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One ticket scoops 1,000th Lotto
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One lucky ticketholder has scooped a rollover jackpot of 18.2m in the Lotto's 1,000th draw.

The scoop is the sixth biggest jackpot in the draw's history. The lucky numbers were 7, 12, 16, 24, 29 and 37. The bonus was 44.

The milestone weekend also saw 4.5m up for grabs in the Lotto Extra draw, but no ticketholder matched the winning numbers of 6, 13, 15, 35, 37 and 39.

The Thunderball numbers were 1, 7, 17, 24, 25, with the Thunderball itself 10.

The Lotto draw also saw 35 ticketholders who matched five balls plus the bonus winning 49,048 each, while 1,022 punters won 1,049 for matching five; 49,110 won 48 apiece for four out of six; and 844,662 won 10 for matching three.

In Thunderball two people claimed the top prize of 250,000.

The draw followed a week of good news for operator Camelot, who revealed that Lottery ticket sales in the year to March had risen by 150m.

The winning ticket holder has marked the the sixth biggest win in the Lotto's 11-year history.

The single biggest win in the Lotto's 1,000 draws was 22,590,829 by business partners Paul Maddison and Mark Gardiner, of Hastings, East Sussex, in 1995.

But the second highest came only last year, when Iris Jeffrey of Belfast won just over 20m.

The all-important set of balls chosen for the 1,000th draw was set number 4 and the draw machine used was Amethyst.

For Lotto Extra, Opal was the machine used and again it was the number 4 set of balls that was chosen.




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