EUROMILLIONS is back tonight with another sensational top prize on offer to one lucky ticketholder.
Tonight's draw will see Brits play for the chance of scooping £34 MILLION – a sum of money that could change your life forever.
The draw takes place at 8.15pm, plus a chance to win a tidy £500,000 in the Thunderball draw scheduled for 8pm.
We will release the numbers in real-time in our live blog below – just seconds after they are released.
Please gamble responsibly. And when the fun stops, stop.
Read our EuroMillions live blog below…
- Joseph Gamp
£300,000 on a scratchcard after shielding
A COUPLE “burst into tears” when they discovered they had won £300,000 on a scratchcard after shielding for almost two years.
Louisa Tomlinson described the win as “a dream come true” after she and husband Greg endured a “really tough couple of years” while she recovered from a stroke and treatment to mend a hole in her heart.
The duo, who have five children and have been married for 22 years, now plan to achieve a lifelong dream by buying their own home.
Louisa, 57, said: “I’d just started a new job when I had the stroke, and in treating that the doctors discovered that I also had a hole in my heart.
“I haven’t worked since, and Greg, a trained electrician, had to take a part-time delivery job so he was around to look after me as I recovered.
“I’ve always dreamt of owning our own home and to be honest, over the last 18 months I’ve thought of nothing else, scouring Rightmove for the perfect little cottage.
“I knew we could never afford it but the daydreaming kept me entertained while I was shielding… this really is a dream come true.”
- Joseph Gamp
Which National Lottery draw is worth playing?
The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.
According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:
- Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
- EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
- Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
- Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.
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
- UK Sport
- Arts Council Of Wales
- Sport Wales
- Arts Council Of Northern Ireland
- Joseph Gamp
Explained: How long do winners have to claim their 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.
- Joseph Gamp
I won £30k & brand new BMW on a Xmas scratchcard’
A GRATEFUL gran kicked off the 2022 in the best way possible, winning £30,000 and a brand new BMW on a scratch card.
Hanna Valarie Dewar, from Tain, in the Scottish Highlands, won big on the Cars & Cash National Lottery scratchcard, after she nearly threw the winning ticket away.
Mrs “Val” Dewar said she had decided to treat herself to the scratch card after a trip to the dentist, on December 22, and was left in disbelief after she realised she won.
The 79-year-old said that she nearly threw the winning ticket away before she realised she had won the top cash prize and a brand new BMW X2, the Daily Record reported.
She said: “I had been at the dentist that day and decided to buy myself a couple of Scratchcards to cheer myself up. I remember it because I was chatting to the lady behind the counter at Morrisons who, funnily enough, was also called Val.
“Being a few days before Christmas the shop was very busy so I decided to wait until I got home to scratch them.
“I live in a farmhouse with a big open fire and normally when I have scratched the cards, and if I haven’t won anything, I just throw them into the fire.
“Strangely, that day the fire wasn’t lit and boy am I glad about that!”
- Joseph Gamp
Count your lucky stars
Well, according to the stars, it seems that some of us are much more likely to get it 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.
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.
‘Money made my close relatives demanding and greedy’
Euromillions mum Gillian Bayford was 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.”
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