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National Lottery results LIVE: Winning Lotto numbers revealed with £5.3m jackpot up for grabs

LOTTA DOUGH

THE LOTTO draw has taken place with a staggering top prize on offer to one lucky ticket holder.

No-one scooped the jackpot in Saturday's National Lottery draw, making tonight's top prize an estimated £5.3 million.

The draw took place at 8pm, and the Thunderball draw also happened moments later at 8.15pm.

The winning numbers for Wednesday's draw are: 4, 7, 37, 42, 50 and 8, with a bonus ball of 36.

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

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

  • ‘We hoped to win… and then we did’

    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.”

  • Money doesn’t buy happiness

    For many, winning the jackpot means mass celebrations and ultra-expensive cars – but not for Susan Hardman.

    When the mum-of-one’s numbers came up in January 2010 she worked as a hairdresser in Eardisley, Hereford, and was “struggling financially”.

    Instead of splashing out when the £1.2million win landed in her bank account, she traded in her scissors for overalls and became a pig farmer.

    Susan claimed to be happier than ever knee-deep in mud and said bringing a piglet into the world brought her “more satisfaction” than winning the lottery.

  • Mapped: Top ten luckiest cities in the UK

    The following map shows the top 10 luckiest lottery areas in the UK.

    Lottery data shows the areas with the cities and towns with the highest number per capita of high-tier winners to scoop £50,000 or more on the National Lottery.

    The National Lottery has now made over 6,100 millionaires in the UK.

    Data taken from the launch of the lottery in 1994 until Sept 2019 reveals the luckiest regions.

  • The man who won the lottery seven times

    American man, Richard Lustig, is the only person in the world who has won the lottery seven times.

    In an interview with ABC News, Lustig explained that his method wass to re-invest all of his winnings back into the lottery, and also recommended using hand-picked sequential numbers, as well as using the same numbers repeatedly.

    Lustig’s total wins amount to a value of $1,052,205.58, which is about £766,736.95.

  • Mum scooped £300,000 on Lottery scratch card

    A mum realised she had won £300,000 on a National Lottery scratch card after initially believing her winnings were just £1,000.

    Sandra Davine only discovered her huge winnings after a life-changing phone call to a lottery line operator in December last year.

    Sandra declared that she thought she had won £1,000 – enquiring as to how it could be claimed.

    But unbeknown to her, her day was about a get a lot better as the phone line operator confirmed that she had actually scooped a whopping £300,000.

    A stunned Sandra, of Renfrewshire, Scotland, can be heard saying: “You must be joking. There’s no way.”

  • Scratchcard odds REVEALED

    THEY are the brightly-coloured cards that cost just a few pounds but could make you a millionaire in seconds.

    But knowing which of the many National Lottery scratchcards to go for to turn your few quid into a fortune can be a troublesome task.

    Thankfully, experts have crunched the numbers to reveal the odds of bagging a win – and the answer might surprise you.

    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.

  • Explained: Is EuroMillions prize money capped?

    The maximum jackpot prize is capped at €200 million – before conversion – and can alter depending on which country the winner lives in and the value of their currency.

    In the UK, the winner’s prize would be capped around £181.5million.

    That’s an eye watering sum of money.

    Earlier this month, a French ticket holder bagged an estimated £184m.

  • Scratchcard winner said his ‘legs went to jelly’ after his £100k scoop

    Among those lucky enough to bank a small fortune on a scratchcard is Sean Irwin, who bought a £3 Ruby Doubler while popping to the shops earlier this year.

    The plumber screamed for joy after discovering he had scooped £300,000 after matching two number 22s.

    A furloughed barman and his NHS wife also nabbed a big win on a National Lottery Win All scratchcard.

    Jonny Wright, 40, said his “legs went to jelly” after realising they had bagged a £100,000 golden payout.

    And mum Sandra Davine got the shock of her life when she realised she hand won £300,000 after initially believing her winnings were just £1,000.

    Stunned Sandra said at the time: “You must be joking. There’s no way.”

  • The huge prizes up for grabs

    Below are the prizes that are up for grabs tonight, you could be in with chance of turning £2.50 into a staggering £76 million

  • Play responsibly

    Gaming is fun but for a few, it may become a problem.

