LOTTO RESULTS – what were the winning National Lottery numbers for Wednesday, January 16? – Bristol Live

The draws were made in the main midweek Lotto draw as well as the Thunderball
If you grabbed a ticket for last night's National Lottery draw, then you had a chance of winning a £5.1million jackpot.
It was the midweek Lottery draw – and we brought the results live and in real time.
Scroll down through our live blog to see what went on and get all the information you need.
The main Lotto draw took place at 8pm and the Thunderball after that at 8.15pm.
We used our live blog so we could post the winning numbers here as soon as the draws were made.
You also had the chance to win £500,000 in the Thunderball draw, which takes place four times a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
In the midst of Brexit uncertainty, a little Lottery win would have made your future path seem a fair bit smoother…
The recently introduced format changes are bringing bigger prizes and promised better chances for players.
From now on the Lotto will have a maximum number of rollovers – five – before it MUST be won.
Also there will be bigger prizes in the main draw, replacing the Millionaire Maker raffle.
You still have to pick numbers from 1 to 59 but anyone who matches five balls and the bonus balls will win a guaranteed, fixed prize of £1million.
All of these, Lottery says, will mean players are more likely to win.
It still costs £2 to grab a ticket.
The winning numbers are:
6, 12, 23, 29, 30 and the Thunderball is 8
Stay tuned for that…
Now for the Thunderball… Check back with us at 8.15pm for that.
The winning numbers are:
1, 12, 44, 48, 54, 55 and the bonus ball is 8
Get ready for the Lotto draw.
The UK National Lottery was first drawn on November 19, 1994.
Half of all money spent by players goes to the prize fund, with 28 per cent to good causes, 12 per cent to the Government as duty and five per cent to retailers.
The final five per cent has operated the lottery throughout its history.
Stick with us for that…
The biggest ever Lotto winner was created in April 2016, when an anonymous player banked £35m.
In January 2016, two ticket-holders walked away with £33m each.
Before that, a main Lotto game jackpot of £42,008,610, was drawn in January 1996 and split between three anonymous winners, with each being awarded £14,002,870.
A single ticket also won £26.4 million on the New Year’s Eve Lotto back in 2016.
Thunderball is another National Lottery game offering the chance to win £500,000 four times a week.

Draws take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Five main numbers are drawn from one drum and the Thunderball is drawn from another.
Stick with us for all the results as they come in.


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