In the live drawing, winning numbers are selected from two clear containers: one container has 69 white colored balls with each ball numbered in black ink with an integer from 1 to 69. The other container contains 31 red balls with each ball numbered in black ink with an integer from 70 to 00. The balls are dropped into the respective containers and then mixed in the container by what appears to be air injected from the bottom of the container.
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he percentage of the prize fund dedicated to the jackpot is 43.2% for the first six draws of the rollover cycle, with 4.8% diverted to the Booster Fund to ensure the jackpot always starts at €17 million. From the seventh draw until the jackpot is won or it rolls down, 27% is allocated to the jackpot and 21% to the Booster Fund.
A lottery jackpot win can change your life forever, whether it is worth a few hundred thousand pounds or a few hundred million. Rules vary between lotteries as to how large a jackpot can grow, with some truly astonishing amounts being paid out to players across the globe.
The National Lottery Distribution Fund divides the funds into the following four main categories. Health, Education, Environment and Charitable Causes - 40%, Sports - 20%, Arts - 20%, Heritage - 20%
The National Lottery’s Good Causes Fund receives 28p from every £1 played on Lotto, EuroMillions, Lotto HotPicks, Thunderball and instant games. From there it is distributed to charitable projects across the UK in four broad fields.