The table below is courtesy of Camelot's phone line (0845 9100 000 *10).
The jackpot prize pool for this, the 54th double rollover draw and the 397th rollover in total, included £4,070,559 (51.0%) rolled over from the previous lottery, in addition to the original jackpot prize pool of £3,914,195 (49.0%).
A further £2,000,000 of the rolled over money was allocated to the extra 100 £20,000 raffle prizes in this draw.
Category PrizeWinnersTotal Percentages
Jackpot £7,984,754 1 £7,984,754 56.6%
5+bonus £116,304 2 £232,608 1.7%
5 match £1,452 136 £197,472 1.4%
4 match £109 9,499 £1,035,391 7.3%
3 match £25 186,139 £4,653,475 33.0%
Sub-totals 195,777 £14,103,700 82.4% of prizes
Raffle £20,000 150 £3,000,000 17.5% of prizes
Totals 195,927 £17,103,700 100.0% of prizesCategoryChangeFigureTicket sales 28.4% rise £21,291,084
The draw used ball set 3 in the Lancelot machine and the average main Lotto prize was £72.04.
One in every 54.4 main Lotto tickets won a prize (=1.84% of players).
If all 13,983,816 ticket combinations were additionally purchased for the main Lotto game, they would have made a loss of £19,463,819.
The prior history of the main Lotto jackpot ticket included 36 wins totalling £500.
From Saturday 12th July 2003 onwards, Camelot has completely refused to issue per-draw sales figures for any of their individual games,
despite continuously doing so for more than 8 years prior to that date. They blamed the media for only
concentrating on the main Lotto game sales (which have been falling steadily for years), which seems to be a poor excuse to me.
However, games with variable prize tiers such as the main Lotto can have their sales figures reverse-calculated to within a few pounds, which is what I have done.