From today if you want to win it, you will have to pay twice the price. The cost of a lottery ticket has doubled from £1 to £2.
To mark the launch, the National Lottery got together with some of the region's lucky winners to float a set of giant Lotto balls down the River Severn near the Ironbridge in Shropshire.
- No. 7 is the most popular number nationally
- No. 12 is the most popular number in the Midlands
In May, Birmingham was named officially as the luckiest place to live in the UK.