National Lottery results latest – Check Saturday's Lotto & Friday's EuroMillions winning numbers HERE, plus Set For Life

THE LOTTO draw returned on Saturday with a tasty £7.5million available to be won – but no one bagged the top prize.

Saturday's winning Lotto numbers were 8, 24, 25, 32, 33 and 46, while the bonus ball was 47.

No-one matched all six main numbers to win the jackpot, but one lucky ticket-holder matched five numbers plus the bonus ball to scoop £1 million.

It means Wednesday's National Lottery kitty now stands at an estimated £9 million.

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

Read our EuroMillions blog below for the latest results and updates..

  • Joseph Gamp

    Whole lotto misery

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Pigs bring more satisfaction than winning lottery

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Set For Life returns TONIGHT

    Fancy a chance to winning £10,000 a month for the next 30 years? Of course you do!

    Set For Life returns at 8p-m this evening and one lucky ticketholder could win just that.

    You can follow all the latest news and numbers right here on our blog.

  • John Hall

    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.

  • John Hall

    ‘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.”

  • John Hall

    An Englishwoman’s home is her castle

    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.

  • John Hall

    Money doesn’t buy happiness

    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.”

  • John Hall

    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.

  • John Hall

    Explained: Who was Lee Ryan?

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Where does National Lottery money go?

    Around £30 million is raised every week by National Lottery players for good causes – so even if you don’t win some of the country’s most vulnerable do.

    Here are some of the organisations they work with:

    • Arts Council England
    • Sport England
    • BFI
    • UK Sport
    • Arts Council Of Wales
    • Sport Wales
    • Arts Council Of Northern Ireland

    Life-changing Lotto win

    An ex- Championship footballer who was forced to retire due to injury bagged himself a life-changing £1million on the National Lottery.

    Terry Kennedy, who played for Sheffield United and Harrogate Town, has gone viral on social media after a video was posted of him being informed of his sensational win.

    After celebrating his 28th birthday on Monday, footage emerged of Kennedy anxiously clutching his lucky ticket and speaking to what appears to be a member of the lottery to confirm his winnings.

    Upon being told he had indeed scooped the cash, his co-workers erupted in celebration, with the former professional footballer staring at the ceiling in disbelief.

    Explained: What happens if no one claims a prize?

    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.”

    Secrets to winning the lottery revealed

    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.

    What are the 6 luckiest numbers?

    Ever wondered what numbers you *should* be playing?

    Well, 6, 7, 33, 38, 40, and 49 are known as the six luckiest numbers globally.

    These numbers come from data collected from draws that happened in Spain, Canada, Germany, Poland, the UK, Greece, and South Africa.

    Ghosthunters

    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.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Explained: The world’s luckiest number?

      The six luckiest numbers globally are: 6, 7, 33, 38, 40, and 49.

      These numbers come from data collected from draws that happened in Spain, Canada, Germany, Poland, the UK, Greece, and South Africa.

      The data is an aggregation – so it will be different for different draws depending on where you play.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Aussie man wins £2.4m but was blissfully unaware

      An Australian man unknowingly won the lottery a month ago and has finally come forward to claim his £2.4million prize.

      The ticket holder collected his winnings on Thursday after striking lucky in the Set for Life jackpot that was drawn on October 9.

      He will now be paid £11,000 a month for the next 20 years.

      Because his entry was unregistered, Lotto officials weren’t able to find or contact the man about his winnings and had to wait until he came forward.

      The lucky winner said he had his entry ticket tucked inside his wallet the entire time.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Top tips for playing

      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.
    • Joseph Gamp

      Man who won big seven times

      In an interview with ABC News, Richard Lustig explained that his method was to re-invest all of his winnings back into the lottery, and also recommended using hand-picked sequential numbers, as well as using the same numbers repeatedly.

      Lustig’s total wins amount to a value of $1,052,205.58, which is about £766,736.95.

      • Win 1: January 1993 (scratch-off ticket) – $10,000
      • Win 2: August 1997 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $13,696.03
      • Win 3: June 2000 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – $3,594.66
      • Win 4: October 2001 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – valued at $4,966
      • Win 5: January 2002 (Florida Mega Money) – $842,152.91
      • Win 6: November 25, 2008 (Florida Fantasy 5) $73,658.06
      • Win 7: August 9, 2010 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $98,992.92

      Lucky numbers for 2021 lottery

      Astrologers have suggested that there are specific numbers that could be worth playing if you want to win the lottery.

      They are 1, 4, 2, and 7.

      Also, those numbers that add up to these like 10, 11, and 22 can be your lucky numbers in 2021.

      Tuesday night 'set to be the big one' says Camelot

      Camelot's Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said: "Tuesday night is set to be a big one, with a massive estimated £121 million EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs.

      "Players are urged to get their tickets early to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize."

      • Joseph Gamp

        Tuesday EuroMillions jackpot now at £121m

        Ticketholders are in with the chance to win a £121 million jackpot in Tuesday's EuroMillions draw after there were no winners of the top prize on Friday.

        The winning numbers were 21, 22, 29, 32, 46 – and the Lucky Star numbers were 09 and 10.

        A total of six players did scoop the second prize of £138,366.60 for matching five numbers and one Lucky Star number.

        The top prize will now roll over to Tuesday's draw, meaning an estimated £121 million jackpot is up for grabs if a single UK ticketholder wins.

      • Joseph Gamp

        Wednesday's Lotto jackpot now at £9m after no winners yesterday

        Wednesday's National Lottery jackpot stands at an estimated £9 million after no-one scooped the top prize in Saturday's draw.

        The winning Lotto numbers were 08, 24, 25, 32, 33, 46 and the bonus number was 47.

        Set of balls number three and draw machine Merlin were used.

        No-one matched all six main numbers to win the jackpot, but one lucky ticket-holder matched five numbers plus the bonus ball to scoop £1 million.

        A total of 81 ticket-holders matched five numbers to win £1,750, while 5,400 matched four numbers to win £140 each.

      • Joseph Gamp

        National Lottery weekly timetable

        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.

      • Joseph Gamp

        Where is the best place to win the lottery?

        If you want to be in with a better chance of winning the jackpot, you may consider a trip over the English Channel.

        The French lottery – or Loto as it is known over there – has the statistically shortest odds of winning big.

        Here are some of the easiest to win lotteries in 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

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