EuroMillions results – Massive £122 million jackpot TONIGHT; buy tickets now, winning numbers, watch live & how to play
23rd November 2021

TONIGHT sees the return of the EuroMillions draw with a whopping £122m on offer.

It follows another rollover from Friday.

To be in with a chance to win you need to go to the National Lottery website – or buy a ticket in your local corner shop – before 7pm tonight.

You need to match five regular numbers then the two Lucky Stars numbers to win the full jackpot.

However if you must out on the main prize there is always the Millionaire Maker – which guarantees at least one UK millionaire for each draw.

Read our EuroMillions live blog below for the latest updates…

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    Mr Sensible

    Millionaire Lotto builder Steve Thomson has been dubbed "Mr Sensible" by pals after investing a chunk of his £105million win with the Queen's bank – and looks set for another mega payout.

    The former white van man and wife Lenka put "tens of millions" into a trust with Her Majesty's favoured firm Coutts & Co following his 2019 EuroMillions win.

    A £30million investment could see the Thomsons bag a staggering £90million over the next 20 years – almost as much as their original win. 

    The millions of pounds invested in the couple's two separate trusts are invested in stocks, shares and property.

    Friends have dubbed Steve, originally from Selsey, West Sussex, "Mr Sensible" for not squandering his lottery cash unlike some infamous winners.

    It came after The Sun revealed how modest Steve finally splashed out £4.5million on a new home after taking more than a year to leave his £150,000 council house. 

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    Don't kiss and tell

    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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    Explained: Where does the money 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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      What will be my lucky number tonight?

      For EuroMillions, you pick five main numbers and two Lucky Stars.

      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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      The record jackpots

      If you don’t try your luck, you’ll never know.

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

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

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      Explained: Who was Lee Ryan?

      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.

      But he returned empty-handed, claiming to have been stitched up by investors following the Kyrgyzstan revolution in 2010.

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      You can't take it with you

      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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      Brewing plans…and tea

      While most lottery winners would be tempted to splash out on fancy Champagne, Anne Canavan had very different plans.

      The mum, from Northern Ireland, couldn’t believe her luck and felt fate had intervened after her £1million EuroMillions win in 2015.

      On the day she picked the winning numbers, Anne joked with a neighbour that it was “about time someone from around here won”.

      Normally she “always waited a week” before checking her lottery ticket but that night things were different. 

      “At 1am, I suddenly had the urge to check the results so I switched my laptop on, when I realised I’d won I woke my daughter up,” she recalled.

      “It took half an hour to convince her that I wasn’t joking, and after that we stayed up all night with cups of tea planning what to do with the money.”

      Anne went on to spend £50,000 renovating her four-bedroom house and funnelled other funds into inventions – including self-sealing gift pouches.

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      Explained: What's next?

      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 see's the return of the Euromillions and the Thunderball.

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      How much money was raised by the Lottery 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

      Bad numbers

      Britain’s unluckiest woman lost out on the £178mil Euromillions jackpot – because each of her numbers was just one digit away from the winning seven balls.

      Tayla Octave, 19, could not believe it when she checked her lucky dip row against February’s mega draw and saw she had been so close to scooping the top prize – which you only have a one in 139,838,160 chance of winning.

      Marketing apprentice Tayla’s row was 5, 13, 24, 45, 49, with Lucky Stars 6 and 11 and the winning numbers were 4, 12, 25, 46, 48, 7 and 12.

      She told The Sun: “I’m just gutted. It’s a long shot to win the lottery anyway but to be so close is heart-breaking.

      “At first I just saw I hadn’t won anything but then I went through and compared them side by side and that’s when I realised that every single number I had was just one away from the winning ones.”

      ‘Money made my close relatives demanding and greedy’

      Euromillions mum Gillian Bayford is locked in a family feud over her share of a £148million jackpot.

      Gillian, 44, accused her dad Ian McCulloch, 72, of trying to seize control of the fortune she won with her ex Adrian Bayford, 46.

      The Dundee mum of two blasted Ian, mum Brenda and brother Colin, 42, saying: “It made them bitter and greedy.”

      And she told how she gave them a £20million slice of her fortune — only for them to come back for more.

      Gillian, who runs a property firm in Dundee, said: “It’s upsetting and it’s raw. The money was supposed to make everybody happy.

      “But it’s made my close relatives demanding and greedy.”

      Who are 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:

      Lottery fraud

      A RAPIST who scammed millions on the Lotto ten years ago still owns a posh four-bedroom house he allegedly bought with the tainted dosh.

      The home in commuter haven Kings Langley, Herts, just minutes from the M25 has fallen into serious disrepair.

