National Lottery’s luckiest star sign of 2022 as builders and teachers win big

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    The National Lottery has revealed that Cancer was the luckiest star sign of 2022, as teachers and builders won big most often.

    The organisation offered a recap of a year when 375 players become millionaires, sharing a whopping £1.3 billion between them and creating more than one millionaire every day.

    And National Lottery operator Camelot said that 39 was the lotto ball that cropped up most often in jackpot-winning combinations, appearing 17 times.

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    Camelot said builders had once again come out on top for the luckiest occupation, followed by teachers, drivers, retail workers and administration staff.

    The lotto operator said Leo and Aries were joint-second luckiest when it came to star signs.

    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.

    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.

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    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."

    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."

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