EASTER may be over, but The National Lottery is giving you another opportunity to gain a few pounds this month - but this time, the bulging figures could have more to do with your bank balance than your waistline.
This Bank Holiday weekend, Lotto players are being given a second chance to bank a big jackpot for free - a guaranteed £5 million. That's right, players who buy a ticket for the Lotto draw on Saturday 29, April, will automatically be entered for FREE into the £5 million jackpot-only draw.
With the chance to win a dream £5 million, what would you buy?
If you are looking for a special new home in Huddersfield and luxury living is up your street, it doesn't get much more impressive than Banney Royd Hall, a Grade I listed building in Edgerton. On the market for £5 million, this house really does have everything, including five bedrooms and a seven-acre plot of land.
If living in the fast lane is more your style after hitting the £5 million road to success, then you could think about upgrading your wheels - for just £75,000,you could be the proud owner of a supercharged 4.2 litre Jaguar XJ Super V8.
Alternatively, if you are thinking of parking a fleet of stylish supercars on your drive, then what about a Porsche Boxster or a Aston Martin Vanquish too? Coming in at between £35,000 and £170,000 each, these cars would be worth every penny - and would barely make a dent in your £5 million fortune.
With £5 million invested in a bank, you would receive a whopping £176,000 in interest every year (RBS Net interest at 3.52 per cent ) - which equates to £14,666.66 per month or £3,384.62 per week. With that kind of loose change to play with, just think of all the extra treats you could regularly be enjoying. For example, you could spoil yourself or that special someone in your life by splashing out on a piece of exclusive designer jewellery from Huddersfield's Geoff Neary Estate Jewellers.
To enter the £5 million jackpot-only draw, just buy a ticket for the Lotto draw on Saturday night as usual (either chosen numbers or Lucky Dip). Players can enter the draw at their nearest National Lottery retailer, online at www.national-lottery.co.uk, through Sky Active, or by using the Play By Text service on their mobile phone. At retail, players will be issued with just one ticket, as the same line(s) of numbers will automatically be entered into both draws.
To win all £5 million or a share of this guaranteed jackpot, players will need to match all six numbers drawn in the jackpot-only draw. If no-one matches all six numbers in the jackpot-only draw, then the £5 million jackpot will roll into the main Lotto jackpot on the following Wednesday.