TUESDAY'S EuroMillions saw a sensational £34MILLION jackpot up for grabs for one lucky ticket holder.
The winning numbers for last night's draw were 12, 15, 20, 42, 44 and the Lucky Stars are 1 and 2.
Unfortunately, there were no winners of the top prize - but 3 ticket holders bagged £151,000 each after matching five numbers and one Lucky Star.
It means Friday's jackpot rolls over to a staggering £46MILLION.
And the National Lottery's Thunderball also draw took place at 8pm last night.
The winnings numbers in tonight's Thunderball draw were: 1, 2, 7, 27, 37 and a Thunderball of 06.
Meanwhile this Wednesday, the Lotto draw will offer an estimated £8.7million jackpot after no-one bagged the top prize on Saturday evening.
Read our EuroMillions live blog for the latest updates...
Count your lucky stars
According to the stars, some signs are luckier than others... so now could be a good time to start reading the daily horoscope *wink*.
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 work!
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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'I was made an example of after winning the Lottery'
Former chip shop worker Leah Sumray won £1million in 2007 — but ended up behind bars less than a year later for failing to testify at someone else's trial.
She ignored a witness summons to give evidence in an assault case, instead jetting off on a £2,000 luxury holiday to Fuerteventura.
Sumray, who was 21 at the time of her win, was jailed for 14 days for contempt of court.
"I know I did something wrong and I'm sorry," she told The Mirror in 2008.
"But I feel I was made an example of because I was a Lotto winner."
What is the legal age limit for playing the Lottery?
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.
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.
Top UK EuroMillions winners
Some of the UK’s previous largest EuroMillions winners include Colin and Chris Weir won £161million on the EuroMillions in 2011.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk won £148.6 million, after exchange rates, on 10th August 2012 because they bought a Lucky Dip from a convenience store.
And Frances and Patrick Connolly, from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, scooped the £114.9million New Year’s Day EuroMillions jackpot in 2019.
EuroMillions jackpot now stands at £46million
Friday's EuroMillions draw will see a huge jackpot of £46M ready to be won.
It comes after there were no winners of Tuesday's draw, meaning the top prize rolls over yet again.
Make sure you get your tickets by 7.30pm on Friday before the game shuts.
No EuroMillions jackpot winners this evening
There have been no winners of tonight's £34million jackpot.
However, there were three winners who matched 5 numbers plus 1 Lucky Star.
Each ticket holder scooped £129,513.80 - with one of them a UK winner.
Latest draw results for EuroMillions and Thunderball
Tonight's National Lottery EuroMillions winning numbers are: 12, 44, 42, 15, 20
The Lucky Stars are: 02, 01
Tonight's estimated jackpot is £34 million
Millionaire Maker Selection - one UK millionaire has been created: XPDR16774
Tonight's National Lottery Thunderball winning numbers are: 01, 02, 07, 27, 37
The Thunderball is: 06
Tonight's EuroMillions results
The results for tonight's EuroMillions draw have been revealed.
Tuesday's winning numbers are: 12, 15, 20, 42 and 44.
The Lucky Stars are 1 and 2.
Record EuroMillions jackpot won by French ticket holder
A French ticket-holder won the record £184 million EuroMillions jackpot earlier this month.
The game was expected to attract a surge of entries due to the size of the winnings.
There have been five UK EuroMillions jackpot winners so far this year, including the anonymous winners of £122 million in April and £111 million in June.
The biggest recent UK winners to go public were Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Northern Ireland, who scooped a £115 million prize in 2019.
EuroMillions draw coming up
The draw will take place between 8.30pm and 8.45pm.
Tonight's jackpot is a huge £34m.
Stay tuned for the latest results.
Tonight's Thunderball numbers REVEALED
The Thunderball draw has just taken place, with a jackpot of £500,000 up for grabs.
The winning numbers are: 1, 2, 7, 27, 37 and a Thunderball of 06.
Did you win?
Thunderball in 30 minutes time
Tonight's Thunderball draw will take place in 30 minutes time.
Punters will have a chance of bagging a jackpot of £500,000 in the twice weekly draw.
Stick right here for all the latest updates and numbers.
£2m grant to restore South Downs’ nature-rich chalk grassland
Rare and nature-rich chalk grassland will be restored with a £2.23 million National Lottery grant for the South Downs, the National Trust has said.
A partnership led by the charity to restore the ancient landscape and connect people to it will manage land for nature, offer outdoor therapeutic sessions for those with mental health needs and create jobs and volunteering opportunities.
Some 18 schemes, including returning 60 hectares (150 acres) of golf course to downland and reintroducing grazing to help manage 40 sites, will go ahead over the next four years.
In total, 815 hectares (2,000 acres) of land will be managed for nature, the National Trust said, while there will be community projects to access green space, and an archaeology project to get people digging for history in gardens and public spaces.
The 10-organisation-strong partnership will work with communities, farmers, landowners and vineyards, and will provide jobs, apprenticeships and training in Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Lewes, as well as new skills for around 2,500 volunteers, the National Trust said.
Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot now an estimated £8.7m
The jackpot for Wednesday’s National Lottery draw will be an estimated £8.7 million after no-one bagged the top prize on Saturday evening.
