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Lotto debut's three additional draws

On Saturday 18th May 2002, Camelot (rather pointlessly) decided to change the name of the main UK lottery to "Lotto", spending £28.2m doing so in the process.

To celebrate this, an additional three 6 from 49 (no bonus ball) draws took place on Saturday 18th May 2002, albeit outrageously well after the already over-long 50-minute lottery TV show on BBC 1. Anyone buying a ticket for Saturday's main "Lotto" draw (and this includes subscribers, who finally get automatic entry into a main draw promotion - about time too !) had their 6 numbers also automatically entered into the three additional draws at no additional cost (so £1 bought an entry into each of the four draws).

The three additional draws only had one prize each: a £4m jackpot, which will be shared if more than one person wins the jackpot in a particular draw. The additional £12m required to fund this has surprisingly come from "Camelot's own operating expenses".

Main Lotto Draw:

Information for this draw can be found separately, but note that 55,225,279 tickets were entered into both this draw and the three additional draws below.

Additional Draw 1:

Winning numbers drawn at 9.00pm BST on Saturday 18th May 2002:

Sorted order: 15 26 29 40 44 48

Drawn order: 40 26 44 29 48 15

Machine: Guinevere, Ball set: 7

Number of jackpot winners: 1 (prize: £4m - has been claimed)

Additional Draw 2:

Winning numbers drawn at 10.00pm BST on Saturday 18th May 2002:

Sorted order: 04 05 33 37 42 46

Drawn order: 37 33 42 05 04 46

Machine: Merlin, Ball set: 12

Number of jackpot winners: 5 (prize: £800,000 each - all 5 have been claimed)

Additional Draw 3:

Winning numbers drawn at 10.25pm BST on Saturday 18th May 2002:

Sorted order: 06 16 22 25 29 48

Drawn order: 22 29 16 25 48 06

Machine: Guinevere, Ball set: 4

Number of jackpot winners: 5 (prize: £800,000 each - all 5 have been claimed)

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