Lotto was originally called The National Lottery, but was renamed Lotto in an update in 2002 after ticket sales decreased. The National Lottery is the state-franchised national lottery in the United Kingdom.
Lotto is by far the most popular draw; with around 15 to 45 million tickets sold each draw. The most winners for a single jackpot were 133 in January 1995, each player winning £122,510.
The Thunder jackpot draw requires players to pick five main numbers from 1 to 39 and one ‘Thunderball’ number from 1 to 14 for an entry fee of £1 per board. Prizes may be won by matching the main numbers, with matches of the Thunderball number winning bigger prizes.
The first Thunderball draw was held on 12 June, 1999 and the draw was originally only held on Saturdays until the major rebrand in October 2002, when it was held on Wednesdays too.
Saturday’s National Lottery Lotto draw was not won and will now rollover to Wednesday when a massive jackpot of £26.3m will be on offer. That’s a decuple rollover. Will you be the one striking top ten tonight?
If you stick with us, we’ll bring you the National Lottery results here, as soon as the draw is made.
On Saturdays that’s normally around 7.45 P.M., these days. On Wednesday’s it’s still 8:30 P.M.
Don’t forget that tonight we will also have the Thunderball draw. This comes with a £500,000 prize and is played four nights a week.
We’re expecting the Thunderball draw to be made at 8 P.M. We’ll have the results for you here – before anyone else.
The Winning National Lottery numbers are:
17, 36, 40, 44, 54, 58, and the bonus ball is 27.
The winning Thunderball numbers are:
1, 11, 13, 17, 19 and the Thunderball is 6.
If you missed it, the National Lottery Lotto numbers for Wednesday, September 26, were 3, 8, 37, 39, 47 and 59. The bonus ball was 42.
Friday’s Thunderball numbers were 11, 15, 20, 24 and 39. The Thunderball was 2.
The biggest ever Lotto winner was created in April 2016 when an anonymous player banked £35m. In January 2016 two ticket-holders walked away with £33m each.