National Lottery LIVE: Lotto double rollover draw at £5.4m tonight after no winners of EuroMillions top prize

BRITS are getting to set to play for a cool £5.4m Lotto jackpot this evening.

Tonight's Lotto draw will take place at 8.00pm, followed by a chance to win £500,000 in the Thunderball draw at 8.45pm.

Meanwhile, yesterday's EuroMillions numbers were 12 – 18 – 35 – 38 – 45 and the Lucky Star numbers were 02 and 08.

But the jackpot was not scooped – meaning the jackpot will rollover to a stonking £33m on Friday.

The EuroMillions draw runs on Tuesday's and Friday's. 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…

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    THUNDERBALL TONIGHT

    Players must pick five main numbers from 1 to 39 and on Thunderball number which ranges from 1 to 14.

    Prizes may be won by matching the main numbers, but those who also match with the Thunderball will win a larger prize.

    If a player matches with the Thunderball only, they could win £3, but if they have match all five numbers and the Thunderball, they could scoop £500,000.

    Draws take place at 8.15pm four times a week – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – and are shown on the National Lottery website and YouTube.

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    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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    THE MOST COMMON EUROMILLIONS WINNING 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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    WHAT IS TONIGHT'S DRAW?

    Tonight is the Double Rollover, where you could be in with a chance of winning £5.4million.

    A lottery rollover occurs when no one wins the jackpot in a draw.

    The funds that would have normally been awarded to the top-tier winner are instead added to the jackpot for the following game.

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    ‘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.”

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    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.

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    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 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.

    THE SCHOOL DINNER LADY WHO VOWED TO CARRY ON WORKING AFTER £1MILLION MOTHER’S DAY LOTTERY WIN

    Karen Dakin, 53, won in the draw hours before Mother’s Day, with numbers based on the birth of her son Callum, 14.

    She said: “My son has, in some strange way, helped give me the most amazing Mother’s Day gift of all time!”

    She added: “I’ve always picked numbers special to me, including my son Callum’s date of birth – the year and the time – so I instantly recognised the winning numbers.

    “What an amazing turn of events.”

    Read more here.

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      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?

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      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.”

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      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.”

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      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%

      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?

      ‘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.”

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        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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        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.

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        THE SCHOOL DINNER LADY WHO VOWED TO CARRY ON WORKING AFTER £1MILLION MOTHER’S DAY LOTTERY WIN

        Karen Dakin, 53, won in the draw hours before Mother’s Day, with numbers based on the birth of her son Callum, 14.

        She said: “My son has, in some strange way, helped give me the most amazing Mother’s Day gift of all time!”

        She added: “I’ve always picked numbers special to me, including my son Callum’s date of birth – the year and the time – so I instantly recognised the winning numbers.

        “What an amazing turn of events.”

        Read more here.

         

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        EUROMILLIONS WINNER MARGARET LOUGHREY GAVE RELATIVES £1M EACH AND JUST FINISHED DREAM HOME WHEN SHE WAS FOUND DEAD AT 56

        The 56-year-old, who claimed a £27million win eight years ago, said the money had “destroyed her” before her sad death this week.

        Neighbours say Ms Loughrey – known as ‘Maggie Millions’ – had recently transformed a derelict property nicknamed ‘the barn’ into a stunning home for herself.

        Paul Gallagher told the Belfast Telegraph: “She had been living in a bungalow next to it and the barn was just finished, I believe.

        “It’s a pity she didn’t get to enjoy her new home.”

        And he said people were “shocked” by her death.

        “Margaret was well-known and did a lot of good, charitable work around the town,” he said.

        Ms Loughrey bought the winning ticket from shop SuperValu when she was walking back home from the Job Centre.

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        ‘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.”

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        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
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          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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          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.”

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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.

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          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.

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