National Lottery LATEST: Check your Lotto tickets NOW as £4.1million jackpot to be claimed by a single winner

A LUCKY winner has scooped the £4.1 million National Lottery Jackpot – but no one has yet stepped forward to claim the prize.

The winning Lotto numbers were 43, 14, 28, 52, 13 and 16 – and the bonus number was 56.

The jackpot winner matched all six numbers to scoop £4,101,869, while another ticket-holder matched five balls plus the bonus to win £1,000,000.

Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said: "What fantastic news for a single ticket-holder who has won tonight's amazing £4.1 million Lotto jackpot.

"This is the second lucky winner in a fortnight after one lucky player banked the £11 million Lotto jackpot on October 30.

"Players are being urged to check their tickets and to give us a call to claim this fantastic prize."

Read our Lottery live blog below for the latest updates and numbers…

  • Joseph Gamp

    Hopes become reality

    Like many people who play the lottery, Patrick and Frances Connolly “always hoped” they would win but didn’t have high hopes.

    But two years ago, on New Year’s Day, they scooped £114,969,775 on the EuroMillions after playing every week for years. 

    When the couple, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, found out about the “life-changing” sum, they modestly celebrated with “a cup of tea and a hug”.

    They told ITV: “I always hoped we would win the lottery one day, but when we did, it would be just our luck that lots of others would win on the same day with the same numbers too.

    “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would ever win almost £115 million.”

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    I won £1m after lover said he ‘wasn’t gullible enough’ to play

    A MUM whose partner told her he wasn’t “gullible enough” to play the lottery has won £1m on the EuroMillions.

    Holly Saul scooped the prize in the UK draw after her father-in-law reminded her to purchase a ticket.

    The 29-year-old, from Cambridge, recalled bursting into tears of joy when she was told she had won.

    The news followed just hours after her partner of eight years, Ben Lowther, 38, had said earlier: “I’m not gullible enough to play the lottery.”

    Holly, who has two children, said: “We were both so shocked that I decided the only sensible option was to pour myself a G&T and Ben a Guinness.

    “Then we sat in the garden for an hour staring into space, looking at each other and giggling like children. It was the most surreal and most wonderful time.

    “What’s even better, I’ll forever tease Ben about his cheeky comment.”

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    Rolling in it

    For many, winning the jackpot means mass celebrations and ultra-expensive cars – but not for Susan Hardman.

    When the mum-of-one’s numbers came up in January 2010 she worked as a hairdresser in Eardisley, Hereford, and was “struggling financially”.

    Instead of splashing out when the £1.2million win landed in her bank account, she traded in her scissors for overalls and became a pig farmer.

    Susan claimed to be happier than ever knee-deep in mud and said bringing a piglet into the world brought her “more satisfaction” than winning the lottery.

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    Euromillions explained

    EuroMillions is a lottery game in which players from participating European countries join in the fun to win huge life changing jackpots.

    Players can pick five numbers from 1-50 and two Lucky Stars from 1-12, or they can try a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers. 

    The EuroMillions runs on Tuesday’s or Friday’s every week. Remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

    All results are published here on the blog from around 8.30pm.

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    Family drama

    In 2016, the Davies family won £61million on the EuroMillions.

    Stephanie Davies, then 23, reluctantly bought a ticket after mum Sonia phoned from Florida and begged her to buy one.

    Sonia, who worked as an administration assistant, was in the US having vital keyhole surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from the parathyroid glands in her neck, and had a feeling she would go on a winning streak after the op was a success.

    But even this happy family couldn’t avoid controversy as it was reported father of the family Keith, of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, would share his cash with his daughters with ex Mandy – but his wife’s son was allegedly snubbed.

    Keith’s partner Sonia’s estranged son Spencer Pugh claimed he would not see a penny of the £61million EuroMillions win.

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    Scratchcard odds REVEALED

    THEY are the brightly-coloured cards that cost just a few pounds but could make you a millionaire in seconds.

    But knowing which of the many National Lottery scratchcards to go for to turn your few quid into a fortune can be a troublesome task.

    Thankfully, experts have crunched the numbers to reveal the odds of bagging a win – and the answer might surprise you.

    According to Oddschecker, the best scratchcard to snap up is £500 Loaded with odds of just 1 in 3.15.

