EuroMillions results LATEST – Record £184 million jackpot prize on Friday 15th October as Brits race to buy tickets

BRITS could still get their hands on EuroMillions biggest ever UK prize as the jackpot is rolled over AGAIN.

Camelot confirmed that no-one had got the winning numbers for the eye-watering £184m EuroMillions top prize.

Any British winner from the draw would see them get the biggest payout in UK history.

The next draw is on Friday night.

Read our National Lottery blog below for the latest updates…

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    Number 27 most likely to help punter scoop a jackpot

    National Lottery ball number 27 is the most likely to help punters win a jackpot, researchers say.

    It has made more appearances than any other in 3,071 draws in the past ten years.

    The number came up 399 times in the UK National Lottery, Thunderball, EuroMillions and Irish Lotto.

    That is 141 more times than number 57, the unluckiest number, which was drawn just 258 times.

    The second luckiest is 54, which appeared 387 times. It was followed by 29, 42, 52 and 58 in joint third on 381 times.

    The next luckiest was number 20 with 378. Then came 23, with 372.

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    Gran escapes jail after stealing £33k worth of scratch cards

    A gran stole £33,000 worth of Lotto scratchcards from a corner shop while working behind the till, a court heard.

    Trusted shop assistant Sheila Hancock, 60, took thousands of cards from the display without paying for them.

    And if she saw it was a winning card after scratching off the silver foil she took the prize money out of the till, it was said.

    Puzzled owner Virajkumar Patel couldn’t understand why his busy store wasn’t making a profit despite staying open throughout the pandemic.

    So he checked CCTV and was horrified when he saw Hancock repeatedly helping herself to cards and winnings. York crown court heard she had become addicted to the “easy” gambling and got away with the deceit from January 2020 until April of this year.

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    How old do I need to be to play?

    Those feeling lucky now have to be over 18 to play, as the minimum age goes up from 16 to 18.

    That means 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.

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    Explained: What draw is on tonight?

    Tonight Brits can play for the ‘Set For Life’ draw, which could see one lucky winner win £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.

    For this, you’ll need to pick out five numbers from 1-47 plus one Life Ball number from 1-10, or go for a Lucky Dip.

    Draws happen every Monday and Thursday.

    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.

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    First home

    Jane Park was Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner when she scooped her £1million jackpot in 2013.

    The Edinburgh socialite moved out of the council house she shared with her mum after buying a three-bed home.

    Jane took pride in transforming it with dazzling décor, including flowers in many rooms, mirrored furniture, and coloured with cool greys and monochrome tones.

    With a fabulous, open plan kitchen complete with a lavish marble island, the cooking area lead to patio doors which opened into the garden.

    However she sold the house in 2016 to move back in with her mum after admitting she was lonely.

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    ‘Begging for blackcurrant juice’

    Kerri-Ann Robinson, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, was studying for her college diploma in business when she won the jackpot. 

    The mature student, then 41, was taking care of her three-year-old daughter when she “begged me for a blackcurrant juice” in 2007.

    Kerri-Ann raced out to the shops at lunchtime and “as an afterthought, chose a Lucky Dip for the Lotto draw that night”.

    The next day during a break between classes, she checked the numbers and discovered she had won £2,543,691.

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    ‘We forgot our ticket – so we won twice’

    Derek and Dawn Ladner, from Redruth, Cornwall, were thrilled when the same six numbers they used every week finally came up in the midweek lottery draw.

    They initially claimed £479,142 from the £2,395,710 jackpot due to bagging the top prize with five other winners.

    However, a week later Derek, then 57, was in for quite the shock when he found a second lottery ticket in his pocket. 

    It was from that same winning draw and thanks to his forgetfulness – when he bet twice with the same lucky numbers – their winnings increased to £958,284.

    In 2007, lottery operator Camelot told the Daily Mail: “[Derek] bought one winning ticket but forgot about it, then he went off to buy another and ended up with two shares.”

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    Some star signs are luckier than others

    Well, according to the stars some signs are luckier than others, so read on and see if you should pop out and buy that winning lotto ticket. It could be you!

    Leo – Oh, Leo we knew you’d be one of the lucky ones. You always look good, have a string of admirers and just tend to always be prowling on the bright side of the street.

    Virgo – It’s no coincidence that planner extraordinaire is one of the luckiest signs of the zodiac. Virgos only become successful because they put in the hours and werk, girl.

    Scorpio – Magnanimous Scorpio has definitely got it going on when it comes to luck. They’ll often find themselves in the right place at the right time as if by magic, much to the annoyance of some less fortunate souls.

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    What if…

    Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford is “consumed with guilt” as his son fights for life after a horror quad bike smash, friends say.

    The lad, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister, 15, in the sprawling grounds of their Cambridgeshire mansion.

    The Sun exclusively revealed details of the horror smash as the boy is fighting for his life in intensive care with his family at his bedside.

    His sister raised the alarm after her brother was flung from his machine and through a fence.

    It is understood the car and quad bike were gifts bought for the kids by former postie Adrian, 49.

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    Biggest EuroMillions winner to date

    The biggest EuroMillions jackpot win so far this year in the UK was in April when nine rollovers took the jackpot from its starting value of £14m to over £122m before it was won by one anonymous ticket holder

    In June, £111,540,000 was won when the jackpot was bumped up for this Superdraw.

