EuroMillions results LATEST: One player scoops huge £22million top prize as National Lottery jackpot set at £2m TONIGHT

YESTERDAY's EuroMillions draw saw two lucky Brits scoop over £11million each – becoming overnight millionaires.

Yesterday’s numbers were 7, 19, 35, 42, 43, while the Lucky Stars were 7 and 9.

And Tuesday night's Thunderball draw results were 19, 10, 1, 28, 14 and the Thunderball was 3.

And tonight, the Lotto draw will see Brits playing for the chance to pocket a jackpot of £2million.

The draw will take place at 8pm, with a Thunderball game taking place shortly after at 8.15pm.

All National Lottery and Euro Millions draw game prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the day of the draw.

Read our National Lottery live blog below for the latest updates…

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    WHERE DOES THE MONEY RAISED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY GO

    In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:

    • Health, education, environment and charitable causes – 40%
    • Sport – 20%
    • Arts – 20%
    • Heritage – 20%

    WHAT NUMBERS DO MOST PEOPLE CHOOSE?

    A lot of people doing the EuroMillions pick a lucky dip to get their numbers.

    Lottoland advises that people should avoid popular numbers, like 1-31, as people tend to opt for their birth date.

    This means if these numbers come up more people will have them and the winning amount will be divided between more people.

    They also suggest avoidance of a sequence of numbers.

    FROM MANSION TO HOMELESSNESS – THE STORY OF LEE RYAN

    Ex-jailbird Lee Ryan scooped the £6.5million jackpot just 17 weeks after the lottery was launched on November 14 1994. He made headlines when it emerged he was accused of handling stolen cars and was imprisoned for 18 months after his huge payout.

    Lee then spent a decade living the high life and splashed his money on luxury cars, a helicopter and a £2million mansion.

    But Lee ended up penniless, spent two years living on the street and shacked up in a tiny flat in London he shared with homeless pals.

    “The money was cursed because I took the p**s out of God when I asked him to make me a multimillionaire. My cellmate warned me to be careful what I wished for,” he said.

    Lee ended up splitting with Karen Taylor, his girlfriend of eight years, and moved to London where he met a 25-year-old from Kyrgyzstan. They took an ill-fated trip to the Central Asian country where Lee attempted to invest the last of his winnings in property.

    But he returned empty-handed, claiming to have been stitched up by investors following the Kyrgyzstan revolution in 2010.

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      LOTTO LIES

      A man who scooped £680,000 in an Australian lottery nearly missed out on the prize after thinking the win was a hoax.

      The lucky winner, from Darwin, almost didn’t collect the money after being left in total disbelief when he saw all six of his numbers on the lottery app.

      “Usually, I get an email straight after the draw that tells me how close I am to winning division one,” the winner told Daily Mail Australia.

      “But this time, I didn’t, so when I woke up on Sunday morning, I logged into The Lott app and I saw I had all six numbers.

      “I thought ‘well, that’s strange’ and then I saw the prize amount, and I thought it must be some kind of hoax.”

      He was one of five winning entries in the TattsLotto draw with each person taking home £680,000 ($1,304,946.92).

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      THE TOP FIVE BIGGEST LOTTERY WINS IN THE WORLD

      1. £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
      2. £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
      3. £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
      4. £625.76 million (Powerball)  Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
      5. £575.53 million (Powerball)  A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018
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      THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS 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 201

      THE MOST COMMON EUROMILLIONS WINNING NUMBERS REVEALED

      For EuroMillions, you pick five main numbers and two Lucky Stars, with draws taking place every Tuesdays and Fridays.

      The five most drawn main numbers since EuroMillions launched in February 2004 are 23, 44, 50, 19 and 37.

      The two most drawn Lucky Stars are 2, 3 and 8.

      The least drawn numbers are 33, 36, 22, 40, 18.

      The original Lucky Stars were 1 to 9 – of those, the least drawn are 4 and 1.

      The more recently added Lucky Stars 10, 11 and 12 have been drawn less.

      In the UK, a single entry to a EuroMillions draw costs £2.50.

      EuroMillions is different to the main Lotto draw.

