National Lottery results live – Lotto Set For Life draw TONIGHT as Brits urged check tickets now after £20m rolldown

TOMORROW will be the Set For Life Draw where the jackpot could see someone win £10k every month for 30 years.

The news comes as seven Brits scooped £1 million on the National Lottery on Saturday night with punters urged to check their tickets to see if they've won.

The £20 million jackpot wasn't bagged by a single ticket holder in the roll-down lottery, which features a 'must be won' pot of money.

Read our Lottery live blog below for the latest updates and numbers…

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    Scratchcard numbers crunched

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

    According to Oddschecker, the best scratchcard to snap up is £500 Loaded with odds of just 1 in 3.15.

    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.

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    Just some of the biggest wins in history

    Here is a look back at some of the biggest wins in Lotto history:

    1. £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
    2. £1.267 billion (Mega Million) a winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline
    3. £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
    4. £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
    5. £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018
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    What number has made 3,071 lotto appearances?

    Number 27 has made more appearances than any other in 3,071 draws in the past ten years making it the best number to have in your row.

    The number came up 399 times in the UK National Lottery, Thunderball, EuroMillions and Irish Lotto.

    That is 141 more times than number 57, the unluckiest number, which was drawn just 258 times.

    The second luckiest is 54, which appeared 387 times. It was followed by 29, 42, 52 and 58 in joint third on 381 times.

    The next luckiest was number 20 with 378. Then came 23, with 372.

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    Keeping their lips sealed

    The man who looks after lottery winners says he has advised some people who have never told a single soul, and that he will “never know” himself how it feels to win big.

    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 told the PA news agency.

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    Hairdresser to pig farmer

    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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    How does the UK Lotto stack up against the others?

    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.

    • French Lotto = 1 in 6
    • Spanish Lotto = 1 in 10
    • UK Lotto = 1 in 9.3
    • Austrian Lotto = 1 in 12
    • EuroMillions = 1 in 13
    • SA Powerball = 1 in 36
    • SA Lotto = 1 in 93

    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.

    Weekly draw planner

    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.

    30 cheques of goodness

    A COUPLE who won a £12.4million jackpot kept their winnings a secret before sending 30 cheques to lucky friends and family.

    Sharon and Nigel Mather from Trafford, Greater Manchester, initially kept their EuroMillions to themselves.

    The pair won the life-changing £12.4million sum in 2010 when Nigel was a hotel manager and Sharon worked for the local council.

    They picked up the lucky dip ticket while on holiday – and only discovered they had won when they returned home.

    After celebrating their win, the pair kept a secret spreadsheet – before deciding to share the amazing news with their closest pals.

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      The numbers you shouldn't put down

      The unluckiest numbers are:

      1st – 50, drawn just 22 times

      2nd – 53, drawn just 23 times

      3rd – 26, drawn just 24 times

      =3rd – 48, drawn just 24 times

      =3rd – 51, drawn just 24 times

      4th – 57, drawn just 25 times

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      Lotto luck

      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.

      • 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

      What prizes are up for grabs in the Euromillions draw?

      There are a lot more ways you can win in the Euromillions, including a guaranteed Millionaire matchmaker.

      • 5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – Jackpot 
      • 5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £130,554.30
      • 5 MAIN NUMBERS – £13,561.20
      • 4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £844.70
      • 4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £77.80
      • 3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £37.30
      • 4 MAIN NUMBERS – £25.60
      • 2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £9.10
      • 3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £7.30
      • 3 MAIN NUMBERS – £6.00
      • 1 MAIN NUMBER Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £4.30
      • 2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £3.60
      • 2 MAIN NUMBERS £2.50
      • UK MILLIONAIRE MAKER Guaranteed Prize£1,000,000

      When is the next Euromillions draw?

      You don't need to wait too long as tomorrow's draw will take place at 8:45pm.

      The jackpot currently sits at an eye watering £76 million after another rollover.

      There is still plenty of time to enter as players have until tomorrow evening to get their hands on a ticket.

      $10million lotto winner tragedy

      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.

      Britain’s unluckiest woman

      BRITAIN’S unluckiest woman lost out on the £178mil 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."

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        What young National Lottery winners did next

        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.

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        Players urged to check their tickets

        SEVEN Brits scooped £1 million on the National Lottery Saturday night with punters urged to check their tickets to see if they've won.

