National Lottery LIVE: EuroMillions £33m jackpot TONIGHT after Set For Life draw worth £10k per month for 30 YEARS
18th September 2021

BRITS will have the chance to win a whopping jackpot of £33million in tonight's EuroMillions draw.

It comes after the National Lottery's Set For Life draw saw no winners of the top prize.

The Set For Life draw was on Thursday night, meaning one lucky Brit could win £10k every month for the next 30 years.

The winning numbers were: 37, 44, 23, 13, 15. The life ball was 9.

You can buy EuroMillions 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

    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

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    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WOMAN WHO BOUGHT HER BOYFRIEND A WINNING LOTTERY TICKET DIVIDES THE WEB AS SHE ASKS FOR SOME OF THE PRIZE MONEY

    The woman had given her partner a National Lottery scratchcard for Christmas which ended up winning him £500.

    The dilemma was shared to the MoneySavingExpert Instagram account by a sibling of the brother.

    They said that her brother should get to keep all of the money as the scratchcard was a gift.

    The sibling wrote: “Should my brother share his lottery winnings?

    “My brother’s girlfriend gave him a National Lottery scratchcard as a Christmas gift, and he won £500.”

    Many people said he should pocket the money as the card then belonged to him.

    One said: “It’s his and should be under no obligation to share it with anyone.”

    What do you think?

  • Joseph Gamp

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    BOLTON’S DEAF COMMUNITY SAYS THANK YOU

    Charity worker reveals how the National Lottery funding helped transform his life.

    Imagine growing up unable to understand the people around you, and having no way of communicating except through gestures.

    This was the world Philip Bridge faced as a child after being born with a genetic disorder called Waardenburg syndrome, which left him profoundly Deaf.

    “My family didn’t know sign language, so they’d be talking to each other and I couldn’t join in,” Philip says. “Mum did her best to talk to me, but it was hard for us to understand each other. I wanted to get involved but felt left out.

    “I ended up playing on my own a lot – I was frustrated, and really struggled. I went to a mainstream school where making friends for me was difficult, so I’d just play football with the kid next door.”

    Philip, now 42, was 16 when he started to learn British Sign Language, which is when he began to blossom.

    “I was learning sign language at Bolton College when a friend recommended that I join the Bolton Deaf Society (BDS),” he says. “It was quite a shock for me at first, as I hadn’t had much connection with the Deaf community before, but it was fantastic to suddenly make friends. We’d go out as a group to pubs and other Deaf clubs and feel safer together.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    THURSDAY NIGHT SET FOR LIFE DRAW

    The Set For Life draw is expected to take place at 8:00pm this evening.

    Each set of numbers you enter for this draw will cost you £1.50.

    All you need to do is pick five numbers between 1-47 as well as one Life Ball number between 1-10.

    The jackpot prize for matching all numbers is £10,000 every month for 30 years.

    The prize for just getting the five main numbers is £10,000 every month for 1 year.

  • Joseph Gamp

    NATIONAL LOTTERY WEEKLY TIMETABLE

    Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

    There is a draw 6 nights a week.

    However, there are no draws on Sundays.

  • Joseph Gamp

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    ‘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

    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%

    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.

    ‘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.”

    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.

    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

    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.

    • Joseph Gamp

      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

      WOMAN WHO BOUGHT HER BOYFRIEND A WINNING LOTTERY TICKET DIVIDES THE WEB AS SHE ASKS FOR SOME OF THE PRIZE MONEY

      The woman had given her partner a National Lottery scratchcard for Christmas which ended up winning him £500. 

      The dilemma was shared to the MoneySavingExpert Instagram account by a sibling of the brother.

      They said that her brother should get to keep all of the money as the scratchcard was a gift. 

      The sibling wrote: “Should my brother share his lottery winnings? 

      “My brother’s girlfriend gave him a National Lottery scratchcard as a Christmas gift, and he won £500.”

      Many people said he should pocket the money as the card then belonged to him. 

      One said: “It’s his and should be under no obligation to share it with anyone.”

      What do you think?

    • Milica Cosic

      BOLTON’S DEAF COMMUNITY SAYS THANK YOU

      Charity worker reveals how the National Lottery funding helped transform his life.

      Imagine growing up unable to understand the people around you, and having no way of communicating except through gestures.

      This was the world Philip Bridge faced as a child after being born with a genetic disorder called Waardenburg syndrome, which left him profoundly Deaf.

      “My family didn’t know sign language, so they’d be talking to each other and I couldn’t join in,” Philip says. “Mum did her best to talk to me, but it was hard for us to understand each other. I wanted to get involved but felt left out.

      “I ended up playing on my own a lot – I was frustrated, and really struggled. I went to a mainstream school where making friends for me was difficult, so I’d just play football with the kid next door.”

      Philip, now 42, was 16 when he started to learn British Sign Language, which is when he began to blossom.

      “I was learning sign language at Bolton College when a friend recommended that I join the Bolton Deaf Society (BDS),” he says. “It was quite a shock for me at first, as I hadn’t had much connection with the Deaf community before, but it was fantastic to suddenly make friends. We’d go out as a group to pubs and other Deaf clubs and feel safer together.”

    • Milica Cosic

      NATIONAL LOTTERY WEEKLY TIMETABLE

      Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

      There is a draw 6 nights a week.

      However, there are no draws on Sundays.

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