Sunday, 10 January, 2016

National Lottery Jackpot Has Lead To 'Unprecedented' Level Of Interest

Ron and Karen Burr National Lottery: No one wins record jackpot so £58m now up for grabs
David Chambers | 10 January, 2016, 01:23

Coverage will include the Lotto and Thunderball draws.

In 2008, Mirfield couple Susan and Michael Crossland became millionaires, scooping a £1.2m lottery win.

If you are only going to buy one lottery ticket all year, today's probably the day.

Yes - but don't hang about.

Will a mad rush of people buying tickets damage my chance of winning?

However, several users claimed the National Lottery had website had crashed due to enormous number of people trying to snap up last minute tickets.

Colin Rowland, owner of the Post News Shop in Bingham Road, Cotgrave, said the lottery has always been a popular draw for his customers.

I've never played before - how does it work?

There have been teething problems at the Lotto of late - Retailers complained of faulty ticket machines and last February a draw was postponed for the first time ever.

However, Camelot has argued the changes have increased the chances of becoming a millionaire. Plus there are 20 prizes of £20,000 in every draw.

Following Wednesday's unclaimed draw, Lottery operator Camelot stated that a victor will be picked from the next tier if six numbers are not matched.

Lotto HotPicks: There are now more numbers to pick from (1-59) and bigger prizes.

Next, choose how many lines to play. "Since the cost of a call is less than £2 I'll be spending Saturday calling people at random".

The past big stake drawn on Wednesday was £50.4million, which prompt a surge of ticket deals.

Canadians can also get tickets without making the trek to the buying online through a lottery reseller, but it's not totally above board.

This time, yes they do.

If no single ticket turns matches the full six numbers, the prize will be given to the next closest ticket, which means the jackpot could be won by a ticket matching five main numbers and the bonus ball.

Saturday's jackpot is the result of 14 consecutive rollovers and follows the number of balls in the draw increasing from 49 to 59 in October, reducing the odds on a player's six numbers coming up from around one in 14 million to one in 45 million.

The previous record was £42m, which was shared between three ticket-holders in January 1996 according to a Guardian report.