Why aren’t my Euromillions Raffle numbers being played?

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.

National Lottery Loser in Stratford

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!

Euromillions Results for Tuesday 13th Nov 2012

Euromillions Results

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.

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Unclaimed £1 million Lottery Prize goes to Good Causes

An unclaimed lottery prize of £1,000,000 (approx $1.6 million) has been handed over to the Good Causes when nobody stepped forward to claim the prize.

The £1 million was won in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle on 20th April this year, and the winning ticket was sold in the Sunderland area. The winner had 180 days to claim, but that deadline expired on Wednesday.

Why not check your UK national lottery tickets right now and see if you can grab one of the many still-unclaimed national lottery prizes.

Roll Down Let Down

Well the weekend’s lottery results were a bit of a let down for roll down fans.  The Euromillions super mega guaranteed rollover, or whatever it was called, produced one winner of the entire amount and even they live in Spain.  I suppose their economy needs a boost but I always think it is a shame when such a large sum ends up with one individual whereas if it had rolled down to the next tier many more people would have benefited.

The same applies to the UK national lottery where the first ever quadruple rollover was shared by five people – better than one, I admit – but I suppose a lot of us were hoping it would roll down to the match-five plus bonus category to be shared between more players.

Oh, well, let’s hope they are like buses; you wait 18 years for the first quadruple rollover and then more come along behind.