35 new millionaires get 2024 off to a great start

Let’s face it: January can be a tricky month. It’s dark, cold and the Christmas decorations have been packed away.

But at least one group of people were kicking up their heels in the first month of 2024: the 35 lucky players who became National Lottery millionaires.

Ten of those millionaires were made by Lotto, the original lottery game.

We met Deborah Burgess, a hospital worker from Leicestershire, who won a £1Million Lotto prize in August 2023, but didn’t find out until January 2024, because she’d had a spell in hospital. Once the incredible win was confirmed, Debs didn’t waste any time using her amazing windfall to help others.

After treating herself to a nearly new Hyundai, the generous 56-year-old decided to sell her old car to a friend for a quid. “She wanted to pay the proper price, but because of the win I sold it to her for just a pound,” Debs told us. “It feels wonderful to be able to do such a thing.”

You can read about Debs’ ‘wheely’ big win here.

Meanwhile, a very lucky EuroMillions player saw the month out by winning an absolutely extraordinary prize in the 30th January draw. They won … wait for it … £61.7Million!

It was also a great month for Set For Life. A trio of lucky players each won the game’s top prize of £10,000 every month for 30 years. And let’s not forget the 13 players who won the Set For Life second tier prize of £10,000 every month for a year. Who says 13 is an unlucky number?

Thunderball came to the party early in January when one of our players won a top prize of £500,000 in the 2nd January draw. What a way to start the year!

When it comes to Instant Win Games, four lucky players made a start to 2024 they’re not likely to forget. Two of them won prizes of £100,000 each, while a third player won a £300,000 prize and a fourth pocketed a brilliant £1Million prize.

January was also a great month for Scratchcards. Just ask teacher Michelle Newton and her husband John Simpson, who reckon a set of lost keys helped them win an incredible £250,000 Scratchcard prize.

Says Michelle, “If we hadn’t lost our keys, we would have gone into the newsagents at a different time and bought a different Scratchcard and may never have won a thing.” Yep, it’s all in the timing. Read how they unlocked their amazing prize here.

Two other Scratchcard players won’t forget January 2024 in a hurry. One of them won a £1Million prize, while the other landed an incredible £2Million prize.

Have a great 2024, everyone.

9th February 2024

The National Lottery has been changing the lives of winners and supporting good causes across the UK since 1994. In that time, there have been more than 7,000 new millionaires created and by playing The National Lottery you raise over £30 million for good causes every week.

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