Some of us might not look back on 2016 particularly fondly, especially if we happen to be fans of beloved celebrities, Brangelina’s marriage, or the old shape of Toblerone. But if you’re a lottery fan (and we hope you all are!!) 2016 has actually been pretty great.
A great year for lottery
Firstly, there have been some truly massive jackpots this year, of which the most jaw-dropping was October’s superdraw, which saw the princely sum of £153,361,048 (that’s the fifth biggest jackpot ever) won by a a very lucky guy from Belgium. Even better, 2016 saw the most millionaires being created in any year as in 2016 the National Lottery broke its record for the most millionaires generated in a single year – a massive 347 in total. And its time for you to give yourself a pat on the back by supporting the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund, with more than £30 million raised every week of 2016 going to charitable causes. Remember, that’s a benefit you don’t get with Lottery betting sites!
And not just that: with September’s changes to EuroMillions, which included a change we’re going to get to see WAY more massive jackpots in the years to come. Matter of fact, we’re already seeing the new changes taking effect with the £70M rollover currently taking place. In 2017, massive jackpots like this are going to be commonplace. And that’s not all, as the changes in September also guaranteed two millionaires created every single draw, up from just one. Whoopee!
A great year for games
Back in May, we set off on our mission to give our customers more chances to win with our brand-spanking new range of skill and instant-win games. Of course, then we only had 5 games, the now-classic Spin Me a Fortune, Sweet Luck, Pincracker, Lotto Woggle and Winning Words.
Since then, that number has more-than doubled, and we’re not stopping any time soon. Whether it’s hunting down rubber duckies with Duck Shooter, slicing up Lotto Balls with Lotto Ninja, or solving maths problems (if that’s what you’re into…) with Number Cruncher, we’ve got games for all tastes!
So if you haven’t given our games a go, what are you waiting for?! And with many new releases planned for 2017, the perfect game for you might just be right round the corner…
A great year for winners on Lotto Social
2016 was a momentous year for Millionaire Moments. Helicopter rides, luxury country getaways, West End theatre trips… a selection of treats that no self-respecting millionaire would turn their nose up at.
And who could forget our Golden Syndicate? That’s when we gave 100 lucky members 100 chances to win the £100 million superdraw. So while last year we saw the sad passing of Gene Wilder, who made the world smile when he played Willy Wonka, we at least gave some of a members a golden ticket of their own.
Make sure to check out the testimonials of some of 2016’s wonderful winners at our brand new What our Members Say page. It’s well worth a look!
We’d like to give all of our members a huge Thankyou for playing with us in 2016. 2017’s gonna be another great year for Lottery, and we’ve got everything crossed for you!