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Golden chance for punters as National Lottery celebrates Team GB glory

Published 24/08/2016

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The National Lottery will celebrate Team GB's Olympic success by offering 67 extra prizes in Saturday's draw to represent the 67 medals won in Rio.

Lucky lottery players could strike gold like their Olympic heroes with an extra 27 £1 million prizes on offer following GB's 27-strong gold medal stash, lottery operator Camelot said.

On top of the usual Lotto draw, there will also be 23 extra prizes of £100,000 to equal the number of silver medals and 17 extra prizes of £50,000 to match the bronze.

A National Lottery spokeswoman said: "If you've ever bought a National Lottery ticket then you have been part of Team GB's triumph in Rio.

"Saturday's special draw is a thank you to every player and will make an additional big winner for every medal won. Good luck."

There will be a jackpot estimated at £12.5 million on Saturday after nobody won the top prize on Wednesday.

The winning Lotto numbers were 15, 10, 38, 04, 59, 37 and the bonus number was 01.

Set of balls number two was used in draw machine Lancelot, Camelot said.

No players matched all six main numbers or five out of the six with the bonus ball.

Some 35 tickets matched five out of six to win £1,493, while 2,701 tickets matched four balls to pocket £124.

There was a £25 prize for the 68,242 tickets which matched three main numbers.

One ticketholder won the Millionaire Raffle for £1 million while 20 others will each scoop £20,000.

Nobody matched all five numbers to win £350,000 in the Lotto HotPicks draw which uses the same numbers as Lotto.

And nobody won the Thunderball jackpot. The main numbers were 22, 34, 18, 08, and 26 and the Thunderball was 12.

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