National Lottery results LIVE – Winning numbers for Wednesday January 12's QUADRUPLE rollover with £9.2m up for grabs

TONIGHT'S National Lottery Lotto numbers for Wednesday, January 12, are set to be revealed… and they could change someones life!

It's a Quadruple Rollover tonight and someone lucky could win a whopping £9.2 million. Just imagine what you could do with that money.

The Lotto results are expected to be drawn at around 8pm tonight, with the Thunderball numbers to be drawn at 8.15pm.

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

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

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘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.”

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    Quadruple Lotto rollover TONIGHT

    It's a big Lotto game tonight, with a whopping Quadruple rollover prize to be won.

    No-one managed to win the jackpot in Saturday's National Lottery draw, meaning tonight's top prize an estimated £9.2 million.

    The winning numbers were 36, 46, 33, 21, 43, and 28 – and the bonus ball was 27.

    Just two people managed to win the second biggest prize of £1 million when they matched five numbers and the bonus ball.

    The draw stakes place at 8pm and we'll publish the numbers here as they are revealed.

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    Your chances of unlikely events

    Experts reveal chances of unlikely events – from death by shark to winning lottery.

    Number - crunching experts at cardchat.com have worked out the likelihood of some very unlikely events.

    • 1000 – 1 = Seeing a shooting star.
    • 37,500 in 1 = Being bitten by a snake.
    • 3,700,000 in 1 = Being killed by a shark.
    • 1,000,000,000,000 in 1 = Meeting your doppelganger.
    • 45,000,000 in 1 = Winning the lottery.
    • 500-1 = Being born with an extra toe.

    Read the article in full here.

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      ‘Being rich doesn’t make you a better person’

      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.

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      Mum-of-two stayed to finish shift after winning big on scratchcard

      A MUM of two stayed to finish her care home shift after finding out she had landed £1million on a lottery scratchcard.

      Stunned Sara Thomas, 26, asked colleagues to ring Camelot to check her jackpot was for real.

      She broke the news to partner Sean Warner, 28, who urged her to take the rest of the day off but she kept working.

      Sara, from Merthy r Tydfil, South Wales, said: “I was gobsmacked when I won.

      “When I told Sean, he said I should leave work for the day but we were short-staffed and I didn’t want to let the girls down so I stayed.

      “The rest of the day was a bit of a blur.”

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      ‘I sill shop in Primark despite winning £1.8m’

      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.

      Read the article in full here.

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      Explained: 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.

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      ‘Life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won’

      Jane Park was just 17 when she bagged £1million in prize money after buying her first ever ticket, making her Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner.

      At the time of her win, she was an admin temp earning £8-an-hour, and was living in a two-bedroom Edinburgh council flat she shared with her mum Linda.

      Jane is an avid football fan and supports Scottish Premier League side Hibernian.

      She has previously remarked that being a millionaire is stressful.

      Speaking to the Sunday People, she said: “I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?”

      “I thought it would make [my life] ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse.

      “I wish I had no money most days.

      “I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.’”

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      Most common Lucky Stars

      The most common Lucky Stars, which range between 1-12, are both low numbers.

      Number 2 is the out-an-out winner having been drawn 109 times and number 3 has come out 102 times.

      The number drawn out the least number of times is 22 – which has been a winning number on just 37 occasions.

      Eighteen has showed up just 38 times, while 40 has mirrored itself and made 40 debuts.

      The other uncommon numbers are 33, drawn 42 times, and 3, which has appeared 43 times.

      Ten has been drawn the least number of times (70) with one appearing 74 times.

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      Explained: How long do winners have to claim their 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.

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      When hopes become reality

      Like many people who play the lottery, Patrick and Frances Connolly “always hoped” they would win but didn’t have high hopes.

      But two years ago, on New Year’s Day, they scooped £114,969,775 on the EuroMillions after playing every week for years. 

      When the couple, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, found out about the “life-changing” sum, they modestly celebrated with “a cup of tea and a hug”.

      They told ITV: “I always hoped we would win the lottery one day, but when we did, it would be just our luck that lots of others would win on the same day with the same numbers too.

      “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would ever win almost £115 million.”

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      Lottery with the best odds UK

      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.

      Improving your Lotto Odds

      Each line of Lotto numbers has an identical chance of winning.

      The only way to improve your odds is to get more entries.

      An affordable way to do this is to play in a syndicate so that you split the cost with others and boost your odds at the same time.

