It’s official: at an estimated £57.8 million, Saturday’s National Lottery jackpot will be your chance to play for the biggest prize in UK history!
What’s more, due to recent changes made by National Lottery operator Camelot, Saturday’s British Lotto 6/59 jackpot must be won, no matter the odds. The new changes, which were announced in October 2015, declare that once a jackpot reaches £50 million, one final rollover may occur, then the prize must be awarded, whether or not all six numbers are matched.
That jackpot threshold was crossed Wednesday, when the prize of £50.4 million remained unclaimed. Because no one took home the money, Saturday’s draw will be the first time the new rules kick in to effect.
So what does this mean for lottery enthusiasts like us?
It means that if no one matches all six numbers in Saturday’s jackpot, then the prize will be won or shared by whoever matches the most numbers. In other words, a prize previously available at much lower odds will now be worth £57.8 million!
Excitement for this unprecedented moment has been steadily building all week: in the hours leading up to Wednesday’s jackpot draw, an estimated 200 tickets per second were sold as people clamoured for the chance to win the previously record-setting prize. And once the numbers were announced on Wednesday evening, the National Lottery’s website crashed almost immediately as thousands of people rushed to check their tickets online.
Despite the buying frenzy, no winning ticket was announced, which meant that the suspense will continue to grow and ticket sales will keep soaring up to the final weekend draw.
If the past week is any indication, Saturday’s Lotto jackpot promises to generate even more adrenaline-fueled buzz. Now is the perfect time to join the party and grab your ticket from LottoExpress. As a licensed retailer, LottoExpress is a trusted site where you can easily and quickly make your picks. And now you can play up to 20 lines for this mammoth draw to increase your chance to win the payout of a lifetime.
Don’t miss your chance to win big. Buy your ticket from LottoExpress.com now for a chance to make history in style!
The LottoExpress Team