The UK Lotto draw which took place last night revealed no jackpot winner for the first time in nearly six weeks. The Lotto jackpot has been won at every draw since 14th July 2012, and this draw marks the first rollover since that date. However, lower ticket sales than normal saw a reduced jackpot on offer of £1.8 million compared to an average of £2.4 for a Wednesday draw, so it would seem a rollover was the best situation all round.
Latest UK National Lottery / Lotto Results for 22 August 2012
The UK Lotto numbers of 3, 11, 23, 28, 30, 48 and Bonus of 29 saw five players to scoop the secondary tier prize of £113,339 by matching five and the Bonus, so it wasn’t all bad news for players. A following 406 players matched five to successfully net £872, and 20,468 players matched four to win a lower than average £38.00. The remainder of the winners, all 342,725 of them won that £10.00 prize.
Guinevere made its fourth appearance for the month alongside set of balls number 8, which have not been in play since 6th June 2012, when coincidentally, they were also used alongside Guinevere. This draw also yielded a rollover, as it found no jackpot winner either, so it would appear this is an unlucky combination for UK Lotto players!
On the plus side, this means the UK Lotto jackpot for Saturday is looking healthy, with an estimated jackpot of £6.2 million, which is certainly worth taking a punt on. The good news about the UK Lotto rollovers is that they roll over with substantial amounts when compared to some other world lotteries, which can roll by just £0.5 million or £1 million at once. This means we do see bigger jackpots created with more ease.
Written by Grace Mee
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