Winning numbers for tonight's £61million EuroMillions jackpot - live updates

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The EuroMillions draw takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays (Image: Getty Images)
The EuroMillions draw takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays (Image: Getty Images)

The first EuroMillions draw for the month of August is taking place tonight - and a lucky Brit could scoop a huge prize if they have the winning numbers.

Tonight's jackpot is estimated to be £61million - and could change somebody's life. To win, you win to match all five numbers and both lucky stars. The odds of winning are 1 in 139,838,160 - but you can still have hope and dream big.

And if you don't scoop the jackpot, there are still hundreds of thousands of pounds to be won if you match fewer numbers. To play EuroMillions, you need to buy your tickets before 7.30pm. If you didn't manage to get a ticket on time for tonight, you can get another one for Friday's draw.

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Winner announced

Camelot has announced that a lucky winner has scooped tonight's jackpot in Austria. The next EuroMillions draw will take place on Friday evening.

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If you want to buy a ticket, remember to do so before 7.30pm on the day of the draw. Until then, good luck!

Recent winners

In July, two Brits came forward to claim the £62m EuroMillions prize. Camelot UK Lotteries Limited confirmed it received claims for both of the EuroMillions winning tickets from the draw on July 12. They are each set to get a £31,131,648 share.

The lottery operators have reiterated the claims will go through the process of validation, including checking to ensure the Games Rules Terms and Conditions are adhered to. Subject to validation, the prizes will then be paid at an appointment with one of Camelot’s Winners’ Advisers.

You can read more here.

EuroMillions winning numbers

Tonight’s National Lottery EuroMillions winning numbers are: 25, 27, 35, 40, 45 and the Lucky Stars are: 07, 11. Tonight’s estimated jackpot is £61 million.

The Millionaire Maker is ZTKH82082.

Millionaire Maker odds

Unlike the main EuroMillions game, where the odds are constant in every draw, the chances of winning £1 million in the UK Millionaire Maker vary each draw. The Millionaire Maker is a raffle, so the odds are based on ticket sales. The fewer tickets that are sold, the greater the probability of a win.

More tickets are generally sold for Friday draws than Tuesdays, and when the jackpot is large, so the odds of winning the Millionaire Maker are more favourable on a Tuesday. Your chances of winning also increase in those special draws when multiple prizes are put up for grabs, rather than the usual one.

National Lottery Thunderball draw results

Tonight's Thunderball results have just been announced. The lucky numbers are 4, 13, 22, 29, 34. The Thunderball is 5.

Lottery 'curse'

Winning millions on the lottery can be a life-changing event for many people, but becoming millionaires overnight also comes with some risks if you lose track of your cash and your spending habits get out of control.

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There are plenty of jackpot winners who put their huge fortunes to good use for themselves and the community, but this is not always the case. While scooping a huge prize does not mean you will face negative consequences in the long term, there have been plenty of stories about the "curse" of the lottery, with some previous winners saying how their huge fortune became a burden, leading to poverty, prison sentences and even death.

Some winners who lost it all say they are glad that their huge fortunes have disappeared - as it ended up becoming a nightmare. We've shared some of the biggest National Lottery scandals here.

Winning numbers for tonight's £61million EuroMillions jackpot - live updates (AFP/Getty Images)

Draw days

To enter the Euromillions draw, play every Tuesday and Friday. But if playing on a draw day, you'll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

Thunderball draws take place at 8pm every Tuesday and Friday, and 8.15pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Odds of winning the jackpot

The odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot are 1 in 139,838,160. However, there are also 12 other prize tiers, bringing your overall chances of winning a prize to 1 in 13. Players must always pick five numbers from a pool of 50 main numbers and two Lucky Stars from a separate pool of 12 numbers.

The only way to improve your chances of winning is to purchase more entries. For example, if you buy two tickets, you are doubling your chances of landing the jackpot to 2 in 139,838,160, or 1 in 69,919,080. The more tickets you buy, the better your chances of winning.

When is the draw?

The EuroMillions draw is taking place at 8.45pm tonight. Players can also take part in the Thunderball draw which is at 8pm.

We will share the results as soon as they are announced.

Tonight's jackpot

A lucky Brit could win a massive £61million in tonight's draw. The huge prize can be won if you have all five winnings numbers plus two Lucky Stars.

But you can also win thousands of pounds if you have fewer numbers, for example matching three numbers and a Lucky Star, four numbers of five numbers.

Chiara Fiorillo

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