Get Saturday’s UK Lotto and Thunderball results as well as Irish Lotto results on Lotto blog – updates below.
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.
Before that, a main Lotto game jackpot of £42,008,610, was drawn in January 1996 and split between three anonymous winners, with each being awarded £14,002,870. A single ticket won £26.4 million on the New Year’s Eve lotto in 2016.
The UK National Lottery was first drawn on November 19, 1994. Half of all money spent by players goes to the prize fund, with 28 per cent to good causes, 12 per cent to the Government as duty, five per cent to retailers and five per cent to which has operated the lottery throughout its history.
Each line of Lotto numbers automatically includes a Millionaire Raffle entry. The Millionaire Raffle creates one guaranteed £1million prize and 20 guaranteed winners of £20,000 every draw.
The draw will take place at 7.45 P.M. You can find the Thunderball and Irish Lotto results below as well.
The National Lottery Thunderball numbers worth up to £500,000 are 2, 20, 33, 36 and 38. The Thunderball is 9.
The winning lotto numbers
The winning National Lottery Lotto numbers are 12, 18, 40, 42, 46 and 59. The bonus ball is 49.
This draw’s Lotto Millionaire Raffle winning code is ROSE 6081 2502.
Irish lottery results
The winnings numbers are: 11, 22, 31, 36, 44, 46, – Bonus 42.
While tonight’s £12.5m prize fund would definitely be life-changing, a portion of money spent on the draw also supports a whole range of charities and projects around the UK.
Around £30m is raised weekly and goes towards deserving causes.