National Lottery holder scoops £3.8m jackpot amid calls players to check ticket

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Lottery players are being urged to check their tickets  (PA Archive)
Lottery players are being urged to check their tickets (PA Archive)

National Lottery players have been urged to check their tickets after one lucky ticket-holder scooped the £3.8 million Lotto jackpot.

A further five players won £1 million each for matching five of the six main numbers plus the bonus ball.

The winning Lotto numbers were 05, 16, 24, 34, 44 and 57, and the bonus number was 20.

Set of balls one and draw machine Guinevere were used.

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

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

He said: “Players are urged to check their tickets and to give us a call to claim this amazing prize.”

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

Six players won £13,000 each for matching four of the five winning Lotto HotPicks numbers, which are the same as for the Lotto draw, but nobody got the five required to scoop the £350,000 top prize.

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

One player won £5,000 by choosing the five numbers without the Thunderball.

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