      Always remember to play responsibly. And when the fun stops, stop.

      How the free Lucky Dips work

      If you match two numbers, it is easy to claim your free Lucky Dip.

      If you have bought your ticket from a store, simply take your entry to any National Lottery retailer within 180 days of the winning draw. You will then be given the choice over whether to receive your Lucky Dip for the next Wednesday or Saturday draw.

      When you win a Lucky Dip online, you will be notified by email and the Lucky Dip will be automatically entered into the next Lotto draw. You will then be given the chance to decide whether you would like any future Lucky Dips to be entered into the next draw, the next Wednesday draw or the next Saturday draw.

      Explained: How to play the Lotto

      1. Pick 6 numbers from 1–59 or go with a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers.
      2. You can play up to 7 lines of numbers on each play slip
      3. There are two Lotto draws a week – one on Saturday at 7.45pm and one on Wednesday at 8.00pm. Choose whether to enter just one draw or both
      4. The final step is to pay for your tickets, and it costs £2 per entry to play Lotto. If you play in a store, you will be given a paper ticket that you will need to keep safe, as it is your only proof of entry. If you play online, they will be stored digitally.

      You can buy Lotto tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you'll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

      • Milica Cosic

        What draw is on tonight?

        The Lotto is back tonight with a MASSIVE quadruple rollover.

        This means one lucky person could be in with the chance of winning £9.2M.

        The draw takes place at 8:00pm, so you have plenty of time to get your tickets.

        Always remember to play responsibly.

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        Recap: Last night's EuroMillions numbers

        The EuroMillions draw took place just after the Thunderball. In case you missed it, here are the numbers

        Tuesday’s winning numbers were: 4, 23, 32, 33 and 44,.

        And the Lucky Stars were: 09 and 12.

        Check your tickets now!

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        Last night's Thunderball numbers

        Tuesday night's Thunderball results were revealed just after 8:00pm.

        The winning numbers were: 06, 07, 16, 17 and 18, while the Thunderball was 11.

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        The National Lottery’s ‘life coach’

        The National Lottery believes it is incredibly important to support winners with their mental health.

        Winners are also provided with a life coach to help them with the big decisions, whether that’s which country you holiday in next, what kind of supercar you treat yourself to.

        Lottery advisor, Andy Carter says: “People are actually going through an enormous change, they’ve had an enormous shock.

        “This is why winners are also given a life coach, which they can share with their whole families if they choose.

        “Winning the lottery gives you lots and lots of opportunity to do lots of fantastic stuff but it takes a bit of getting used to.”

        Winners have access to this financial, legal and wellbeing support for the rest of their lives too.

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        National Lottery: Weekly timetable

        Below is a handy timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

        There is a draw 6 nights a week.

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        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.
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        What happens to unclaimed EuroMillions prize money?

        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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        This is what REALLY happens when you win the lotto

        Lottery advisor, Andy Carter spills the beans.

        Day one – Your details then get passed on to Andy, who will then call you back to figure out the logistics.
        They will check your personal details, such as verifying your identity and your bank account details to get paid your winnings.

        Two days later – Once you’ve had a little time to think about how you will manage your winnings Andy will pay you a home visit.
        His team will triple check all your paperwork, making sure your ticket’s real and verify you are the person who bought the winning ticket.
        Afterwards, Andy will send the winning funds to whichever bank account you choose and the money will arrive in your account within two working days.

        Follow-up programme – The logistics of receiving your money is “just the start” of the long journey for Lottery winners. Two-or-so weeks after the millions have landed in your account, Andy sets up some meetings with legal and financial advisers to help you through.
        But on top of this continuous support, the National Lottery believes it is incredibly important to support winners with their mental health. Winners are also provided with a life coach to help them with the big decisions.

        Read the article in full here.

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        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
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        Some signs are luckier than others

        According to the stars some signs are luckier than others, so read on and see if you should pop out and buy that winning lotto ticket. It could be you!

        Leo – Oh, Leo we knew you’d be one of the lucky ones. You always look good, have a string of admirers and just tend to always be prowling on the bright side of the street.

        Virgo – It’s no coincidence that planner extraordinaire is one of the luckiest signs of the zodiac. Virgos only become successful because they put in the hours and werk, girl.

        Scorpio – Magnanimous Scorpio has definitely got it going on when it comes to luck. They’ll often find themselves in the right place at the right time as if by magic, much to the annoyance of some less fortunate souls

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