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UK Lotto is the most popular lottery game in the United Kingdom, so popular in fact, that 94% of UK residents have played the lotto at some point. The UK National Lottery has made over 3000 millionaires and awarded over 8.3 billion (GBP) in prizes.
How popular is UK Lotto? 11,200 (GBP) worth of online tickets are sold every 100 seconds. Thats how popular!
The jackpot prize starts at 2.2 million (GBP) and rolls over until it is won.
Buy your ticket today for a chance to win a share of the British National lottery prize fund, its not just the jackpot up for grabs - there are thousands of smaller prizes too!
The UK Lotto is a 6/59 lottery game. To win the UK Lotto jackpot, you must match 6 numbers on your lottery ticket with the ball numbers drawn in the game.
There are six prize tiers including the top prize, so if you don't match 6 numbers, you could still win with other combinations.
Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday.
If you are not a resident of the UK, you can buy lottery tickets by using an accredited online lottery agent.
The odds of winning any UK Lotto prize is 1 in 9.3.
|6 Balls||1 in 45,057,474|
|5 Balls + Bonus||1 in 7,509,579|
|5 Balls||1 in 144,415|
|4 Balls||1 in 2,180|
|3 Balls||1 in 97|
|2 Balls||1 in 10|
In UK Lotto, seven balls are drawn in total, the first six are the main lotto numbers and the last ball is known as the Bonus Ball. This is used to determine some of the lower prizes.
If no player matches the six main numbers the jackpot is rolled over to the next draw.
In its first week of operation, back in 1994, over 24 million people played the National Lottery. The National Lottery was renamed to Lotto in 2002.
There are around a million prize winners every week, with an overall average lotto jackpot prize value of over 6.3 million (GBP).
UK Lotto Results
UK During the first UK lottery double rollover at the beginning of 1996, all the lottery terminals failed because the system couldn't keep up with the demand. An average of 7 million tickets were sold per hour during this time.