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These are the Game Procedures ("the Procedures") for Snakes and Ladders (the "Game"). When the Game is played, the Rules for Interactive Instant Win Games ("the Rules"), the Interactive Account Terms and Conditions and these Procedures apply. The Rules can be found at the National Lottery website (

Any word or term in these Procedures that has specific meaning will have the meaning given to it in these Procedures or the Rules (unless the context clearly indicates otherwise).

Game Name: Snakes and Ladders

Game Price: £1.00

There is a 1 in 3.5 overall chance of winning a Prize on each Play of the Game. The Expected Prize Payout Percentage for this game is 66.00%.

By choosing "Continue" on the "Buy Instant Win Game" page a Player is committed to buying the Play, and the price of the Game will be deducted from his National Lottery Account.

Players acknowledge that this Game is a game of chance and that the outcome of a Play in the Game is pre-determined by the Interactive System at the point of purchase. Players also acknowledge that to win a Prize in the Game, the Player is not required to exercise any skill or judgement.

If a Player or a Prospective Player is playing the Try Game version of this Game they acknowledge that they are not buying a Play and, therefore, the Game Price is not relevant and there are no Prizes.

Play Style, Play Symbols and determining a Valid Winning Play for Snakes and Ladders

A Play Number is given to each Play, and this can be found at the top right of the Game Play Window.

At the start of a Play, the Player is presented with a Game Play Window displaying a snakes and ladders board consisting of 49 squares numbered 1 through to 49 (with numbers in some squares being hidden) (the 'Board'). A square may contain: a) a purple gem ('the 'Gem'), b) a monetary amount (the 'Instant Prize'), c) part of a Ladder, d) part of a Snake, or e) be blank. A red counter (the 'Counter') will be displayed at the bottom left of the Board on square 1.

To the right of the Board are two red dice with the instruction: '6 ROLLS LEFT' (the 'Rolls Left Indicator'). To the left of the Game Play Window is a table consisting of 6 rows with the label 'GEMS' at the top (the 'Prize Table'). Each row displays one grey representation the gem from and the top four rows have monetary amounts to the right of each Gem (the 'Prizes'). At the bottom left of the Game Play Window is the instruction: 'Roll dice to move around the board. Collect GEMS or land on Instant Prizes to win.'

To start a Play, the Player must click on one of the dice. The dice will then roll and land back down displaying the number of squares the counter must move. At the same time the Goes Left Indicator will decrease by one. If after a period of time the Player has not clicked anything, the dice will animate to indicate that the player must click them to continue.

On landing on a square one of the following will happen:

a) On landing on a blank square, nothing will happen and the Player must click on the dice again to continue.

b) On landing on a Gem, the Gem will populate the bottom most row in the Prize Table. If the Player lands on 3 or more Gems, the relevant Prize row will highlight gold to indicate that the Player has won that amount.

c) On landing on an Instant Prize, the square will animate to indicate that the Player has won that amount.

d) On landing on the bottom part of a ladder, the counter will move to the square at the top of the ladder.

e) On landing on the top part of a snake, the counter will move to the square at the bottom of the snake.

A Player's Play ends when he has used all his rolls. A message will appear to the top left of the Game Play Window indicating what amount the Player has won, if any. The word "FINISH" will appear underneath the message. The Player must click FINISH to complete the Game.

The Player of a Play of this Game will, providing the requirements of the Rules and these Procedures are met, win a prize if he completes a row in the Prize Table, and/or lands on an Instant Prize. Prize amounts and odds of winning are as detailed in the table below:

Prize Amounts and Odds
Prize Amount Approx. odds (1 in x)
£1 7
£2 13
£3 (£1 + £2) 32
£5 86
£7 (£5 + £2) 151
£10 301
£12 (£10 + £2) 400
£20 700
£25 1,000
£30 (£5 + £25) 2,000
£35 (£10 + £25) 5,000
£50 10,000
£75 (£50 + £25) 50,000
£100 100,000
£1,000 1,166,667
£10,000 3,500,000

Only one Prize Amount can be won per Play as detailed in the Prize Amounts and Odds table above.

In the event of any conflict between these Procedures and any other information issued by the Company in relation to this Game, these Procedures will take priority.

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Overall odds for winning a prize: 1 in 3.5

This Instant Win is a game of chance. The outcome of a play is decided at the point of purchase and your actions will not influence whether you win a prize.

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