How to play National Lotto UK?
To play National Lotto you need to select six numbers from 1 to 59.
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Additional FAQs about National Lotto UK
The draws take place on Wednesdays at 8.30 pm and on Saturdays at 7.45 pm. You can purchase tickets at any time, but on extraction days, sales are closed between 7.30 pm and 9 pm.
Bonus Ball is not an extra number to play, but a further extraction that you may match with your numbers played. This is the “+1” of the extraction, boosting your earnings if matched correctly.
Tickets are sold at £2.00 each.
No, there is no repeating numbers in Lotto, as the Bonus ball is extracted from the 53 remaining numbers after the six main numbers have been drawn.
There are six different tiers of prizes with different odds as below:
|Prize Tier||Match||Odds of Winning|
|1 (Jackpot)||6 numbers||1 in 45,057,474|
|2||5 numbers + Bonus Ball||1 in 7,509,579|
|3||5 numbers||1 in 144,415|
|4||4 numbers||1 in 2,180|
|5||3 numbers||1 in 97|
|6||2 numbers||1 in 10.3|
|The overall odds of winning any Lotto prize are 1 in 9.3|
Beside the jackpot (Minimum is £2 and £3.8 million on Wednesday and Saturday respectively), prizes are fixed across all the tiers.
Please look below for the prizes:
- Match 2 = Free Lucky Dip
- Match 3 = £30
- Match 4 = £140
- Match 5 = £1750
- Match 5 and Bonus Ball = £1 million
Only 1% of the profits are kept. 95% of the money goes to prizes and charities, while 4% goes to operating costs.
WARNING: All prizes must be claimed within 180 days or the ticket will no longer be valid.
If playing online, small prizes will be accredited automatically.
For winnings over £30k, you must contact the National Lottery.
If playing with a ticket, claim prizes with a retailer if up to £100.
If you won between £101 and £50k, claim them by post or in-person in a National Lottery Post Office.
If you won more than £50k, your presence is required.
For further information, visit the official website https://www.national-lottery.co.uk/results/how-to-claim.
You must reside or currently be in the UK to play the National Lottery.
Third-party websites that will buy tickets on your behalf exist.