UK National Lottery posts new record

This year 347 players received cheques.

The gambling company announced that they reached a new high of winning tickets.

UK.- National Lottery recently announced that they gave away £862 million in cheques in just 2016, a significant growth from the past few years. This year 347 players received cheques, whilst in 2015 341 hit the jackpot.

The wins are almost a curiosity since in October 2015 the lottery approved some changes that set an increase of the number of balls from 49 to 59, meaning that the chance of winning the jackpot from one in 14 million decreased to 1 in 45 million. Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser, said: “It has been a record-breaking 12 months with more millionaires celebrating with a giant cheque than ever before. The National Lottery changes lives, not just of the winners but also for the projects that receive support.”

Earlier this month, Camelot announced that its platform has been under cyber-attack, as 26,500 customer accounts have been hacked. The operator warned customers that the attackers probably reached personal information of accounts and asked them to change every password. The company began an investigation on December 1.