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U.K. - Lotto Lottery Information

Guess Range 6/59
Hosted in U.K.
Schedule
(Local draw time)
Jackpot Type CASH
Tax Requirement Lottery prizes are paid out tax-free. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to.

Chances to win U.K. - Lotto

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Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 6 1:45,057,474
2 Prize 5+1 1:7,509,579
3 Prize 5 1:144,415
4 Prize 4 1:2,180
5 Prize 3 1:97
6 Prize 2 1:10

U.K. - Lotto Information

The UK National Lottery Lotto upholds a tradition of impressive jackpots and philanthropy, offering players some of Europe’s best prizes while contributing to over 800 national charitable organizations.

UK National Lottery Lotto History

The UK Lotto was originally known as the UK National Lottery when it was founded in 1994. From the time of its founding, the lottery was drawn once a week on Saturdays, until February 1997, when lottery officials added a Wednesday night draw. In March 2002, the bi-weekly lottery was renamed the UK Lotto, and since then has continued to help raise funds for the National Lottery Good Causes foundation which assist hundreds of needy organizations.

On 11th January 1995, the lottery set a new jackpot record with a top prize of £42 million ($64.4 million), a figure that stood for the better part of two decades!

On October 5th, 2013 the UK Lotto received a makeover which added a raffle which creates dozens of winners in every draw! 

The New Lotto launch was highly anticipated and offered exciting £10 million jackpots and 1,000 raffle prizes worth £20,000 on consecutive Saturdays, October 5th and 12th to mark the occasion.

On 8th October 2015, new changes were made to the Lotto Raffle. The raffle now guarantees one £1 million winner and 20 £20,000 winners every draw.

On 9 January 2016, the UK Lotto smashed its 1995 jackpot record with two winners claiming the draw's £66 million prize.

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UK National Lottery Lotto Rules

Players must select six numbers from a guess range of 1-59 and can choose an entry form of 3, 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25 lines when playing online. A bonus ball is also drawn to decide the second place prize.

If you enjoy playing the UK Lotto, you may wish to try playing the UK National Lottery's Thunderball, or to buy a lottery ticket online for EuroMillions UK, which includes the UK Millionaire Raffle. 

Winning the UK National Lottery Lotto

There are 6 prize divisions in the UK Lotto, and the bonus number is counted towards the second prize only. To win the jackpot, players must guess six numbers out of a guess range of 1-59 correctly, regardless of the bonus number. 

Like many European lotteries, there are no taxes on the UK National Lottery Lotto winnings.

UK National Lottery Lotto Anecdotes

Truly Unlucky in Love - In March 2011, after a son and a 14 year relationship, a young woman broke up with her long time truck-driver boyfriend. A few days later, the boyfriend won the UK National Lottery Lotto's £17.8 million (US$ 27.7 million) jackpot, branding his ex the unluckiest woman in Britain!

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The UK National Lottery Lotto produces more millionaires than any other British lottery format. UK Lotto has amazing odds and six great prize divisions. Click here to find out more about the UK National Lottery Lotto results.