4,083 People Match 5 Numbers On UK Lotto & Win Just £15

March 31st, 2016   ·   Read 2 Comments...

There was something unusual in the Wednesday March 23rd draw of the UK Lotto – there were a total of 4,082 people who were able to match five of the numbers drawn, and many of them are irate!  Michael Keenan, one of the  5-number winners even complained to the police.

Because so many people managed a 5 number match, each was paid only £15 instead of the usual £1,700 or so. Because the pot of winnings for this prize tier is shared – just like the UK Lotto jackpot.  Many complained because those who got three and four number matches won more than they did.  Those with four numbers pocketed £51 and those with three received £25.

Lottery officials speculate that this resulted from all but one of the numbers drawn being multiples of 7 which many consider to be a lucky number. The actual results drawn were 7, 14, 21, 35, 41 and 42. If 28 had been drawn instead of 41 it would have been a complete ‘multiples of 7’ sequence. Which demonstrates just how many people pick lucky or popular combinations of numbers — and why it is a bad idea to do so.

Read more in http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3509378/National-Lottery-winner-rang-police-report-theft-matched-five-numbers-won-15.html

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  • GJM44

    Er, must be shome mishtake, this happened on the Lotto, not Euromillions…

    • Lottery Blog

      Oops – you are of course correct, it was the UK Lotto and not EuroMillions – more coffee required :-). We’ve corrected the story.

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