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National Lottery draw LIVE: £8.7million Lotto jackpot up for grabs tonight after EuroMillions numbers revealed

National Lottery draw LIVE: £8.7million Lotto jackpot up for grabs tonight after EuroMillions numbers revealed
READY, SET, DRAW! 9:31, 26 Nov 2021Updated: 9:31, 26 Nov 2021THE Set For Life draw took place last night with a cool jackpot of £10k every month for 30 years - but there were no winners of the top prize. You can find out by checking your ticket against tonight's numbers below. Good luck! Yesterday's…

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  • 9: 31, 26 Nov 2021
  • Updated: 9: 31, 26 Nov 2021

THE Set For Life draw took place last night with a cool jackpot of £10k every month for 30 years – but there were no winners of the top prize.

You can find out by checking your ticket against tonight’s numbers below.

Good luck!

Yesterday’s National Lottery Set For Life winning numbers are: 02, 13, 21, 26, 34 and the Life Ball is 03.

Meanwhile, winning numbers for Tuesday’s Euromillions draw were 17 21 36 42 46 and the Lucky Stars were 7 and 10.

There were no jackpot winners, but one lucky Brit scooped £287,059 – meaning Tonight’s draw now stands at an estimated £137m.

Please gamble responsibly.

Read our EuroMillions live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Where do the Lottery funds go towards?

    In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:

    • Health, education, environment and charitable causes – 40%
    • Sport – 20%
    • Arts – 20%
    • Heritage – 20%
  • Explained: Where does the unclaimed money go?

    Any cash that isn’t claimed after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK goes to National Lottery projects across the country.

    Folks in Ireland have just half that time to claim too, with only 90 days before the prize money is off the table.

    Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires and the owner of the lottery ticket will no longer be able to claim any of their winnings.

    But after that time has expired, any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.

    This will usually then go on to help fund things like sport programmes or local community buildings or other projects.

  • Life-changing money

    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.

  • What draws are on Tonight?

    Tonight we will have a huge draw in the Euromillions.

    There is a whopping £137 million up for grabs following Tuesday’s roll over.

    We also have the Thunderball which has a jackpot of £500k.

  • $10million lotto winner fatally injected with painkillers by husband

    A LOTTERY winner was killed by her doctor husband who injected her with painkillers after he accused her of squandering the cash.

    Joseph Roncaioli, 72, was found guilty of the manslaughter of his wife Ibi who won $10 million she split with her friend.

    Prosecutors told his trial he may have been have been upset his wife squandered the couple’s fortune leaving them with little money for retirement, the Toronto Star reported.

    Passing sentence, the trial judge said his crime “more resembles a murder than an accidental killing”.

    “It was intentional, not spontaneous,” said Justice Jane Ferguson.

    Hungarian-born Ibi and her friend won $10 million on the lottery in Canada back in 1991 and the pair split the winnings.

    Her husband’s trial heard that she gave away $2 million on a son whose existence was a secret from her other two boys.

  • List: National Lottery stats

    Stats from the National Lottery

    • Six Millionaires are made every week
    • The luckiest postcode is Birmingham with 119 millionaires
    • The luckiest profession is building
    • There are 6 million winners a week
    • £56 billion paid out in prizes
    • Over £34 million goes to National Lottery Projects every week
    • Most Millionaires celebrate with a cup of tea
  • Scratchcard winners jumping for joy

    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.”

  • How did the EuroMillions start?

    EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.

    In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.

    Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.

    You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.

    The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

  • How many raised by the Lottery is spent

    In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:

    • Health, education, environment and charitable causes – 40%
    • Sport – 20%
    • Arts – 20%
    • Heritage – 20%
  • Jackpot couple buy dog his own field

    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.”

  • Saturday’s National Lottery jackpot now £4m

    Saturday’s National Lottery jackpot stands at an estimated £4 million after no-one scooped the top prize in Wednesday’s draw.

    The winning Lotto numbers were 42, 11, 39, 19, 17 and 04 and the bonus number was 59.

    Set of balls number two and draw machine Merlin were used.

