National Lottery: Camelot say you're more likely to win millions if you have THESE three star signs

The National Lottery has revealed what it really takes to win...including the luckiest numbers
The National Lottery has revealed what it really takes to win...including the luckiest numbers

Jackpot winners share some remarkable characteristics, new research shows

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NATIONAL Lottery operator Camelot has revealed which star signs are most likely to hit the jackpot.

New research based on 2022 results shows that people born under the zodiac sign of Cancer - between June 22 and July 22 - are by far the luckiest.

They were followed by Leo (July 23 - Aug 22) and Aries (March 21 - April 19) as the joint next most fortunate, but there was little evidence that any other star signs made much statistical difference.

Some numbers do seem much luckier than others though, Camelot said, with 39 the lotto ball that cropped up most often in jackpot-winning combinations, appearing 17 times.

Following 39 as the luckiest numbers were 21, 13, 50 and 58. Ball number eight appeared least often in winning selections, at just five times.

National Lottery star signs: Cancer is by a distance the luckiest sign of the zodiac
National Lottery star signs: Cancer is by a distance the luckiest sign of the zodiac

Builders and teachers were the luckiest professions among National Lottery players in a year that saw more than one millionaire made every day.

Drivers, retail workers and administration staff also enjoyed better than average luck.

Throughout 2022, 375 players become millionaires, sharing £1.3 billion between them. Gloucestershire couple Joe and Jess Thwaite won £184 million in the EuroMillions draw on May 10 – becoming Britain’s biggest-ever National Lottery winners.

But they were knocked off the top spot a few months later when an anonymous ticket-holder scooped £195,707,000 in a July EuroMillions draw.

More than £4.5 billion was paid out in prize money in total, with 782 players winning at least £50,000.

Andy Carter, Camelot’s senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said, “It’s been the busiest year of millionaire-making, including creating the biggest winners we have ever seen.

“Supporting our amazing players through these life-changing events is a privilege.”

Lucky National Lottery numbers: Thirty-nine was the luckiest number...and eight the least
Lucky National Lottery numbers: Thirty-nine was the luckiest number...and eight the least

The National Lottery said it has raised a total of £47 billion for its Good Causes, with more than £1.9 billion being raised in the last reported financial year to March 2022.

Camelot said: “From helping projects making a difference in communities across the country to supporting our athletes at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, every National Lottery ticket bought helped to fund hundreds of thousands of good cause projects.”