Builder from Brum
Did you know that if you are a builder from Birmingham then you are more likely to win the lottery than anyone else? It’s the luckiest postcode and occupation.
The People's Projects
A share of up to £3 million of National Lottery funding is up for grabs as part of The People’s Projects, which gives you the chance to decide how National Lottery funding can make a difference in your local community.
Community groups across the country are competing for up to £50,000 of funding to improve the lives of people in their local area.
With 95 organisations shortlisted across the UK, you can vote online for the projects you would like to receive funding.
Get your tickets bought before it’s too late!
You can buy Lotto tickets online every day from 8am until 11pm.
But remember, Lotto ticket sales close from 7.30pm to 9pm on Wednesday and Saturday for that evening’s draw, so buy your tickets now before it’s too late!
Five ways to increase your chances of winning the lottery
Here are five ways to increase your chances of winning the lottery:
Damaged Lottery tickets
If your ticket or scratchcard barcode cannot be scanned by your local retailer, and there are no visible signs of damage, then you should first ensure there are no issues with the lottery terminal. An employee should be able to advice you on any error messages displayed, or if there is another lottery retailer nearby you can see if you can successfully claim your prize there instead.
The most commonly reported damages are:
Even if your ticket is damaged or destroyed, you may still be able to make a valid claim by filing an appeal within 30 days of the draw date.
You will need to provide the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
What if no one wins tonight?
The Lotto can only roll over five times, which means if tonight’s jackpot isn’t won, anyone playing will get an even bigger prize if no one matches all six main numbers, because the jackpot will be shared among all cash winners.
For example, that could mean winning £100 for matching three main numbers instead of £30!
What happens when you win the lottery?
Watch our video below to find out what happens when you win the lottery:
History of the National Lottery
The UK National Lottery was first drawn on November 19, 1994.
Half of all money spent by players goes to the prize fund, with 28 per cent to good causes, 12 per cent to the Government as duty, five per cent to retailers and five per cent to which has operated the lottery throughout its history.
Biggest Lotto winners
The biggest ever Lotto winner was created in April 2016 when an anonymous player banked £35m. In January 2016 two ticket-holders walked away with £33m each.
Before that, a main Lotto game jackpot of £42,008,610, was drawn in January 1996 and split between three anonymous winners, with each being awarded £14,002,870.
A single ticket won £26.4 million on the New Year’s Eve Lotto in 2016.
What time is the draw?
The Lotto numbers will be drawn at 8pm.
Tonight’s Thunderball draw will take place shortly after.
What would you do if you won?
After double checking, checking and checking again, bursting with happiness and making sure the winning ticket never left my sight, the list is endless on what I would spend the jackpot on.
It’s something I’ve often dreamt about and paying off the mortgage, an around the world trip and dishing out the dosh to my family and friends are top of the list.
And there is plenty more I could think of spending it on including hiring myself a personal trainer, chef and chauffeur, as well as giving to charity.
Here are just some ideas on what people would spend tonight’s £11.6m on.
Vote on what you’d spend the money on in our poll below:
It is that time in the middle of the week again where you could exchange a £2 ticket for a life-changing sum of money.
This Wednesday it's an incredible rollover in the Lotto with an awe inspiring £12.4m up for grabs - if you're lucky enough to match all the numbers that is. As it is the fifth rollover, it could even be a jackpot rolldown as if no one matches all six main numbers in a Must Be Won draw, the Jackpot will be shared by all cash winners, so they'll win an even bigger prize.
There is also an appealing £500,000 available on the Thunderball draw.
But how would you spend your winnings? Would it be an around the world cruise? A new house? Or would you try and invest your money to keep it going for longer?
Watch 5 ways to increase your chances of winning the lottery
This money could change your life and you don't want to miss out on the chance to become a millionaire so grab your ticket, get comfy and try and relax as we bring you the results from the National Lottery.
And let's not forget that you could already be a winner. If you missed the results from Saturday, July 13, here is a reminder of those winning numbers.
The winning Lotto numbers were 18, 25, 29, 32, 35 and 58 . The bonus ball was 12 .
The Thunderball results from the same day were 10, 14, 16, 18 and 20 . The winning Thunderball was 9.
Good luck to everyone playing. You can follow the results as they come in via our live blog below.
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