National Lottery results LIVE – Huge £7.7 million Lotto jackpot up for grabs TONIGHT & numbers revealed for euromillions

THE LOTTO returns tonight with a whopping £7.7 million up for grabs after Wednesday's rollover.

Once again the Thunderball will also be on with the usual prize of £500k.

Euromillions returned last night giving punters the chance to get their hands on £25 million after Tuesday’s roll over.

The winning numbers were 02, 14, 37, 44, 50 and the lucky stars were 07 and 11.

Check your tickets now to see if you won.

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

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

  • Louis Allwood

    Remember to gamble responsibly

    The National Lottery operate a 'Healthy Play' policy and monitor behavioural patterns in players.

    The National Lottery released the following statement, "We know that extraordinary things happen when lots of people play a little. We’re proud to say that around 60% of UK adults enjoy our games, so encouraging healthy play is at the heart of everything we do. The way we design our games and tools helps put you in control of your play.

    "To keep players safe online, we use an in-house behavioural analytics model. This identifies at-risk players, enabling us to support them through targeted interventions."

  • Louis Allwood

    January lotto results

    Wed 05 Jan 2022 – Jackpot £5,544,411 – Ball numbers 03 – 05 – 21 – 28 – 56 – 57 – Bonus ball 14

    Sat 01 Jan 2022 – Jackpot £4,201,355 – Ball numbers 14 – 29 – 31 – 41 – 43 – 56 – Bonus ball 42

  • Louis Allwood

    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.

  • Louis Allwood

    What draws are on tonight?

    The Lotto and Thunderball draws return tonight.

    A huge £7.7 million is up for grabs on the Lotto which is expected to take place at 7:45pm this evening.

    The Thunderball will be taking place at 8:15pm with the usual jackpot of £500k.

  • Louis Allwood

    Yesterday's results

    Yesterday's National Lottery 1402503744 and the Lucky Stars are: 07, 11.

    The UK Millionaire Maker Selection winner is: TQQN90212.

    Last night's National Lottery Thunderball winning numbers are 04, 15, 16, 30, 34 and the Thunderball is 14.

  • 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

    Stay tuned

    Not long now until the first draw of the evening.

    We are expecting the Thunderball draw to take place at 8pm and we will be bringing the results to you as soon as they happen.

  • John Hall

    Recent unclaimed Millionaire Makers

    • Draw date – 07/09/2021
    • Draw – EuroMillions
    • Prize – £1,000,000.00 – Millionaire Maker
    • Ticket purchased in – Liverpool
    • Winning numbers – MWSJ01166
    • Last date to claim – 06/03/2022
    • Draw date – 12/11/2021
    • Draw – EuroMillions
    • Prize – £1,000,000.00 – Millionaire Maker
    • Ticket purchased in – Portsmouth
    • Winning numbers – XVGW54390
    • Last date to claim – 11/05/2022

    Recent unclaimed prizes

    Draw date – 20/08/2021

    Draw – EuroMillions

    Prize – £75,443.40 Match 5 + 1 Star

    Ticket purchased in – Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley

    Winning numbers – 3, 9, 19, 20, 23 Lucky Stars 9, 11

    Last date to claim – 16/02/2022

    • John Hall

      How much has been raised this week alone?

      A grand total of £24,450,240 has been raised by players this week.

      Since 1994 when the National Lottery was set up, players like you have helped raise more than £45BNBillion for good causes.

      That’s everything from heritage sites like Stonehenge to grassroots organisations working to end loneliness and isolation.

      During 2021, more than 660,000 individual grants were made to good causes across the UK – the equivalent of around 235 in every UK postcode district.

      2021 was also an extraordinary year for National Lottery winners. A total of 360 players joined the exclusive millionaires club last year – that’s nearly 1 new millionaire every single day.

    • John Hall

      Most recent Thunderball results

      Wed 05 Jan 2022 – Top prize £500,000 – Ball numbers 05 – 16 – 21 – 30 – 34 – Thunderball 07

      Tue 04 Jan 2022 – Top prize £500,000 – Ball numbers 06 – 13 – 31 – 32 – 34 – Thunderball 01

      Date Sat 01 Jan 2022 – Top prize £500,000 – Ball numbers 04 – 06 – 08 – 10 – 18 – Thunderball 07

    • John Hall

      Prizes up for grabs in the Thunderball

      5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £500, 000

      5 MAIN NUMBERS – £5,000

      4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £250

      4 MAIN NUMBERS – £100

      3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £20

      3 MAIN NUMBERS – £10

      2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £10

      1 MAIN NUMBER Plus the Thunderball – £5

      0 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £3

    • John Hall

      Scratchcard rule shake up

      A major rules shake-up to National Lottery tickets and scratch card will change who is able to buy tickets from October this year.

      Those feeling lucky now have to be over 18 to play, as the minimum age goes up from 16 to 18.

      That means 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.

      The new rules come into effect from today after being announced as part of a major crackdown on gambling laws last year.

