Lotto results LIVE: £4MILLION lottery jackpot up for grabs in tonight's draw

TONIGHT'S winning numbers have been revealed. Have you got the lucky ticket?

The magic numbers in tonight's Lotto draw are 13, 52, 2, 54, 42, 38 and the bonus ball is 39.

Whomever is the lucky winner has a chance to win the rollover price of £4.1m – but if no one matches the prize will roll over again till Wednesday.

But if you are out of luck with the Lotto there is also anotherThunderball draw at 8.15pm tonight which could net you £500k.

Read our National Lottery live blog below for the latest updates…

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    NATIONAL LOTTERY WEEKLY TIMETABLE

    Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

    There is a draw 6 nights a week.

    However, there are no draws on Sundays.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    AND THE WINNER IS….

    The winning numbers are 13, 52, 2, 54, 42, 38 and the bonus ball is 39.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    HOW MANY LOTTERY TICKETS WERE SOLD IN THE 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

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    EXPLAINED: HOW LONG DO WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE 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.

    Read the article in full here.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    FROM MANSION TO HOMELESS

    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.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    INSIDE MARGARET LOUGHREY’S VINTAGE CAR SHOWROOM AT NEW HOME SHE NEVER LIVED

    The 56-year-old, who scooped a £27million (€31million) fortune, built a six-bay showroom for the vehicles even though she did not drive.

    She was found dead at the £130,000 bungalow where she had been staying temporarily in Strabane, Co Tyrone, on Thursday.

    The little house is next door to the showroom and the barrel-roofed converted barn where she planned to live alone.

    Police said there were “no suspicious circumstances” after Ms Loughrey’s body was discovered.

     

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    HOW DID JOHN ROBERTS LOSE HIS MONEY?

    John Roberts, from Edinburgh, won a massive £3.1million back in 1998.

    But just three years later the security guard was penniless after blowing his money on cars, houses and luxury holidays.

    One of his first big buys was a massive Tudor mansion in Blackpool, which he moved his wife, Linda, and five children into.

    The five-bedroom detached home was worth around £160,000 when he bought it – and was a far cry from their council flat in Pilton, Edinburgh.

    The seaside house was called Balmoral, after the couple’s favourite Scottish beauty spot.

    In 2001, John moved out of the home and moved in with his cousin. At that time, it was worth £250,000

    John is now rumoured to be living on handouts from friends and family after his marriage fell apart, and was said to be living in a caravan at one time.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    WHICH STAR SIGN MOST LIKELY TO PICK THE RIGHT WINNING NUMBERS?

    The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Which sign is most likely to win the lottery? 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.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    TOP TIPS FOR PLAYING THE LOTTERY

    High-low split

    It has been shown that winning tickets will usually have a spread of numbers across the Lottery’s number field.

    If the Lottery has a number field of 1-50, then 1-25 would be in the lower half while 26-50 would be in the higher half.

    It is unlikely that all numbers will be either from the lower or higher half, therefore your numbers should be a split of both.

    Don’t play popular numbers

    If you play number sequences that get played all the time like multiples of 5 (10, 15, 20, 25) or lucky number 7 (14, 21, 28, 35) then you are more likely to end up dividing the prize with other people.

    So for a chance to win big, avoid playing popular numbers.

    Mix odd with even numbers

    To give yourself a better chance of winning, mix odd and even numbers.

    Draws with just odd or even numbers are extremely rare.

    Check your numbers

    Check through your numbers thoroughly as you may have made a. mistake in writing down the winning numbers.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    HOW MICHAEL CARROLL LOST HIS FORTUNE (CONTINUED)

    After The Grange was ruined with his drug and sex parties, he abandoned it when his electricity and gas were cut off due to unpaid bills.

    It was said that people set fire to the doors to keep warm since there was no heating.

    Thieves then stripped the place of anything left that had value, including dragging the jacuzzi through a wall using a rope a van. Drug dealers also used it to sell their wares.

    He eventually managed to sell it for just £142,000 – a £600,000 loss.

    Had it been kept in a good condition, it would be worth £700,000.

    Michael now lives in a semi-detached house in nearby Downham Market – and he cuts logs and delivers coal for £10 an hour.

    The Grange’s new owner, Norfolk travel agent Peter Mears, bought the place with plans to invest another £150,000 to turn it back into a family home.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    ‘WE WON THE LOTTERY THEN GAVE WINNINGS AWAY BY MAKING PALS RICH & FLUSHING CASH DOWN THE LOO AFTER FIVE BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE’

    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.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    HOW EUROMILLIONS WINNER MICHAEL CARROL LOST HIS FORTUNE

    Back in 2002, Michael Carrol won a bank-breaking £9.7million – all while he was wearing an electronic tag for being drunk and disorderly.

