I'm entering the massive National Lottery £20m draw – I missed out by 1 digit last time but here's how I know I'll win | The Sun

A LOTTO expert, who is entering a massive £20 million draw has revealed how he knows he'll win.

Richard Brocklebank, 57, said he missed out by just one number in his last entry but shared his secrets to lottery success.

The maths genius, who bagged £2.4 million at Cheltenham and £3 million as part of a pub syndicate, explained that the best time to play the National Lottery is on Must Be Won draws.

The Must Be Won tagline means that the jackpot will not be rolled down to future draws if there is no winner, as it is guaranteed that the money will be won.

Richard’s secret squirrel formula, which has landed more than £14 Million for his syndicates since inception more than a decade ago, has identified the potential for profit out of these draws after a rule change in 2020.

He said: "Ahead of Easter I revealed that these £20 Million draws are the time to play the National Lottery and we landed a five-number ticket – which was one off the £20 million prize, or the £1.1 million for five and the bonus.


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"Our syndicate ticket had number 30 on it, if that had been 20, the number drawn, we would have landed £20 million and if it had been 17, the bonus number drawn, we would have landed £1.1 million.

"Once again this weekend's £20M Must Be Won Lotto draw on Saturday May 6th, is the time to be playing some extra lines, as there is a great chance of wins being enhanced. 

"I’ve studied this and believe with a little luck we might just be going to the bank with some profits after the Bank Holiday if all goes to plan."

Richard is certain that he can win as the Must Be Won draws greatly increase the chance of receiving a sizeable sum, with fewer numbers required for big cash.

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Three years ago, lotto bosses changed the rolldown rules so that payouts for lesser prizes are boosted if a jackpot isn't won.

The change means that if there is no winning ticket for the maximum £20 million prize, then ticket holders with only a few of the winning numbers will receive extra cash.

The amounts paid out for these smaller wins are increased to make sure that the pot is emptied.

The dad-of-two, from Hyde, Chesire, went on to explain that four-ball wins have gone up from £140 to as much as £330, while a five-ball win could see you bag £11,851 instead of the usual £1,750.

He added: "If you're ever going to have a couple of quid on the lotto, this is the best time to do it.

"You have a chance of £20 million rather than the general £2 million starting pot, and if nobody lands it with all six main balls, you will get paid extra for any lower win level achieved.

"The guarantee that a National Lottery Must Be Won draw will pay out all that money rather than rolling it forward again means there is tremendous value to be had.

"On the basis of this mathematics, the National Lottery Must Be Won draws are the value in what is generally the bad value world of lotteries."

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