National Lottery: Lotto ticket holder wins £35.1 million in 'biggest ever prize draw'

Camelot said it was 'a truly life-changing amount of money'

Jess Staufenberg
Thursday 07 April 2016 09:29
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The winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw were 50, 57, 31, 17, 41, 15 and the bonus number was 5
The winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw were 50, 57, 31, 17, 41, 15 and the bonus number was 5

A single ticket-holder has won the biggest ever prize in the Lotto draw with a scoop of £35.1 million.

The winner, who is currently anonymous, will take home £35,133,888 for matching all six numbers, the National Lottery has said.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "In tonight's draw, one ticket-holder has scooped an amazing £35.1 million jackpot, the biggest prize ever won on the game, and a truly life-changing amount of money."

The winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw were 50, 57, 31, 17, 41, 15 and the bonus number was 5.

It is the second big win this year, after two Lotto ticket holders broke a 21-year-old record in January by splitting a £66 million jackpot that was the result of 15 rollovers.

One of the winning tickets was claimed by David and Carol Martin, a couple living in the Scottish Borders. The other winner remained anonymous.

How it feels to win the lottery

A few weeks later, Gerry and Lisa Cannings, from Deeping St James, near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, claimed a £32.5 million prize.

The previous record was a jackpot of £22.5 million, claimed by two business partners from St Leonards-on-Sea in 1995.

In 1996, three winners shared a £44 million prize, taking home £14 million each.

Meanwhile, Saturday's estimated jackpot is £4.2 million.

Nobody matched five numbers plus the bonus ball, but 35 people matching five numbers won £1,914 each.

There were 2,769 winners who matched four balls and they will take home £156 each.

Matching three numbers each, 70,801 tickets scooped £25.

As well as the winner of the £1 million prize Millionaire Raffle, there were 20 additional ticketholders who scooped £20,000 each.

No-one won the top prize of £350,000 in the Lotto HotPicks draw.

In the Thunderball draw the winning numbers were 39, 23, 04, 20, 16 and the Thunderball number was 02.

No-one scooped the top prize of £500,000.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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