UK National Lottery #60 (Double Rollover Draw)
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Winning numbers drawn at 8.03pm GMT on Saturday 6th January 1996:
The table below is courtesy of Camelot's phone line (0845 9100 000 *10).
The jackpot prize pool for this, the 1st double rollover draw and the 11th rollover in total, included £23,966,033 (57.1%) rolled over from the previous lottery, in addition to the original jackpot prize pool of £18,042,577 (42.9%).
Category Prize Winners Total Percentages
Jackpot £14,002,870 3 £42,008,610 51.6%
5+bonus £104,746 53 £5,551,538 6.8%
5 match £2,276 1,524 £3,468,624 4.3%
4 match £76 100,140 £7,610,640 9.3%
3 match £10 2,282,389 £22,823,890 28.0%
Totals 2,384,109 £81,463,302 100.0%
Category Change Figure Percentages
Ticket sales 63.0% rise £127,824,795 86.1% of combined sales
Instants sales 0.2% rise £20,679,960 13.9% of combined sales
Combined sales 49.9% rise £148,504,755
Good causes 49.9% rise £39,815,549.12 26.8% of combined sales
The next table displays the draw order, revised frequencies and the last prior appearance of each of the 7 balls.
Updated Frequencies Since Last Appeared
Drawn Order Main Bonus Total Main Bonus Either
1st 04 7 1 8 7 50 7
2nd 13 4 1 5 32 44 32
3rd 02 8 1 9 11 29 11
4th 03 6 2 8 24 8 8
5th 42 10 0 10 1 Never 1
6th 44 11 1 12 9 18 9
Bonus 24 4 3 7 15 24 15
Total 132 50 9 59 99 233 83
Avg. 18.9 7.1 1.3 8.4 14.1 33.3 11.9
- The draw used ball set 7 in the Lancelot machine and the average main Lotto prize was £34.17.
One in every 53.6 main Lotto tickets won a prize (=1.87% of players).
- If all 13,983,816 ticket combinations were additionally purchased for the main Lotto game, they would have made a profit of £486,989.
- The prior history of the main Lotto jackpot ticket included 2 wins totalling £20.
- Many people came over to the UK (Dover in particular) from France,
Belgium and Holland and bought 40-50 tickets each because they had heard
how much the jackpot pool would be !
- Unsurprisingly, the entire lottery terminal network (28,000 machines
at the time)
ground to a halt for 20 minutes on Saturday as sheer congestion caused an
overload of the system. Even after the connection to Camelot returned,
some retailers were reporting difficulties afterwards.
- Between 2pm and 3pm on Saturday, a staggering 9
million tickets were sold (a record) and at one point, tickets were selling
at the rate of 51,000 a minute, which was also a new record.
The Saturday also saw a staggering 61m lottery tickets sold in a single
day, which unsurprisingly remains an all-time record.
- With record
of nearly 128m for the 11th draw to have a rollover, this is now the
officially the biggest
ever gamble on an "event" in the UK, well exceeding the £75m bet on
the Grand National horse race. It is estimated that at least 39.6m people
played the lottery this week - about 90% of the UK adult population - and
they spent an average of £3.49 each.
- Unsurprisingly, the combined
sales set a new all-time record that is unlikely to beaten for quite
- The individual jackpot
prize was the highest ever won by 2 or more
people in a single draw.
- Strangest press quote after the draw came from a Gamblers Anonymous
spokesman speaking in the Mail on Sunday: "It [the rollover] is
similar to taking a drug like Ecstasy. Many people will take it and be
left unharmed, but for the unlucky few, it will destroy their lives".
Don't ask me what that's all about...sounds like he was a bit high himself !
- Camelot showed that they have slow hardware/software to analyse the results -
it took until midnight to just announce that that there were 3 jackpot winners.
Even worse, we had to wait until 9am on Sunday for the full results - I've
that can analyse 850,000 combinations a second, so why can't Camelot ?
- Despite the huge sales and the record double rollover of about £24m, the
were very disappointing (no records set) because of the record number of
individual winners, including the
largest ever number of 3-matches (first time over 2m). The second highest
number of 4-matches for a draw also helped to keep that prize under
£100. This proves the point that that rollovers should be added to
all variable categories and not just the jackpot - this is the biggest
flaw with the current
- Naturally enough, the
total prize pool was the highest
ever, beating the
previous record holder by an amazing £37m.
Equally predictably, the total prizes (prize amount * number of winners)
awarded in each category also set new records.
- The 3 jackpot winners have claimed their prize and all have opted for
anonymity, which is unsurprising when you consider that this was a record
for an individual jackpot prize won by more than one ticket.
- The numbers 4, 42 and 44 appeared in
Lottery #19 and the numbers
2, 3 and 44 surfaced in
Lottery #6 as well.
- The number 44 joined the number 5 at the top of the main number
frequency table with its 11th
- With the balls sorted in ascending order, the second (3 - sharing),
third (4 - outright) and fourth (13 - sharing) sorted ball were the lowest
such balls in the history of the lottery.
- This was only the third lottery to have more than £1m of prizes
unclaimed after 180 days.
- My streak of good luck continued as I had a third 3-match £10
win in the
space of 6 weeks and it was on my subscription ticket again. The other two
tickets I bought failed to match anything :-(
- £1,108,726 of unclaimed prizes (1.36% of the total prize pool) from this week expired at 11.00pm BST on Thursday 4th July 1996 and have been added to the National Lottery Distribution Fund.
Next Lottery: #61 (Saturday 13th January 1996) [No jackpot winners]
Previous Lottery: #59 (Saturday 30th December 1995) [No jackpot winners]