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National Lottery results LIVE – Set For Life draw TONIGHT could change your life as winning tickets bag £10k a month

The National Lottery returns this week with an estimated jackpot of £5.3million after no winners claimed Saturday's top prize.

The next biggest prize of £1 million, for matching five numbers and the bonus ball, was claimed by four lucky winners on Saturday, while 83 players pocketed £1,750 after matching five of the six numbers.

And the EuroMillions returns on Wednesday with a £14m jackpot after one lucky ticket holder in France scooped up last week's bank busting £137million.

But before that, Set For Life returns with a stunning top prize of £10,000 a month for the next 30 years – equivalent to £3.6million.

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

Read our National Lottery live blog below for the latest updates…

  • John Hall

    The 6 luckiest numbers

    Ever wondered what numbers you *should* be playing?

    Well, 6, 7, 33, 38, 40, and 49 are known as the six luckiest numbers globally.

    These numbers come from data collected from draws that happened in Spain, Canada, Germany, Poland, the UK, Greece, and South Africa.

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    Life-changing Lotto win

    An ex- Championship footballer who was forced to retire due to injury has bagged himself a life-changing £1million on the National Lottery.

    Terry Kennedy, who played for Sheffield United and Harrogate Town, has gone viral on social media after a video was posted of him being informed of his sensational win.

    After celebrating his 28th birthday on Monday, footage emerged of Kennedy anxiously clutching his lucky ticket and speaking to what appears to be a member of the lottery to confirm his winnings.

    Upon being told he had indeed scooped the cash, his co-workers erupted in celebration, with the former professional footballer staring at the ceiling in disbelief.

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    Where is the best place to win the lottery?

    If you want to be in with a better chance of winning the jackpot, you may consider a trip over the English Channel.

    The French lottery – or Loto as it is known over there – has the statistically shortest odds of winning big.

    Here are some of the easiest to win lotteries in the world

    1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
    2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
    3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
    4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
    5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
    6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
    7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
    8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
    9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
    10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87
  • Milica Cosic

    Pictured: The Lottery timetable

    There is a draw happening six nights a week, apart from Sundays.

    Here is a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life and what day they happen on.

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    Adults only

    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.

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

    The new age restriction, which was exclusively revealed by The Sun, aims to make sure the lottery is not a “gateway to problem gambling”, minister for sport, tourism and heritage Nigel Huddleston previously said.

    Gambling is illegal for under-18s, but until now anyone 16 or over has been able to play National Lottery games.

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    The 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.
  • Milica Cosic

    What is Set For Life?

    The Set For Life draw runs on Mondays and Thursdays and one lucky Brit could win £10,000 every month for the next 30 years.

    Players have to pick five numbers from 1-47 plus one Life Ball number from 1-10 or go with a Lucky Dip to get a randomly generated number.

    You can buy Set For Life tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

    The winning numbers go out at 8pm and can be found on the National Lottery website or their YouTube channel.

  • Milica Cosic

    Odds revealed for scratchcards

    Thankfully, experts have crunched the numbers to reveal the odds of bagging a win – and the answer might surprise you.

    According to Oddschecker, the best scratchcard to snap up is £500 Loaded with odds of just 1 in 3.15.

    For just a fiver you could be in the running for £500.

    In second place, with the same odds, is Full of £500s which also has a top prize of £500.

    Cashword Multiplier follows close behind, which sees punters scratch off letters to reveal symbols to create full words.

  • Milica Cosic

    Lucky numbers for 2021 lottery

    Astrologers have suggested that there are specific numbers that could be worth playing if you want to win the lottery.

    They are 1, 4, 2, and 7.

    Also, those numbers that add up to these like 10, 11, and 22 can be your lucky numbers in 2021.

  • Milica Cosic

    ‘Most boring’ winners

    Gareth and his wife Catherine joked they were the most “boring multimillionaires” when they won £40.6million the EuroMillions in 2012.

