National Lottery results LIVE – Players warned to check for winning Lotto tickets NOW; plus Set for Life draw tonight

THE Set For Life draw is back tomorrow night as Lotto players have been urged to check their tickets as a huge £4.1million still up for grabs.

The whopping prize remains unclaimed after the ticket was bought for last Saturday's draw.

Meanwhile, the Set For Life can be played on Monday night as Brits have a chance to win £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.

So, what are you waiting for? Go play…

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

Read our EuroMillions live blog below for the latest updates…

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    Special win after ‘scary’ pandemic

    A syndicate of 53 NHS workers won £118,044 on EuroMillions earlier this month.

    They matched five numbers and one lucky star in the October 8 draw.

    The syndicate members are mostly pharmacy staff at Morriston Hospital in Swansea and aged between 20 and 63.

    They have been working flat out during the pandemic.

    Pharmacy technician Kim Owen, 61, said: “It’s been a scary time for all of us so the win is extra special.”

    Members of the syndicate, which is called the Pharmily Crew, will each receive £2,227. Most say they will spend their share on sunshine holidays.

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    When 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.

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    ‘I still 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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    Set For Life returns TONIGHT

    The draw takes place at 8.00pm every Monday and Thursday.

    The results will follow on our blog shortly after.

    Make sure you buy a ticket for the draw before it closes at 7.30pm.

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    ‘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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    Lottery fraud

    A RAPIST who scammed millions on the Lotto ten years ago still owns a posh four-bedroom house he allegedly bought with the tainted dosh.

    The home in commuter haven Kings Langley, Herts, just minutes from the M25 has fallen into serious disrepair.

    Docs show it is still owned by convicted rapist and fraudster Edward Putnam who is currently serving nine years for his despicable part in the biggest scam to ever hit the National Lottery.

    He was jailed for seven years in 1993 for raping a terrified pregnant 17-year-old girl.

    Putnam, now 56, “scooped” £2.5 million on the National Lottery in 2009 after conspiring with a Camelot employee to craft a fake ticket.

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    Britain’s unluckiest woman

    BRITAIN’S unluckiest woman lost out on the £178mil Euromillions jackpot – because each of her numbers was just one digit away from the winning seven balls.

    Tayla Octave, 19, could not believe it when she checked her lucky dip row against February’s mega draw and saw she had been so close to scooping the top prize – which you only have a one in 139,838,160 chance of winning.

    Marketing apprentice Tayla’s row was 5, 13, 24, 45, 49, with Lucky Stars 6 and 11 and the winning numbers were 4, 12, 25, 46, 48, 7 and 12.

    She told The Sun: “I’m just gutted. It’s a long shot to win the lottery anyway but to be so close is heart-breaking.

    “At first I just saw I hadn’t won anything but then I went through and compared them side by side and that’s when I realised that every single number I had was just one away from the winning ones.”

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    Fraudster who swindled £2.5m in fake ticket scam still owns £466k house

    A RAPIST who scammed millions on the Lotto ten years ago still owns a posh four-bedroom house he allegedly bought with the tainted dosh.

    The home in commuter haven Kings Langley, Herts, just minutes from the M25 has fallen into serious disrepair.

    Docs show it is still owned by convicted rapist and fraudster Edward Putnam who is currently serving nine years for his despicable part in the biggest scam to ever hit the National Lottery.

    He was jailed for seven years in 1993 for raping a terrified pregnant 17-year-old girl.

    Putnam, now 56, “scooped” £2.5 million on the National Lottery in 2009 after conspiring with a Camelot employee to craft a fake ticket.

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    Lotto couple robbed at knifepoint

    Dave and Angela Dawes couldn’t believe their luck when they scooped a incredible £101,203,600.

    And shift supervisor Dave and his charity volunteer wife Angela, from Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, ensured they shared the love with their nearest and dearest.

    The pair are reported to have handed out £30million to their family and closest friends, while also setting up a charity.

    Treating themselves, the pair bought a £4 million home, Socknersh Manor, in Burwash, East Sussex – previously owned by the likes of Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck.

    However, they went through hell last year when they were tied up and robbed by a gang at their luxury home.

    The robbers fled with jewellery and around £20,000 cash in the couple’s Range Rover. They later beefed up security at their home to protect themselves.

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    Who are the biggest Euromillions winners in history?

    Your chances to win may be remote but if you do you could win big.

    Here are some of the record prizes one by UK winners in the past:

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    Family drama

    In 2016, the Davies family won £61million on the EuroMillions.

    Stephanie Davies, then 23, reluctantly bought a ticket after mum Sonia phoned from Florida and begged her to buy one.

    Sonia, who worked as an administration assistant, was in the US having vital keyhole surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from the parathyroid glands in her neck, and had a feeling she would go on a winning streak after the op was a success.

    But even this happy family couldn’t avoid controversy as it was reported father of the family Keith, of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, would share his cash with his daughters with ex Mandy – but his wife’s son was allegedly snubbed.

    Keith’s partner Sonia’s estranged son Spencer Pugh claimed he would not see a penny of the £61million EuroMillions win.

