EuroMillions results LIVE: Winning lottery numbers REVEALED with £34m jackpot up for grabs

EUROMILLIONS returned this evening, with another balance busting jackpot waiting to be won by a lucky ticketholder.

After no winners claimed Tuesday's top prize of £22m, the pot rolled over to an even heftier sum of £34m.

The winning numbers for Friday's draw are: 1, 2, 15, 30 and 35 and the Lucky Stars are 02 and 07.

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

Read our EuroMillions live blog below for the latest numbers and results…

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    Friday's EuroMillions numbers REVEALED

    The EuroMillions draw has just taken place.

    The results for this evening's £34m jackpot draw are: 1, 2, 15, 30 and 35.

    The Lucky Stars are 02 and 07.

    Were you a winner?

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    Tonight's Thunderball results revealed

    Tonight's winning numbers are: 01, 02, 07, 14 and 21.

    The Thunderball itself is 04.

    Were you a winner?

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    Thunderball in 15 minutes time

    You could be in with a chance of scooping £500,000.

    We will publish tonight's results shortly after 8pm.

    Good luck!

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    Lottery with the best odds UK

    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.

    Won twice in same draw after ‘forgetting’ ticket

    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. 

    Special win after ‘scary’ pandemic

    A syndicate of 53 NHS workers won £118,044 on EuroMillions earlier this year.

    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.

    Is there a magic winning formula?

    Have you ever wondered the secrets to winning big in the lottery? Is it pure luck or is there a system to it…?

    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.

    What happens if no one claims a prize?

    If no UK players come forward within 180 days then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated while it is held in trust, goes to National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

    The National Lottery have said: “Our players change the lives of individuals as well as communities by raising, on average, over £33 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.”

    The man who won the lottery seven times

    American man, Richard Lustig, is the only person in the world who has won the lottery seven times.

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

      Woman wins on first time ‘hunch’

      A woman won £184million on her first ever EuroMillion lottery ticket after buying it “on a hunch”.

      The young woman – who wanted to remain anonymous – was presented with the prize at her home in Tahiti after it went unclaimed since October 15.

      According to the EuroMillions website, her ticket was the only entry that matched all seven numbers after the jackpot had hit its cap of €220m (£184m).

      The mystery woman said she had never entered the EuroMillions draw in her life but had grown up watching her grandfather play.

      “I was waiting for the right moment to play, and that day I had a hunch,” she said.

      “Everything is possible, you just have to believe in it. Before checking my ticket, I felt a shiver in my back.

      The odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot

      The life-changing jackpot is hard to scoop. With between 80 to 100 million people purchasing a ticket for a EuroMillions draw each week, it proves stiff competition.

      In order to win the cash prize, players need to match all five main numbers and both lucky star numbers.

      But punters only have a 1 in 139,838, 160 chance of bagging the top prize.

      Matching five numbers and one star has odds of 1 in 6,991,908.

      There is a 1 in 22 chance of matching two numbers in the draw.

      The approximate overall odds of winning a prize in EuroMillions are 1 in 13.

      According to the EuroMillions website, the chances of winning the UK Millionaire Maker game can be estimated as 1 in 1,900,000.

      But winning in this game depends entirely on the number of the payslips sold, so the odds therefore fluctuate.

      Where does National Lottery 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

      £4m scratchcard winners jailed over fraudulent debit card details

      Two men who bought a £4 million-winning scratchcard with someone else’s debit card details have been jailed for 18 months for fraud.

      Jon Ross Watson, 34, and Mark Goodram, 38, bought the winning £4 million Red card in a Waitrose store in Clapham, London, on April 22, 2019.

      On Tuesday, they pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud at Bolton Crown Court, where they had been due to stand trial.

      Sentencing them, Recorder Sarah Johnston said: “You must have thought all of your Christmases had come at once.

      “Despite knowing you had fraudulently acquired that prize money you tried to claim it.”

      The court heard the men travelled from Bolton to London on Easter Monday in 2019 where they intended to go begging.

      Denise Fitzpatrick, prosecuting, said the pair, who were both on licence at the time following prison sentences, had details of a debit card belonging to a man named Joshua Addyman, who they did not know.

      Goodram had the card number and expiry date written on his hand and keyed them into a chip and pin machine at a Londis store on Clapham High Street, where they bought £90 of shopping at 10.21am, Ms Fitzpatrick said.

      Adrian Bayford selling THREE mansions worth £4million

      LOTTERY jackpot winner Adrian Bayford is flogging three mansions worth almost £4million.

      Two of the luxury pads are on the market for less than the former postie, 50, paid for them in the last two years. The fire sales come just four months after we revealed the EuroMillions winner had quit Scotland to return to Cambridgeshire.

      Property records show Adrian paid £1.1million for five-bedroomed Berrybrae Farm and £1.35million for four-bed Ardlebank House — both in Blairgowrie, Perthshire — in November 2019. They are now for sale at offers over £1.1million and £1.3million respectively.

      He also forked out £1.4million on a sprawling seven-bed home in nearby Meikleour last November. It’s now listed at offers over £1.35million.

      A source said last night: “It is quite un- usual for anyone to put three of their homes on the market at the same time. But putting three worth more than £1million each up for sale at the same time must be even rarer. It will be interesting to see if he makes a profit.”

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        When the fun stops, stop

        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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        Adrian Bayford selling THREE mansions worth £4million

        LOTTERY jackpot winner Adrian Bayford is flogging three mansions worth almost £4million.

        Two of the luxury pads are on the market for less than the former postie, 50, paid for them in the last two years. The fire sales come just four months after we revealed the EuroMillions winner had quit Scotland to return to Cambridgeshire.

        Property records show Adrian paid £1.1million for five-bedroomed Berrybrae Farm and £1.35million for four-bed Ardlebank House — both in Blairgowrie, Perthshire — in November 2019. They are now for sale at offers over £1.1million and £1.3million respectively.

        He also forked out £1.4million on a sprawling seven-bed home in nearby Meikleour last November. It’s now listed at offers over £1.35million.

        A source said last night: “It is quite un- usual for anyone to put three of their homes on the market at the same time. But putting three worth more than £1million each up for sale at the same time must be even rarer. It will be interesting to see if he makes a profit.”

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        Winner, winner

        • £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

        Rule shake up means have to be 18 for scratch cards

        A major rules shake-up to National Lottery tickets and scratch card will change who is able to buy tickets from October this year.

        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.

        The new rules come into effect from today after being announced as part of a major crackdown on gambling laws last year.

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

        Who are the biggest Euromillions winners in history?

        Your chances to win may be remote but if you do you could win big.

        Here are some of the record prizes one by UK winners in the past:

        National Lottery: Weekly timetable

        Below is a handy timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

        There is a draw 6 nights a week.

        Tonight will see the return of the Lotto and the Thunderball.

        The draws will be at 8pm and 8.15pm.

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