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

    • Louis Allwood

      Most recent Thunderball results

      Wed 05 Jan 2022 – Top prize £500,000 – Ball numbers 05 – 16 – 21 – 30 – 34 – Thunderball 07

      Tue 04 Jan 2022 – Top prize £500,000 – Ball numbers 06 – 13 – 31 – 32 – 34 – Thunderball 01

      Date Sat 01 Jan 2022 – Top prize £500,000 – Ball numbers 04 – 06 – 08 – 10 – 18 – Thunderball 07

    • Louis Allwood

      Prizes up for grabs in the Thunderball

      5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £500, 000

      5 MAIN NUMBERS – £5,000

      4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £250

      4 MAIN NUMBERS – £100

      3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £20

      3 MAIN NUMBERS – £10

      2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £10

      1 MAIN NUMBER Plus the Thunderball – £5

      0 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Thunderball – £3

    • Louis Allwood

      Weekly draws

      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.

    • Louis Allwood

      What is a rollover?

      Rollovers help increase the size of a jackpot, as ticket sales and funds from the previous draw are added to the value of the top prize.

      As the advertised prize rises, more people tend to buy tickets as they hope for a huge win. Playing for the same amount week after week won’t create the same amount of excitement – or ticket sales – as a rapidly-growing jackpot.

      Lotto has a rollover limit rather than a jackpot cap, ensuring that the top prize is won on a regular basis. The jackpot is only permitted to roll over five times in a row and it must then be won in the next draw.

    • Louis Allwood

      Most recent Euromillions draws

      Tue 04 Jan 2022 – Jackpot £14,189,900 – Ball numbers 18 – 28 – 35 – 36 – 41 – Lucky Stars 06 – 11

      Fri 31 Dec 2021 – Jackpot £14,788,260 – Ball numbers 07 – 22 – 25 – 43 – 49 – Lucky Stars 06 – 07 – UK Millionaire Maker codes View winning codes

      Tue 28 Dec 2021 – Jackpot £66,903,928 – Ball numbers 04 – 06 – 15 – 17 – 29 – Lucky Stars 09 – 12 – UK Millionaire Maker codesXMPF88607

    • Louis Allwood

      What if…

      Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford is “consumed with guilt” as his son fights for life after a horror quad bike smash, friends say.

      The lad, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister, 15, in the sprawling grounds of their Cambridgeshire mansion.

      The Sun exclusively revealed details of the horror smash as the boy is fighting for his life in intensive care with his family at his bedside.

      His sister raised the alarm after her brother was flung from his machine and through a fence.

      It is understood the car and quad bike were gifts bought for the kids by former postie Adrian, 49.

    • Louis Allwood

      Explainer: Where does the 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

      ‘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.”

      • Louis Allwood

        Scratching for gold

        Striking it rich with a scratchcard might seem like a fantasy – with most punters pocketing a couple of quid, if anything.

        But some actually put you in pretty good stead of bagging the top prize.

        Read more here.

      • Louis Allwood

        New rules on scratchcards

        A major rules shake-up to National Lottery tickets and scratch card will change who is able to buy tickets from October this year.

        Those feeling lucky now have to be over 18 to play, as the minimum age goes up from 16 to 18.

        That means 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.

        The new rules come into effect from today after being announced as part of a major crackdown on gambling laws last year.

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

      • Louis Allwood

        Business as usual for one millionaire

        Winning £1m was sheer luck for Jamie Heavens, who purchased a Millionaire Riches Scratch card after watching a customer in front of him do it.

        After leaving the petrol station, he pulled into a layby to scratch it off and was gobsmacked when he won.

        However, hardworking Jamie, from Bournemouth, had no intention of quitting his day job.

        Jamie told the Mirror: “It was 7.30 in the morning and I still had a day’s shift ahead… I won a million pounds and earned another £100 for my shift.”

        After that the roofer and his fiance Danielle spent £25,000 on a lavish wedding with “a band, a videographer and a massive marquee”.

        He bought a business but feels rather happy about his new job, adding: “I still work but now I’m my own boss!”

      • Louis Allwood

        Three ways to improve your chances for EuroMillions

        1. Don’t favour special dates

        It’s pretty common to opt for birthdays and anniversaries when choosing Lotto numbers.

        If you’re relying on special dates, you’re never going to pick a number higher than 31 so you’re ruling out 19 possibilities.

        Don’t be afraid to explore your options between 32 and 50.

        2. Bunch your choices

        To stand a better chance of scoring a win, go for numbers closer together.

        For example, instead of choosing 3, 7, 14, 19, and 26, you could give 9, 10, 12, 13, and 14 a go.

        3. Keep things balanced

        As well as keeping your digits closer together, experts suggest keeping them well-balanced.

        They recommend adding them up once you’ve made your choices to ensure the total is between 90 and 160.

        This is because numbers between these two account for almost three quarters of the five-number successful EuroMillions sets.

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