£12.1m must-win Lotto jackpot ‘rolls down’ after no one matched all six numbers – meaning players received £125 for matching just three balls
- More than 95,000 ticket-holders have now scooped £126, instead of just £30
- Some 68 ticket-holders also won £12,677 by matching five numbers on the draw
- Five players picked up prizes of £13,000 after matching four out of five numbers
Thousands of Lotto players have seen their winnings increased after no-one scooped Wednesday’s £12.1 million ‘must be won’ jackpot.
It means more than 95,000 ticket-holders have now scooped £126, instead of £30, just by matching three main numbers.
And one player who matched five main numbers and the bonus ball is now a millionaire.
Some 68 ticket-holders won £12,677 by matching five numbers, and 3,988 players took home £667 by matching four numbers.
A single ticket holder in the UK has won £105 million on tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot
Five players picked up prizes of £13,000 after matching four out of five numbers for the Lotto HotPicks draw, which uses the same numbers as the main draw.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, said: ‘It’s great news for thousands of lucky Lotto players after the jackpot rolled down when no-one matched all six main numbers to win the ‘must be won’ jackpot tonight.
‘95,116 ticket-holders scooped £126, instead of £30, just by matching three main numbers.
‘One player who matched five main numbers and the bonus ball is now a millionaire.’
The Lotto rolldown means an estimated top prize of £3.8 million is up for grabs in Saturday’s draw.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, said thousands of lucky Lotto players would now get more money (Mr Carter is pictured during an appeal for a ticket holder to come forward in December)
Wednesday’s winning Lotto numbers were 16, 17, 32, 36, 40, 47 and the bonus ball was 04.
The draw used set of balls seven and the machine was Guinevere.
The winning Thunderball numbers were 06, 07, 19, 34, 39 and the Thunderball is 04.
No-one won the top prize of £350,000 in the Lotto HotPicks or the £500,000 prize for Thunderball.