        The £20 million jackpot wasn't bagged by a single ticket holder in the roll-down lottery, which features a 'must be won' pot of money.

        If the National Lottery jackpot isn't claimed other lucky lottery winners receive a larger sum and share the top prize.

        Wednesday's top lottery prize now stands at around £2 million after nobody scooped the weekend jackpot.

        The winning Lotto numbers were 21, 07, 29, 39, 34, 03 – and the bonus number was 19.

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        How to play tonight's draw?

        To play Set For Life, you are required to pick five numbers from 1 to 47 and one Life Ball from 1 to 10.

        Draws are held on Monday and Thursday evenings.

        You can buy Set For Life 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.

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        What can you win tonight?

        5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Life Ball – £10,000 every month
        for 30 years

        5 MAIN NUMBERS – £10,000 every month
        for 1 year

        4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Life Ball – £250

        4 MAIN NUMBERS – £50

        3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Life Ball – £30

        3 MAIN NUMBERS – £20

        2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus the Life Ball – £10

        2 MAIN NUMBERS – £5

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        What draw is on tonight?

        This evenings draw will be the Set For Life Draw, taking place at around 8:00pm.

        Those entering could find themselves with a prize of £10k every month for 30 years if they successfully guess the numbers in the draw.

        The entry fee for the draw is £1.50 and you will not be able to play gone 7:30pm.

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        NHS worker syndicate bagged £118,044 on EuroMillions

        A SYNDICATE of 53 NHS workers won £118,044 on EuroMillions earlier this month.

        They matched five numbers and one lucky star in the October 8 draw.

        The syndicate members are mostly pharmacy staff at Morriston Hospital in Swansea and aged between 20 and 63.

        They have been working flat out during the pandemic.

        Pharmacy technician Kim Owen, 61, said: “It’s been a scary time for all of us so the win is extra special.”

        Members of the syndicate, which is called the Pharmily Crew, will each receive £2,227. Most say they will spend their share on sunshine holidays.

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        John Roberts lotto fall

        John Roberts, from Edinburgh, won a massive £3.1million back in 1998.

        But just three years later the security guard was penniless after blowing his money on cars, houses and luxury holidays.

        One of his first big buys was a massive Tudor mansion in Blackpool, which he moved his wife, Linda, and five children into.

        The five-bedroom detached home was worth around £160,000 when he bought it – and was a far cry from their council flat in Pilton, Edinburgh.

        The seaside house was called Balmoral, after the couple’s favourite Scottish beauty spot.

        In 2001, John moved out of the home and moved in with his cousin. At that time, it was worth £250,000

        John is now rumoured to be living on handouts from friends and family after his marriage fell apart, and was said to be living in a caravan at one time.

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        Millionaire maker odds – Lotto backup

        According to the EuroMillions website, there is a 1 in 1,900,000 chance that a player could win the Millionaire Maker game on a Tuesday.

        This shrinks to 1 in approximately 2,250,000 if there is a rollover – meaning no one has won the previous draw’s jackpot.

        On a Friday, it’s estimated that there is a 1 in 2,950,000 chance of winning a guaranteed £1million.

        If there is a quadruple rollover, the odds could fall to 1 in 3,400,000.

        Winning the game depends on the number of payslips sold so the odds fluctuate from game-to-game.

        The odds can also change if there is a special event.

        In March 2019, EuroMillions created 40 UK millionaires in a one-off special draw.

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        Seven Brits scoop £1million as players urged to check their tickets after £20million rolldown

        SEVEN Brits scooped £1 million on the National Lottery last night with punters urged to check their tickets to see if they've won.

        The £20 million jackpot wasn't bagged by a single ticket holder in the roll-down lottery, which features a 'must be won' pot of money.

        If the National Lottery jackpot isn't claimed other lucky lottery winners receive a larger sum and share the top prize.

        Wednesday's top lottery prize now stands at around £2 million after nobody scooped the weekend jackpot.

        The winning Lotto numbers were 21, 07, 29, 39, 34, 03 – and the bonus number was 19.

        Seven players won £1,050,578 for matching five numbers and the bonus ball, and 156 tickets bagged £5,532 after matching five of the six numbers.

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        Whole lotto history

        Here is a look back at some of the biggest wins in Lotto history:

        1. £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
        2. £1.267 billion (Mega Million) a winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline
        3. £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
        4. £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
        5. £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018

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