Multiple lotteries have drawn winning numbers, with jackpots ranging from £3.6m to £36m.
Why it matters
The large jackpots are significant as they offer the chance for a life-changing amount of money to be won by a lucky player.
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How we got here
The lotteries are drawn regularly, with jackpots increasing if there are no winners. The current jackpots have been building for some time, leading to the large amounts on offer.
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The National Lottery is the state-franchised national lottery in the United Kingdom.
It is operated by Camelot Group, to whom the licence was granted in 1994, 2001 and again in 2007.
EuroMillions is a transnational lottery that requires seven correct numbers to win the jackpot. It was launched on 7 February 2004 by France's Française des Jeux, Spain's Loterías y Apuestas del Estado and the United Kingdom's Camelot.