago, on New Year’s Day, they scooped £114,969,775 on the EuroMillions after playing every week for years. 

    When the couple, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, found out about the “life-changing” sum, they modestly celebrated with “a cup of tea and a hug”.

    They told ITV: “I always hoped we would win the lottery one day, but when we did, it would be just our luck that lots of others would win on the same day with the same numbers too.

    “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would ever win almost £115 million.”

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    What’s happened to past EuroMillions winners?

    Winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, who took home more than £148m in 2012.

    Adrian, who has now split from Gillian, splurged £2.5million on two mansions in February 2020.

    An anonymous UK ticket-holder claimed the £123million jackpot in June 2019.

    Another anonymous UK ticket-holder won £121.3m in April 2018.

    And Frances and Patrick Connolly, from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, won the £114.9m prize in January 2019.

    An anonymous ticket-holder won £113m in October 2010.

    Neil Trotter, from Coulsdon, South London, won £107.9m in March 2014

    Dave and Angela Dawes, from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, won £101m in October 2011.

    Ade Goodchild, from Hereford, banked £71m in March 2019.

    An anonymous ticket-holder bagged £35.2m in April 2019.

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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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    What is EuroMillions and how to play?

    EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.

    In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.

    Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.

    You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.

    The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

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    I still shop in Primark despite winning £1.8m’

    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 Mirror.

    Read the article in full here.

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    Biggest lotto winners in history

    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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    Callie rogers campaigned to raise legal age limit

    Callie campaigned 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.”

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    How old do I need to be to play?

    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.

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

    The new age restriction, which was exclusively revealed by The Sun, aims to make sure the lottery is not a “gateway to problem gambling”, minister for sport, tourism and heritage Nigel Huddleston previously said.

    Gambling is illegal for under-18s, but until now anyone 16 or over has been able to play National Lottery games.

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    Lotto curse

    A LOTTO winner blew his £6.5million fortune on cars, homes and dodgy business ventures before eventually being made homeless.

    Lee Ryan, who hit the jackpot in 1995, said his win was nothing but a “curse”.

    He scooped the whopping cash prize just weeks before going to jail for handling stolen cars.

    But after years of high living and bad investments, the former millionaire was last known to be renting a two-room flat in south London and earning less than £10,000.

    Ryan insisted in 2014 that he was happier being broke than he had ever been as a millionaire.

    The ex-lotto winner, now in his 60s, scooped the stellar jackpot in March 1995 at the same time he was awaiting trial.

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    Where does money raised by the 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%

    Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot now an estimated £8.7m

    The jackpot for Wednesday’s National Lottery draw will be an estimated £8.7 million after no-one bagged the top prize on Saturday evening.

    No-one matched all six main numbers, although one lucky player matched five plus the bonus ball to take £1 million, Camelot said.

    The winning Lotto numbers were 27, 21, 28, 04, 13, 37 and the bonus number was 19.

    Set of balls number 11 and draw machine Arthur were used.

    Some 141 ticketholders matched five numbers to win £1,750, while 8,093 matched four numbers to claim £140.

    Lottery winners 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.

    How do I check the winning numbers?

    You can view results for all the latest draws 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

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

    Alternatively, you can follow our blog on the days of the draws to find out what the winning numbers were.

    What is EuroMillions and how to play?

    EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.

    In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.

    Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.

    You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.

    The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

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      EuroMillions draw history and prize breakdown

      EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.

      In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.

      Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.

      You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.

      The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

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      Explained: How to play Set For Life?

      To play Set For Life, you are required to pick five numbers from 1 to 47 and one Life Ball from 1 to 10.

      Draws are held on Monday and Thursday evenings.

      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.

    • Joseph Gamp

      The unexpected win

      Like many people who play the lottery, Patrick and Frances Connolly “always hoped” they would win but didn’t have high hopes.

      But two years ago, on New Year’s Day, they scooped £114,969,775 on the EuroMillions after playing every week for years. 

      When the couple, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, found out about the “life-changing” sum, they modestly celebrated with “a cup of tea and a hug”.

      They told ITV: “I always hoped we would win the lottery one day, but when we did, it would be just our luck that lots of others would win on the same day with the same numbers too.

      “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would ever win almost £115 million.”

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      Explained: How to play Set For Life?

      To play Set For Life, you are required to pick five numbers from 1 to 47 and one Life Ball from 1 to 10.

      Draws are held on Monday and Thursday evenings.

      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.

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      What draw is on Monday?

      The Set For Life draw is on this Monday, meaning that one lucky player could be in with the chance of winning £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.

      Draws happen every Monday and Thursday.

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      Where does money raised by the 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%
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        How do I check the winning numbers?

        You can view results for all the latest draws 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

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

        Alternatively, you can follow our blog on the days of the draws to find out what the winning numbers were.

        Lotto curse

        A LOTTO winner blew his £6.5million fortune on cars, homes and dodgy business ventures before eventually being made homeless.

        Lee Ryan, who hit the jackpot in 1995, said his win was nothing but a “curse”.

        He scooped the whopping cash prize just weeks before going to jail for handling stolen cars.

        But after years of high living and bad investments, the former millionaire was last known to be renting a two-room flat in south London and earning less than £10,000.

        Ryan insisted in 2014 that he was happier being broke than he had ever been as a millionaire.

        The ex-lotto winner, now in his 60s, scooped the stellar jackpot in March 1995 at the same time he was awaiting trial.

        Biggest lotto winners in history

        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

        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.

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