£144m EuroMillions Jackpot Snapped Up As Lotto Must Be Won

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£144m EuroMillions Jackpot Snapped Up As Lotto Must Be Won

Postby lottery.co.uk » Wed 03 Oct 18, 09:40

One gigantic jackpot was given away last night as a lucky EuroMillions player scooped the top prize of £144 million, but another massive payout is guaranteed tonight as Lotto has reached the stage when it must be won.

An exciting week of lottery draws will continue with Lotto tonight, as the top prize must be won after breaking through its jackpot cap. The rules of the game state that once the jackpot passes £22 million, it can only roll over one more time before the money has to be given away.

There were no winning tickets on Saturday, when the top prize stood at £24.2 million, so it has gone up to an estimated £26.3 million for Wednesday and at least one big winner is guaranteed. If nobody matches all six main numbers, the jackpot will roll down and be shared between players in the next tier in which there are winners.

The last time a ‘Must Be Won’ draw was held, the full £24.5 million was claimed by a player who matched just five of the main numbers plus the Bonus Ball.

The advantage of a ‘Must Be Won’ draw is that it gives you the chance to potentially land a bigger prize for matching fewer numbers, and new rules set to come into effect in November will see the jackpot funds filter down throughout all the remaining prize tiers if there are no ‘Match 6’ winners.

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