TONIGHT'S National Lottery jackpot stands at an estimated £3.6million – as the Set For Life draw returns.

Monday's mega draw sees the chance to bag £10,000 a month for the next 30 YEARS. Talk about life changing!

The game will take place at 8pm sharp and we will publish the results immediately after, in real time.

Meanwhile, Tuesday will see the EuroMillions return with a cool £14m jackpot available after a lucky Brit ticketholder scooped a jackpot of £109m.

Please gamble responsibly. And when the fun stops, stop.

Read our National Lottery live blog below for the latest news and gossip…

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    How much did Lottery ticket sales make last year?

    From total ticket sales of £8,373.9 million in the year ending 31 March 2021:

    • £1,887.5 million was raised for National Lottery projects
    • £4,854.7 million was paid to players in prizes
    • £1,004.8 million went to the Government in Lottery Duty
    • £275.9 million was earned by retailers in commission

    What happens to unclaimed EuroMillions prize money?

    If no UK players come forward within 180 days then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated while it is held in trust, goes to National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

    The National Lottery have said: “Our players change the lives of individuals as well as communities by raising, on average, over £33 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.”

    Explained: What is the UK Millionaire Maker?

    For every EuroMillions line played, players automatically receive a UK Millionaire Maker code printed on their ticket.

    The draw guarantees one lucky player will win a sum of £1million.

    A code consists of four letters and five numbers.

    It’s then entered into a raffle and selected at random.

    There used to be two guaranteed millionaire raffle winners per EuroMillions draw, but this was reverted to one in January 2019.

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      The unluckiest players of all time?

      A young couple missed out on the £182million Euromillions jackpot  when they realised their winning ticket payment hadn’t gone through.

      Rachel Kennedy, 19, and Liam McCrohan, 21, from Hertfordshire were “absolutely heartbroken” when they realised their usual numbers had come up, but they had won nothing.

      The couple, both students, had played the winning numbers of 6, 12, 22, 29, 33, 6 and 11 for five weeks in a row before all seven digits appeared in the draw.

      Rachel’s account was set up to automatically buy a Euromillions ticket with her usual numbers but because her account did not have the right funds, the ticket payment did not go through.

      “I called the number thinking that I had won £182million and they said ‘yeah you’ve got the right numbers but you didn’t have the funds in your account for the payment of the ticket so it didn’t actually go through’,” Rachel said.

      Read the article in full here.

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      I won the lottery TWICE in five months

      James Courtemanche, 43, from Ontario, can’t believe his luck after scooping over £110,000 in cash from two tickets bought the Minnow Lake Kwik Way in Sudbury, Canada.

      He was left gobsmacked to score a sweet $88,888 (£51,883) in 2021 – only to win a second sum totalling $100,000 (£58,369) this year.

      James said: “I couldn’t believe it happened again.

      “I was so surprised – and then I remembered good things happen in threes, so I’m ready for my next one.”

      James bought an Instant Wild 8 ticket from his local store before heading home and making the life-changing discovery.

      He couldn’t believe his own luck, but confirmed the prize by checking the ticket on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation app,

      It was only in August that he’d paid a visit to Canada’s lottery headquarters to collect his winnings from an earlier purchase at Minnow Lake Kwik Way on Brancroft Drive.

      His Instant Money Match card sealed the fate to his first jackpot before he went on to buy the second ticket from the same store.

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      Lotto winner, 86, shares her prize with cashier who sold her the ticket

      Marion Forrest, 86, went into Duke’s Mini Mart in Rancho Mirage, California, with an envelope with cash inside and handed it to a store worker called Walter. 

      Every week, Marion buys her Fantasy 5 lotto tickets, but she told News Channel 3 this week was different because Walter advised her to go for a lotto ticket due to the $500,000 jackpot. 

      The pensioner agreed and bought one, telling the cashier if she won, she would split her winnings with him.

      She said: “I felt so good walking out of the store because he was gracious and sweet.”

      But while she did not scoop the jackpot, she was not left empty-handed because one of her tickets won her $300.

      And on Wednesday, she stayed true to her word and made a surprise stop at the store where she bought her ticket. 

      Marion also brought in balloons with Walter’s name on it and presented him with an envelope with $150 inside.

