The winning numbers for tonight’s games (Saturday 9th April 2022) UK National Lottery Lotto and Thunderball have been drawn. And you can check your numbers below to see if you’re a winner.
Tonight’s Lotto jackpot is estimated at £4 million. To win tonight, all you have to do is match all six lucky numbers on your lottery ticket – plus the bonus ball. And even if your numbers aren’t drawn this time, there’s still a chance to win big at Lotto Raffle with a guaranteed winner of £1million and a further 20 raffle prizes of £20,000 each up for grabs.
Good luck to everyone!
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Tonight’s National Lottery Lotto and Thunderclap Results:
The winning numbers for tonight’s national lottery are: 10, 11, 18, 29, 44, 59.
The bonus ball is 17.
Tonight’s National Lottery Thunderball winning numbers are: 13, 14, 17, 19, 33.
Thunderball is 09.
Be sure to check your tickets today. People have six months to claim prizes won in lotto or Thunderball. If the prizes are not claimed within this period, the winnings are donated to good causes.
Since April 2021, you must be 18 to buy a lottery ticket or a scratch card. Previously, the age limit was 16 or older.
Where does the money spent on the National Lottery go?
Around 53% of all money spent by people playing the National Lottery goes to the prize fund – and a further 25% goes to good causes. Another 12% of the money goes to the government in the form of lottery rights, 5% to retailers and 5% to current operator Camelot.
Lottery money is spent on worthwhile projects across the UK. About 40% of the money set aside for good causes goes to health, education, environment and charitable causes, another 20% to sports, 20% to the arts and the remaining 20% to heritage.
What time are the National Lottery Lotto and Thunderball draws today?
Many people wanting to check their numbers ask what time is the National Lottery results draw? And the answer is around 7:45 p.m. every Saturday and 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Thunderball numbers are usually announced between 15 and 30 minutes later. Generally, the Thunderball draw takes place at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The National Lottery has been drawn every Saturday since 1994 – and was renamed Lotto in 2002. The first Wednesday draw took place in 1997.
Tickets originally cost £1 a piece. However, this was increased to £2 per ticket in 2013.
Who runs the National Lottery and who is the new operator?
Currently, national lottery operator Camelot is set to lose its license to operate the game after 30 years, with the Gambling Commission announcing plans to transfer it to a rival in March 2022.
A hard-fought bidding process is underway between four parties to hold the license, which Camelot has operated since 1994.
But officials said Allwyn was now the preferred candidate to take over the business in February 2024.
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