      WHAT IS THE NATIONAL LOTTERY’S ‘SET FOR LIFE’ DRAW?

      Set For Life gives players the chance to win £10,000 every month for 30 years.

      The winners get a a total of £3.6 million over three decades.

      Players have to choose five main numbers – from 1 to 47 – as well as a Life Ball from a separate set between 1 and 10.

      YESTERDAY'S EUROMILLIONS NUMBERS

      Yesterday's draw is 7, 19, 35, 42, 43 and Lucky Stars are 7 and 9.

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        OBLIVIOUS WOMAN HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS CARRYING £28MILLION WINNING LOTTERY TICKET IN HER PURSE FOR WEEKS

        The 45-year-old, who has not been named, was the sole winner of the draw in Germany on June 9, Lotto Bayern said.

        She told reporters that she continued to “carelessly” carry her new found fortune around despite correctly guessing the seven fields on the lottery ticket last month.

        She has now vowed to never play the lottery again adding that she now has “more than enough for my husband, my daughter and me.”

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        THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS 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

        EUROMILLIONS WINNER ADRIAN BAYFORD’S SON, 13, HAS A ‘LONG WAY TO GO’ AS HE WAKES FROM INDUCED COMA

        The Sun on Sunday revealed Cameron, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister Aimee, 15, while riding the machine.

        They were playing in the grounds of £148million jackpot winner Adrian’s Cambridgeshire mansion.

        Cameron was fighting for life and friends of the family last night said he now faces a lengthy recovery.

        One pal said: “Cameron has been taken out of the induced coma by doctors but there is still a long way to go.”

        The lad was recovering with his dad and mum Gillian, Adrian’s ex-wife, by his bedside.

        FROM MANSION TO HOMELESS

        Ex-jailbird Lee Ryan scooped the £6.5million jackpot just 17 weeks after the lottery was launched on November 14 1994. He made headlines when it emerged he was accused of handling stolen cars and was imprisoned for 18 months after his huge payout.

        Lee then spent a decade living the high life and splashed his car on luxury cars, a helicopter and a £2million mansion.

        But Lee ended up penniless, spent two years living on the street and shacked up in a tiny flat in London he shared with homeless pals.

        “The money was cursed because I took the p**s out of God when I asked him to make me a multimillionaire. My cellmate warned me to be careful what I wished for,” he said.

        Lee ended up splitting with Karen Taylor, his girlfriend of eight years, and moved to London where he met a 25-year-old from Kyrgyzstan.

        They took an ill-fated trip to the Central Asian country where Lee attempted to invest the last of his winnings in property.

        But he returned empty-handed, claiming to have been stitched up by investors following the Kyrgyzstan revolution in 2010.

        LOTTO LIES

        A man who scooped £680,000 in an Australian lottery nearly missed out on the prize after thinking the win was a hoax.

        The lucky winner, from Darwin, almost didn’t collect the money after being left in total disbelief when he saw all six of his numbers on the lottery app.

        “Usually, I get an email straight after the draw that tells me how close I am to winning division one,” the winner told Daily Mail Australia.

        “But this time, I didn’t, so when I woke up on Sunday morning, I logged into The Lott app and I saw I had all six numbers.

        “I thought ‘well, that’s strange’ and then I saw the prize amount, and I thought it must be some kind of hoax.”

        He was one of five winning entries in the TattsLotto draw with each person taking home £680,000 ($1,304,946.92).

        EUROMILLIONS WINNER MARGARET LOUGHREY GAVE RELATIVES £1M EACH AND JUST FINISHED DREAM HOME WHEN SHE WAS FOUND DEAD AT 56

        The 56-year-old, who claimed a £27million win eight years ago, said the money had “destroyed her” before her sad death this week.

        Neighbours say Ms Loughrey – known as ‘Maggie Millions’ – had recently transformed a derelict property nicknamed ‘the barn’ into a stunning home for herself.

        Paul Gallagher told the Belfast Telegraph: “She had been living in a bungalow next to it and the barn was just finished, I believe.

        “It’s a pity she didn’t get to enjoy her new home.”

        And he said people were “shocked” by her death.

