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National Lottery draw LIVE: £3.6m Lotto Set For Life jackpot up for grabs tonight after EuroMillions numbers revealed

The National Lottery's Lotto draw has taken place with a cool £2m jackpot to be won – but no winner scooped the top prize.

Wednesday's winning Lotto numbers, which were drawn shortly after 8pm were 13, 24, 34, 35, 49 and 55, while the bonus ball was 53.

However, the jackpot was not scooped – meaning Saturday's top prize rolls over to a tasty £4million.

And earlier this week, a £98million EuroMillions jackpot was not won – meaning Friday's jackpot is now a whopping rollover of £110million.

Read our EuroMillions live blog below for the latest updates…

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    Set For Life at 8pm

    The draw will take place in just over 20 minutes time.

    You could win the top prize of £10,000 per month for the next 30 years.

    Good luck!

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    Top ten easiest lotteries

    1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
    2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
    3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
    4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
    5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
    6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
    7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
    8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
    9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
    10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87
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    What is Set For Life?

    The Set For Life draw runs on Mondays and Thursdays and one lucky Brit could win £10,000 every month for the next 30 years.

    Players have to pick five numbers from 1-47 plus one Life Ball number from 1-10 or go with a Lucky Dip to get a randomly generated number.

    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.

    The winning numbers go out at 8pm and can be found on the National Lottery website or their YouTube channel.

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    Star sign most likely to pick winning numbers

    The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Which sign is most likely to win the lottery? Well, it’s good news if you’re born in February or March.

    According to research from Lott and MailOnline, dreamy Pisces is the luckiest sign of the zodiac when it comes to winning the lottery.

    The data, which was based on those winning the top lottery jackpot, found that 11.6% of the winners were Pisces – meaning, on average, they were more likely to pick the golden ticket.

    Go-with the-flow Pisces will stumble upon extraordinarily lucky breaks and often find themselves effortlessly attracting most things on their wish list.

    So, Pisces, if you’re reading this maybe you should get down to the shops and buy a lottery ticket.

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    UK's biggest unclaimed win

    The UK’s biggest unclaimed win was from June 2012, when a Euromillions prize worth £63.8 million.

    The prize money was never picked up by its unfortunate owner.

    The ticket was bought in the Stevenage or Hitchin areas of Hertfordshire but, after the allowed time period to claim expired, the money was instead distributed among charitable causes.

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    What are my chances on a scratchcard?

    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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    Heard the one about the man who won SEVEN times?

    In an interview with ABC News, Richard Lustig explained that his method was 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

    Explained: When is each draw?

    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.

    Which numbers are drawn the LEAST?

    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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      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
      • BFI
      • UK Sport
      • Arts Council Of Wales
      • Sport Wales
      • Arts Council Of Northern Ireland

      Who ya gonna call?

      A woman who scooped £10,000 a month on the National Lottery Set For Life has quit her job to become a ghost hunter with her husband.

      Part-time paranormal investigator Laura Hoyle, 39, has decided to ditch her day job to pursue her spooky passion with Kirk Stevens, 37, after their big win.

      The 39-year-old is used to shocks – after realising she had landed the life-changing amount of money when she initially thought she had only won a fiver.

      Laura was able to immediately jack in her job at a logistics firm, after realising the cash could allow her to concentrate on her ghost-hunting hobby full-time.

      Read more here.

      Who takes part in the Euromillions?

      EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.

      In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.

      Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.

      You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.

      The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

      Does your location matter?

      Lottery data shows the areas with the cities and towns with the highest number per capita of high-tier winners to scoop £50,000 or more on the National Lottery.

      The National Lottery has now made over 6,100 millionaires in the UK.

      Data taken from the launch of the lottery in 1994 until Sept 2019 reveals the luckiest regions.

      Here they are.

      Millionaire Maker chances

      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.

      A financial crash catastrophe

      Roger Griffiths and his wife Lara netted £1.8million on the National Lottery in 2005. He had worked as an IT manager and she as a performing arts teacher but both quit their jobs.

      The couple enjoyed the high life and went on a lavish spending spree splashing £800,000 on a barn conversion in Wetherby, West Yorks., along with flash cars and five-star holidays in Dubai, New York and Monaco.

      Wannabe rock star Roger also spent £25,000 making a record with his old band from Lancaster University. The couple invested in property and a beauty salon but the financial crash saw the value of their portfolio plummet.

      And on New Year’s Eve 2010, the couple’s home went up in flames – a disaster which was made worse by the house being underinsured. By 2013 the money had gone and the couple had split up, each blaming each other for the reversal in their fortunes.

      Roger said: “When you’re told you’re a millionaire, it feels limitless. We had played the Lottery for years – when I found out I’d won, it was overwhelming.”

      Lara has revealed she has to sell her collection of designer handbags to get by.

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        How did the EuroMillions start?

        EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.

        In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.

        Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.

        You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.

        The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

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        What are the most rewarding numbers

        Think you’ve got the right numbers to win the EuroMillions? Here are the most popular numbers.

        For Euromillions, the most popular number is 50.

        Followed by: 44, 19, 4 and 30.

        The most common extra numbers have been 8 and 3.

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        A lucky dip victory

        Gillian and Adrian Bayford, who won £148m in 2012, took a chance on random numbers.

        The couple snapped up a fleet of luxury cars and splashed the cash on property before their nine-year marriage broke down.

        The UK’s biggest ever jackpot winners are still anonymous, with their prize draw of £170m.

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        How to play the EuroMillions

        1. Pick five numbers from 1-50 and 2 Lucky Stars from 1-12, or try a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers.
        2. You can choose to play on a Tuesday or Friday – or both, then the number of weeks you’d like to play.
        3. You can play up to seven lines of numbers and buy up to 10 play slips at a time.
        4. And… you’re good to go!
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        Make sure you enter

        There are just under 8 hours until entries close for tonight's draw.

        To be in with a chance head over to the Official Lotto site and get your tickets.

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        How does the Lotto draw work?

        You must pick six numbers from 1–59 or go with a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers.

        Players can chose to play on Wednesday or Saturday, or both days if they’re feeling lucky.

        You can buy Lotto 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.

        In a Lotto Must Be Won draw where no one wins the jackpot by matching six main numbers, there’s a Rolldown.

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        What draws have we got this week

        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.

        Tomorrow we will have the Euromillions and the Thunderball draw.

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        Always be aware

        Gaming is fun but for a few, but it may become a problem.

        If you’re worried about yourself, or someone you know, speak in confidence to the people at GamCare, available 24/7, on 0808 8020 133 or visit the GamCare website for assistance.

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        Builders are said to be the luckiest when it comes to the Lottery

        • Six Millionaires are made every week
        • The luckiest postcode is Birmingham with 119 millionaires
        • The luckiest profession is building
        • There are 6 million winners a week
        • £56 billion paid out in prizes
        • Over £34 million goes to National Lottery Projects every week
        • Most Millionaires celebrate with a cup of tea

        Here are some secrets to winning

        If you're looking for any little increase in your chances then it might be worth following the advice below.

        1. Avoid computer picks. It lowers your odds of winning.
        2. On scratchcards, try buying 10 of one ticket instead of several different tickets.
        3. Mix up your numbers.
        4. Even it out – Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
        5. Split from the crowd, so don’t play patterns.
        6. Apparently, you should avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
        7. Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.

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