Another small National Lottery jackpot

February 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Lottery News

The National Lotteryoperator, Camelot has been running a lottery in the UK for over 15 years but as the years have gone by and more players buy tickets the rollover jackpots get fewer and fewer, and in turn the jackpot stay small. During last night’s draw there was another small National Lottery jackpot won as both the Irish Lottery and US Powerball Lottery jackpots rolled over.

The UK National Lottery jackpot hasn’t rolled over since the draw on Wednesday 20th January when the £2.25 million top prize rolled over to the Saturday night draw and was won as part of the £5.98 million rollover jackpot. Since the last rollover jackpot in January there have been two occasions when the players who matched all six main lottery numbers didn’t become lottery millionaires.

  • One Wednesday 27th January 5 ticket holders matched all six main lottery numbers but only won £264,490 each.
  • During the National Lottery draw on Saturday 6th February five ticket holders shared the £3,668,220 jackpot winning just £733,644 each.

Imagine how you would feel if you matched all of the six main lottery numbers only to find out that your winnings will only just pay off your mortgage. The size and frequency of the National Lottery jackpot wins has led some to believe that there needs to be a rethink about how the National Lottery is drawn. Maybe the addition of a second required bonus ball or having more main lottery numbers to choose from would help to reduce the frequency of National Lottery jackpots won?

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