    If you’re worried about yourself, or someone you know, speak in confidence to the people at GamCare, available 24/7, on 0808 8020 133 or visit the GamCare website for assistance.

  • The first man to win twice in the same draw

    Derek and Dawn Ladner, from Redruth, Cornwall, were thrilled when the same six numbers they used every week finally came up in the midweek lottery draw.

    They initially claimed £479,142 from the £2,395,710 jackpot due to bagging the top prize with five other winners.

    However, a week later Derek, then 57, was in for quite the shock when he found a second lottery ticket in his pocket. 

    It was from that same winning draw and thanks to his forgetfulness – when he bet twice with the same lucky numbers – their winnings increased to £958,284.

  • Those wanting a win might be better off moving to France

    The easiest lotto to win by prize is the France Lotto (or Loto as it’s known) which gives you a one in six chance of winning a prize.

  • Thunderball numbers revealed

    The latest Thunderball draw has just taken place.

    Wednesday's winning numbers for tonight's draw are: 13, 17, 23, 25, 31.

    And the Thunderball itself is 8.

  • Thunderball coming up in five minutes time

    Fancy winning a cool £500,000 jackpot?

    The Thunderball draw takes place in 5 minutes time.

    Good luck!

  • Lotto results REVEALED

    Tonight's National Lottery results have been revealed.

    The winning numbers are: 4, 7, 37, 42, 50 and 8, with a bonus ball of 36.

    Are you a winner?

  • Just 15 minutes to go until draw time

    There's a £5.3m jackpot ready to be won tonight.

    We nwill reveal the numbers as soon as they are released.

    Good luck!

  • Lotto draw taking place in 30 minutes time

    The National Lottery draw takes place in 30 minutes time.

    Tonight's jackpot is a HUGE £5.3m.

    Stick with our live blog for the latest news and updates.

  • Millionaire scammer still owns posh 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.

  • How can someone be this lucky?

    In an interview with ABC News, Richard Lustig explained that his method was to re-invest all of his winnings back into the lottery, and also recommended using hand-picked sequential numbers, as well as using the same numbers repeatedly.

    Lustig’s total wins amount to a value of $1,052,205.58, which is about £766,736.95.

  • Nightmare for young winners

    TO win a lottery jackpot is most people’s dream – but for those under the age of 25 who’ve scooped millions before they know how to handle money, it can often become a nightmare.

    As their lives dramatically change overnight, many have said that with great wealth comes a whole host of unimaginable problems too.

    As well as undergoing a radical physical transformation, Callie Rogers has been on a personal roller coaster since winning £1.8m aged 16 in 2003.

    She splashed the cash on parties, plastic surgery and drugs, and in 2018, she said she thought she was going to die following an assault by two women on a night out.

    Jane Park, from Edinburgh, won £1m in 2013 at the age of 17, after buying her first ever lottery ticket.

    The teenager quit her £8-an-hour admin job and splashed out on cars, holidays, clothes and plastic surgery.

  • From ‘starving and terrified’ to having her own field to play in

    Dogs are often described as “man’s best friend” but it seems lucky rescue Lucy may appreciate that more than most. 

    She was found “starving and terrified” by Faye and Richard Davies after being “abandoned on the mountainside” in Brecon Beacons, Wales, back in 2018.

    Just weeks late the couple won £1million on the EuroMillions and they decided to spend some of it treating the poor pooch.

    After recognising Lucy was too scared to go out for walks, they paid £20,000 for a private field for her to play in.

    Faye told the Mirror: “She was terrified of people, of other dogs and water, so dog walks were a nightmare.

    “Then, weeks after our win, a half-acre field came up for sale just down the road [and] we bought it for Lucy.”

  • So close and yet so far

    One unlucky teenager lost out on a £178m 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.”

  • The art of number picking

    Have you ever wondered the secrets to winning big in the lottery? Here are some of the top tips to maximise your chance of winning:

    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.
  • Recap: What draw is on tonight?

    The Lotto draw will take place tonight, on December 1.

    It takes place tonight at 8pm, meaning the results will follow shortly after.

    In order to play, you must pick six numbers from 1–59 or go with a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers.

    Players can chose to play on Wednesday or Saturday, or both days if they’re feeling lucky.

    You can buy Lotto tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

  • Quick facts about the National Lottery