EuroMillions results LATEST: Friday jackpot now £14.1m as National Lottery Set for Life players urged to check tickets

TONIGHT'S EuroMillions draw could see a lucky Brit bag an eye-watering jackpot of £14.1million.

Meanwhile, tomorrow's National Lottery jackpot has rolled over to an estimated £20million after no-one claimed the top prize on Wednesday.

A National Lottery winner is yet to claim a potentially life-changing £120,000 prize from the Set for Life draw in August.

A lucky ticket holder is missing out on £10,000-a-month for a whole year after their five main numbers were drawn on August 19.

National Lottery winners’ adviser Andy Carter said: “We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings. This amazing prize could really make a massive difference to somebody’s life.

"We’re urging everyone who bought a ticket in this area to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding."

Read our National Lottery live blog below for the latest updates…

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    WHAT IF

    Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford is “consumed with guilt” as his son fights for life after a horror quad bike smash, friends say.

    The lad, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister, 15, in the sprawling grounds of their Cambridgeshire mansion.

    The Sun exclusively revealed details of the horror smash as the boy is fighting for his life in intensive care with his family at his bedside.

    His sister raised the alarm after her brother was flung from his machine and through a fence.

    It is understood the car and quad bike were gifts bought for the kids by former postie Adrian, 49.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS 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

    PIE ROLLER

    They say money can’t buy you love – and it appears it can’t buy you a decent Cornish pasty in Scotland either.

    Lottery jackpot winner Adrian Bayford has quit his home in Scotland — because he missed the iconic pasties and the English pub.

    The ex-postie, 49, had relocated north of the border, having abandoned his £12million English country estate after a string of failed romances.

    But pals say the friendly millionaire — who scooped £148million in 2012 — got fed up with the fancy Scottish pies and neeps and tatties.

    The final straw came when lockdown ended and the dad-of-two realised how much he was missing English pubs — with Scottish drinking focused on bars and hotels.

    Friends said he was so bored without a decent village boozer he took up archery.

    Pals thought his country pile in Cambridgeshire had been sold, when in fact he had taken it off the market and moved back in.

    • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

      WHERE DOES THE MONEY RAISED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY GO

      In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:

      • Health, education, environment and charitable causes – 40%
      • Sport – 20%
      • Arts – 20%
      • Heritage – 20%

      WHAT TIME IS THE DRAW TONIGHT?

      The EuroMillions draw is due to take place at 8:45pm UK time.

      You can follow the action live on the National Lottery's website or you can check back here where we will have all the information you need.

      Fingers crossed!

      EXPLAINED: WHAT HAPPENS TO EUROMILLIONS PRIZE MONEY IF NO ONE CLAIMS IT?

      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.”

      LAST YEARS FIGURES FROM THE NATIONAL LOTTERY

      From total ticket sales of £8,373.9 million in the year ending 31 March 2021:

      • £1,887.5 million was raised for National Lottery projects
      • £4,854.7 million was paid to players in prizes
      • £1,004.8 million went to the Government in Lottery Duty
      • £275.9 million was earned by retailers in commission

      MISSED OUT?

      Here’s how to try again next time:

      There are no draws on Sundays.

      WHAT IS THE NATIONAL LOTTERY’S ‘SET FOR LIFE’ DRAW?

      Set For Life gives players the chance to win £10,000 every month for 30 years.

      The winners get a a total of £3.6 million over three decades.

      Players have to choose five main numbers – from 1 to 47 – as well as a Life Ball from a separate set between 1 and 10.

      • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

        WHAT TIME IS THE DRAW TONIGHT?

        The EuroMillions draw is due to take place at 8:45pm UK time.

        You can follow the action live on the National Lottery’s website or you can check back here where we will have all the information you need.

        Fingers crossed!

      • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

        LAST YEAR’S FIGURES FROM THE NATIONAL LOTTERY

        From total ticket sales of £8,373.9 million in the year ending 31 March 2021:

        • £1,887.5 million was raised for National Lottery projects
        • £4,854.7 million was paid to players in prizes
        • £1,004.8 million went to the Government in Lottery Duty
        • £275.9 million was earned by retailers in commission

        HOW DOES THE NATIONAL LOTTERY WORK

        The National Lottery raises money to go to many ‘good causes’ and have helped give out numerous grants to those that need it most.

        On their website they state: “We retain around just 1% of revenue in profit, while around 95% of total revenue goes back to winners and society. More so, we run one of the most cost-efficient major lotteries in Europe, with around 4% of total revenue spent on operating costs.

        “To date, National Lottery players have helped to raise over £43 billion for Good Causes, with more than 635,000 individual awards made across the UK – the equivalent of more than 225 lottery grants in every UK postcode district.”

        WHAT IF

        Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford is "consumed with guilt" as his son fights for life after a horror quad bike smash, friends say.

        The lad, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister, 15, in the sprawling grounds of their Cambridgeshire mansion.

        The Sun exclusively revealed details of the horror smash as the boy is fighting for his life in intensive care with his family at his bedside.

        His sister raised the alarm after her brother was flung from his machine and through a fence.

        It is understood the car and quad bike were gifts bought for the kids by former postie Adrian, 49.

        TRAGIC WINNER MAGARET LOUGHREY HAD JUST FINISHED RENOVATING HER DREAM HOME WHEN SHE DIED

        Tragic EuroMillions winner Margaret Loughrey gave loved ones £1million each – and had just finished her dream home when she was found dead.

