EuroMillions draw LIVE: £33m Lottery jackpot up for grabs TONIGHT after Thunderball numbers revealed

EUROMILLIONS is BACK and there's another chance of winning a life changing sum of money in tonight's mega draw.

Tuesday's lottery game, which takes place between 8.15pm and 8.30pm, will see Brits play for a chance to scoop the top prize of £33million.

And shortly before the mammoth EuroMillions draw, Thunderball also returns at 8pm with a chance to bag a cool £500,000 jackpot.

The numbers for both games will be published on our blog, in real time, shortly after they are released.

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

Read our Lottery live blog below for the latest results and updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    Thunderball returns in 15 minutes times

    The Thunderball draw returns tonight at 8pm.

    A cool £500,000 jhackpit is up for grabs.

    We'll reveal the winning numbers shortly after 8pm.

  • Milica Cosic

    The most common numbers for tonight’s EuroMillions

    Each and every EuroMillions draw has no guarantees, but the opportunity to become a millionaire is something many people can’t resist.

    Whether you religiously play or throw on the odd Lucky Dip, most people have weighed up the odds against them.

    Players choose five numbers between 1-50 and two Lucky Stars between 1-12, but some numbers seem to crop up more than others.

    According to EuroMillions statistics, number 20 is the biggest winner – having been drawn 66 times.

    Its closely followed by numbers 23 and 5, which have both made an entrance 64 times.

    Number 27 has been a winning ball 63 times, while 42 has made an appearance on 60 occasions.

  • Milica Cosic

    Top tips for playing the lottery

    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 Lottery game is worth playing?

    The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.

    According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:

    • Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
    • EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
    • Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
    • Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.

    Explained: How long do winners have to claim their money?

    Winners from different countries have different deadlines to claim their prize.

    In Austria, winners have a whole three years to claim the prize before it is returned to the lottery and used to fund boosted prizes.

    Belgian winners, on the other hand, only have around 140 days before the money is returned to the Belgian National Lottery.

    The least amount of time to snap up the jackpot goes to France and Luxembourg.

    Winners from Ireland, Portugal and Spain all have around 90 days to tell the world they’ve won.

    Three ways to improve your chances for EuroMillions

    1. Don’t favour special dates

    It’s pretty common to opt for birthdays and anniversaries when choosing Lotto numbers.

    If you’re relying on special dates, you’re never going to pick a number higher than 31 so you’re ruling out 19 possibilities.

    Don’t be afraid to explore your options between 32 and 50.

    2. Bunch your choices

    To stand a better chance of scoring a win, go for numbers closer together.

    For example, instead of choosing 3, 7, 14, 19, and 26, you could give 9, 10, 12, 13, and 14 a go.

    3. Keep things balanced

    As well as keeping your digits closer together, experts suggest keeping them well-balanced.

    They recommend adding them up once you’ve made your choices to ensure the total is between 90 and 160.

    This is because numbers between these two account for almost three quarters of the five-number successful EuroMillions sets.

    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.

    Who are the biggest Euromillions winners in history?

    Your chances to win may be remote but if you do you could win big.

    Here are some of the record prizes one by UK winners in the past:

    Explained: How to play tonight’s EuroMillions

    1. Pick 5 numbers from 1-50 and two Lucky Stars from 1-12. Or try a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers.
    2. Choose to play on a Tuesday or Friday – or both, then the number of weeks you’d like to play.
    3. You can play up to seven lines of numbers and buy up to 10 play slips at a time.
    4. You’re all good to go!

    You can buy EuroMillions 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.

    • Milica Cosic

      What draw is on tonight?

      The Euromillions returns tonight giving punters the chance to get their hands on a cool £33 million jackpot.

      The draw is expected to commence at 8:45pm just after the Thunderball draw.

      The Thunderball will take place at 8pm, giving Brits the chance at scooping £500k.

      So, what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now!

    • Milica Cosic

      The biggest lottery prizes in history

      • £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
      • £1.267 billion (Mega Million) a winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline
      • £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
      • £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
      • £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018

      The dinner lady who vowed to keep working

      Karen Dakin, 53, won in the draw hours before Mother’s Day, with numbers based on the birth of her son Callum, 14.

      She said: “My son has, in some strange way, helped give me the most amazing Mother’s Day gift of all time!”

      She added: “I’ve always picked numbers special to me, including my son Callum’s date of birth – the year and the time – so I instantly recognised the winning numbers.

      “What an amazing turn of events.”

      Read more here.

      Number 27 most likely to help punter scoop a jackpot

      National Lottery ball number 27 is the most likely to help punters win a jackpot, researchers say.

      It has made more appearances than any other in 3,071 draws in the past ten years.

      The number came up 399 times in the UK National Lottery, Thunderball, EuroMillions and Irish Lotto.

      That is 141 more times than number 57, the unluckiest number, which was drawn just 258 times.

      The second luckiest is 54, which appeared 387 times. It was followed by 29, 42, 52 and 58 in joint third on 381 times.

      The next luckiest was number 20 with 378. Then came 23, with 372.

      ‘We won, then gave our winnings away’

      A £115million jackpot is probably enough to not just change your life, but the lives of everyone you’ve ever cared about too.

      Which is probably why Frances and Patrick Connolly decided to give over half of their winnings to 175 people.

      “We won £114,969,775.70 and we have given away more than half,” Frances said last year.

      “That’s £60million-worth of love. And the thing that makes me even happier is that every single person we gave money to has passed some of it on to other people. I can’t think of a day since winning the Lottery that I haven’t smiled.”

      Read more here.

      When the fun stops, stop

      Gaming is fun but for a few, but it may become a problem.

      If you’re worried about yourself, or someone you know, speak in confidence to the people at GamCare, available 24/7, on 0808 8020 133 or visit the GamCare website for assistance.

      • Joseph Gamp

        Winner, winner

        • £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
        • £1.267 billion (Mega Million) a winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline
        • £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
        • £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
        • £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018

        Rule shake up means have to be 18 for scratch cards

        A major rules shake-up to National Lottery tickets and scratch card will change who is able to buy tickets from October this year.

        Those feeling lucky now have to be over 18 to play, as the minimum age goes up from 16 to 18.

        That means 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.

        The new rules come into effect from today after being announced as part of a major crackdown on gambling laws last year.

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

        Who are the biggest Euromillions winners in history?

        Your chances to win may be remote but if you do you could win big.

        Here are some of the record prizes one by UK winners in the past:

        National Lottery: Weekly timetable

        Below is a handy timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

        There is a draw 6 nights a week.

        Tonight will see the return of the Lotto and the Thunderball.

        The draws will be at 8pm and 8.15pm.

        What happens to unclaimed EuroMillions prize money?

        If no UK players come forward within 180 days then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated while it is held in trust, goes to National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

        The National Lottery have said: “Our players change the lives of individuals as well as communities by raising, on average, over £33 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.”

        Helpful tips to help you win

        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 it up – Never play all one-number groups.
        4. Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
        5. Don’t play patterns.
        6. Avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
        7. Don’t Copycat – Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.

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