    For just a fiver you could be in the running for £500.

    In second place, with the same odds, is Full of £500s which also has a top prize of £500.

    Cashword Multiplier follows close behind, which sees punters scratch off letters to reveal symbols to create full words.

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    The unluckiest Lottery numbers

    The unluckiest numbers are:

    1st – 50, drawn just 22 times

    2nd – 53, drawn just 23 times

    3rd – 26, drawn just 24 times

    =3rd – 48, drawn just 24 times

    =3rd – 51, drawn just 24 times

    4th – 57, drawn just 25 times

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    What are the most common EuroMillions numbers?

    For EuroMillions, you pick five main numbers and two Lucky Stars, with draws taking place every Tuesday and Friday.

    The five most drawn main numbers since EuroMillions launched in February 2004 are 23, 19, 44, 50 and 5

    The two most drawn Lucky Stars are 2 and 8.

    The least drawn numbers are 22, 33, 46, 18 and 47

    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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    National Lottery weekly timetable

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

    There is a draw six nights a week.

    It should be noted that there are no draws on Sundays.

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    Becoming a ghost hunter

    A WOMAN who scooped £10,000 a month on the National Lottery Set For Life has quit her job to become a ghost hunter with her husband.

    Part-time paranormal investigator Laura Hoyle, 39, has decided to ditch her day job to pursue her spooky passion with Kirk Stevens, 37, after their big win.

    The 39-year-old is used to shocks – after realising she had landed the life-changing amount of money when she initially thought she had only won a fiver.

    Laura was able to immediately jack in her job at a logistics firm, after realising the cash could allow her to concentrate on her ghost-hunting hobby full-time.

    Read more here.

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    Still living in a council house

    A NATIONAL Lottery winning dinner lady still lives in her council house, shops in Primark and drives a Kia despite bagging £1.8million.

    Trish Emson, 51, explained money or her millionaire status did not change her or her partner Graham Norton, also 51, who still works as a decorator.

    The down-to-earth pair have even managed to keep their teenage son Benjamin, 17, in check – and don’t even give him pocket money.

    The modest mum, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said: “Being rich doesn’t make you posh or a better person.

    “I don’t like showing off and bragging about money and I can’t be posh anyway.

    “To look at me you wouldn’t think I was a millionaire, but if I have to dress up I feel fake, I prefer my jeans,” she told The Mirror.

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    Gran, 70, ‘physically sick’ after scooping £3.8M jackpot

    Diane Bate, 70, was in “total disbelief” after winning the multi-million pound prize in the Lotto draw on December 12. 

    Diane said: “I checked my ticket early on Sunday morning using the National Lottery app when it made a funny sound.

    “I looked at the amount and couldn’t quite believe my eyes, I thought, ‘surely that can’t be right?!’ The most I have ever won before is £100.

    “I was in total disbelief so I woke Michael up to check the ticket – he wasn’t happy but we’ve been married 52 years so he soon got over it!

    “I still didn’t believe it, so I also checked it with my granddaughter too. 

    “I must have checked it about six times in total before I started to believe it was real, and at that point, I was physically sick!”

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    Tale of $10million lotto winner fatally injected with painkillers by husband

    A LOTTERY winner was killed by her doctor husband who injected her with painkillers after he accused her of squandering the cash.

    Joseph Roncaioli, 72, was found guilty of the manslaughter of his wife Ibi who won $10 million she split with her friend.

    Prosecutors told his trial he may have been have been upset his wife squandered the couple’s fortune leaving them with little money for retirement, the Toronto Star reported.

    Passing sentence, the trial judge said his crime “more resembles a murder than an accidental killing”.

    “It was intentional, not spontaneous,” said Justice Jane Ferguson.

    Hungarian-born Ibi and her friend won $10 million on the lottery in Canada back in 1991 and the pair split the winnings.

    Her husband’s trial heard that she gave away $2 million on a son whose existence was a secret from her other two boys.

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    Stats from the National Lottery

    • Six Millionaires are made every week
    • The luckiest postcode is Birmingham with 119 millionaires
    • The luckiest profession is building
    • There are 6 million winners a week
    • £56 billion paid out in prizes
    • Over £34 million goes to National Lottery Projects every week
    • Most Millionaires celebrate with a cup of tea

    Where to find luck

    The following map shows the top 10 luckiest lottery areas in the UK.