        The 56-year-old, who claimed a £27million win eight years ago, said the money had "destroyed her" before her sad death this week.

        Neighbours say Ms Loughrey – known as 'Maggie Millions' – had recently transformed a derelict property nicknamed 'the barn' into a stunning home for herself.

        Paul Gallagher told the Belfast Telegraph: "She had been living in a bungalow next to it and the barn was just finished, I believe.

        "It's a pity she didn't get to enjoy her new home."

        HOW DOES THE NATIONAL LOTTERY WORK

        The National Lottery raises money to go to many ‘good causes’ and have helped give out numerous grants to those that need it most.

        On their website they state: “We retain around just 1% of revenue in profit, while around 95% of total revenue goes back to winners and society. More so, we run one of the most cost-efficient major lotteries in Europe, with around 4% of total revenue spent on operating costs.

        “To date, National Lottery players have helped to raise over £43 billion for Good Causes, with more than 635,000 individual awards made across the UK – the equivalent of more than 225 lottery grants in every UK postcode district.”

        • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

          ILL FORTUNE

          They say that money can't buy happiness – as those who've experienced the "lottery curse" know all too well.

          Despite hitting the jackpot, countless lotto winners have suffered astonishing tragedies from the breakdown of their marriages to losing everything they own.

          One of the very first lottery winners, Lee Ryan, scooped the £6.5million jackpot just 17 weeks after the lottery was launched on November 14 1994. He made headlines when it emerged he was accused of handling stolen cars and was imprisoned for 18 months after his huge payout. Lee then spent a decade living the high life and splashed his car on luxury cars, a helicopter and a £2million mansion.

          But Lee ended up penniless, spent two years living on the street and shacked up in a tiny flat in London he shared with homeless pals. “The money was cursed because I took the p**s out of God when I asked him to make me a multimillionaire. My cellmate warned me to be careful what I wished for,” he said.

        • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

          MO MONEY MO PROBLEMS

        • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

          WHOPPING PRIZE

          A lucky UK lottery ticket holder has scooped more than £18m in the EuroMillions jackpot.

          There were three winners in Tuesday’s draw, with the UK ticket holder bagging £18,204,387.20.

          The massive prize would essentially make them richer than Small Axe’s star John Boyega, whose net worth is estimated around £18m.

          The winning EuroMillions numbers were: 05, 13, 17, 32, 43 and the winning EuroMillions Lucky Star numbers were: 02, 10.

          One UK millionaire was also created in The Millionaire Maker Selection with the code JTRN69707.

        • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

          THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS 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

          MAN SCOOPS £680,000 LOTTO JACKPOT BUT NEARLY MISSES OUT ON PRIZE AFTER THINKING WIN WAS ‘HOAX’ AS WIFE ‘DIDN’T BELIEVE HIM’

          The lucky winner, from Darwin, almost didn’t collect the money after being left in total disbelief when he saw all six of his numbers on the lottery app.

          “Usually, I get an email straight after the draw that tells me how close I am to winning division one,” the winner told Daily Mail Australia.

          “But this time, I didn’t, so when I woke up on Sunday morning, I logged into The Lott app and I saw I had all six numbers.

          “I thought ‘well, that’s strange’ and then I saw the prize amount, and I thought it must be some kind of hoax.”

          He was one of five winning entries in the TattsLotto draw with each person taking home £680,000 ($1,304,946.92).

          The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said it took some time for him to believe that he had scooped the massive prize.

          CALLIE ROGERS CAMPAIGNING TO RAISE LEGAL AGE LIMIT TO PLAY THE LOTTERY

          Callie is now campaigning for the government to raise the age limit for the National Lottery.

          Gambling is now more popular among children than skateboarding and campaigners believe an age limit of 16 entices young people into a habit of betting.

          Callie feels she was too young to cope with the pressure and wants to stop other kids going through the same problems she faced.

          She told the Mirror: “You are only a 16, with all that responsibility. At that age, you can get the best advice ever. But you are not in a position to listen. I was too young.

          “I suffer from such bad anxiety when I am going to meet new people. It preys on my mind, what a new partner’s family will think of me, or even new friends. I still get abuse just because of who I am.”

          • Joseph Gamp

            HOW LONG DO WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE 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.

            Read the article in full here.

          • Joseph Gamp

            WHAT TIME IS THE DRAW TONIGHT?

            The EuroMillions draw is due to take place at 8:45pm UK time.

            You can follow the action live on the National Lottery's website or you can check back here where we will have all the information you need.

            Fingers crossed!

          • Joseph Gamp

            WHAT IS THE NATIONAL LOTTERY’S ‘SET FOR LIFE’ DRAW?

            Set For Life gives players the chance to win £10,000 every month for 30 years.

            The winners get a a total of £3.6 million over three decades.

            Players have to choose five main numbers – from 1 to 47 – as well as a Life Ball from a separate set between 1 and 10.

          • Joseph Gamp

            EXPLAINED: WHO ARE ADRIAN AND GILLIAN BAYFORD?

            The biggest ever jackpot to be won is €190million, which has been won by four different people – including two from Great Britain. 

            Adrian and Gillian Bayford scooped the €190m (£148.7m) jackpot on August 10, 2012.

            Adrian, 41 and 40-year-old Gillian from Haverhill in Suffolk became instant multi-millionaires, but their winnings was only the second highest in Britain thanks to the conversion rate.

            Colin and Christine Weir from Scotland bagged the top prize with €185m a year before the Bayford’s, which converted to £161.6m.

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