National Lottery draw LIVE: Huge £3.6m Set For Life jackpot TONIGHT after EuroMillions & Lotto numbers revealed

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National Lottery draw LIVE: Huge £3.6m Set For Life jackpot TONIGHT after EuroMillions & Lotto numbers revealed

THE Set For Life draw returns this evening and one lucky winner could be in with the chance of winning £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.

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The draw takes place at 8pm this evening and we will publish the numbers right here just minutes later.

Meanwhile, Tuesday's EuroMillions draw could see a lucky Brits in with a chance of winning a whopping £55M.

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

  • Joseph Gamp19 minutes ago

    The most common numbers for tonight’s EuroMillions

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    Each and every EuroMillions draw has no guarantees, but the opportunity to become a millionaire is something many people can’t resist.

    Whether you religiously play or throw on the odd Lucky Dip, most people have weighed up the odds against them.

    Players choose five numbers between 1-50 and two Lucky Stars between 1-12, but some numbers seem to crop up more than others.

    According to EuroMillions statistics, number 20 is the biggest winner – having been drawn 66 times.

    Its closely followed by numbers 23 and 5, which have both made an entrance 64 times.

    Number 27 has been a winning ball 63 times, while 42 has made an appearance on 60 occasions.

  • Joseph Gamp49 minutes ago

    Explained: Tonight’s draw

    You could get your hands on £10,000 every month for 30 years if you win tonights set for life draw.

    It is expected to take place at 8pm and the results will be revealed on our blog.

  • Joseph GampToday, 17:30

    Set For Life winner becomes full time ghost hunter

    A WOMAN who scooped £10,000 a month for 30 years on the National Lottery Set For Life 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.

  • Joseph GampToday, 17:00

    How much was raised 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

  • Joseph GampToday, 16:30

    Is tonight’s Set For Life worth playing?

    The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.

    According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:

    • Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
    • EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
    • Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
    • Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.

  • Joseph GampToday, 16:00

    Explained: What happens to unclaimed prizes?

    Any cash that isn’t claimed after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK goes to National Lottery projects across the country.

    Folks in Ireland have just half that time to claim too, with only 90 days before the prize money is off the table.

    Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires and the owner of the lottery ticket will no longer be able to claim any of their winnings.

    But after that time has expired, any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.

    This will usually then go on to help fund things like sport programmes or local community buildings or other projects.

  • Joseph GampToday, 15:30

    When was the first draw

    The first National Lottery draw was held on November 19 1994 when seven winners shared a jackpot of £5,874,778.

    The largest amount ever to be won by a single ticket holder was £42million, won in 1996.

    Gareth Bull, a 49-year-old builder, won £41million in November, 2020 and ended up knocking down his bungalow to make way for a luxury manor house with a pool.

  • Joseph GampToday, 15:00

    Odds for easiest lotteries to win around the world

    1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
    2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
    3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
    4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
    5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
    6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
    7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
    8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
    9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
    10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87

  • Joseph GampToday, 14:30

    ‘Money made my close relatives demanding and greedy’

    Euromillions mum Gillian Bayford is locked in a family feud over her share of a £148million jackpot.

    Gillian, 44, accused her dad Ian McCulloch, 72, of trying to seize control of the fortune she won with her ex Adrian Bayford, 46.

    The Dundee mum of two blasted Ian, mum Brenda and brother Colin, 42, saying: “It made them bitter and greedy.”

    And she told how she gave them a £20million slice of her fortune — only for them to come back for more.

    Gillian, who runs a property firm in Dundee, said: “It’s upsetting and it’s raw. The money was supposed to make everybody happy.

    “But it’s made my close relatives demanding and greedy.”

  • Joseph GampToday, 14:00

    Tips to get lucky numbers

    Avoid repeats – Another top tip is to ensure you are always choosing numbers that weren’t drawn last week.

    While it might seem 3 is a lucky number, just because it appeared in the previous draw, it doesn’t mean it will again next time.

    Odds and evens – According to expert analysis, all-odd and all-even line-ups are drawn less than three per cent of the time.

    As there are seven gaps to fill, this means it is best to pick three odd and two even, or two odd and three even.

    One of these patterns will occur in 68 per cent of EuroMillions draws.

    Shun same last digits – Similarly to odds and evens, it’s good to mix things up when it comes to the second digit of your numbers.

    Even if seven might be your lucky number, think twice about choosing 7, 17, 27, 37 and 47.

    Almost 90 per cent of draws have no more than one repeated last digit.

    And your chances of winning with four same final digits drop to less than two tenths of one per cent.

  • Joseph GampToday, 13:30

    The dinner lady who vowed to keep working

    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.

    National Lottery draw LIVE: Huge £3.6m Set For Life jackpot TONIGHT after EuroMillions & Lotto numbers revealed

  • Joseph GampToday, 12:52

    The biggest lottery prizes 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

  • Joseph GampToday, 12:12

    Helpful tips to help you win

    1. Avoid computer picks. It lowers your odds of winning.
    2. On scratchcards try buying 10 of one ticket instead of several different tickets.
    3. Mix it up – Never play all one-number groups.
    4. Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
    5. Don’t play patterns.
    6. Avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
    7. Don’t Copycat – Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.

