Lottery results and numbers: Lotto and Thunderball draw tonight, May 20, 2023

The NATIONAL Lottery results are in and it’s time to find out who won a life-changing amount of money tonight (May 17, 2023).

Could today’s £7.5million jackpot see you handing in your resignation, flying to the Bahamas or driving a new Porsche from a garage forecourt?

Could you hit a big win with the National Lottery tonight?


Could you hit a big win with the National Lottery tonight?
Previous winners built villas and bought islands


Previous winners built villas and bought islands

You can find out by comparing your ticket to tonight’s numbers below. Much luck!

Today’s National Lottery winning numbers are: 07, 24, 34, 36, 44, 51 and the bonus ball Is 20

Today’s National Lottery Thunderball winning numbers are: 05, 10, 24, 27, 28 and the thunderball Is 09

The National Lottery’s first draw was held on November 19, 1994, with seven winners sharing a jackpot of £5,874,778.

The highest amount ever won by a single ticket holder was £42 million, won in 1996.

Gareth Bull, a 49-year-old property developer, won £41million in November 2020 and ended up demolishing his bungalow to make way for a luxury mansion with pool.


  1. £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13, 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains the largest lottery prize in history
  2. A £1.267 billion (Mega Million) winner from South Carolina took time to come forward and claim his prize in March 2019, just before the April deadline
  3. £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a Wisconsin winner
  4. £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts won the jackpot in August 2017
  5. £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky winning couple hit the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018

Sue Davies, 64, bought a lottery ticket to celebrate the end of the five-month lockdown during the pandemic – and won £500,000.

Sandra Devine, 36, accidentally won £300,000 – she was going to buy her usual £100 National Lottery scratch card but came home with a much larger prize.

The biggest jackpot ever won was £66 million in January last year and was won by two lucky ticket holders.

Another winner, Karl, managed to rake in £11million in 1996 aged just 23.

The odds of winning the lottery are estimated at around one in 14 million – BUT you have to be there to win.

Sandra Devine and her husband Mike won by chance - can you too?


Sandra Devine and her husband Mike won by chance – can you too?

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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