National Lottery players have been urged to check their tickets after one ticket-holder scooped the £8.5 million Lotto jackpot.

With another winner banking £8.6 million on May 11, it marks the second major win this month.

The winning numbers were 30, 31, 37, 45, 49, 56.

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Andy Carter, the senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, hailed the multimillion-pound jackpot as “amazing news”.

He said:

“This is the second big win this month after one lucky ticket-holder banked the giant £8.6 million Lotto jackpot on 11 May.

“Players are urged to check their tickets and to give us a call to claim this amazing prize.”

If claimed, the sum would be enough to buy an eight-bedroom flat in Belgravia, a couple of islands in the Bahamas, or a fleet of 23 Rolls-Royce Phantoms.

While substantial, the haul is still well below the £22.5 million Lotto record set in 1995 by Mark Gardiner and Paul Maddison, who ran a double-glazing business in Hastings.

It is also just 1.2% of Rishi Sunak’s £730 million net worth, as revealed by the Sunday Times Rich List this week.

However, the £8.5 million prize would be enough for the winner to buy 25,000 pairs of the Common Projects trainers favoured by the Chancellor.

A further 23 players won £1,750 after picking five of the six numbers but missed out on a £1 million cash prize without the bonus number: 51.

Nobody successfully picked the winning Thunderball combination – 22, 23, 24, 30, 37 plus the Thunderball number 02 – meaning the £500,000 prize went unclaimed.

However, 16 players won £250 by choosing four correct numbers in addition to the Thunderball number.