The winning numbers in the 2018 Channel Islands Christmas Lottery have been drawn with the jackpot believed to have been won in Guernsey this year.
The computer generated winning numbers were presented at Beau Sejour earlier this evening, in front of adjudicators from both Guernsey and Jersey as well as an independent witness.
That was Wayne Bulpitt from the Guernsey Community Foundation.
As soon as the numbers were drawn they were verified before being given to the local media to share with the public.
The winning number was 1249416. Despite being billed as a 'millionaire maker' the jackpot didn't quite reach the magical seven figure number though. The top prize fell just slightly short of £1million at £977,184.
Pictured: This year's Channel Islands Christmas Lottery reached a jackpot just shy of a million pounds.
With ticket prices rising to £3 this year, but the jackpot being less than it has been in six years, questions will be asked about whether that was the right decision.
The newly structured lottery created opportunities for more prizes though, with a second prize of £50,000 and a third prize of £10,000 for five ticket holders. Then there were ten prizes of £5,000 each and 15 of £2,500.
Pictured: More prizes were available this year but the jackpot didn't hit the predicted million pound mark.
25 people will have won £1,000 and 30 won £500.
Pictured: 30 people won £500 in this year's Channel Islands Christmas Lottery.
While it will be some time before all of the prizes are claimed it is believed the jackpot was won in Guernsey, with one man reportedly just four numbers out having bought his ticket in the island.
PRB Distributors - Channel Islands Lottery Agent also posted on Facebook saying they thought the jackpot winning ticket was bought in Guernsey.
Pictured top: The winnings numbers were drawn at Beau Sejour.
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