    She said she wanted a new carpet for the six-bedroom home he had just built and have her hair done twice a year.

    But he eventually splashed out on a huge hospitality box at Old Trafford and another at Wembley.

    They also bought a holiday villa in Tenerife. She gave up her job and he wound down his building company.

    While it seemed to be going well for the pair, they ended up splitting up and Gareth started dating a woman named Donna Desporte, who he seduced by telling her to “Google him” in a bar in Tenerife.

    They had a nine-month fling – which ended with him ignoring and avoiding her, according to Donna.

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    Explained: 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

    Explained: How does the National Lottery work?

    The National Lottery raises money to go to many ‘good causes’ and have helped give out numerous grants to those that need it most.

    On their website they state: “We retain around just 1% of revenue in profit, while around 95% of total revenue goes back to winners and society. More so, we run one of the most cost-efficient major lotteries in Europe, with around 4% of total revenue spent on operating costs.

    “To date, National Lottery players have helped to raise over £43 billion for Good Causes, with more than 635,000 individual awards made across the UK – the equivalent of more than 225 lottery grants in every UK postcode district.”

    ‘Most boring’ winners

    Gareth and his wife Catherine joked they were the most “boring multimillionaires” when they won £40.6million the EuroMillions in 2012.

    She said she wanted a new carpet for the six-bedroom home he had just built and have her hair done twice a year.

    But he eventually splashed out on a huge hospitality box at Old Trafford and another at Wembley.

    They also bought a holiday villa in Tenerife. She gave up her job and he wound down his building company.

    While it seemed to be going well for the pair, they ended up splitting up and Gareth started dating a woman named Donna Desporte, who he seduced by telling her to “Google him” in a bar in Tenerife.

    They had a nine-month fling – which ended with him ignoring and avoiding her, according to Donna.

    Top scratchcard to get

    According to Oddschecker, the best scratchcard to snap up is £500 Loaded with odds of just 1 in 3.15.

    For just a fiver you could be in the running for £500.

    In second place, with the same odds, is Full of £500s which also has a top prize of £500.

    Cashword Multiplier follows close behind, which sees punters scratch off letters to reveal symbols to create full words.

    Bad luck lotto winners

    Dave and Angie Dawes couldn’t believe their luck when they won £101million in 2011.

    And the generous couple decided to share their wealth by giving their friends £1million each.

    “We’ve drawn up a list of 15 to 20 people that we’re going to make millionaires,” former Premier Foods supervisor Dave told The Guardian at the time.

    “Anyone who has helped us through our lives.”

    But despite their generosity, Lady Luck soon turned on the couple.

    In 2017, the couple’s son, Michael, sued them for more cash after he blew through gifts of £1.6million in two years.

    The Navy veteran tried to argue that he was led to believe that he would be given cash from the couple on an ongoing basis.

    But a judge ultimately dismissed the case after hearing of Michael’s “astonishing” level of expenditure, which included a £1,000 weekly grocery bill.

    • Milica Cosic

      Home sweet home

      A National Lottery winning dinner lady still lives in her council house, shops in Primark and drives a Kia despite bagging £1.8million.

      Trish Emson, 51, explained money or her millionaire status did not change her or her partner Graham Norton, also 51, who still works as a decorator.

      The down-to-earth pair have even managed to keep their teenage son Benjamin, 17, in check – and don’t even give him pocket money.

      The modest mum, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said: “Being rich doesn’t make you posh or a better person.

      “I don’t like showing off and bragging about money and I can’t be posh anyway.

      “To look at me you wouldn’t think I was a millionaire, but if I have to dress up I feel fake, I prefer my jeans,” she told The Mirror.

    • Milica Cosic

      The 6 luckiest numbers

      Ever wondered what numbers you *should* be playing?

      Well, 6, 7, 33, 38, 40, and 49 are known as the six luckiest numbers globally.

