Never mind Halloween, check out October’s ‘Hallo-wins’

The last day of October saw kids – and quite a few of their parents – dressing up as ghouls and ghosties and offering neighbours a simple choice: trick or treat? Some of our lucky players also got ‘treated’ in October and they didn’t even have to hollow out a pumpkin or wear a skeleton suit!

An incredible 30 new National Lottery millionaires were created in the spookiest month of the year – that’s the equivalent of almost one a day!

A couple of our Lotto players would have felt shivers – in a good way – when they learned they’d won amazing jackpot prizes in October. The first prize of £3.9Million was won in the 7th October draw, while a second Lotto player pocketed a £2Million prize in the 11th October draw.

Lotto made a further 7 millionaires in October. Halloween? More like ‘Hallow-win!’

Meanwhile, EuroMillions provided all sorts of seasonal thrills with 9 UK players becoming millionaires in October. We met Craig and Karen Mitchell who told us their first purchase after their incredible EuroMillions Millionaire Maker win was a … feather duvet! You can find out why by reading their story here.

October was a frighteningly good month for Set For Life players. A terrific trio of players each scored the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years.

We met James Briggs, 42, and his wife Sally, 40, who told us they were still in shock after confirming they’d won a Set For Life prize of £10,000 a month for a year. The couple didn’t discover their amazing win until 4 weeks after the draw. You can find out why by reading their brilliant story here.

Thunderball rumbled throughout October and 3 very lucky players had their bank accounts ‘bumped in the night’ by the arrival of a £500,000 top prize. The first big Thunderball wins – 2 of them – came courtesy of the 6th October draw. A third Thunderball player picked up another £500,000 prize in the 27th October draw.

Instant Win Games provided plenty of tingles in October with 5 players each winning £1Million prizes and a further 2 winning prizes of £50,000 or more.

And people were scratching off big wins right through October with 4 very lucky players winning £1MMillion or more on a Scratchcard. One lucky player won a £2Million prize, another scored a £1.2Million prize and two more players won £1Million each. Spook-tacular!

9th November 2023

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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