National Lottery: Lucky winner hits £3.8 million lottery jackpot – check YOUR entry

Lottery players have been urged to check their tickets tonight after one lucky player joined five other millionaires in hitting the massive £3.8million jackpot

Players are urged to check their tickets
Players are urged to check their tickets

A lucky National Lottery player is £3.8 million richer tonight after hitting the massive jackpot.

Another five people won £1 million each by matching five of the six main numbers and the bonus ball.

The lottery winning numbers that changed someone’s life in the blink of an eye were 05, 16, 24, 34, 44, 57 and the bonus number was 20.

Organizers have now urged people to check their tickets.

Andy Carter, senior adviser to winners at the National Lottery, hailed the multi-million pound jackpot as “amazing news”.

He added: “Players are urged to verify their tickets and call us to claim this amazing prize.”

Joe and Jess Thwaite cashed £184,262,899


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Seventy ticket holders bagged £1,750 for matching five of the six main numbers without the bonus ball.

Six players each won £13,000 by matching four of the five Lotto HotPicks winning numbers, which are the same as the Lottery draw, but nobody needed the five to win the £350,000 top prize.

Wednesday’s jackpot is said to be £2million.

Nobody chose the winning Thunderball combination – 02, 21, 25, 34 and 37 plus the Thunderball number, which was 01 – meaning the £500,000 prize went unclaimed.

The news comes shortly after Joe and Jess Thwaite, 49 and 44, were announced as winners of the Greatest Ever EuroMillions Jackpot – take home a staggering £184 million.

Like the couple, six people have become millionaires overnight


Tom Wren / SWNS)

The happy Gloucestershire couple have raised £184,262,899.10 and are now the richest in Britain ever National Lottery Winner.

Jess says the inspiration behind her win was her late father, who used to play before he died.

Jess, who runs the business side of a hair salon she runs with her sister, said: “My dad has played the national lottery all his life and always dreamed of winning.

“He always asked us what we would do if we won, how we would spend it, who we would treat. It was a normal conversation and I feel like he set us up.”

The couple, who have been married for eleven years, have two children of primary school age.

Joe, a communications and sales engineer, also has two children at the university from a previous marriage.

Joe said: “The family always asks me if I have a ticket for the big draws.

“Although I don’t play every week, I do a lucky dip when there’s a big jackpot. Although I don’t feel like I’ve had much luck in the past.”

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