National Lottery draw LIVE: Lotto & Thunderball numbers revealed as Brits urged to check tickets for £2 million jackpot

YESTERDAY's EuroMillions draw saw two lucky Brits scoop over £11million each – becoming overnight millionaires.

Yesterday’s numbers were 7, 19, 35, 42, 43, while the Lucky Stars were 7 and 9.

And Tuesday night's Thunderball draw results were 19, 10, 1, 28, 14 and the Thunderball was 3.

And tonight, the Lotto draw will see Brits playing for the chance to pocket a jackpot of £2million.

The draw will take place at 8pm, with a Thunderball game taking place shortly after at 8.15pm.

All National Lottery and Euro Millions 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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    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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    EXPLAINED: WHEN ARE THE LOTTO DRAWS?

    The Lotto draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday.

    Punters will be able to watch the draw as it is streamed live on the National Lottery website and on YouTube .

    The Lotto jackpot can only be rolled over five times.

    If the top prize is not won on the fifth rollover, there’s a “rolldown” which means the jackpot is shared by players matching two or more main numbers.

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    LOTTERY DRAW TIMETABLE

    Here’s a breakdown of all the Lottery draws that take place each week.

    There are no draws on Sundays.

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    IF YOU THINK YOU’VE WON HERE IS HOW TO CLAIM

    All draw game prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the draw.

    Here’s how to claim your lotto ticket.

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    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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    THUNDERBALL DRAW

    Tonight's Thunderball numbers are 5, 7, 38, 22, 32 and the Thunderball number is 14

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    EUROMILLIONS WINNER ADRIAN BAYFORD’S SON, 13, HAS A ‘LONG WAY TO GO’ AS HE WAKES FROM INDUCED COMA

    The Sun on Sunday revealed Cameron, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister Aimee, 15, while riding the machine.

    They were playing in the grounds of £148million jackpot winner Adrian’s Cambridgeshire mansion.

    Cameron was fighting for life and friends of the family last night said he now faces a lengthy recovery.

    One pal said: “Cameron has been taken out of the induced coma by doctors but there is still a long way to go.”

    The lad was recovering with his dad and mum Gillian, Adrian’s ex-wife, by his bedside.

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    THE TOP FIVE BIGGEST LOTTERY WINS IN THE WORLD

    1. £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
    2. £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
    3. £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
    4. £625.76 million (Powerball)  Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
    5. £575.53 million (Powerball)  A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018
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    THUNDERBALL RESULTS

    The Thunderball results will be with you shortly.

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    TONIGHT'S LOTTO RESULTS

    Tonight's Lotto numbers are 13, 56, 3, 14, 4, 38 and the bonus ball is 52

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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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    THUNDERBALL DRAW ON SOON

    The Thunderball draw will be on 15 minutes after the Lottos draw.

    Good Luck

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    MO MONEY MO PROBLEMS

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    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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    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.”

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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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    LAST YEAR’S FIGURES FROM THE NATIONAL LOTTERY

    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

    LESS THAN 30 MINUTES

    Stay tuned for the Lotto, we will be bringing you the results as soon as the draw happens.

    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%

    EXPLAINED: WHO ARE 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.

    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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      ILL FORTUNE

      They say that money can’t buy happiness – as those who’ve experienced the “lottery curse” know all too well.

      Despite hitting the jackpot, countless lotto winners have suffered astonishing tragedies from the breakdown of their marriages to losing everything they own.

      One of the very first lottery winners, 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.

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      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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      YESTERDAY’S EUROMILLIONS NUMBERS

      Yesterday’s draw is 7, 19, 35, 42, 43 and Lucky Stars are 7 and 9.

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      UNDER ONE HOUR TO GO UNTIL THE LOTTO DRAW

      Make sure you've got your tickets close by, the Lotto draw will be taking place at 8:00pm this evening.

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