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    National Lottery weekly timetable

    Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

    There is a draw six nights a week.

    It should be noted that there are no draws on Sundays.

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    Explained: What draw is on tonight?

    Tonight Brits can play for the ‘Set For Life’ draw, which could see one lucky winner win £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.

    For this, you’ll need to pick out five numbers from 1-47 plus one Life Ball number from 1-10, or go for a Lucky Dip.

    Draws happen every Monday and Thursday.

    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.

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    Number 27 most likely to help punter scoop a jackpot

    National Lottery ball number 27 is the most likely to help punters win a jackpot, researchers say.

    It has made more appearances than any other in 3,071 draws in the past ten years.

    The number came up 399 times in the UK National Lottery, Thunderball, EuroMillions and Irish Lotto.

    That is 141 more times than number 57, the unluckiest number, which was drawn just 258 times.

    The second luckiest is 54, which appeared 387 times. It was followed by 29, 42, 52 and 58 in joint third on 381 times.

    The next luckiest was number 20 with 378. Then came 23, with 372.

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    What if…

    Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford is “consumed with guilt” as his son fights for life after a horror quad bike smash, friends say.

    The lad, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister, 15, in the sprawling grounds of their Cambridgeshire mansion.

    The Sun exclusively revealed details of the horror smash as the boy is fighting for his life in intensive care with his family at his bedside.

    His sister raised the alarm after her brother was flung from his machine and through a fence.

    It is understood the car and quad bike were gifts bought for the kids by former postie Adrian, 49.

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    Your chances of unlikely events

    Experts reveal chances of unlikely events – from death by shark to winning lottery.

    Number - crunching experts at cardchat.com have worked out the likelihood of some very unlikely events.

    • 1000 – 1 = Seeing a shooting star.
    • 37,500 in 1 = Being bitten by a snake.
    • 3,700,000 in 1 = Being killed by a shark.
    • 1,000,000,000,000 in 1 = Meeting your doppelganger.
    • 45,000,000 in 1 = Winning the lottery.
    • 500-1 = Being born with an extra toe.

    Read the article in full here.

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      Biggest lotto winners in history

      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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      ‘I sill shop in Primark despite winning £1.8m’

      A NATIONAL Lottery winning dinner lady still lives in her council house, shops in Primark and drives a Kia despite bagging £1.8million.

      Trish Emson, 51, explained money or her millionaire status did not change her or her partner Graham Norton, also 51, who still works as a decorator.

      The down-to-earth pair have even managed to keep their teenage son Benjamin, 17, in check – and don’t even give him pocket money.

      The modest mum, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said: “Being rich doesn’t make you posh or a better person.

      “I don’t like showing off and bragging about money and I can’t be posh anyway.

      “To look at me you wouldn’t think I was a millionaire, but if I have to dress up I feel fake, I prefer my jeans,” she told The Mirror.

      Read the article in full here.

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      How does the National Lottery work?

      The National Lottery raises money to go to many ‘good causes’ and have helped give out numerous grants to those that need it most.

      On their website they state: “We retain around just 1% of revenue in profit, while around 95% of total revenue goes back to winners and society. More so, we run one of the most cost-efficient major lotteries in Europe, with around 4% of total revenue spent on operating costs.

      “To date, National Lottery players have helped to raise over £43 billion for Good Causes, with more than 635,000 individual awards made across the UK – the equivalent of more than 225 lottery grants in every UK postcode district.”

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      Camelot on the age change (continued)

      A Camelot spokesperson said: “Following the government’s decision to raise the age to play The National Lottery from 16 to 18 on October 1, 2021, we carried out a major programme of work to implement all of the changes that were necessary as quickly as possible, while ensuring that we maintained the very high standards demanded of The National Lottery. 

      “As a result of the excellent progress we made, we can confirm that the age to play all National Lottery games changed to 18 years or over on 22 April 2021 – well in advance of the change in legislation, which comes into force today.

      “Since April, those under the age of 18 have been unable to play National Lottery games in a retail store, online or on the National Lottery apps.”

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      How old do I need to be to play?

      Those feeling lucky now have to be over 18 to play, as the minimum age goes up from 16 to 18.

      That means 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.

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      Where does money raised by the 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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        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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        What if…

        Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford is “consumed with guilt” as his son fights for life after a horror quad bike smash, friends say.

        The lad, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister, 15, in the sprawling grounds of their Cambridgeshire mansion.

        The Sun exclusively revealed details of the horror smash as the boy is fighting for his life in intensive care with his family at his bedside.

        His sister raised the alarm after her brother was flung from his machine and through a fence.

        It is understood the car and quad bike were gifts bought for the kids by former postie Adrian, 49.

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        Michael Carroll who blew £9.7Million fortune remarries ex-wife who left him over orgies

        LOTTO Lout Michael Carroll has remarried his ex-wife more than a decade after she left him for romping with prostitutes.

        The self-styled “King of the Chavs” was just 19 and working as a binman when he scooped £9.7million on the Lottery in 2002.

        But he blew his winnings on booze, drugs, sex and friends with ex-wife Sandra Aiken leaving the “big shot” for using prostitutes.

        She now appears to have forgiven Carroll, 38, and the pair have tied the knot for a second time, Daily Record reports.

        The couple wed in a small ceremony last Saturday and are now understood to be living a quiet life together.

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        Explained: How long do winners have to claim their 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.

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