      These numbers come from data collected from draws that happened in Spain, Canada, Germany, Poland, the UK, Greece, and South Africa.

    • Milica Cosic

      Twice the luck

      A couple won two lottery prizes in two weeks, just months after tragically losing their son to Covid.

      Susan Slater and her husband won more than £30,000 on the People’s Postcode Lottery twice in July of this year.

      They now want to use the cash to remember their son Steve, who died with coronavirus.

      Susan, 74, said she couldn’t believe it when she found out that she had won again: “When I got the phone call for this, I’d told quite a few people that I’d won £1,000 and I thought ‘this is a wind-up, someone is winding me up!’

      “Nowhere in my imagination did I think I was going to be lucky enough to win £30,000.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Life-changing Lotto win

      An ex- Championship footballer who was forced to retire due to injury has bagged himself a life-changing £1million on the National Lottery.

      Terry Kennedy, who played for Sheffield United and Harrogate Town, has gone viral on social media after a video was posted of him being informed of his sensational win.

      After celebrating his 28th birthday on Monday, footage emerged of Kennedy anxiously clutching his lucky ticket and speaking to what appears to be a member of the lottery to confirm his winnings.

      Upon being told he had indeed scooped the cash, his co-workers erupted in celebration, with the former professional footballer staring at the ceiling in disbelief.

    • Milica Cosic

      Where is the best place to win the lottery?

      If you want to be in with a better chance of winning the jackpot, you may consider a trip over the English Channel.

      The French lottery – or Loto as it is known over there – has the statistically shortest odds of winning big.

      Here are some of the easiest to win lotteries in the world

      1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
      2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
      3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
      4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
      5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
      6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
      7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
      8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
      9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
      10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87
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      Which countries are in the EuroMillions draw?

      EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.

      In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.

      Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.

      You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.

      The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

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      Claiming your prize money

      Here’s how long you have to claim your money:

      All National Lottery and Euro Millions draw game prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the day of the draw (unless you follow the procedure which allows you to claim within seven days after the end of the claim period).

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      Where to find luck

      The following map shows the top 10 luckiest lottery areas in the UK.

      Lottery data shows the areas with the cities and towns with the highest number per capita of high-tier winners to scoop £50,000 or more on the National Lottery.

      The National Lottery has now made over 6,100 millionaires in the UK.

      Data taken from the launch of the lottery in 1994 until Sept 2019 reveals the luckiest regions.

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      Scratchcard winners jumping for joy

      Among those lucky enough to bank a small fortune on a scratchcard is Sean Irwin, who bought a £3 Ruby Doubler while popping to the shops earlier this year.

      The plumber screamed for joy after discovering he had scooped £300,000 after matching two number 22s.

      A furloughed barman and his NHS wife also nabbed a big win on a National Lottery Win All scratchcard.

      Jonny Wright, 40, said his “legs went to jelly” after realising they had bagged a £100,000 golden payout.

      And mum Sandra Davine got the shock of her life when she realised she hand won £300,000 after initially believing her winnings were just £1,000.

      Stunned Sandra said at the time: “You must be joking. There’s no way.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      What is the UK Millionaire Maker?

      The EuroMillions millionaire maker is like a backup if you are not successful with matching the numbers. Instead if your ticket has the matching code to the draw you’ll win.

      According to the EuroMillions website, there is a 1 in 1,900,000 chance that a player could win the Millionaire Maker game on a Tuesday.

      This shrinks to 1 in approximately 2,250,000 if there is a rollover – meaning no one has won the previous draw’s jackpot.

      On a Friday, it’s estimated that there is a 1 in 2,950,000 chance of winning a guaranteed £1million.

      If there is a quadruple rollover, the odds could fall to 1 in 3,400,000.

      Winning the game depends on the number of payslips sold so the odds fluctuate from game-to-game.

      The odds can also change if there is a special event.

      In March 2019, EuroMillions created 40 UK millionaires in a one-off special draw.

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