An a-MAY-zing month for big wins

Another month, another batch of newly-minted National Lottery millionaires. To be precise, 35 lucky players added six-digits to their bank balances in May 2024 after winning prizes of £1Million or more.

A particularly jaw-dropping prize was scooped up in the Lotto draw held on 18th May. That’s when a very fortunate player landed an incredible £3.9Million prize.

Lotto created a further 17 millionaires in May… a-MAY-zing stuff indeed. May was also the month we met lucky Lotto winner Toni Henderson. The hard-working mum from County Durham was still coming to terms with her £1Million Lotto win, but was keeping her feet firmly on the ground.

Toni told us, “I am so unbelievably grateful, but it’s going to take a lot of time to sink in.”

The 32-year-old has no plans to stop working as she feels it sets a good example for her son. Toni said, “It gives my son a good upbringing and he can learn the value of working hard.”

You can read more about Toni’s exciting National Lottery journey here.

May was also a great month for EuroMillions players. No less than nine of them became millionaires thanks to the UK Millionaire Maker.

We met George Muir and his partner of 28 years, Sandra McCormack, who celebrated a £145,757.50 EuroMillions win by popping a cork at a site overlooking the Firth of Forth. George, 60, was so excited when he realised he’d won the prize he dropped his phone. Find out how they’ll be enjoying their good fortune by reading their story here.

Meanwhile, five lucky players each won the top Set For Life prize in May. That’s £10,000 every month for the next 30 years!

Congratulations too, to the 20 players who each won wonderful Set For Life prizes of £10,000 every month for a year.

Turning our attention to Thunderball we can reveal that two players each landed the game’s top prize of £500,000 in May.

We met one of the game’s winners, Edinburgh’s Raymond Young, 63, who retired from his job at British Gas shortly before landing his fantastic Thunderball prize. Raymond was half asleep when he checked his numbers in the middle of the night and woke the next morning thinking his big win was a crazy dream. Find out which seaside town he chose to celebrate his windfall by reading his story here.

May was also a great month for one of our Instant Win Game players who snared an incredible £1Million prize. There was plenty of Scratchcard action as well with two lucky players becoming millionaires in the fifth month of 2024.

Enjoy the sunshine!

6th June 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 7,200 new millionaires created and by playing The National Lottery you raise over £4 million for Good Causes every dayΔ.

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