British lottery ticketholders who matched five numbers in yesterday’s draw were left frustrated after they won less money than those who matched only three.
Camelot, the company which runs the lottery, said more than 4,000 players matched five of the six balls to win £15 each.
This was compared to the 7,879 ticketholders with four numbers who won £51, while the 114,232 people who matched just three balls won £25.
Some Lotto players vented their frustration on Twitter about the unusual situation, which can arise when there are a large number of lower prize winners because the minimum win is set at £25.
The winning Lotto numbers were 7, 14, 21, 42, 35 and 41 and the bonus number was 43.
Six ticketholders matched five of six balls and the bonus ball to scoop £10,016, while 4,082 players matched five of the six balls to win £15 each.
No one scooped the jackpot, sending Saturday’s prize to an estimated £28.2m.