March ‘springs’ some surprises for our big winners

The arrival of Spring coincided with the first step of the Government’s easing of restrictions – no wonder there was a feeling of cautious optimism in the air.

March was a particularly fantastic month for 35 lucky players who won prizes of £1Million or more on National Lottery games.

It was certainly a great month to be playing Lotto. The game made an amazing 17 millionaires in March – congratulations to each and every one of them!

March was the month we met Karen Dakin, 53, a dinner lady from Ipswich who scooped an extra large helping of cash when she won £1Million on Lotto. That fact that her win came just in time for Mother’s Day was the icing on the cake. Read Karen's incredible story here.

EuroMillions is a game that gets pulses racing and the 5th March draw was certainly a lucky one for a husband and wife from Devon. Neil Smart, 50, and his wife Sue, 51, were stunned to learn they had won £1Million. Read all about the Smart's win here.

What about Set For Life? The game with the prizes that keep on coming created 3 top prize winners of £10,000 a month for 30 years.

How does winning a prize like that feel? Laura Hoyle, 39, and Kirk Stevens, 37, a couple from Hucknall near Nottingham, said they were “blown away” by their win. They matched all 5 main numbers plus the Life Ball to win the top prize in the Set For Life draw on 1st March. Read Laura and Kirk's incredible story here.

Not to be outdone, Thunderball yielded 2 top prize winners of £500,000 in March.

A total of 8 lucky players won £50,000 or more on Instant Win Games in the same period – 2 of them adding an astonishing £500,000 to their bank accounts.

Last, but by no means least, it was a fantastic month for Scratchcards. The game yielded 15 prizes of £50,000 or more including 5 £1Million wins and a sensational £2Million win.

The lucky player who scored the astonishing £2Million prize was Lesley Herbert, 42, an animal lover from Basingstoke. Her win on The National Lottery’s Monopoly Riches Scratchcard is a welcome boost for both her and Bibi, her African Grey rescue parrot. Read Lesley’s heartwarming story here.

28th April 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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