    No-one got all six main numbers to win the jackpot and no ticketholder matched five numbers plus the bonus ball to scoop £1 million.

    A total of 100 ticketholders matched five numbers to win £1,750, while 5,262 matched four numbers to win £140 each.

  • 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.
  • How long do I have to claim my prize money?

    All National Lottery and Euro Millions draw game prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the day of the draw (unless you follow the procedure which allows you to claim within seven days after the end of the claim period).

  • Top 10 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.

  • It’s written in the stars

    According to the stars, it seems that some of us are much more likely to win than others.

    Before we get to the big reveal of which sign is most likely to pick the right balls and become a millionaire, let’s take a look at some of the other lucky stars in the zodiac.

    • Leo
    • Virgo
    • Scorpio
  • Aussie man wins £2.4m but was blissfully unaware

    An Australian man unknowingly won the lottery a month ago and has finally come forward to claim his £2.4million prize.

    The ticket holder collected his winnings on Thursday after striking lucky in the Set for Life jackpot that was drawn on October 9.

    He will now be paid £11,000 a month for the next 20 years.

    Because his entry was unregistered, Lotto officials weren’t able to find or contact the man about his winnings and had to wait until he came forward.

    The lucky winner said he had his entry ticket tucked inside his wallet the entire time.

  • What’s the world’s luckiest number?

    The six luckiest numbers globally are: 6, 7, 33, 38, 40, and 49.

    These numbers come from data collected from draws that happened in Spain, Canada, Germany, Poland, the UK, Greece, and South Africa.

    The data is an aggregation – so it will be different for different draws depending on where you play.

  • Explained: Odds of winning the EuroMillions

    The life-changing jackpot is hard to scoop. With between 80 to 100 million people purchasing a ticket for a EuroMillions draw each week, it proves stiff competition.

    In order to win the cash prize, players need to match all five main numbers and both lucky star numbers.

    But punters only have a 1 in 139,838, 160 chance of bagging the top prize.

    Matching five numbers and one star has odds of 1 in 6,991,908.

    There is a 1 in 22 chance of matching two numbers in the draw.

    The approximate overall odds of winning a prize in EuroMillions are 1 in 13.

    According to the EuroMillions website, the chances of winning the UK Millionaire Maker game can be estimated as 1 in 1,900,000.

    But winning in this game depends entirely on the number of the payslips sold, so the odds therefore fluctuate.

  • Man who won big seven times

    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.

    • Win 1: January 1993 (scratch-off ticket) – $10,000
    • Win 2: August 1997 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $13,696.03
    • Win 3: June 2000 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – $3,594.66
    • Win 4: October 2001 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – valued at $4,966
    • Win 5: January 2002 (Florida Mega Money) – $842,152.91
    • Win 6: November 25, 2008 (Florida Fantasy 5) $73,658.06
    • Win 7: August 9, 2010 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $98,992.92
  • Always be aware

    Gaming is fun but for a few, but 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.

  • Tips and tricks for a golden ticket

    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 it up – Never play all one-number groups.
    4. Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
    5. Don’t play patterns.
    6. Avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
    7. Don’t Copycat – Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.
  • No Jackpot winners tonight

    There were no jackpot winners tonight, however one person did win £10k every month for the next year.

    Congratulations to that winner!

  • What draws are on Tomorrow?

    Tomorrow night we will have a huge draw in the Euromillions.

    There is a whopping £137 million up for grabs following Tuesday’s roll over.

    We also have the Thunderball which has a jackpot of £500k.

  • A month without winnings

    An Australian man unknowingly won the lottery a month ago and has finally come forward to claim his £2.4million prize.

    The ticket holder collected his winnings on Thursday after striking lucky in the Set for Life jackpot that was drawn on October 9.

    He will now be paid £11,000 a month for the next 20 years.

    Because his entry was unregistered, Lotto officials weren’t able to find or contact the man about his winnings and had to wait until he came forward.

    The lucky winner said he had his entry ticket tucked inside his wallet the entire time.

  • Mucky work

    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.

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