      Docs show it is still owned by convicted rapist and fraudster Edward Putnam who is currently serving nine years for his despicable part in the biggest scam to ever hit the National Lottery.

      He was jailed for seven years in 1993 for raping a terrified pregnant 17-year-old girl.

      Putnam, now 56, “scooped” £2.5 million on the National Lottery in 2009 after conspiring with a Camelot employee to craft a fake ticket.

      The 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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        Britain’s unluckiest woman

        BRITAIN’S unluckiest woman lost out on the £178mil Euromillions jackpot – because each of her numbers was just one digit away from the winning seven balls.

        Tayla Octave, 19, could not believe it when she checked her lucky dip row against February’s mega draw and saw she had been so close to scooping the top prize – which you only have a one in 139,838,160 chance of winning.

        Marketing apprentice Tayla’s row was 5, 13, 24, 45, 49, with Lucky Stars 6 and 11 and the winning numbers were 4, 12, 25, 46, 48, 7 and 12.

        She told The Sun: “I’m just gutted. It’s a long shot to win the lottery anyway but to be so close is heart-breaking.

        “At first I just saw I hadn’t won anything but then I went through and compared them side by side and that’s when I realised that every single number I had was just one away from the winning ones.”

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        How many lottery tickets were sold 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

        Fraudster who swindled £2.5m in fake ticket scam still owns £466k house

        A RAPIST who scammed millions on the Lotto ten years ago still owns a posh four-bedroom house he allegedly bought with the tainted dosh.

        The home in commuter haven Kings Langley, Herts, just minutes from the M25 has fallen into serious disrepair.

        Docs show it is still owned by convicted rapist and fraudster Edward Putnam who is currently serving nine years for his despicable part in the biggest scam to ever hit the National Lottery.

        He was jailed for seven years in 1993 for raping a terrified pregnant 17-year-old girl.

        Putnam, now 56, “scooped” £2.5 million on the National Lottery in 2009 after conspiring with a Camelot employee to craft a fake ticket.

        Ways to increase your odds of winning

        Firstly, select the right game. The lottery could mean one of several games – each with different odds and jackpots.

        Playing a game with smaller odds gives you a better chance of winning.

        Secondly, buy more tickets. This sounds obvious, but there are several ways to do this.

        Aside from simply splashing out more yourself, one way of increasing your odds of winning is to join a syndicate or pool.

        This could be made up of friends, family, colleagues or even strangers – it doesn’t matter.

        A syndicate or pool is a group of people who purchase a set number of tickets and agree to share any prizes out equally, whoever wins.

        Lotto couple robbed at knifepoint

        Dave and Angela Dawes couldn’t believe their luck when they scooped a incredible £101,203,600.

        And shift supervisor Dave and his charity volunteer wife Angela, from Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, ensured they shared the love with their nearest and dearest.

        The pair are reported to have handed out £30million to their family and closest friends, while also setting up a charity.

        Treating themselves, the pair bought a £4 million home, Socknersh Manor, in Burwash, East Sussex – previously owned by the likes of Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck.

        However, they went through hell last year when they were tied up and robbed by a gang at their luxury home.

        The robbers fled with jewellery and around £20,000 cash in the couple’s Range Rover. They later beefed up security at their home to protect themselves.

        Lottery winners gave away fortune by making friends 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.

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          Family drama

          In 2016, the Davies family won £61million on the EuroMillions.

          Stephanie Davies, then 23, reluctantly bought a ticket after mum Sonia phoned from Florida and begged her to buy one.

          Sonia, who worked as an administration assistant, was in the US having vital keyhole surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from the parathyroid glands in her neck, and had a feeling she would go on a winning streak after the op was a success.

          But even this happy family couldn’t avoid controversy as it was reported father of the family Keith, of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, would share his cash with his daughters with ex Mandy – but his wife’s son was allegedly snubbed.

          Keith’s partner Sonia’s estranged son Spencer Pugh claimed he would not see a penny of the £61million EuroMillions win.

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          The biggest lottery prizes of all time

          • £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

          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

          Brit winner has just FIVE DAYS left before they lose £1m EuroMillions prize forever

          A LOTTERY-winning Brit has less than a week left to claim their huge prize – or let £1million slip through their fingers for good.

          The lucky ticket-holder paid out for their winning slip back in the summer.#

          But they've still not stepped forward to claim the cash.

          And next Sunday, November 28, they'll miss their chance forever – as the life-changing sum is donated to National Lottery projects in the UK.

          Bosses at Camelot are now urging anyone who bought a ticket in Greenwich, London for the June 1 draw to search under sofas and in their pockets.

          The winner made their fortune as part of EuroMillions' UK Millionaire Maker.

          The winning code is ZMFD00211.

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