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Interesting facts about the UK Lotto
Date: 2010-10-12 10:07:18

Welcome to the wonderful world of the UK National Lottery, currently one of the biggest lotteries in Europe.

With average jackpot wins between £2 million and £3 million Pounds being offered twice a week, the UK Lottery is certainly one hot topic and like most things worth talking about, we can’t get enough of it.

Unclaimed prizes on the lottery

One of the greatest tragedies in the lottery world must surely be someone who has won the jackpot but does not know about it! This can be due to a lost or stolen ticket, or from simple ignorance, whereby the winner is not aware that they have won a prize! The UK Lottery has unclaimed prizes that total over £426 million Pounds.

Winners have 180 days from the date of their win to claim their winnings; otherwise they will be lost forever. Currently there is still £34 million of unclaimed prizes within this window of opportunity that can still be claimed.

How much has the UK Lottery given away

The UK National Lottery is in the business of giving. Not only is it a great way to raise funds for needy charities but obviously, and possibly more importantly for its players, it makes certain lucky people very, very wealthy. The UK Lottery game creates one to two jackpot winners per week and over one million smaller prize-tier winners each week. Total prizes given away so far have reached the amazing mark of £16.6 billion Pounds.

Let’s talk about lottery jackpots

This is really the meat of the motion isn’t it? How much of the ‘big money’ has been won? Well, we need to first divide this into jackpots won by a single person and jackpots that have been won by multiple players (and thus shared).

The largest win to date to be won by one person is £28 million Pounds. Needless to say this was won on a rollover draw! The biggest total jackpot up for grabs was £42 million Pounds from the draw on 6th January 1996. This was shared by 3 ticket holders. It’s always unfortunate to have to share your winnings but let’s be honest; one third of £42 million is still one amazing pay day!

A successful lottery

Most importantly, the biggest indicator of the UK Lottery’s popularity is the fact that 90% of all jackpot winners have continued to play The UK Lottery after their win. If this isn’t a sure sign of the excitement to be had playing this lottery, then I don’t know what is?

Get on down to and get your tickets into the UK National Lottery online. And remember: unlike purchasing your ticket offline, we will notify you of your winnings personally so you never have to worry about unclaimed prizes! – we make millionaires!


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