No-one matched all six main numbers, although one lucky player matched five plus the bonus ball to take £1 million, Camelot said.
The winning Lotto numbers were 27, 21, 28, 04, 13, 37 and the bonus number was 19.
Set of balls number 11 and draw machine Arthur were used.
Some 141 ticketholders matched five numbers to win £1,750, while 8,093 matched four numbers to claim £140.
Grandmother's 'total disbelief' at winning £3.8M jackpot
Diane Bate, 70, was in “total disbelief” after winning the multi-million pound prize in the Lotto draw on December 12.
Diane said: “I checked my ticket early on Sunday morning using the National Lottery app when it made a funny sound.
“I looked at the amount and couldn’t quite believe my eyes, I thought, ‘surely that can’t be right?!’ The most I have ever won before is £100.
“I was in total disbelief so I woke Michael up to check the ticket – he wasn’t happy but we’ve been married 52 years so he soon got over it!
“I still didn’t believe it, so I also checked it with my granddaughter too. I must have checked it about six times in total before I started to believe it was real, and at that point, I was physically sick!”
Lottery winners adviser reveals the ways people react to their wins
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, has seen “all sorts” of reactions in his 15 years dealing with lucky ticketholders.
“I’ve seen people be sick with excitement, I’ve seen people resign their job on the spot, I’ve seen people jumping up and down, I’ve known husbands who haven’t told wives and wives who haven’t told husbands, I’ve been to homes where there’s literally a party going on already,” he said.
How does money raised by the Lottery get split?
In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:
Who are Set For Life winners Laura Hoyle & Kirk Stevens?
Couple Laura Hoyle, 39, and Kirk Stevens, 45, won the Set For Life draw on March 1 this year.
It means they will receive £10,000 every month for the next 30 years - but it took them nearly two weeks to realise they had scooped the top prize.
When they found they had won, Ms Hoyle immediately finished her work at a logistics firm.
She said: "I was physically shaking as I told the lady, 'I think I've won the lottery!' It was so weird saying those words!
"I kept thinking this must be a joke; it can't be happening to us!
"The ridiculous part was that, as I waited for Camelot to call me back, I still had to join work meetings online... I could hardly speak, let alone make any sense!"
Lottery-winning couple visit UK's 'most haunted' location
A ghost-hunting couple who won the National Lottery have used their winnings to visit one of the UK's "most haunted" locations.
Laura Hoyle, 39, and Kirk Stevens, 37, from Nottingham, have been ghost-hunters for years, and said the visit to Nottingham's Museum of Justice was a "dream come true"
Formerly a courtroom, prison, and police station, the Museum of Justice was voted the most haunted site in the UK by TV programme Most Haunted.
Mr Stevens said: "It was a dream come true... We would never have been able to enjoy an event like this before the win.
"Ask any paranormal investigator what their dream is, and they'd say good equipment and to have access all areas to a venue like the Justice Museum."
Thundebrall draw takes place at 8pm
Shortly before the huge EuroMillions draw, Thunderball will also take place.
It gives Brits the chance to win a cool £500,000 for matching all numbers and the Thunderball itself.
The draw takes place at 8pm, with EuroMillions taking place between 8.30 - 8.45pm.
Best of luck!
EuroMillions draw returns tonight
The EuroMillions draw returns tonight at around 8.45pm.
Players will be in with the chance of winning a huge £34M jackpot.
Make sure you grab a ticket soon though, as the game shuts at 7.30pm this evening.
The most 'boring multimillionaires'
Gareth and his wife Catherine joked they were the most “boring multimillionaires” when they won £40.6million the EuroMillions in 2012.
She said she wanted a new carpet for the six-bedroom home he had just built and have her hair done twice a year.
But he eventually splashed out on a huge hospitality box at Old Trafford and another at Wembley.
They also bought a holiday villa in Tenerife. She gave up her job and he wound down his building company.
While it seemed to be going well for the pair, they ended up splitting up and Gareth started dating a woman named Donna Desporte, who he seduced by telling her to "Google him" in a bar in Tenerife.
They had a nine-month fling - which ended with him ignoring and avoiding her, according to Donna.
Past EuroMillions winners – from botched bum lift to money 'ruining life'
While a few have used their winnings for good, others have suffered heartbreak along the way, as they fall victim to the so-called lottery curse - with marriage scandals, financial feuds, violent robberies, botched cosmetic surgery and tragedy.
Britain's youngest lottery winner, Jane Park, received £1million from EuroMillions, but despite winning the least on our list, she made the biggest splurge.
Just 17 at the time, she treated herself to cars, holidays, clothes and plastic surgery. But she said that winning has been a nightmare and that being a millionaire is stressful.
Colin and Chris Weir won £161million on the EuroMillions in 2011 - making them the 22nd richest people in Scotland and propelling them onto the Sunday Times Rich List.
Sadly, in April 2019, the pair announced they were divorcing. They had been married for 38 years before being hit by the lottery curse, and shared two grown-up children, Carly and Jamie.
Just three months later, Colin tragically died of kidney failure and sepsis aged 72.
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Odds for easiest lotteries to win around the world
If you fancy a go at playing the lottery while you're abroad, here's where you'll have the most luck playing:
Where the money raised by lotto goes
In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows: