EuroMillions draw LIVE: MASSIVE £51m Lottery jackpot up for grabs TONIGHT plus Thunderball numbers latest

EUROMILLIONS returns this evening with a STAGGERING £51m top prize- after last Friday's draw saw no jackpot winners.

But be quick as ticket sales close at 7.30pm, with the draw taking place shortly after at 8.15pm.

We will publish the results right here in real time as soon as they are released.

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

Read our lottery live blog below for the latest results…

  • Joseph Gamp

    I won the lottery TWICE in five months

    James Courtemanche, 43, from Ontario, can’t believe his luck after scooping over £110,000 in cash from two tickets bought the Minnow Lake Kwik Way in Sudbury, Canada.

    He was left gobsmacked to score a sweet $88,888 (£51,883) in 2021 – only to win a second sum totalling $100,000 (£58,369) this year.

    James said: “I couldn’t believe it happened again.

    “I was so surprised – and then I remembered good things happen in threes, so I’m ready for my next one.”

    James bought an Instant Wild 8 ticket from his local store before heading home and making the life-changing discovery.

    He couldn’t believe his own luck, but confirmed the prize by checking the ticket on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation app,

    It was only in August that he’d paid a visit to Canada’s lottery headquarters to collect his winnings from an earlier purchase at Minnow Lake Kwik Way on Brancroft Drive.

    His Instant Money Match card sealed the fate to his first jackpot before he went on to buy the second ticket from the same store.

  • Joseph Gamp

    US: Single $426 million Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in California

    A single ticket sold in Southern California matched all six numbers and was the lucky winner of the $426 million Mega Millions jackpot prize.

    The winning numbers drawn Friday night were 3, 16, 25, 44 and 55. The Mega ball was 13, the California State Lottery said.

    The winning ticket was sold at a Chevron gas station in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.

    The winner is yet to be known. Lottery officials say the ticket holder has one year to come forward. Theyll have the choice of taking a lump sum payment of approximately $293 million (before federal taxes), or the entire jackpot amount in graduated payments over 29 years.

    Its always exciting when we have a winning ticket with such a big jackpot in California," said Alva V. Johnson, director of the California State Lottery. What makes it particularly meaningful is that Californias public schools are also a big winner! Raising money for education is why the Lottery exists in the first place, and we take a lot of pride in that.

  • Joseph Gamp

    'Thank You Day' in June supported by The National Lottery

    The nation is being urged to throw the biggest ever thank you party during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend.

    Celebrities Ross Kemp, Gary Lineker, Gareth Southgate, Levi Roots, Prue Leith, Alan Titchmarsh, Ellie Simmonds and Lorraine Kelly are among those backing the special Thank You Day on Sunday June 5.

    It is hoped millions will gather at street parties, host a Big Jubilee Lunch or get together around the county to thank the Queen for 70 years of service, but also to thank neighbours, family, friends, communities, the NHS and key workers for their support over the past year.

    Thank You Day, which began in 2021, was set up in appreciation of those who helped people through the Covid-19 pandemic.

    This year it coincides with the four-day bank holiday weekend for the Queen's Jubilee.

    The day is supported by organisations such as Sport England, the FA, the National Lottery and the NHS.

  • Joseph Gamp

    National Lottery Heritage Fund helping to restore natural sand dunes at 'tobacco cliffs'

    Sand dunes in an area once used for dumping tobacco waste are being restored to help wildlife including rare natterjack toads, the National Trust has said.

    The "tobacco cliffs" at Formby in Merseyside were used as a dumping ground for thousands of tonnes of wet tobacco leaf between the 1950s and 1970s by the British Nicotine Company, which had a plant nearby.

    Now the Trust is transforming the site, currently thick with nettles that thrive on the waste and leave little space for coastal plants and creatures, to restore the natural process of sand dunes so they can move and shift – while also creating breeding pools for the natterjack toads.

    The work is part of the UK-wide £10million "Dynamic Dunescapes" project funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and EU Life Programme, which is based on the idea that sand dunes that move and change are better for nature than stable, static ones.

  • The Sun

    The MS Society is just one of many National Lottery funded projects that supports our national community

    Ekow Otoo, 29, was told by doctors that his legs felt funny "because he grew too quickly."

    At the age of 14, Ekow began wearing baggy clothes to hide his legs because he thought he'd forgotten how to walk.

    It turns out that he had been mis-diagnosed and he'd actually been dealing with MS for 9 years.

    MS is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.

    Thanks to National Lottery players, people like Ekow can get the support they need.

  • The Sun

    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.

  • The Sun

    Turn £1 into £500k with tonight's Thunderball

    The Thunderball can be played four times a week and if you win the top prize, you don't have to share it.

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays have a Thunderball draw.

    You can play seven lines of numbers on each slip and buy 10 slips at a time!

    Once you've chosen your numbers and the draw days on which you'd like to play, off you go – £1 in, maybe £500k out.

    Enter tonight before 7:30pm with a chance to win.

  • The Sun

    What could you win tonight?

    Thunderball – £500k

    Hotpicks – £1M

    EuroMillions – £51Million

    Feeling lucky? Enter in time to be a winner!

  • The Sun

    On holiday in Europe? You could still be in with a chance of winning tonight's £51million jackpot

    EuroMillions takes place in the UK, France (including overseas regions and collectives), Spain, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland.

    But did you know that tourists and non-residents are also eligible to play?

    The EuroMillions draw is tonight at about 8:45pm.

  • The Sun

    Playing the lottery to turn a positive into a positive

    Earlier this month, delivery driver Mark Francis, 49, tested positive for Covid.

    But his luck turned around when he decided to check his lottery numbers the following day only to find he had won £1m.

    After being told, "Yes, Mr Francis – you are a millionaire.", the grandfather from Swansea, South Wales said: "I don't even remember what I replied. It's all a blur."

    He and his partner, Helen Taylor, 50,who have four children and five grandchildren between them, plan to help the family out and go on holiday.

    He said: "We are planning to help out family with the money and buy the house with a nice garden.

    "We'll probably go on a big family holiday next year maybe in Majorca and are planning a London trip to go to the Natural History Museum and to see the Crown jewels."

    Enter tonight's draw before 7:30pm to be in with a chance to win dream come true money.

  • The Sun

    Does location affect your chances of winning millions?

    The area with the highest number of millionaires created by the National Lottery is the South East with 776, followed by the Midlands at 758 and London coming in at third with 674.

    The lowest number of Lottery-created millionaires is Northern Ireland with just 133 since the National Lottery launched in 1994.

    Could you be the one to increase the number in your region with tonight's draw?

    Enter before 7:30pm to be in with a chance of winning £51million!

  • The Sun

    When to enter the draw in order to win millions!

    Euromillion draws take place every Tuesday and Friday.

    With the draw set to be at around 8:45pm, it's best to get your ticket before 7:30pm tonight to be in with a chance of winning.

    Tonight's jackpot is an enormous £51million!

  • The Sun

    What draws are on tonight?

    The Euromillions return this evening with a whopping jackpot of £51 million.

    The draw is set to take place at 8:45pm, but just before at 8pm the Thunderball draw will commence.

    As always the Thunderball draw has a jackpot of £500k.

  • The Sun

    BBC1's Big Night of Musicals was thanks to the National Lottery

    Theatre has been affected by the pandemic and has struggled to stay afloat.

    Thanks to the money raised by the National Lottery, the nation had the chance to enjoy our most-loved West End show perfomances.

    This included Dreamgirls, Frozen, Dear Evan Hansen and many more.

    Owing to its players, the National Lottery can continue to support theatres during the pandemic.

  • The Sun

    Having fun, giving to good causes and potentially win millions!

    Most of the money is donated to health, education and charitable causes, sport, arts and heritage.

    Enter tonight's draw to win £51million and give to worthwhile causes.

    Eight hours to go.

  • Louis Allwood

    Winning the Lottery meant we could buy our disabled daughter a support dog

    Adam and Amy Pryor's five-year-old daughter Charlotte was born prematurely, with the little girl living with limited hearing, sight and mobility.

    But the little girl has been brought to life by her specially trained golden Labrador Merlin – that the family could only afford thanks to the jaw-dropping win.

    Merlin who has been trained by Supporting Paws to meet Charlotte’s special needs has "brought a bit of magic" in the family's lives since he joined the Pryor home.

    Amy, 32, said: “Merlin is a dream come true. We always wanted a family dog, so when we were told about Supporting Paws I knew we had to get in touch and haven’t looked back since.

    "Merlin is still in training but we can already see the positive impact he is having on Charlotte.

    "He is learning to walk while attached to Charlotte’s wheelchair, which in turn is encouraging Charlotte to go out for walks and I see her looking around for him.

    "He is also being Community Access trained, which will mean that he can go everywhere with Charlotte, including hospital appointments.

    "He has a lovely temperament which has a calming influence and he already feels like one of the family.”

  • Louis Allwood

    What happens to unclaimed prizes?

    Any cash that isn’t claimed after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK goes to National Lottery projects across the country.

    Folks in Ireland have just half that time to claim too, with only 90 days before the prize money is off the table.

    Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires and the owner of the lottery ticket will no longer be able to claim any of their winnings.

    But after that time has expired, any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.

    This will usually then go on to help fund things like sport programmes or local community buildings or other projects.

  • The Sun

    What better way to say 'Happy Valentine's' than with £51Million?

    There's less than two weeks until the Valentine's Day draw of £13.3million, but what lucky person will start the month of love with £51million tonight?

    The largest ever prizes were won in 2021 – perhaps you'll get lucky today.

    This evening's draw will be around 8:45pm.

  • Louis Allwood

    What is up for grabs in the Euromillions

    5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – Jackpot 

    5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £130,554.30

    5 MAIN NUMBERS – £13,561.20

    4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £844.70

    4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £77.80

    3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £37.30

    4 MAIN NUMBERS – £25.60

    2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £9.10

    3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £7.30

    3 MAIN NUMBERS – £6.00

    1 MAIN NUMBER Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £4.30

    2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £3.60

    2 MAIN NUMBERS – £2.50

  • Louis Allwood

    How much has been raised this week alone?

    A grand total of £10,278,281 has been raised by players this week.

    Since 1994 when the National Lottery was set up, players like you have helped raise more than £45BNBillion for good causes.

    That’s everything from heritage sites like Stonehenge to grassroots organisations working to end loneliness and isolation.

    During 2021, more than 660,000 individual grants were made to good causes across the UK – the equivalent of around 235 in every UK postcode district.

    2021 was also an extraordinary year for National Lottery winners. A total of 360 players joined the exclusive millionaires club last year – that’s nearly 1 new millionaire every single day.

  • Louis Allwood

    What draws are on tonight?

    The Euromillions return this evening with a whopping jackpot of £51 million.

    The draw is set to take place at 8:45pm, but just before at 8pm the Thunderball draw will commence.

    As always the Thunderball draw has a jackpot of £500k.

  • Louis Allwood

    What were yesterdays Set For Life Results?

    Last night's winning numbers are 3, 4, 7, 29, 34 and the Life Ball is 8.

    Good luck to those that entered.

    There were no jackpot winners although one person did scoop £10,000 every month for 1 year.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Unclaimed money goes a long way

    Any cash that isn’t claimed after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK goes to National Lottery projects across the country.

    Folks in Ireland have just half that time to claim too, with only 90 days before the prize money is off the table.

    Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires and the owner of the lottery ticket will no longer be able to claim any of their winnings.

    But after that time has expired, any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.

    This will usually then go on to help fund things like sport programmes or local community buildings or other projects.

  • Joseph Gamp

    How much has been raised this week alone?

    A grand total of £11,162,392 has been raised by players this week.

    Since 1994 when the National Lottery was set up, players like you have helped raise more than £45BNBillion for good causes.

    That’s everything from heritage sites like Stonehenge to grassroots organisations working to end loneliness and isolation.

    During 2021, more than 660,000 individual grants were made to good causes across the UK – the equivalent of around 235 in every UK postcode district.

    2021 was also an extraordinary year for National Lottery winners. A total of 360 players joined the exclusive millionaires club last year – that’s nearly 1 new millionaire every single day.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘Britain’s unluckiest couple’

    “BRITAIN’S unluckiest couple” unfortunately split up after missing out on a huge £3million Lottery jackpot.

    Martyn and Kay Tott were overjoyed when finding out they had bought the winning Lottery ticket back in 2001.

    But their joy quickly turned to “torture” upon discovering the ticket was missing – and a 30-day window to report it had passed.

    Martyn said the near-win “quickly highlighted our differences” and lead to bickering, with the married couple mutually agreeing their relationship had run its course.

    But he now feels the loss was a good thing, saying “there is no guarantee it would have brought me happiness”.

    The couple, who lived in Watford at the time, realised they had won an unclaimed prize six months after buying the ticket in 2001.

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