Tears and cheers for our big August winners

The amazing success of Team GB and ParalympicsGB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics put a spring in everyone’s step this summer. But few people got that glorious ‘gold medal’ feeling as strongly as our big August winners.

The National Lottery made a total of 32 millionaires in August, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘fun in the sun’. And no one was smiling more broadly than key workers Paul and Louise Drake from West Lothian.

When golf-mad Paul realised he had won an amazing £5,162,779 Lotto Jackpot he couldn’t fight back his emotions. He said, “Now, I’m not an emotional guy but I just burst into tears.” Read his amazing story.

Incredibly, Paul’s big win wasn’t the biggest Lotto jackpot won in August. Another lucky National Lottery player scooped an incredible £11,165,532 in the 14th August draw.

EuroMillions also had an amazing month, making 22 UK millionaires in August. One of the biggest prizes went to a lucky UK player who shared the top prize from the 31st August draw with 2 other players from France and Belgium. The lucky Brit won an £18.2Million slice of the EuroMillions top prize pie!

August was also a good month for Set For Life, with 1 player winning the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years.

Meanwhile, Instant Win Games served up wins almost as quickly as ParalympicsGB served up medals. A total of 7 lucky players won prizes of £50,000 or more and 1 player scooped a £500,000 prize.

We met Linda and Stewart Priston who scored a £300,000 top prize win on an online Instant Win Game. The hardworking couple from Sittingbourne are planning a very special 35th wedding anniversary following their windfall. Read their heartwarming story.

Last, but by no means least, it was a strong month for Scratchcards. August delivered 14 high tier winners (prizes of £50,000 or more) and 3 of them scratched off a stunning prize of £1Million or more.

21st September 2021

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 6,300 new millionaires created and by playing The National Lottery you raise over £30 million for good causes every week.

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