UK Lotto Information

  1. The final Lotto Millionaire Raffle took place on 17th November 2018 and is now no longer available to play. You will not receive any more raffle codes on your Lotto tickets.

The UK Lotto has been the main lottery game played in the UK since its first draw in 1994. The game is drawn twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Wednesday draws are shown live on YouTube at 8pm, with Saturday draws appearing live on YouTube and Facebook at 8:30pm.

The starting jackpot for UK Lotto is a minimum £2 million for Wednesday draws and £3.8 million for Saturday draws, though these values can vary based on ticket sales. If there are no jackpot winners, then the prize will roll over to the following draw and be added to the prize fund. The jackpot can roll over for a maximum of five consecutive draws before a 'Must Be Won' draw is held and the prize money is guaranteed to be given away.

On 9th January 2016, the Lotto jackpot reached an astonishing £66 million after 15 straight rollovers. Two players split the top prize on the night, with each winning ticket receiving £33 million each, and helped smash a 20-year-old record for the largest UK Lotto jackpot.

Players must choose 6 numbers from 1 to 59 to play Lotto. Players have the option of choosing their own numbers or opting for a Lucky Dip, which will automatically generate a set of six random numbers. Tickets can be purchased either online or from an authorised retailer.

When the draw takes place, six main numbers will first be drawn, followed by a seventh number - the Bonus Ball - and prizes can be won by matching from two main numbers upwards. The Bonus Ball is only used in the second prize tier and rewards players who have matched five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball with a bigger prize. In total there are six prize tiers, which are detailed below:

Match Win Odds of Winning
Match 6 Numbers Jackpot 1 in 45,057,474
Match 5 Numbers + Bonus Ball £1 million 1 in 7,509,579
Match 5 £1,750 1 in 144,415
Match 4 £140 1 in 2,180
Match 3 £30 1 in 97
Match 2 Lotto Lucky Dip 1 in 10.3
Overall odds of winning any UK Lotto prize are 1 in 9.3.