  • Louis AllwoodToday, 12:01

    Set For Life Draw tonight

    There is a draw happening six nights a week, apart from Sundays.

    Here is a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life and what day they happen on.

    Remember, there is no draw on Sunday’s.

    National Lottery draw LIVE: Huge £3.6m Set For Life jackpot TONIGHT after EuroMillions & Lotto numbers revealed

  • Louis AllwoodToday, 11:32

    How much was raised 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

  • Louis AllwoodToday, 10:58

    Rule shake up means have to be 18 for scratch cards

    A major rules shake-up to National Lottery tickets and scratch card will change who is able to buy tickets from October this year.

    Those feeling lucky now have to be over 18 to play, as the minimum age goes up from 16 to 18.

    That means it is illegal for any retailer to sell these goods to anyone under the age of 18 – and will apply to favourite games like Lotto and the EuroMillions.

    The new rules come into effect from today after being announced as part of a major crackdown on gambling laws last year.

    Online sales of lottery tickets and scratch cards have already been banned – this came into force in April this year.

  • Louis AllwoodToday, 10:00

    What draws are on Tonight?

    As always the Set For Life Draw returns tonight where Brits have the opportunity at winning £10k every month for the next 30 years.

    The draw results are expected to be announced at 8pm.

    Go get entering.

  • Louis AllwoodToday, 09:30

    Odds for easiest lotteries to win around the world

    1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
    2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
    3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
    4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
    5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
    6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
    7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
    8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
    9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
    10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87

  • Louis AllwoodToday, 08:56

    Weekends numbers

    Saturday's Lotto numbers are 25, 39, 13, 31, 14, 37 and the Bonus Ball is 4.

    Here are the Thunderball numbers 24, 13, 11, 4, 39 and the Thunderball is 9.

    Good Luck to all those that have entered.

  • Louis AllwoodToday, 08:30

    I won the lottery TWICE in five months

    James Courtemanche, 43, from Ontario, can't believe his luck after scooping over £110,000 in cash from two tickets bought the Minnow Lake Kwik Way in Sudbury, Canada.

    He was left gobsmacked to score a sweet $88,888 (£51,883) in 2021 – only to win a second sum totalling $100,000 (£58,369) this year.

    James said: “I couldn't believe it happened again.

    “I was so surprised – and then I remembered good things happen in threes, so I'm ready for my next one.”

    James bought an Instant Wild 8 ticket from his local store before heading home and making the life-changing discovery.

    He couldn't believe his own luck, but confirmed the prize by checking the ticket on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation app,

    It was only in August that he'd paid a visit to Canada's lottery headquarters to collect his winnings from an earlier purchase at Minnow Lake Kwik Way on Brancroft Drive.

    His Instant Money Match card sealed the fate to his first jackpot before he went on to buy the second ticket from the same store.

  • Milica CosicToday, 08:00

    Is there a magic formula to winning?

    Have you ever wondered the secrets to winning big in the lottery? Is it pure luck or is there a system to it…?

    1. Avoid computer picks. It lowers your odds of winning.
    2. On scratchcards, try buying 10 of one ticket instead of several different tickets.
    3. Mix up your numbers.
    4. Even it out – Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
    5. Split from the crowd, so don’t play patterns.
    6. Apparently, you should avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
    7. Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.

  • Milica CosicToday, 07:30

    'Won twice in same draw after ‘forgetting’ ticket'

    Derek and Dawn Ladner, from Redruth, Cornwall, were thrilled when the same six numbers they used every week finally came up in the midweek lottery draw.

    They initially claimed £479,142 from the £2,395,710 jackpot due to bagging the top prize with five other winners.

    However, a week later Derek, then 57, was in for quite the shock when he found a second lottery ticket in his pocket. 

    It was from that same winning draw and thanks to his forgetfulness – when he bet twice with the same lucky numbers – their winnings increased to £958,284.

  • Milica CosicToday, 07:00

    Odds for easiest lotteries to win around the world

    1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
    2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
    3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
    4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
    5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
    6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
    7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
    8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
    9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
    10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87

  • Milica CosicToday, 06:30

    How long to wait for the next draw?

    The next game to play in will be the Set For Life draw on Monday evening.

    Taking place at 8pm, it will see Brits play for the chance to win £10k a month for the next 30 years.

    Tuesday will see Thunderball take place at 8pm, shortly followed by EuroMillions at 8.45pm.

  • Milica CosicToday, 05:30

    Back of the line

    Jamie Heavens, from Bournemouth, won £1million on a Millionaire Riches Scratch card in 2016.

    The roofer, then 26, was waiting to buy a drink at the petrol station when he realised he picked up the wrong flavour.

    He had to go to the back of the queue and noticed the “man in front of me bought a scratch card”.

    Jamie recalled: “So I picked the same card as him.

    “I drove to a layby to scratch it and realised I’d won but it was 7.30 in the morning and I still had a day’s shift ahead.

    “I couldn’t get signal so I climbed onto the roof we were working on and rang Camelot, I won a million pounds and earned another £100 for my shift.

    The big win allowed him and his partner to afford the wedding of their dreams but instead of getting carried away by his fortune, they live a modest life.

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