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.
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.
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.
In all the fuss about the special £80 millions draw over at EuroMillions, its is important to remember there’s a huge rollover in the regular National Lottery this week.
Ok, so the prospect of winning £80,000,000 shouldn’t be sniffed at, but remember that your chances of winning the Lotto game on the National lottery are a lot higher. Given that this is a Quadruple rollover and that the prize money can roll no more, then playing Lotto (for less than half the price of a EuroMillions ticket) with the chance of winning £19.6 million is probably your best bet. Also remember that a lot of others will play the Euro game and not buy a ticket for Lotto, increasing your chances of keeping a larger portion of any prizes you may win.
I’ve made my decision; a ticket for both! LOL