EuroMillions draw LIVE: £45m Lottery jackpot up for grabs TONIGHT after Lotto Thunderball numbers

THE Set For Life draw returned on Monday and one lucky winner could be in with the chance of winning £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.

The winning numbers for last night's game were 04, 05, 11, 27, 35 and the Life Ball was 07.

Meanwhile, today's EuroMillions draw could see a lucky Brit in with a chance of winning a whopping £55M.

Please gamble responsibly. And when the fun stops, stop.

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

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    Set For Life winner becomes full time ghost hunter

    A WOMAN who scooped £10,000 a month for 30 years on the National Lottery Set For Life 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.

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    ‘We hoped to win… and then we did’

    Like many people who play the lottery, Patrick and Frances Connolly “always hoped” they would win but didn’t have high hopes.

    But two years ago, on New Year’s Day, they scooped £114,969,775 on the EuroMillions after playing every week for years. 

    When the couple, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, found out about the “life-changing” sum, they modestly celebrated with “a cup of tea and a hug”.

    They told ITV: “I always hoped we would win the lottery one day, but when we did, it would be just our luck that lots of others would win on the same day with the same numbers too.

    “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would ever win almost £115 million.”

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    ‘I won £1m on the lottery at 22 and still shop at Asda & Primark’

    Roofer Jamie Heavens, then-22-year-old, went to work at his dad Mark’s roofing company in Dorset, near where he lives, and started his hands-on job.

    After being sent off to work on another site, he stopped off at Romsey Services off the M27 for fuel and also bought a scratchard.

    “I scratched it off in a layby and was stunned when it revealed I’d won £1m,” he said.

    He kept it quiet from his colleagues – telling only his uncle and wife-to-be. 

    However, despite winning big, Jamie said: “Danielle still buys me jogging bottoms from Primark. I go out and graft everyday so she knows I will get them filthy. There’s no point in her getting me really smart ones, they would just get wrecked.”

    Wife Danielle is still working as a receptionist at a garage whereas Jamie set up his own company, a roadside recovery service.

    Read the article in full here.

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    Gran, 70, ‘physically sick’ after scooping £3.8M jackpot

    Diane Bate, 70, was in “total disbelief” after winning the multi-million pound prize in the Lotto draw on December 12. 

    Diane said: “I checked my ticket early on Sunday morning using the National Lottery app when it made a funny sound.

    “I looked at the amount and couldn’t quite believe my eyes, I thought, ‘surely that can’t be right?!’ The most I have ever won before is £100.

    “I was in total disbelief so I woke Michael up to check the ticket – he wasn’t happy but we’ve been married 52 years so he soon got over it!

    “I still didn’t believe it, so I also checked it with my granddaughter too. 

    “I must have checked it about six times in total before I started to believe it was real, and at that point, I was physically sick!”

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    Tale of $10million lotto winner fatally injected with painkillers by husband

    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.

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    Mapped: Top ten luckiest cities in the UK

    The following map shows the top 10 luckiest lottery areas in the UK.

    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.

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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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    Lotto winner dubbed ‘Mr Sensible’

    Millonaire Lotto builder Steve Thomson has been dubbed “Mr Sensible” by pals after investing a chunk of his £105million win with the Queen’s bank – and looks set for another mega payout.

    The former white van man and wife Lenka put “tens of millions” into a trust with Her Majesty’s favoured firm Coutts & Co following his 2019 EuroMillions win.

    A £30million investment could see the Thomsons bag a staggering £90million over the next 20 years – almost as much as their original win. 

    The millions of pounds invested in the couple’s two separate trusts are invested in stocks, shares and property.

    Friends have dubbed Steve, originally from Selsey, West Sussex, “Mr Sensible” for not squandering his lottery cash unlike some infamous winners.

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    Set For Life numbers revealed

    The Set For Life draw has taken place.

    The winning numbers for Monday's game are: 04, 05, 11, 27, 35 and the Life Ball is 07.

    Are you a winner?

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    Set For Life winner becomes full time ghost hunter

    A WOMAN who scooped £10,000 a month for 30 years on the National Lottery Set For Life 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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    The most common numbers for tonight’s EuroMillions

    Each and every EuroMillions draw has no guarantees, but the opportunity to become a millionaire is something many people can’t resist.

    Whether you religiously play or throw on the odd Lucky Dip, most people have weighed up the odds against them.

    Players choose five numbers between 1-50 and two Lucky Stars between 1-12, but some numbers seem to crop up more than others.

