The Biggest UK Lottery Jackpots
UK Lottery is continuously making millionaires in the UK and around the world. When it was first played in 1994, it was then called UK National Lottery. Since then more and more players are attracted to join the said lottery game as it prides its standard prize of £2.2 million on its Wednesday draws and £4.4 million on its Saturday draws. The basis of the game whenever there are no winning tickets is to roll over the jackpot prize for the next draw. This has made more aspiring millionaires play the game.
The interest of combining 6 numbers from 1-49 has grown even more when the biggest jackpot prize was rolled over to £42,008,610 in the 6th of January 1996. It was the biggest UK Lottery jackpot prize in history and it was won by three tickets.
UK Lottery rolls over the jackpot prize for the next draw in case there is no winning ticket. But it can only be rolled over four times. After that, and still no winning tickets for the fifth draw, the jackpot prize will be divided equally among the winning players before it goes back to the standard minimum prize of £2.2 million or £4.4 million.
A single ticket jackpot winner is recorded to be the biggest in UK Lotto. It was prized to be £22,590,829. The said jackpot prize was won in June 1995.
Identifying the biggest UK Lotto jackpot prize winner depends on the number of winning tickets. It is because some jackpot prizes were won by syndicates and as understood, several players will have to share the winning amount equally among them. It is analyzed that in every four UK Lottery jackpot prize winners, one is from a syndicate. A syndicate is a group of players who gathered together by an agreement. Syndicates are formed since there are high chances of winning by being able to play multiple set of numbers at a low ticket price.