EuroMillions draw LIVE: £45m Lottery jackpot up for grabs TONIGHT after Lotto Thunderball numbers

EUROMILLIONS returns tonight with another chance of scooping a life changing sum of money in tonight's mega draw.

Tuesday's lottery game, which takes place between 8.15pm and 8.30pm, with a top prize of £55m on offer.

And shortly before the mammoth EuroMillions draw, Thunderball also returns at 8pm with a chance to bag a cool £500,000 jackpot.

The numbers for both games will be published on our blog, in real time, shortly after they are released.

Please gamble responsibly. And when the fun stops, stop.

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

  • Joseph Gamp

    Lottery fairytales gone wrong

    Not all lottery winners have such modest tastes including Lotto lout Michael Carroll who bagged £9.7million in 2002.

    The former binman, who was branded the ‘King of Chavs’, blew his hefty fortune on “drugs, sex and gold”.

    Callie Rogers, who at 16 became Britain’s youngest lottery winner in 2003, spent thousands of her £1.9m jackpot on wild parties, three boob jobs, designer clothes and drugs.  

    And Lee Ryan, who scooped £6.5m in 1995, ended up penniless and spent two years living on the street after blowing his cash on luxury cars, a helicopter and a £2m home.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Dad’s pocket money

    A hospital visit to see her father led lucky Libby Elliot, from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to win £2,169,664 on the lottery.

    Shortly before leaving, he gave his grandchildren pocket money and “two pounds pocket money” to his daughter too.

    In 2013, Libby, then 57, told the Daily Record: “On a whim, I put it on the Lucky Dip on my way home.”

    The next day, her dad couldn’t believe the news and was amazed that Libby was in hospital with him rather than planning ways to spend her cash. 

    She recalled him saying: “Look at you, you’re a multi-millionaire and yet you’re sitting here beside me.”

    Libby said that memory “still makes me cry” and since then her life has changed drastically.

    She went on to lose 11 stone and went “travelling the world on dream trips – from Jerusalem to Route 66 to Buenos Aires”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Explained: How to collect your lottery winnings

    Usually, if you played online, the money will be paid directly into your National Lottery account.

    For the most part you can also claim your prize from a designated post office, regional National Lottery centre, or by post. You may have to complete a claim form and provide ID.

    For winnings of £50,000 and over, you should call the National Lottery to arrange for your claim to be processed in person.

  • Louis Allwood

    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.

  • Louis Allwood

    Not long now

    Just under 4 hours until entries close for tonight’s Euromillions.

    Make sure you have entered to be in with a chance of winning £55 million tonight.

  • Louis Allwood

    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.

  • Louis Allwood

    What is a rollover?

    Rollovers help increase the size of a jackpot, as ticket sales and funds from the previous draw are added to the value of the top prize.

    As the advertised prize rises, more people tend to buy tickets as they hope for a huge win. Playing for the same amount week after week won’t create the same amount of excitement – or ticket sales – as a rapidly-growing jackpot.

    Lotto has a rollover limit rather than a jackpot cap, ensuring that the top prize is won on a regular basis. The jackpot is only permitted to roll over five times in a row and it must then be won in the next draw.

  • Louis Allwood

    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.”

  • Louis Allwood

    How much has been raised this week alone?

    A grand total of £10,787,717 has been raised by players this week.

    Since 1994 when the National Lottery was set up, players like you have helped raise more than £45BNBillion for good causes.

    That’s everything from heritage sites like Stonehenge to grassroots organisations working to end loneliness and isolation.

    During 2021, more than 660,000 individual grants were made to good causes across the UK – the equivalent of around 235 in every UK postcode district.

    2021 was also an extraordinary year for National Lottery winners. A total of 360 players joined the exclusive millionaires club last year – that’s nearly 1 new millionaire every single day.

  • Louis Allwood

    Euromillions hotpicks prizes





    PICK AND MATCH 5 MAIN NUMBERS    £1,000,000

  • Louis Allwood

    Remember to gamble responsibly

    The National Lottery operate a ‘Healthy Play’ policy and monitor behavioural patterns in players.

    The National Lottery released the following statement, “We know that extraordinary things happen when lots of people play a little. We’re proud to say that around 60% of UK adults enjoy our games, so encouraging healthy play is at the heart of everything we do. The way we design our games and tools helps put you in control of your play.

    “To keep players safe online, we use an in-house behavioural analytics model. This identifies at-risk players, enabling us to support them through targeted interventions.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Most recent Euromillions results

    • Fri 14 Jan 2022
    • Jackpot £46,600,782
    • Ball numbers 06 – 17 – 25 – 31 – 46
    • Lucky Stars 09 – 12
    • UK Millionaire Maker codes TSRJ67300
    • Tue 11 Jan 2022
    • Jackpot £34,392,715
    • Ball numbers 04 – 23 – 32 – 33 – 44
    • Lucky Stars 09 – 12
    • UK Millionaire Maker codes TRQW49296
    • Fri 07 Jan 2022
    • Jackpot £25,451,971
    • Ball numbers 02 – 14 – 37 – 44 – 50
    • Lucky Stars 07 – 11
    • UK Millionaire Maker codes TQQN90212

    Thunderball prizes up for grabs tonight

    5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £500, 000

    5 MAIN NUMBERS – £5,000

    4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £250

    4 MAIN NUMBERS  – £100

    3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £20

    3 MAIN NUMBERS – £10

    2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £10

    1 MAIN NUMBER Plus the Thunderball – £5

    0 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £3

    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

    Is tonight’s Euromillions 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.
    • Louis Allwood

      What is up for grabs in Tonight's Euromillions

      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

    • Louis Allwood

      What draws are on Tonight?

      The Euromillions draw returns tonight with a huge jackpot up for grabs of £55 million.

      The draw is expected to be announced at 8:45pm after the return of the Thunderball draw at 8pm.

      As always the Thunderball jackpot is a whopping £500k.

    • Louis Allwood

      Set For Life numbers revealed

      The Set For Life draw took place yesterday.

      The winning numbers for Monday’s game are: 04, 05, 11, 27, 35 and the Life Ball is 07.

      Are you a winner?

    • Louis Allwood

      I was scammed by a $70m lottery jackpot scheme

      Christine Lauzon actually won $70million in the lottery back in October, however, a Facebook page under her name promised to send out money to people in need.

      An investigation into the situation resulted in the British Columbia Lottery Corporation reaching out to Lauzon, who confirmed that the account using her name and photo was fake.

      A post on the fake page claimed that they had “voluntarily decided to help people financially,”

      One woman in Fiji responded to the post asking for $1,000 to fix her roof. She asked to not be identified to protect her privacy.

      “When there’s heavy rain, the water always enters the house. Like half the house it enters inside,” the woman said.

      The scammer offered to send the woman $100,000 if she sent $300 in Bitcoin first. The potential victim was attempting to raise the money when she was contacted by CTV News, who told her that it was a scam.

      “I was really happy because nobody has ever offered me that amount of money before,” she said, saying the thought of receiving that much money would be life-changing

    • Louis Allwood

      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.

    • Louis Allwood

      ‘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.”

    • Louis Allwood

      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.

    • Louis Allwood

      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.

    • Louis Allwood

      Helpful tips to increase your chances at winning

      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 Allwood

      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

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