Pull on your lucky undies, avoid stepping on any cracks and stand under as many bird-filled trees as possible. For tonight’s £50.4 million Lotto jackpot is the biggest in UK history. Nobody’s won the grand prize since the 18th of November, and Camelot’s new rules mean that somebody has to get lucky this week.
Once it reaches the £50 million mark, the jackpot can only roll over once more. If nobody picks the six correct numbers tonight, a larger kitty will become available on Saturday. And if nobody picks the six correct numbers then, the cash will be split between any players who get five numbers as well as the bonus ball.
The biggest individual Lotto winner is Iris Jeffrey from Belfast, who scooped £20.1m in 2004. Don't get your hopes up too much though. Since 10 extra balls were introduced to the game in October, the chances of winning have gone from 1-in-14 million to 1-in-45 million. On the other hand, you'd never have to work again. [Sky]