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    Stats from the National Lottery

    • Six Millionaires are made every week
    • The luckiest postcode is Birmingham with 119 millionaires
    • The luckiest profession is building
    • There are 6 million winners a week
    • £56 billion paid out in prizes
    • Over £34 million goes to National Lottery Projects every week
    • Most Millionaires celebrate with a cup of tea

    What are the most popular EuroMillions numbers?

    A lot of people doing the EuroMillions pick a lucky dip to get their numbers.

    Lottoland advises that people should avoid popular numbers, like 1-31, as people tend to opt for their birth date.

    This means if these numbers come up more people will have them and the winning amount will be divided between more people.

    They also suggest avoidance of a sequence of numbers

    Bad luck lotto winners

    Dave and Angie Dawes couldn't believe their luck when they won £101million in 2011.

    And the generous couple decided to share their wealth by giving their friends £1million each.

    "We've drawn up a list of 15 to 20 people that we're going to make millionaires," former Premier Foods supervisor Dave told The Guardian at the time.

    "Anyone who has helped us through our lives."

    But despite their generosity, Lady Luck soon turned on the couple.

    In 2017, the couple's son, Michael, sued them for more cash after he blew through gifts of £1.6million in two years.

    The Navy veteran tried to argue that he was led to believe that he would be given cash from the couple on an ongoing basis.

    But a judge ultimately dismissed the case after hearing of Michael's "astonishing" level of expenditure, which included a £1,000 weekly grocery bill.

    Explained: How to play Thunderball

    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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      Explained: 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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      Brit winner has just SIX DAYS left before they lose £1m EuroMillions prize forever

      A LOTTERY-winning Brit has less than a week left to claim their huge prize – or let £1million slip through their fingers for good.

      The lucky ticket-holder paid out for their winning slip back in the summer.#

      But they've still not stepped forward to claim the cash.

      And next Sunday, November 28, they'll miss their chance forever – as the life-changing sum is donated to National Lottery projects in the UK.

      Bosses at Camelot are now urging anyone who bought a ticket in Greenwich, London for the June 1 draw to search under sofas and in their pockets.

      The winner made their fortune as part of EuroMillions' UK Millionaire Maker.

      The winning code is ZMFD00211.

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      Boob jobs for sisters

      Sarah Cockings from Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear won a whopping £3million in April 2005 when she was just 21.

      She claimed to “live a very normal life” despite her vast fortune, and after the money dropped in her account she treated her siblings Emma and Alex to matching boob jobs.

      “Just after I won, I bought my two sisters boob jobs but now I’ve had one myself, because mine were wrecked by breastfeeding,” she told the Daily Mail in 2019.

      Sarah, who said she “loved” her surgically enhanced chest, also went back to university so that her mum could have a “picture of me graduating”.

      Eight years after winning the lottery she decided to quit her job as a social worker and pursue modelling opportunities, where she’s found ultimate happiness. 

      “Up until now there’s no bad part of being a millionaire – I’ve loved every minute,” Sarah added. 

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      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.

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      The biggest lottery prizes of all time

      • £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

      Lottery winners gave away fortune by making friends rich

      A £115million jackpot is probably enough to not just change your life, but the lives of everyone you’ve ever cared about too.

      Which is probably why Frances and Patrick Connolly decided to give over half of their winnings to 175 people.

      “We won £114,969,775.70 and we have given away more than half,” Frances said last year.

      “That’s £60million-worth of love. And the thing that makes me even happier is that every single person we gave money to has passed some of it on to other people. I can’t think of a day since winning the Lottery that I haven’t smiled.”

      Read more here.

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        Ticket holder scoops £4m Lottery jackpot

        A lucky winner scooped the £4 million National Lottery jackpot on the weekend.

        Saturday's winning Lotto numbers were 05, 16, 17, 32, 51 and 59, and the bonus number was 53.

        Set of balls one and draw machine Arthur were used.

        The top-prize winner matched all six numbers to scoop £4,026,102, while another ticket-holder matched five balls plus the bonus to win £1 million.

        A total of 44 ticket-holders matched five numbers to win £1,750 each, 3,151 ticket-holders matched four numbers to win £140, and 86,438 winners matched three numbers to scoop £30 each.

        Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said: "This is the second lucky winner in a week after one lucky player banked the £4.1 million Lotto jackpot on Saturday 13 November, which is yet to be claimed.

        "Players are being urged to check their tickets and to give us a call to claim these fantastic prizes."

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        Ways to increase your odds of winning

        Firstly, select the right game. The lottery could mean one of several games – each with different odds and jackpots.

        Playing a game with smaller odds gives you a better chance of winning.

        Secondly, buy more tickets. This sounds obvious, but there are several ways to do this.

        Aside from simply splashing out more yourself, one way of increasing your odds of winning is to join a syndicate or pool.

        This could be made up of friends, family, colleagues or even strangers – it doesn’t matter.

        A syndicate or pool is a group of people who purchase a set number of tickets and agree to share any prizes out equally, whoever wins.

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        How many lottery tickets were sold 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

        When is the EuroMillions draw next on?

        The EuroMillions draw happens twice a week – on Tuesday’s and Friday’s.

        Numbers should be revealed around 8:45pm tonight.

        Follow our blog for all the latest news and the winning numbers.

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