Are YOU a millionaire? Camelot tells punters to check their numbers
Are YOU a millionaire? Camelot tells punters to check their numbers as lucky ticket holder scoops £20million jackpot
- Check your ticket for numbers 14, 15, 31, 41, 44, 45 and bonus number of 20
- As the £20million jackpot has been won then the Lotto jackpot will be £2million
- Thunderball numbers were 05, 21, 27, 29, 33 and the Thunderball was 05
One person is currently clutching the winning ticket for the £20million Lotto jackpot but has not yet claimed their prize.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, the National Lottery senior winners’ adviser, has urged ‘Must Be Won’ jackpot game players to check their tickets for the winning six numbers.
The winning numbers are 14, 15, 31, 41, 44, 45 and the bonus number was 20.
The winning numbers are 14, 15, 31, 41, 44, 45 and the bonus number was 20. Set of balls seven and draw machine Arthur were used
The Lotto jackpot on Wednesday will be around £2million. No one matched five numbers and the bonus ball to win £1million while 95 players won £1,750 each for getting five of the six number
When it came to Saturday’s Lotto HotPicks, which uses the same numbers as the Lotto draw, no players matched all five numbers to win £350,000.
The news comes after Robert Cameron, from Glasgow, matched five numbers and the bonus ball in the Lotto draw last Saturday with a lucky dip ticket he had initially forgotten to buy.
A Glasgow father-of-five is £1 million richer, it was announced on Friday, after he followed his late mother’s advice and snapped up two lottery tickets
Mr Cameron initially forgot to buy his tickets, and had it not been for a call from his youngest son asking if he would go and pick him up, he might not have won at all.
‘I decided seeing as I was heading back out again anyway, I may as well nip into Asda and get the lucky dips. And I’m so glad I did,’ the father-of-five said.
The 53-year-old bought a ticket for the lottery for the first time about a year on Friday July 29 with the change he happened to have in his pocket when he passed the counter at his local Asda in Maryhill.
He added: ‘I just went about my usual routine – fed the fish, got a cup of tea – and then thought I better check those tickets.’
When he checked the result the next day, he had a ‘chuckle’ to himself when he realised he had won just £3.70 – and thought that would be all he would ever win.
‘My mum always used to say, ‘a win leads to a win’,’ he said. ‘She always told us if you win something, take it and put it into something else. So I decided I’d follow her advice and use my winnings to buy two lucky dips for that night’s Lotto draw.’
Who is on the UK National Lottery’s rich list?
Only three winners on the UK National Lottery’s rich list have decided to reveal themselves out of 10 jackpot winners.
In third on the rich list are Colin and Chris Weir, who won £161million in 2011.
They bought a mansion with their winnings but reserved some for smaller luxuries including a checked sports jacket similar to the one worn by Scotsport legend Arthur Montford, a tractor and a computer.
Colin also invested his cash in companies like Irn-Bru and Greggs.
The 71-year-old died in December 2019 after a ‘short illness’ but kept saved enough money to throw his friends a lobster feast when it came to his funeral.
Mr Weir was known for his support for the SNP and his love of Partick Thistle Football Club.
He secured a majority stake in the Glasgow club in a seven-figure deal – and promised to give the 55 per cent shareholding to a fans group.
He also helped the Jags to set up the Thistle Weir Youth Academy and a section of the club’s Firhill Stadium was named the Colin Weir Stand in his honour.
Colin and Chris Weir won £161million in 2011 and spent their winnings on a number of homes
A former STV cameraman, he also made a donation to a community football club in his home town of Largs after setting up the Weir Charitable Trust in 2013 with his wife.
The couple ended up buying a number of homes, including for their son Jamie, who was working in a call centre, and daughter Carly, who was studying photography. They also bought homes for their close friends.
Soon after the life-changing windfall, they moved out of their own three-bedroom home into Knock House – a mansion set in 23 acres of gardens and woods in the hills above Largs, complete with cinema, pool and stables.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk claim the fourth spot after winning £148.6million in 2012 when they bought a Lucky Dip in a convenience store.
The couple used their winnings to buy a Grade-II listed estate in Cambridgeshire, complete with cinema and billiards room.
But within a year their marriage ended and Gillian moved back to Scotland with her half share of the winnings, where she launched a property company.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford used their winnings to buy a Grade-II listed estate in Cambridgeshire, complete with cinema and billiards room
She has since remarried and had her third child with her second husband.
Bayford remained in the Grade 2 listed property but he later put it up for sale and moved north to be closer to his children.
In fifth are former social worker Frances and teacher Patrick Connolly, from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, who took home a life-changing £114million.
Mrs Connolly, 55, has already given away £60million to charity, as well as sharing her winnings with her friends and family, saying she is addicted to helping others.
She has already busted the charity budget she agreed for this year with husband Paddy – and has given away what they would have donated up to 2032.
She said helping others, whether with money or by volunteering her time, lifted people’s spirits during lockdown.
The lottery winner has set up two charitable foundations, one named after her late mother Kathleen Graham in their native Northern Ireland, and the PFC Trust in Hartlepool, where the couple have lived for 30 years.
Frances and Patrick Connolly have already given away £60million of their winnings to charity
The couple, who have three daughters – Catrina and twins Fiona and Natalie – are not extravagant with their wealth and Mrs Connolly has no desire to buy a yacht.
Their biggest expenditure after their win was a six-bedroom house in County Durham with seven acres of land, while Mr Connolly drives a second-hand Aston Martin, but Mrs Connolly scoffed at the idea of spending £13,000 on a console table.
In February, a Superdraw winner cashed in £109million, becoming the tenth highest winner in UK history.
In total, 100 people scooped £1million in the January draw, including 24 in the UK.
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