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Lottery record jackpot: What you need to know about tonight’s £57.8 million draw

This jackpot has been rolled over 14 times.

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Tonight’s Lotto jackpot is a record-breaking £57.8 million.

According to new rules, after passing the £50 million mark and being rolled over 14 times – this will the final chance to win this National Lottery prize.

Here’s our quick guide to everything you need to know to be in with a chance.

Where can you get a Lotto ticket?

You can buy tickets from National Lottery partner newsagents and supermarkets.

To puchase a Lotto ticket online, you need to visit the National Lottery website, sign up to an online account and set up a direct debit.

To enter, you have to be aged 16 and over.

When is the deadline for buying a ticket?

To buy a lottery ticket on the day of any Lotto draw, you need to buy your ticket before 7:30pm.

Online ticket-buyers have been advised to buy their tickets as soon as possible as the website is very busy- it crashed around 6pm before Wednesday’s draw due to excessive traffic.

How many numbers do I need to win?

To claim the jackpot of £57.8 million you would need to get all six numbers correct.

As the number of balls you get correct decreases, the winnings you recieve will also decrease exponentially.

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What happens if no one gets six numbers correct?

As this is the final draw for the jackpot rollover – the prize would then be shared equally among the next tier of winners, which would probably be five numbers and the bonus ball correct.

This process would continue down until winners are found.

Will larger numbers of people buying tickets damage your odds of winning?

The odds of getting all six numbers correct and winnig is one in 45 million. The number of participants in a certain draw do not change these odds.

However, an increased surge of tickets bought does increase the chance of multiple winners.

To help understand the likelihood of winning – the odds of being hit by lightning is 960,000 to one.

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What you need to know about tonight’s £57.8 million Lotto draw

This jackpot has been rolled over 14 times.

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This jackpot has been rolled over 14 times.

Last time to purchase lottery tickets

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