Thunderball leads the way as April showers big prizes

April is a month associated with rain showers, but it was thunder – or rather The National Lottery’s Thunderball game – that dropped big cash prizes on a group of lucky players.

During April, no less than 8 players won Thunderball’s top prize of £500,000! That’s an incredible number of winners for a single month and the prize is amazing considering a Thunderball ticket costs £1.

Thunderball didn’t steal all the action, of course. Lotto yielded some amazing prizes in April, including a £5,355,727 jackpot won in the 13th April 2022 draw. Another lucky Lotto player won an amazing £8,525,949 jackpot in the 27th April 2022 draw.

But that’s not all folks! A further 7 lucky Lotto players won £1Million each during April and 9 players of the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker game scooped £1Million each.

April was the month we tuned in to the story of John Wallman, a member of a barbershop quartet who was hitting high notes after a £1Million win in the special EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw. The 76-year-old tunesmith admitted he was in tears when his fantastic prize was confirmed. You can read John’s incredible story here.

And April certainly showered cash on a lucky Set For Life player who won the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years.

The action was fast and furious on the Instant Win Game front where 4 players won prizes of £50,000 or more. One player won £750,000 on Super Cash Bolt and another won £500,000 on Mega Cashword Purple. £250,000 Jackpot Multiplier Blue paid out a £250,000 jackpot and a £100,000 prize was won on Monopoly Gold.

There were also some very big Scratchcard winners in April. Three lucky players won £1Million each and 2 others won an incredible £2Million each.

April was the month we met Caroline Walsh, a retired lollipop lady from Pontypool who scratched off a £300,000 prize on a National Lottery Scratchcard she bought on her way to a doctor’s appointment. The 58-year-old and her 2 sons are still coming to terms with her good fortune. She said, “We’re all in shock. They are both grown up and have children of their own, so the money will make such a difference to all of us.” You can read Caroline’s lolly … sorry lovely … story here.

5th May 2022

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