    According to EuroMillions statistics, number 20 is the biggest winner – having been drawn 66 times.

    Its closely followed by numbers 23 and 5, which have both made an entrance 64 times.

    Number 27 has been a winning ball 63 times, while 42 has made an appearance on 60 occasions.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Explained: Tonight’s draw

    You could get your hands on £10,000 every month for 30 years if you win tonights set for life draw.

    It is expected to take place at 8pm and the results will be revealed on our blog.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Set For Life winner becomes full time ghost hunter

    A WOMAN who scooped £10,000 a month for 30 years on the National Lottery Set For Life 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.

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    How much was raised last year?

    From total ticket sales of £8,373.9 million in the year ending 31 March 2021:

    • £1,887.5 million was raised for National Lottery projects
    • £4,854.7 million was paid to players in prizes
    • £1,004.8 million went to the Government in Lottery Duty
    • £275.9 million was earned by retailers in commission

    Is tonight’s Set For Life worth playing?

    The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.

    According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:

    • Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
    • EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
    • Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
    • Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.
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      Explained: What happens to unclaimed prizes?

      Any cash that isn’t claimed after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK goes to National Lottery projects across the country.

      Folks in Ireland have just half that time to claim too, with only 90 days before the prize money is off the table.

      Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires and the owner of the lottery ticket will no longer be able to claim any of their winnings.

      But after that time has expired, any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.

      This will usually then go on to help fund things like sport programmes or local community buildings or other projects.

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      When was the first draw

      The first National Lottery draw was held on November 19 1994 when seven winners shared a jackpot of £5,874,778.

      The largest amount ever to be won by a single ticket holder was £42million, won in 1996.

      Gareth Bull, a 49-year-old builder, won £41million in November, 2020 and ended up knocking down his bungalow to make way for a luxury manor house with a pool.

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      Odds for easiest lotteries to win around the world

      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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      ‘Money made my close relatives demanding and greedy’

      Euromillions mum Gillian Bayford is locked in a family feud over her share of a £148million jackpot.

      Gillian, 44, accused her dad Ian McCulloch, 72, of trying to seize control of the fortune she won with her ex Adrian Bayford, 46.

      The Dundee mum of two blasted Ian, mum Brenda and brother Colin, 42, saying: “It made them bitter and greedy.”

      And she told how she gave them a £20million slice of her fortune — only for them to come back for more.

      Gillian, who runs a property firm in Dundee, said: “It’s upsetting and it’s raw. The money was supposed to make everybody happy.

      “But it’s made my close relatives demanding and greedy.”

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      Tips to get lucky numbers

      Avoid repeats – Another top tip is to ensure you are always choosing numbers that weren’t drawn last week.

      While it might seem 3 is a lucky number, just because it appeared in the previous draw, it doesn’t mean it will again next time.

      Odds and evens – According to expert analysis, all-odd and all-even line-ups are drawn less than three per cent of the time.

      As there are seven gaps to fill, this means it is best to pick three odd and two even, or two odd and three even.

      One of these patterns will occur in 68 per cent of EuroMillions draws.

      Shun same last digits – Similarly to odds and evens, it’s good to mix things up when it comes to the second digit of your numbers.

      Even if seven might be your lucky number, think twice about choosing 7, 17, 27, 37 and 47.

      Almost 90 per cent of draws have no more than one repeated last digit.

      And your chances of winning with four same final digits drop to less than two tenths of one per cent.

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      The dinner lady who vowed to keep working

      Karen Dakin, 53, won in the draw hours before Mother’s Day, with numbers based on the birth of her son Callum, 14.

      She said: “My son has, in some strange way, helped give me the most amazing Mother’s Day gift of all time!”

      She added: “I’ve always picked numbers special to me, including my son Callum’s date of birth – the year and the time – so I instantly recognised the winning numbers.

      “What an amazing turn of events.”

      Read more here.

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      The biggest lottery prizes in history

      • £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
      • £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
      • £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
      • £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
      • £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018

      Helpful tips to help you win

      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 it up – Never play all one-number groups.
      4. Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
      5. Don’t play patterns.
      6. Avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
      7. Don’t Copycat – Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.

      Set For Life Draw tonight

      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.

      Remember, there is no draw on Sunday’s.

      How much was raised last year

      From total ticket sales of £8,373.9 million in the year ending 31 March 2021:

      • £1,887.5 million was raised for National Lottery projects
      • £4,854.7 million was paid to players in prizes
      • £1,004.8 million went to the Government in Lottery Duty
      • £275.9 million was earned by retailers in commission

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