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The National Lottery has multiple games based on a number draw. They are Lotto, Lotto Plus 5, Lotto HotPicks, EuroMillions, and Thunderball. These games award a cash prize to players that have predicted the numbers that are drawn. Depending on how many numbers match, the player could win anywhere from a few pounds up to a life-changing jackpot.

Tickets must be purchased by 7:30pm on the day of the drawing. Drawings are held every night. The Wednesday, Friday and Saturday drawings are televised live on BBC One. Tune in Wednesday at 10:35pm for Lotto and Thunderball results; Friday at 10:20pm for Euromillions and Thunderball; Saturday at 8:30pm for Lotto and Thunderball. Unaired drawings include a Tuesday drawing for EuroMillions and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday drawings for Lott Plus 5.

Drawing results can also be found at lottery retailers and online at www.national-lottery.co.uk.

Updated on Thursday, April 05 2012 at 11:48PM BST