We get a great many queries along these lines…
“Every week I buy a Euromillions ticket for Tuesday and Friday both with a raffle number on them. However, I have just realised that my Friday Raffle number is not in the draw, and never has been, becasue the Raffle number I get on the Tuesday is totslly different from the Friday winning numbers. Would you explain this to me before I take the matter further!”
Before you get too concerned, Yes, your raffle ticket is being entered into the draw on Friday. The reason you may think that it isn’t relates to the relative number of raffle numbers entered for the Tuesday/Friday combination and those just for the Friday.
let me explain another way. On Tuesday you buy your Euromillions Raffle ticket and get a number like VTR123456. And when you see a result like VTR982942 you just realise you didn’t win. Now your number is kept into the draw for Friday along with everyone else who bought a ticket for the two draws. BUT most people don’t buy for both draws in one go. So most people will buy a new ticket for the Friday draw and their number may look like WTW123456. As a result there may be 100 times more numbers entered into the draw whihc begin WTW than there are those that start VTR, so it is highly likely that the actual winning euromillions raffle number will begin with WTW and not VTR (or even, say, TTM for those who bought for three draws).
Hope that explains. You can read more about euromillions raffle numbers here.
We’ve received a number of questions about the lottery this Christmas, when it takes place and how to buy tickets. Here’s a typical example:
“I have an enquiry which I firstly asked in my local store which handles lottery tickets, am I able to buy in advance the tickets for December 26th? I was told I would have to buy tickets for all the weeks preceding that date also, I was not too confident in that reply hence this email, I was thinking of purchasing for Christmas presents, therefore would want about £40 worth for that date alone, would you please advise if this is correct. Thanks, Maureen”
With regards to buying Christmas lottery tickets, I’m afraid they are correct. The play boards you fill in at the store allow you to play Wednesday or Saturday or both and for a number of weeks 1, 2, 3 or 4. There isn’t a way to stipulate a date in the future.
The draw takes place as normal on the 26th December, being Boxing Day. So in theory you have until 7:30 on Christmas day to buy tickets. However, many shops and stores may (!) choose to close on Christmas Day! So we’d recommend buying your christmas lottery tickets early and possibly online.
One thing we’ve noted as well when buying tickets for presents in a shop, make sure you tell the store person that you want 40 x £1 (or whatever you want) before they go and ring through £5 on each ticket.
Another of the Nations Biggest Losers was confirmed at 11pm on Wednesday 14th November, 2012. Someone in the Stratford upon Avon area failed to claim their £1,000,000 prize from a EuroMillions ticket bought on 18th May.
The money now goes into the Good Causes pot, so all is not lost for charity.
National-lottery.net sugegst that if you live in the Stratford district and you find an old lottery ticket, you put it straight in the bin without checking it, so long as it is over 180 days old. You just wouldn’t want to know that you have lost out on a million pounds would you!
The UK Lotto Winning Numbers for Wednesday 14th Nov 2012 are below:
Main Numbers: (14) (15) (17) (29) (30) (33)
Good luck for the next UK Lotto draw and don’t forget to have your tickets before 7.30pm on the night of the draw to be in with a chance of winning.
The Euromillions Winning Numbers for Tuesday 13th Nov 2012 are below:
Main Numbers: (11) (16) (21) (24) (29) Lucky Stars: (2) (6)
Millionaire Raffle Number: QSD960094
Good luck for the next Euromillions and don’t forget to get your tickets before 7.30pm on the night of the draw to be in with a chance of winning.