One lucky winner matched all six main numbers to pocket the National Lottery £ 11,042,269 jackpot, Camelot said.
One ticket holder raised over £ 11million after hitting the national lottery jackpot.
The lucky winner matched all six main numbers to pocket £ 11,042,269, Camelot said.
National Lottery Senior Advisor to Winners Andy Carter described it as “fantastic news” for just one ticket holder to win the “massive” jackpot.
Saturday night’s big payout means Wednesday’s estimated jackpot is £ 2million.
The winning numbers were 18, 51, 56, 59, 07, 47 and the bonus ball was 17.
A total of 53 people matched five numbers to win £ 1,750 each, while 3,622 matched four balls to get £ 140 each, and 89,452 matched three numbers to win £ 30 each.
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There were no big winners in the HotPicks or Thunderball draws.
The Thunderball winning numbers were 35, 30, 33, 24, 01 and the Thunderball was 07.
Mr Carter said: ‘What fantastic news for just one ticket holder who took home the £ 11million Lotto jackpot tonight. This is the second lucky Lotto jackpot winner in October after a player took the £ 2million jackpot in the draw on Wednesday, October 13. Players are encouraged to check their tickets and call us to claim this fantastic prize. “
It comes after a plumber who saved £ 300,000 on a lottery scratch card traded in his key for a laptop by switching back to being a videographer.
Sean Irwin, from Brentwood in Essex, said he wanted to make the most of every opportunity after losing his father to cancer this year.
The 36-year-old bought his winning scratch card from a newsagent in Brentwood where he went to buy bottled water for himself and a co-worker.
He had exactly £ 3 of change left, so he decided to buy a Ruby Doubler National Lottery scratch card.
Scratch cards cost £ 3 and prizes range from £ 3 up to the top prize of £ 300,000.
Mr Irwin said he started playing scratch card in his car before returning to the site where he worked.
He said: “I thought I was seeing things, and I checked, then checked three times, I even read the rules on the back of the scratch card.”
Not trusting himself, he returned to the site regularly and called his boss to sit in the passenger seat and look at the scratch card.
“It was a classic moment, there is me and the boss sitting in my little Ford Focus calling Camelot to confirm I had won £ 300,000,” he said.
“After all the checks the lady from Camelot started singing ‘Congratulations’ and we both started to clap, it was awesome.
“It’s been a very difficult few years, culminating with the loss of my father to cancer this summer, and if I’ve learned anything it’s to make the most of every opportunity.
“This victory has opened so many doors and will give me the security to explore a whole new career, so I’m going to do just that.”
He continued, “The money will give me a little bit of freedom to get away from the plumbing, so I don’t have to rely on the plumbing money coming in.
“I can actually study videography and video editing, get used to it, get the right setup, the right equipment, and see where I can go with that. “
He said he would also make sure his mother was okay.
“I went back to live with mum and dad a few years ago and have stayed ever since,” he said.
“The first thing I’m going to do is pay daddy’s funeral expenses and buy a really nice gravestone too so mum doesn’t have this worry looming over her.
“She’s been my biggest supporter, so it’s the best feeling that I can support her a bit now.
“I’m also looking to buy an apartment, whether it’s to live there or as an investment, and then when I can do it safely again, I go on a trip.
“I’ve spent time in Australia and South East Asia, so maybe I’ll go there again, or maybe explore South America instead.
“It’s an amazing feeling to know that if I’m careful with that money then the trips I want to take, the career I want to have, and the long-term security I need can all be achieved, and everything. this thanks to £ 3 loose change. “