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      Lotto fraudster handed £2.5m after using FAKE ticket faces six more years in prison

      The former bricklayer, 56, is set to lose a house and land in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, where he had planned to build a hotel.

      If he does not hand over his assets, valued at £939,782.44, within three months, six years will be added to the nine-year sentence he is already serving.

      Putman, now 56, was found guilty in October 2019 of using a forged winning ticket to claim a £2.5 million jackpot in 2009.

      The house, close to the M25, currently stands in a scruffy, unkempt state with curtains drawn shut.

      The land resembles a vehicle graveyard – with at least twenty cars and vans parked up alongside caravans and mobile homes.

      In a hearing at St Albans crown court today, prosecutor Adam Pearson said the benefit Putman had obtained from the fraud was £2,525,495 and the available amount for confiscation was £939,782.44.

      His barrister Lawrence Selby said: “Mr Putman does not accept or agree the benefit figure or realisable assets, but will not be contesting these proceedings.”

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      I won £2m on National Lottery scratchcard – it’s changed my life

      Factory worker Ian Black, 61, nearly bypassed the store on his way home from a night shift because of roadworks.

      At the last moment he had a change of heart and pulled over to go and collect his copy of The Sun.

      As he was buying his paper he spotted the Monopoly Deluxe Scratchcard and decided to buy one of the £5 cards.

      He scratched it in his car and was stunned to see it was one of just five £2million jackpot winners.

      The dad-of-five screamed in joy and raced home to tell wife Sandra, 55.

      Ian, of Carlisle, Cumbria, said: “Something was just telling me to buy it.

      “I went out of the shop and sat and scratched it – I could not believe what I was seeing.

      “I let out a scream and immediately drove home. As I went into the house I was shouting to Sandra to come down the stairs.

      “She immediately thought something had happened to the dog. I said: ‘No, we have won £2million.’

      “She thought it was all a joke – but then she looked at the card and almost fainted. Sandra just went white.

      “To think I almost didn’t go into the shop on that morning because of the roadworks. I really was so close to just driving past.”

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      Man won £250,000 on Lottery scratchcard – then conned his own mum

      A MAN who won £250,000 on a lottery scratchcard later conned his OAP mum out of tens of thousands of pounds.

      Barry Perryman, 41, won the six-figure sum with his parents seven years ago.

      But within months he was abusing his role as his mother’s carer to transfer money from her bank account, a court heard in June this year.

      Perryman, who arrived at court in a wheelchair with his leg in plaster, admitted a four-year long fraud when he appeared at Plymouth Crown Court.

      He was in a syndicate with dad Roy and mum Christine Perryman when they won £250,000 on a scratchcard bought from a Londis store in Keyham, Devon in September 2014.

      The defendant bought the winning ticket, matching four numbers on a Winning 7s card.

    • Joseph Gamp

      How much did Lottery ticket sales make last year?

      From total ticket sales of £8,373.9 million in the year ending 31 March 2021:

      • £1,887.5 million was raised for National Lottery projects
      • £4,854.7 million was paid to players in prizes
      • £1,004.8 million went to the Government in Lottery Duty
      • £275.9 million was earned by retailers in commission

      How to play Set For Life?

      To play Set For Life, you are required to pick five numbers from 1 to 47 and one Life Ball from 1 to 10.

      Draws are held on Monday and Thursday evenings.

      You can buy Set For Life tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm.

      But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

      What draws are on tonight?

      It’s Monday which only means one thing. The Set For Life draw returns tonight.

      Brits have the opportunity of winning £10k every month for the next 30 years if they scoop this evenings jackpot.

      The draw is set to commence at 8pm.

      When the fun stops, stop

      Gaming is fun but for a few, but it may become a problem.

      If you’re worried about yourself, or someone you know, speak in confidence to the people at GamCare, available 24/7, on 0808 8020 133 or visit the GamCare website for assistance.

      Unclaimed money goes a long way

      Any cash that isn’t claimed after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK goes to National Lottery projects across the country.

      Folks in Ireland have just half that time to claim too, with only 90 days before the prize money is off the table.

      Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires and the owner of the lottery ticket will no longer be able to claim any of their winnings.

      But after that time has expired, any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.

      This will usually then go on to help fund things like sport programmes or local community buildings or other projects.

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