EuroMillions draw LIVE: £14m lottery jackpot up for grabs TONIGHT as Thunderball numbers revealed

TONIGHT's Thunderball numbers have been drawn as Brits tried their luck in winning a jackpot of £500,000.

Ahead of the Thunderball draw at 8.00pm saw millions of hopeful players but a ticket for just £1 in the hope of scooping a cool half a million quid.

Tonight's numbers are 10, 12, 28, 29 33 and the Thunderball is 12.

And at 8.45pm tonight, A whopping £14m is up for grabs in the latest EuroMillions draw.

All National Lottery and EuroMillions draw game prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the day of the draw.

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

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    EXPLAINED: WHAT HAPPENS TO EUROMILLIONS PRIZE MONEY IF NO ONE CLAIMS IT?

    If no UK players come forward within 180 days then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated while it is held in trust, goes to National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

    The National Lottery have said: “Our players change the lives of individuals as well as communities by raising, on average, over £33 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.”

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    TONIGHT'S THUNDERBALL NUMBERS ARE…

    Tonight's numbers are 10, 12, 28, 29, 33 and the Thunderball is 12.

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    SATURDAY LOTTO JACKPOT ROLLS OVER TO ESTIMATED £4.1MILLION

    Wednesday's National Lottery jackpot has rolled over to Saturday after no-one claimed a top prize winning ticket.

    Saturday's jackpot will now be an estimated £4.1 million, the National Lottery said.

    The next biggest prize of £1 million, for five numbers and the bonus ball, was claimed by one winner – and 32 tickets bagged £1,750 after matching five of the six numbers.

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    THUNDERBALL DRAW IN JUST 15 MINUTES TIME

    Brits uip and down the country have their fingers crossed as another thunderball game rolls into action.

    Players will have the chance to win a jackpot of £500,000 in tonight's game.

    Good luck!

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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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    EXPLAINED: WHO ARE JACKPOT WINNERS ADRIAN AND GILLIAN BAYFORD?

    The biggest ever jackpot to be won is €190million, which has been won by four different people – including two from Great Britain. 

    Adrian and Gillian Bayford scooped the €190m (£148.7m) jackpot on August 10, 2012.

    Adrian, 41 and 40-year-old Gillian from Haverhill in Suffolk became instant multi-millionaires, but their winnings was only the second highest in Britain thanks to the conversion rate.

    Colin and Christine Weir from Scotland bagged the top prize with €185m a year before the Bayford’s, which converted to £161.6m.

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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%

    WE WON THE LOTTERY THEN GAVE WINNINGS AWAY BY MAKING PALS RICH

    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.”

    Read more here.

    TOP TIPS FOR PLAYING THE LOTTERY

    High-low split

    It has been shown that winning tickets will usually have a spread of numbers across the Lottery’s number field.

    If the Lottery has a number field of 1-50, then 1-25 would be in the lower half while 26-50 would be in the higher half.

    It is unlikely that all numbers will be either from the lower or higher half, therefore your numbers should be a split of both.

    Don’t play popular numbers

    If you play number sequences that get played all the time like multiples of 5 (10, 15, 20, 25) or lucky number 7 (14, 21, 28, 35) then you are more likely to end up dividing the prize with other people.

    So for a chance to win big, avoid playing popular numbers.

    Mix odd with even numbers

    To give yourself a better chance of winning, mix odd and even numbers.

    Draws with just odd or even numbers are extremely rare.

    Check your numbers

    Check through your numbers thoroughly as you may have made a. mistake in writing down the winning numbers.

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      WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON EUROMILLIONS WINNING NUMBERS?

      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 IF

      Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford is “consumed with guilt” as his son fights for life after a horror quad bike smash, friends say.

      The lad, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister, 15, in the sprawling grounds of their Cambridgeshire mansion.

      The Sun exclusively revealed details of the horror smash as the boy is fighting for his life in intensive care with his family at his bedside.

      His sister raised the alarm after her brother was flung from his machine and through a fence.

      It is understood the car and quad bike were gifts bought for the kids by former postie Adrian, 49.

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      THE WORLD'S BIGGEST EVER LOTTERY PRIZES

      • £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

      EXPLAINED: HOW DOES THE NATIONAL LOTTERY WORK

      The National Lottery raises money to go to many ‘good causes’ and have helped give out numerous grants to those that need it most.

      On their website they state: “We retain around just 1% of revenue in profit, while around 95% of total revenue goes back to winners and society. More so, we run one of the most cost-efficient major lotteries in Europe, with around 4% of total revenue spent on operating costs.

      “To date, National Lottery players have helped to raise over £43 billion for Good Causes, with more than 635,000 individual awards made across the UK – the equivalent of more than 225 lottery grants in every UK postcode district.”

      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.

      ‘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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        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.

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        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.

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        HOW DOES THUNDERBALL WORK?

        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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        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.

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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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        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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        ‘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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        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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        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.

         

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        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.

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