This section sets out the Game Procedures for the Lotto HotPicks Games played at retail.
The Lotto HotPicks Games allow you to pick and match fewer numbers to win. There are five different Lotto HotPicks Games - 'Pick 1', 'Pick 2', 'Pick 3', 'Pick 4' and 'Pick 5'.
Lotto HotPicks uses the Lotto Draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but you do not have to play Lotto in order to play Lotto HotPicks. Only the first six numbers randomly selected in a Lotto Draw (the 'Main Numbers') are used for Lotto HotPicks; the Bonus number (the number randomly selected after the Main Numbers have been drawn) is not used.
How do I play and win?
To play the 'Pick 1 Game' you need to pick one number. If your Entry matches any of the Main Numbers drawn, providing the requirements of the Rules and this Players' Guide are met, you will win the relevant Prize (set out in the table below).
For the 'Pick 2 Game' you need to pick two numbers. If your Entry matches any two of the Main Numbers drawn, providing the requirements of the Rules and this Players' Guide are met, you will win the relevant Prize.
The 'Pick 3', 'Pick 4' and 'Pick 5' Games follow the same theme and require you to pick three, four or five numbers. If your Entry into the Pick 3 Game matches any three of the Main Numbers drawn, into the Pick 4 Game matches any four of the Main Numbers drawn, or into the Pick 5 Game matches any five of the Main Numbers drawn, providing the requirements of the Rules and this Players' Guide are met, you will win the relevant Prize.
You can only win a Prize in the HotPicks game that you have entered.
|Game||Approximate Odds of Winning||Prize (subject to Prize capping explained below)||Prize Cap Multiplier|
|Pick 1 = Pick 1 Match 1 Main Number||1:9||£5||1.2|
|Pick 2 = Pick 2 Match 2 Main Numbers||1:79||£40||1.2|
|Pick 3 = Pick 3 Match 3 Main Numbers||1:922||£450||2.6|
|Pick 4 = Pick 4 Match 4 Main Numbers||1:14,126||£7,000||9.0|
|Pick 5 = Pick 5 Match 5 Main Numbers||1:317,814||£130,000||26.0|
On average, the following % of sales will be available to be paid out in Prizes to players for each Game:
Pick 1 - 61.2% Pick 2 - 51.0% Pick 3 - 48.8% Pick 4 - 49.5% Pick 5 - 40.9%
Will Prizes ever be less than stated (Prize capping)?
All Prizes in a Lotto HotPicks Game will be paid in full except in very rare circumstances when Prize capping takes place.
- Prize capping will happen if the total value of Lotto HotPicks Prizes for a Lotto HotPicks Game (e.g. Pick 2) is more than the Prize Fund for that Lotto HotPicks Game. The Prize Fund is calculated by multiplying the Prize Cap Multiplier shown in the table above by the total value of Entries in that Lotto HotPicks Game.
- If Prize capping takes place for a Lotto HotPicks Game, the Prizes payable will be calculated by dividing the relevant Prize Fund by the number of winning Entries for that Lotto HotPicks Game.