Lotto winner nets £7.6m jackpot

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%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%One lucky ticketholder won a £7.6 million jackpot in last night's National Lottery draw.

The winning Lotto numbers were 37, 40, 35, 20, 33 and 29 and the bonus ball was 05.
The lucky winner matched all six main numbers, collecting £7,606,458.

One ticketholder matched five numbers and the bonus ball to win £271,931, and 97 matched five numbers to win £2,380.

There was a £210 prize for 5,800 ticketholders who matched four numbers while 117,924 won £25 by matching three.

Set of balls eight and draw machine Lancelot were used.

Saturday's estimated jackpot is £4.3 million.

Nobody won the Lotto HotPicks jackpot and the Thunderball top prize of £500,000 also went unclaimed.

The Thunderball numbers were 23, 21, 26, 25 and 18 and the Thunderball was 08.

North East is luckiest in Lotto
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Lotto winner nets £7.6m jackpot

The map was commissioned to mark Tuesday night's EuroMillions roll-over which is now a staggering £138 million - the fifth biggest jackpot ever offered in the UK.

Should anyone scoop the jackpot, their wealth will be slightly less than Europe's biggest Lottery winners Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire. The husband and wife made the headlines in July when they won £161,653,000, thanks to several rollovers.

Boasting 164 National Lottery millionaires, one in 14,211 North East residents has now banked a seven-figure jackpot prize. Winners Paul and Christine Goldie from Washington, near Sunderland, pocketed £3,581,481 after their numbers came up on Christmas Day last year.

The Millionaire Map, which includes both publicity and non-publicity winners, is based on the number of millionaires created per adult population. One man who did go public with his winnings was Wayne Hughes from Holyhead on Anglesey, north Wales. The shop worker scooped £1,117,779 last August and even had the winning numbers tattooed on his arm.

The region with the fewest millionaire jackpot winners was Northern Ireland, where only 53 seven-figure or more winners were created.

Wales has seen 179 millionaires - one person in 14,502 - created over the last 16 years. Rugby fans Terry Roberts, Mike Williams, Lance Gifford and Gerwyn Jones, from the Rhondda Valley in south Wales, split £4,091,609 in April this year.

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