National Lottery results LATEST: Brit bags £1MILLION prize as Wednesday's Lotto jackpot now a double rollover of £5.4m
12th September 2021

ONE lucky Brit bagged £1million in Saturday night's Lotto game – meaning there's £5.4m to play for in the midweek double rollover draw.

The magic numbers in last night's Lotto draw were 13, 52, 2, 54, 42, 38 and the bonus ball was 39.

As no one won the jackpot, this Wednesday will see a double rollover prize of £5.4million up fro grabs.

The numbers for Saturday night's Thunderball draw were 20, 34, 18, 28, 5 and the Thunderball number is 1.

Read our National Lottery live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    LAST YEAR’S FIGURES FROM THE NATIONAL LOTTERY

    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

    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%

    WHAT ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR WINNING THE LOTTERY?

    Obviously, there is no way to predict the winning numbers in the lottery. Each draw is completely random.

    But there are ways to increase your odds.

    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.

    • 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

      THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS IN HISTORY

      • £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

      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.

      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.”

      FROM MANSION TO HOMELESS

      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.

      INSIDE MARGARET LOUGHREY’S VINTAGE CAR SHOWROOM AT NEW HOME SHE NEVER LIVED

      The 56-year-old, who scooped a £27million (€31million) fortune, built a six-bay showroom for the vehicles even though she did not drive.

      She was found dead at the £130,000 bungalow where she had been staying temporarily in Strabane, Co Tyrone, on Thursday.

      The little house is next door to the showroom and the barrel-roofed converted barn where she planned to live alone.

      Police said there were “no suspicious circumstances” after Ms Loughrey’s body was discovered.

      • 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

        WHAT ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR WINNING THE LOTTERY?

        Obviously, there is no way to predict the winning numbers in the lottery. Each draw is completely random.

        But there are ways to increase your odds.

        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.

      • Milica Cosic

        '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.”

      • Milica Cosic

        FROM MANSION TO HOMELESS

        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.

      • [email protected]

        THOSE NUMBERS AGAIN

        Tonight’s winning numbers in the Lotto draw are 13, 52, 2, 54, 42, 38 and the bonus ball is 39. The grand prize is £4.1m.

        Over in the Thunderball draw the winning numbers are 20, 34, 18, 28, 5 and the Thunderball number is 1. For just £1 you could walk away with £500k.

      • Milica Cosic

        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.

        Read the article in full here.

      • Milica Cosic

        '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.”

      • Milica Cosic

        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

      • [email protected]

        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.

      • [email protected]

        WHAT ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR WINNING THE LOTTERY?

        Obviously, there is no way to predict the winning numbers in the lottery. Each draw is completely random.

        But there are ways to increase your odds.

        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.

      • [email protected]

        FROM MANSION TO HOMELESS

        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.

      • [email protected]

        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.

        Read the article in full here.

      • [email protected]

        THOSE NUMBERS AGAIN

        Tonight's winning numbers in the Lotto draw are 13, 52, 2, 54, 42, 38 and the bonus ball is 39. The grand prize is £4.1m.

        Over in the Thunderball draw the winning numbers are 20, 34, 18, 28, 5 and the Thunderball number is 1. For just £1 you could walk away with £500k.

      • [email protected]

        THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS IN HISTORY

        • £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

        ‘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.”

        THE UNLUCKIEST LOTTERY WINNERS OF ALL TIME WHO MISSED OUT ON MILLIONS BECAUSE OF LOST TICKETS AND PAYMENT PROBLEMS

        That was the case for one young couple this week who 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 Friday’s 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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