EuroMillions results – Live updates ahead of tonight's huge £88m jackpot; winning numbers, what time, how to buy tickets

EuroMillions results – Live updates ahead of tonight's huge £88m jackpot; winning numbers, what time, how to buy tickets

THE Euromillions draw is back tonight with an impressive £88 million up for grabs.

The draw is expected to take place at around 8:45pm this evening following the Thunderball draw which kicks off at 8:00pm.

What are you waiting for?

Be sure to get your tickets, as this is one you don’t want to miss.

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

  • Milica Cosic

    Explained: How likely am I to win the Millionaire Maker?

    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.

  • Milica Cosic

    Not long left to enter tonight's draw

    There are just five hours left to enter in tonight’s Euromillions draw.

    This is not one you want to miss, as the jackpot tonight sits at £88 million.

  • Milica Cosic

    That's some serious luck

    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
    • Milica Cosic

      Explained: the Millionaire maker

      The Euromillions millionaire maker is like a backup if you are not successful with matching the numbers. Instead if your ticket has the matching code to the draw you’ll win.

      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.

    • Milica Cosic

      Stats from the National 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

      Play responsibly

      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.

      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!

      Pictured: The Lottery timetable

      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.

      It's written in the stars

      According to the stars, it seems that some of us are much more likely to win than others.

      Before we get to the big reveal of which sign is most likely to pick the right balls and become a millionaire, let’s take a look at some of the other lucky stars in the zodiac.

      • Leo
      • Virgo
      • Scorpio
      • Milica Cosic

        Explained: 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.

      • Milica Cosic

        What is the money raised spent on?

        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

        Euromillions returns TONIGHT

        The Euromillions draw is back tonight with an impressive £88 million up for grabs.

        The draw is expected to take place at around 8:45pm this evening following the Thunderball draw which kicks off at 8:00pm.

        What are you waiting for?

        Be sure to get your tickets, as this is one you don’t want to miss.

        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.

        Luckiest 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.

        When you win, they win

        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
        • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

          Written in the stars

          Well according to the stars, it seems that some of us are much more likely to get it than others.

          Before we get to the big reveal of which sign is most likely to pick the right balls and become a millionaire, let’s take a look at some of the other lucky stars in the zodiac.

          • Leo
          • Virgo
          • Scorpio

          Explained: How should I pick my numbers?

          Have you ever wondered the secrets to winning big in the lottery? Here are some of the top tips to maximise your chance of winning:

          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.

          Where to find luck

          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.

          Too much too young

          It is illegal for any retailer to sell these goods to anyone under the age of 18 – and will apply to favourite games like Lotto and the EuroMillions.

          Online sales of lottery tickets and scratchcards have already been banned – this came into force in April this year.

          The new age restriction, which was exclusively revealed by The Sun, aims to make sure the lottery is not a “gateway to problem gambling”, minister for sport, tourism and heritage Nigel Huddleston previously said.

          Gambling is illegal for under-18s, but until now anyone 16 or over has been able to play National Lottery games.

          What's the world's luckiest number?

          The six luckiest numbers globally are: 6, 7, 33, 38, 40, and 49.

          These numbers come from data collected from draws that happened in Spain, Canada, Germany, Poland, the UK, Greece, and South Africa.

          The data is an aggregation – so it will be different for different draws depending on where you play.

          How likely am I to win the Millionaire Maker?

          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.

          • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

            Winning combination

            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

            House of horrors (continued)

            The shocking snaps show the walls of the home are crumbling into scrubby wasteland.

            Scores of moulding, mildew-infested cars sit in the weed-ridden grounds.

            Piles of shingle, overgrown shrubs and dead leaves litter the ground.

            At least 19 grimy cars pollute the grounds, as well as several greying caravans with dusty rooves and yellowed net curtains.

            Haphazard wire fencing and a single bollard with a “Private, Keep Out” warning guard the home.

            The Crown Prosecution service confirmed: “Confiscation proceedings are ongoing”.

            House of horror (continued)

            The millions were doled out to the lowlife, despite his ticket having a faulty barcode, and Putnam asked for no publicity.

            It was only when he tried to buy his council house with £83,000 in cash that his “winnings” came to light.

            With the windfall, the fraudster is said to have purchased the £466,000 Hertfordshire home as well as another riverside property for £600,000 a few miles away.

            He also splurged out on sports cars and lived a flashy lifestyle, locals said at the time.

            He planned to turn the Kings Langley house, which is opposite a train station and just minutes from the M25, into a 30-bedroom motorway-side motel – but his plans were rejected by the local council.

            House of horrors

            A convicted rapist who is still in jail for scamming millions with a fake Lotto ticket ten years ago still owns a posh four-bedroom house he allegedly bought with the tainted dosh.

            The home in commuter haven Kings Langley, Herts, just minutes from the M25 has fallen into serious disrepair.

            Docs show it is still owned by convicted rapist and fraudster Edward Putnam who is currently serving nine years for his despicable part in the biggest scam to ever hit the National Lottery.

            He was jailed for seven years in 1993 for raping a terrified pregnant 17-year-old girl.

            Putnam, now 56, “scooped” £2.5 million on the National Lottery in 2009 after conspiring with a Camelot employee to craft a fake ticket.

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