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Thursday, 7 January 2016

National Lottery: No winning ticket for £50.4m jackpot


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A record £50.4m jackpot has gone unclaimed in Wednesday's National Lottery and will roll over to Saturday.

The new estimated Lotto jackpot of £57.8m must now be won on Saturday, or it will be shared out among people who match five numbers and the bonus ball.

The winning numbers for Wednesday, drawn at 20:30 GMT, were 8, 30, 40, 50, 54, 57 and the bonus ball was 13.

Camelot said it had sold about 200 tickets per second in the hour before ticket sales closed at 19:30 GMT.

The previous largest National Lottery jackpot was £42m, which was shared between three separate ticket holders in January 1996.

Its website crashed at about 18:00, leaving people unable to purchase tickets for the draw for about 10 minutes.

Parts of the website - including the results page and sign-in page - were down for much of Wednesday night with an error message saying they were "extremely busy".

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