Three share £3.5m lottery prize

Multicoloured lottery or bingo balls%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Three winners scooped a shared jackpot of £3.5 million in last night's National Lottery draw.

The winning Lotto numbers were 10, 05, 08, 17, 16, 03 and the bonus number was 46.
The jackpot winners will get £1,171,812 each.

The draw machine used was Guinevere and the set of numbers was number two.

Wednesday's estimated jackpot is £2.1 million.

Five ticket holders matched five balls and the bonus ball, winning £34,347 each, while 699 matched five balls to take home £209.

A total of 30,503 matched matched four balls to win £25, while 447,383 matched three balls to win £25 each.

There were 100 winners of £20,000 on the Lotto raffle.

Nobody won the top prize of £130,000 on the Lotto HotPicks.

The winning Thunderball numbers were 10, 30, 31, 36, 03 and the Thunderball number was 12.

Nobody scooped the top prize of £500,000.

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Three share £3.5m lottery prize

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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