EuroMillions results LATEST: Winning lottery numbers revealed with £44m jackpot up for grabs

EUROMILLIONS returned last nigth with a staggering £44m jackpot waiting to be scooped up by a lucky ticketholder.

The draw took place at 8.10pm, and the winning numbers were 12, 17, 21 & 34, while the Lucky Stars were 38 and 23.

Meanwhile, tonight's Lotto jackpot stands at £5.4million, after Saturday's huge £4m top prize was not won.

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

Read our EuroMillions live blog below for the latest numbers and results…

  • Milica Cosic

    The most common EuroMillions numbers

    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.

  • Milica Cosic

    It's for adults only

    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.

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

    The new age restriction, which was exclusively revealed by The Sun, aims to make sure the lottery is not a “gateway to problem gambling”, minister for sport, tourism and heritage Nigel Huddleston previously said.

    Gambling is illegal for under-18s, but until now anyone 16 or over has been able to play National Lottery games.

  • Milica Cosic

    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.

    Tonight will see the return of the Set For Life.

    The draws will be at 8:45pm and 8.00pm.

  • Milica Cosic

    Unluckiest winner of all time

    That was the case for one young couple this week who missed out on the £182million Euromillions jackpot  when they realised their winning ticket payment hadn’t gone through.

    Rachel Kennedy, 19, and Liam McCrohan, 21, from Hertfordshire were “absolutely heartbroken” when they realised their usual numbers had come up, but they had won nothing.

    The couple, both students, had played the winning numbers of 6, 12, 22, 29, 33, 6 and 11 for five weeks in a row before all seven digits appeared in Friday’s draw.

    Rachel’s account was set up to automatically buy a Euromillions ticket with her usual numbers but because her account did not have the right funds, the ticket payment did not go through.

    “I called the number thinking that I had won £182million and they said ‘yeah you’ve got the right numbers but you didn’t have the funds in your account for the payment of the ticket so it didn’t actually go through’,” Rachel said.

    Read the article in full here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    What’s the scratchcard with the best odds?

    According to Oddschecker, the best scratchcard to snap up is £500 Loaded with odds of just 1 in 3.15.

    For just a fiver you could be in the running for £500.

    In second place, with the same odds, is Full of £500s which also has a top prize of £500.

    Cashword Multiplier follows close behind, which sees punters scratch off letters to reveal symbols to create full words.

  • Joseph Gamp

    When your 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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    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.

    Top tips for playing the lottery

    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.

    The most common EuroMillions numbers

    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.EditDelete

    • Joseph Gamp

      Top ten easiest lotteries

      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 Gamp

      EuroMillions numbers REVEALED

      The EuroMillions draw has just taken place, with a staggering jackpot prize of £44m.

      Tuesday's winning numbers are 12, 17, 21 & 34 and the lucky stars are 38 & 23.

      Are you a winner?

    • Joseph Gamp

      Thunderball numbers revealed

      Tonight's Thunderball draw has taken place.

      The winning numbers are: 01, 12, 19, 24 and 34.

      Meanwhile the Thunderball itself is 09.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Thunderball returns in 15 minutes

      The draw takes place at 8pm.

      The top prize? A cool £500,000!

      Good luck!

    • Joseph Gamp

      The Lottery 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

      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.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Unlucky numbers

      These are the numbers are the ones drawn the LEAST:

      1st – 50, drawn just 22 times

      2nd – 53, drawn just 23 times

      3rd – 26, drawn just 24 times

      =3rd – 48, drawn just 24 times

      =3rd – 51, drawn just 24 times

      4th – 57, drawn just 25 times

    • Joseph Gamp

      What’s the scratchcard with the best odds?

      According to Oddschecker, the best scratchcard to snap up is £500 Loaded with odds of just 1 in 3.15.

      For just a fiver you could be in the running for £500.

      In second place, with the same odds, is Full of £500s which also has a top prize of £500.

      Cashword Multiplier follows close behind, which sees punters scratch off letters to reveal symbols to create full words.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Into the golden pond

      Well, it’s good news if you’re born in February or March.

      According to research from Lott and MailOnline, dreamy Pisces is the luckiest sign of the zodiac when it comes to winning the lottery.

      The data, which was based on those winning the top lottery jackpot, found that 11.6% of the winners were Pisces – meaning, on average, they were more likely to pick the golden ticket.

      Go-with the-flow Pisces will stumble upon extraordinarily lucky breaks and often find themselves effortlessly attracting most things on their wish list.

      So, Pisces, if you’re reading this maybe you should get down to the shops and buy a lottery ticket.

    • Milica Cosic

      'NO guarantee money will 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.”

    • Milica Cosic

      ‘We won, then gave our winnings away’

      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.

    • Milica Cosic

      Rolling in the pie

      They say money can’t buy you love – and it appears it can’t buy you a decent Cornish pasty in Scotland either.

      Lottery jackpot winner Adrian Bayford has quit his home in Scotland — because he missed the iconic pasties and the English pub.

      The ex-postie, 49, had relocated north of the border, having abandoned his £12million English country estate after a string of failed romances.

      But pals say the friendly millionaire — who scooped £148million in 2012 — got fed up with the fancy Scottish pies and neeps and tatties.

      The final straw came when lockdown ended and the dad-of-two realised how much he was missing English pubs — with Scottish drinking focused on bars and hotels.

      Friends said he was so bored without a decent village boozer he took up archery.

      Pals thought his country pile in Cambridgeshire had been sold, when in fact he had taken it off the market and moved back in.

    • Milica Cosic

      Top tips for playing the lottery

      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 Cosic

      Unluckiest winner of all time

      That was the case for one young couple this week who missed out on the £182million Euromillions jackpot  when they realised their winning ticket payment hadn’t gone through.

      Rachel Kennedy, 19, and Liam McCrohan, 21, from Hertfordshire were “absolutely heartbroken” when they realised their usual numbers had come up, but they had won nothing.

      The couple, both students, had played the winning numbers of 6, 12, 22, 29, 33, 6 and 11 for five weeks in a row before all seven digits appeared in Friday’s draw.

      Rachel’s account was set up to automatically buy a Euromillions ticket with her usual numbers but because her account did not have the right funds, the ticket payment did not go through.

      “I called the number thinking that I had won £182million and they said ‘yeah you’ve got the right numbers but you didn’t have the funds in your account for the payment of the ticket so it didn’t actually go through’,” Rachel said.

      Read the article in full here.

    • Milica Cosic

      The biggest Euromillions winners in history

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

      These winners may just change your mind about playing tonight. However, always remember to play responsibly. And when the fun stops, stops.

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

    • Milica Cosic

      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.

      Tonight will see the return of the EuroMillions and the Thunderball.

      The draws will be at 8:45pm and 8.00pm.

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