Tonight saw two lottery draws take place in the UK, the Lotto and the Thunderball and each boasted jackpots that would make winners more than happy but were the top prizes won on each game? For the Lotto there was an estimated jackpot of £2.2 million advertised but when all the ticket sales were counted the jackpot actually came in at £2,569,920 and this was shared by three lucky ticket holders who each take home £856,640.
However, whilst three shared the jackpot, just one person managed to match five main balls and the bonus for a prize of £790,744, not too much less than those who had one more number!
Of the main balls drawn in the UK Lotto results tonight 41 is one of the least often drawn as a main ball having made just 183 appearances since the game began. 25 on the other hand is one of the most often drawn balls and has been a main ball 228 times in total.
Thunderball, as is always the case, had a jackpot amount of £500,000 for matching the five main balls and the Thunderball and we have not seen a top prize winner on this game since the draw of Wednesday 4th April 2012, draw number 1262. One ticket holder on this draw took the half a million cash prize offered by Thunderball on this date. Tonight’s draw saw the jackpot continue to remain elusive and even the second prize tier wasn’t won. However 22 players matched four numbers and the Thunderball for a £250 prize.
Of the Thunderball numbers drawn tonight 36 is actually one of the least often drawn having come out just 41 times since the game began.