News Giant Lotto Jackpot Has To Be Won
Players Get Set for First Ever Lotto Quadruple Rollover!
This Saturday (29 September), lottery history will be made with the first-ever Lotto Quadruple Rollover. The £19.6 million jackpot* can roll no further, meaning the giant prize has to be won on the night.
No one has matched the six Lotto numbers since Saturday 15 September resulting in a Quadruple Rollover. This jackpot in this unique draw has to be won which means if no one matches all six numbers then the £19.6 million will be shared between the winner or winners in the next prize level, potentially creating several millionaires.
If a single ticket-holder were to scoop the entire £19.6 million jackpot, they would become the fifth biggest Lotto winner since The National Lottery launched in 1994, joining the exclusive club of more than 2,900 millionaires created to date. The biggest Lotto jackpot to date was won by Mark Gardiner and Paul Maddison from Hastings who shared £22,590,829 in June 1995.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “This is the first ever Quadruple Rollover and a massive milestone for The National Lottery and its millions of players across the UK. Everyone will be crossing their fingers and planning what they would do if they land the bumper jackpot prize which must be won on Saturday. We urge players to get their tickets early to ensure they are in with a chance of winning this amazing prize.
“Whatever happens, whenever there is a big jackpot like this, the whole nation comes out as a winner – as more people playing means more money raised for National Lottery Good Causes.”
If you were to stack the jackpot in £1 coins you would end up with 200 piles as high as the tallest building in Europe – The Shard in London. According to the Sunday Times Rich List, if you scooped the entire £19.6m Quadruple Rollover jackpot, you would instantly become richer than Cheryl Cole (£12m) and Coleen Rooney (£13m) and be almost as rich as Grammy award-winning Adele, who is worth £20m.
As for spending your new found fortune:
- £19m would buy you a home in London’s exclusive Knightsbridge. A seven bedroom house in the area would set you back
£16,750,000. Alternatively a three bedroom house in Sheffield would cost £175,000, meaning you could afford to buy 108, or an entire street.
- Embark on the world’s most expensive cruise. You’ll be picked up from home by a private helicopter and flown to a London airport. Once aboard the ship the cruise takes 124 days and includes visits to 28 countries. It’s only £1m per couple so you could make it an annual treat.
- A unique 1957 Aston Martin DBR1/2 is currently on sale for auction for £20m. It’s the only car ever to have won the infamous Le Mans 24 hour race so you’d be the envy of racing enthusiasts everywhere.
- £19m would bag you just over half of Robin van Persie (we can’t guarantee you could specify which half), who was sold by Arsenal to Manchester United for £30m in the summer.
- It would also mean that you could contribute to Team GB’s success at the Olympic Games in Brazil in 2016 – £19m would match the funding received by the boxing, diving and handball teams at this year’s Olympics.
- £19m would buy you a wedding of the same proportions as Prince William and Kate Middleton. Theirs cost £20m but you could shave off £1m having less security. There’d be no guarantees of a national bank holiday though.
Thanks to National Lottery players more than £28 billion has been raised for National Lottery Good Causes to date – that’s around £30 million every week. Over 380,000 grants have gone to projects large and small, across the arts, sports, heritage, health, education, environment, charity and voluntary sectors, making a difference to people, places and communities all across the UK. For more information visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk
Notes to Editors:
- Camelot UK Lotteries Limited is the licensed operator of The National Lottery and is committed to raising money for the Good Causes designated by Parliament. Camelot is not responsible for distributing or awarding these funds
- Each week, over £30 million is raised for National Lottery Good Causes with more than 380,000 individual awards made across the UK to date – benefiting both large and small projects spanning arts, sports, heritage, charities, health, education and the environment. The National Lottery has given away over £41 billion in prizes and created more than 2,900 millionaires or multi-millionaires since launch in 1994
- For further information on Camelot, The National Lottery and its games, please visit the following websites: www.camelotgroup.co.uk and www.national-lottery.co.uk
- Players of all National Lottery games must be aged 16 or over
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