        “Margaret was well-known and did a lot of good, charitable work around the town,” he said.

        Ms Loughrey bought the winning ticket from shop SuperValu when she was walking back home from the Job Centre.

        Margaret Loughrey handed cash to friends and family after her Lottery win.

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          THUNDERBALL RESULTS

          Tonight's Thunderball results are 19, 10, 1, 28, 14 and the Thunderball is 3.

          Good luck

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          HOW LONG DO WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE MONEY?

          Winners from different countries have different deadlines to claim their prize.

          In Austria, winners have a whole three years to claim the prize before it is returned to the lottery and used to fund boosted prizes.

          Belgian winners, on the other hand, only have around 140 days before the money is returned to the Belgian National Lottery.

          The least amount of time to snap up the jackpot goes to France and Luxembourg.

          Winners from Ireland, Portugal and Spain all have around 90 days to tell the world they’ve won.

          Read the article in full here.

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          WHAT IS THE NATIONAL LOTTERY’S ‘SET FOR LIFE’ DRAW?

          Set For Life gives players the chance to win £10,000 every month for 30 years.

          The winners get a a total of £3.6 million over three decades.

          Players have to choose five main numbers – from 1 to 47 – as well as a Life Ball from a separate set between 1 and 10.

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          ‘CURSED’ LOTTERY WINNERS

          Now 33, mum-of-four Callie was recently claiming Universal Credit to support her family[/caption]

          “It was too much money for someone so young,” she told Closer Magazine.

          “Even if you say your life won’t change, it does and often not for the better.”

          She later described the win as a “curse” which drove her to consider suicide.

          “I took paracetamol and sleeping tablets. Fortunately, my family found me and took me to hospital,” she said.

          Eighteen years after her win, Callie was found to be claiming Universal Credit last month after blowing her fortune. The revelation came during a trial after she was involved in a car crash while on cocaine last December.

          Read more here.

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          OBLIVIOUS WOMAN HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS CARRYING £28MILLION WINNING LOTTERY TICKET IN HER PURSE FOR WEEKS

          The 45-year-old, who has not been named, was the sole winner of the draw in Germany on June 9, Lotto Bayern said.

          She told reporters that she continued to “carelessly” carry her new found fortune around despite correctly guessing the seven fields on the lottery ticket last month.

          She has now vowed to never play the lottery again adding that she now has “more than enough for my husband, my daughter and me.”

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          THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS 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
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            MISSED OUT?

            Here’s how to try again next time:

            There are no draws on Sundays.

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            PIE ROLLER

            They say money can’t buy you love – and it appears it can’t buy you a decent Cornish pasty in Scotland either.

            Lottery jackpot winner Adrian Bayford has quit his home in Scotland — because he missed the iconic pasties and the English pub.

            The ex-postie, 49, had relocated north of the border, having abandoned his £12million English country estate after a string of failed romances.

            But pals say the friendly millionaire — who scooped £148million in 2012 — got fed up with the fancy Scottish pies and neeps and tatties.

            The final straw came when lockdown ended and the dad-of-two realised how much he was missing English pubs — with Scottish drinking focused on bars and hotels.

            Friends said he was so bored without a decent village boozer he took up archery.

            Pals thought his country pile in Cambridgeshire had been sold, when in fact he had taken it off the market and moved back in.

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            EXPLAINED: WHO ARE ADRIAN AND GILLIAN BAYFORD?

            The biggest ever jackpot to be won is €190million, which has been won by four different people – including two from Great Britain. 

            Adrian and Gillian Bayford scooped the €190m (£148.7m) jackpot on August 10, 2012.

            Adrian, 41 and 40-year-old Gillian from Haverhill in Suffolk became instant multi-millionaires, but their winnings was only the second highest in Britain thanks to the conversion rate.

            Colin and Christine Weir from Scotland bagged the top prize with €185m a year before the Bayford’s, which converted to £161.6m.

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            WHERE DOES THE MONEY RAISED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY GO

            In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:

            • Health, education, environment and charitable causes – 40%
            • Sport – 20%
            • Arts – 20%
            • Heritage – 20%

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