    Lottery data shows the areas with the cities and towns with the highest number per capita of high-tier winners to scoop £50,000 or more on the National Lottery.

    The National Lottery has now made over 6,100 millionaires in the UK.

    Data taken from the launch of the lottery in 1994 until Sept 2019 reveals the luckiest regions.

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      How did the EuroMillions start?

      EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.

      In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.

      Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.

      You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.

      The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

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      Scratchcard winners jumping for joy

      Among those lucky enough to bank a small fortune on a scratchcard is Sean Irwin, who bought a £3 Ruby Doubler while popping to the shops earlier this year.

      The plumber screamed for joy after discovering he had scooped £300,000 after matching two number 22s.

      A furloughed barman and his NHS wife also nabbed a big win on a National Lottery Win All scratchcard.

      Jonny Wright, 40, said his “legs went to jelly” after realising they had bagged a £100,000 golden payout.

      And mum Sandra Davine got the shock of her life when she realised she hand won £300,000 after initially believing her winnings were just £1,000.

      Stunned Sandra said at the time: “You must be joking. There’s no way.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      Hopes become reality

      Like many people who play the lottery, Patrick and Frances Connolly “always hoped” they would win but didn’t have high hopes.

      But two years ago, on New Year’s Day, they scooped £114,969,775 on the EuroMillions after playing every week for years. 

      When the couple, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, found out about the “life-changing” sum, they modestly celebrated with “a cup of tea and a hug”.

      They told ITV: “I always hoped we would win the lottery one day, but when we did, it would be just our luck that lots of others would win on the same day with the same numbers too.

      “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would ever win almost £115 million.”

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      What prizes are up for grabs in the Euromillions draw?

      There are a lot more ways you can win in the Euromillions, including a guaranteed Millionaire matchmaker.

      • 5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – Jackpot 
      • 5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £130,554.30
      • 5 MAIN NUMBERS – £13,561.20
      • 4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £844.70
      • 4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £77.80
      • 3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £37.30
      • 4 MAIN NUMBERS – £25.60
      • 2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £9.10
      • 3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £7.30
      • 3 MAIN NUMBERS – £6.00
      • 1 MAIN NUMBER Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £4.30
      • 2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £3.60
      • 2 MAIN NUMBERS £2.50
      • UK MILLIONAIRE MAKER Guaranteed Prize£1,000,000

      Over £1.8 billion raised for National Lottery Projects

      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

      I won £2million on the Lottery… but I’m keeping my day job so I can retire even RICHER

      A MUM who scooped £2million on the National Lottery insists she'll carry on working so she can retire sooner.

      Andrea Law, 42, was sick in bed with toothache when she discovered she'd matched six numbers on the previous night's lottery draw.

      The "shocked" mother-of-two from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, and husband Mike struck gold with a Lotto Lucky Dip in the October 13 draw last month.

      But despite their life-changing millions Andrea, a marketing and communications manager and husband Mike, 50, a teacher, are adamant they'll continue in their jobs.

      Andrea said: "We are both going to keep working, it just means we can retire sooner, and together.

      "We have worked so hard – we both put ourselves through university and saved for our house and we want to set the right example for our boys.

      "Worth ethic is a massive thing for us and they know they have to go to school and work really hard.

      "We have said to the boys we are going to live as usual but we can go on more holidays and make amazing memories."

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        Hopes become reality

        Like many people who play the lottery, Patrick and Frances Connolly “always hoped” they would win but didn’t have high hopes.

        But two years ago, on New Year’s Day, they scooped £114,969,775 on the EuroMillions after playing every week for years. 

        When the couple, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, found out about the “life-changing” sum, they modestly celebrated with “a cup of tea and a hug”.

        They told ITV: “I always hoped we would win the lottery one day, but when we did, it would be just our luck that lots of others would win on the same day with the same numbers too.

        “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would ever win almost £115 million.”

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        Thunderball results

        Yesterday's results were 27, 33, 16, 32, 1 and the Thunderball is 9

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        Where does money raised by the 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%

        Lotto numbers revealed

        Yesterday's lotto numbers are 43, 14, 28, 52 13, 16 and the bonus ball is 56

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