Rush for National Lottery Tickets as Jackpot Hits £50.4M
There has been an unprecedented rush for National Lottery tickets this week after the jackpot hit a record £50.4 million.
Under the new lottery rules this means that Saturday’s lottery could see the odds of winning significantly slashed. If no one wins the mid-week jackpot or the Saturday draw then the full jackpot amount will trickle down to the next tier of players, those that match five main numbers and the bonus ball.
The predicted jackpot of £50.4 million is the highest in the Lotto’s 19 year history although higher jackpots have been seen in other lotteries such as the EuroMillions. The odds of winning the jackpot are normally 1 in 45 million but at the second tier the odds are greatly reduced to 1 in 7.5 million. The new rules have resulted in numerous complaints from those who feel the chances of winning are now too remote.