    The self-proclaimed “King of Chavs” blew all of his money, including lavish spending on naked waitresses and cocaine.

    After buying a five-bedroom mansion in Norfolk for £340,000, it became a venue for wild sex parties that he called “roman-style orgies”.

    He then spent £400,000 extending the mansion, which he dubbed The Grange, and even installed a swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

    However, all his parties and wild nights took its toll on the house, which ended up wrecked.

    It was reported by the Daily Mirror that a friend of Michael’s said he was "living like a wild animal".

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    WHAT WAS THE FIRST HOUSE EUROMILLIONS WINNER JANE PARK BOUGHT?

    Jane Park was Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner when she scooped her £1million jackpot in 2013.

    The Edinburgh socialite moved out of the council house she shared with her mum after buying a three-bed home.

    Jane took pride in transforming it with dazzling décor, including flowers in many rooms, mirrored furniture, and coloured with cool greys and monochrome tones.

    With a fabulous, open plan kitchen complete with a lavish marble island, the cooking area lead to patio doors which opened into the garden.

    However she sold the house in 2016 to move back in with her mum after admitting she was lonely.

    The first home she bought after scooping the win was a three-bed property in East LothianCredit: ZOOPLA
  • Milica Cosic

    NATIONAL LOTTERY WEEKLY TIMETABLE

    Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

    There is a draw 6 nights a week.

    However, there are no draws on Sundays.

  • Milica Cosic

    HOW DOES THE SET FOR LIFE DRAW WORK

    Each set of numbers you enter for this draw will cost you £1.50.

    All you need to do is pick five numbers between 1-47 as well as one Life Ball number between 1-10.

    The jackpot prize for matching all numbers is £10,000 every month for 30 years.

    The prize for just getting the five main numbers is £10,000 every month for 1 year.

  • Milica Cosic

    FROM MANSION TO HOMELESS

    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.

  • Milica Cosic

    EXPLAINED: HOW LONG DO WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE 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.

    Read the article in full here.

  • Milica Cosic

    THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS 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

    HOW MANY LOTTERY TICKETS WERE SOLD IN THE 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

    THE UNLUCKIEST LOTTERY WINNERS OF ALL TIME WHO MISSED OUT ON MILLIONS BECAUSE OF LOST TICKETS AND PAYMENT PROBLEMS

    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.

    CALLIE ROGERS CAMPAIGNING TO RAISE LEGAL AGE LIMIT TO PLAY THE LOTTERY

    Callie is now campaigning for the government to raise the age limit for the National Lottery.

    Gambling is now more popular among children than skateboarding and campaigners believe an age limit of 16 entices young people into a habit of betting.

    Callie feels she was too young to cope with the pressure and wants to stop other kids going through the same problems she faced.

    She told the Mirror: “You are only a 16, with all that responsibility. At that age, you can get the best advice ever. But you are not in a position to listen. I was too young.

    “I suffer from such bad anxiety when I am going to meet new people. It preys on my mind, what a new partner’s family will think of me, or even new friends. I still get abuse just because of who I am.”

    • Milica Cosic

      ‘WE WON THE LOTTERY THEN GAVE WINNINGS AWAY BY MAKING PALS RICH & FLUSHING CASH DOWN THE LOO AFTER FIVE BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE’

      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.”

    • Milica Cosic

      WHICH STAR SIGN MOST LIKELY TO PICK THE RIGHT WINNING NUMBERS?

      The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Which sign is most likely to win the lottery? 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

      TOP TIPS FOR PLAYING THE LOTTERY

      High-low split

      It has been shown that winning tickets will usually have a spread of numbers across the Lottery’s number field.

      If the Lottery has a number field of 1-50, then 1-25 would be in the lower half while 26-50 would be in the higher half.

      It is unlikely that all numbers will be either from the lower or higher half, therefore your numbers should be a split of both.

      Don’t play popular numbers

      If you play number sequences that get played all the time like multiples of 5 (10, 15, 20, 25) or lucky number 7 (14, 21, 28, 35) then you are more likely to end up dividing the prize with other people.

      So for a chance to win big, avoid playing popular numbers.

      Mix odd with even numbers

      To give yourself a better chance of winning, mix odd and even numbers.

      Draws with just odd or even numbers are extremely rare.

      Check your numbers

      Check through your numbers thoroughly as you may have made a. mistake in writing down the winning numbers.

    • Milica Cosic

      WHAT ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR WINNING THE LOTTERY?

      Obviously, there is no way to predict the winning numbers in the lottery. Each draw is completely random.

      But there are ways to increase your odds.

      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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