Results Wed 19th September
Next Jackpot: £20,000,000
Next Draw: Sat 22nd September
UK Lotto Draw
The UK’s National Lottery game was launched in 1994 to give players the chance to win cash prizes going right up to multimillion-pound jackpots. Draws were originally held once a week on Saturdays, but a Wednesday draw was also introduced in 1997 as the game went from strength to strength. In January 2016, two winners split a record-breaking Lotto jackpot of £66 million, receiving £33 million each, with a single ticket holder winning an incredible £32.5 million the following month on Saturday 13th February.
There have been a number of changes over the years to reinvigorate the game, which is now known as Lotto. Players are required to select six numbers from a choice of 59 and if they succeed in matching all six numbers drawn, they will win the jackpot, which can grow past £55 million should multiple rollovers occur. A seventh number, the Bonus Ball, is also drawn from the same machine in every draw to create a new winning tier with an estimated prize of £50,000 for those who also match five of the main numbers drawn.
There are six prize categories in total, meaning that players can win rewards for matching as few as two main numbers. It costs £2 per ticket and the odds of winning any prize are around 1 in 9.3, with the odds of winning the jackpot standing at 1 in 45,057,474.
A new Lotto Millionaire Raffle was launched in October 2015 to guarantee that at least one ticket holder in every draw would win £1 million. As well as offering one prize of £1 million, the raffle awards another 20 participants with £20,000 each when they match one of the winning codes selected in the game.
Money from ticket sales for the Lotto draw is split between the prize fund, a fund for good causes and administration, and from every £1 spent on the Lotto draw, approximately 28p goes towards countless public initiatives located throughout the country. That means that every time you buy tickets for the Lotto draw, you are helping charitable initiatives around the UK as well as funding your own dreams of winning big!
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