About Lotto

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Join in the excitement of the nation’s favourite lottery game. It’s the iconic people’s game that’s helped transform the lives of winners across the country. It’s now also the game with bigger cash prizes and jackpots being won more often. Tickets costs £2 per play with draws every Wednesday and Saturday.

How do I play?

  1. Select 6 numbers from 1 - 59 or pick Lucky Dip for a random selection
  2. You can play up to 7 lines of numbers on each play slip and buy up to 10 play slips at a time
  3. Choose the draws and number of weeks you like to play
  4. You’re ready to play! Play lotto

You can play up to 4 weeks in advance or, if you want to make sure you never miss a draw, play continuously by Direct Debit.

You can buy Lotto tickets online every day from 8am (sometimes earlier) until 11pm. But remember, Lotto ticket sales close from 7.30pm to 9pm on Wednesday and Saturday for that evening’s draw.

You can also share the excitement of playing with friends or family and set up a syndicate to play Lotto.

Here's what you're playing for! Δ

Number of matches Prize
Match 6 Main numbers Jackpot *
Match 5 main numbers Plus the Bonus ball £1,000,000
Match 5 Main numbers £1,750
Match 4 Main numbers £140
Match 3 Main numbers £30
Match 2 Main numbers Free lucky dip

Match all 6 main numbers to win the jackpot. If there's more than one jackpot winner, the prize will be shared equally between all the jackpot winners. Match 2 main numbers and win a free Lotto Lucky Dip and another chance to become a millionaire in the next Lotto draw.

As always, the jackpot will get bigger as more people play. All the other prizes will be fixed, so everyone will know exactly what they’re playing for. [2]

For more information about playing Lotto online, see the Lotto Game Procedures.

Jackpots won more often

Lotto can only roll over 5 times. The 5th Rollover Must Be Won.

And there's more…

If no one matches all 6 main numbers in a Must Be Won draw, the Jackpot will be shared by all cash winners [2], so they’ll win an even bigger prize.

For example, that could mean winning £100[1] for matching 3 main numbers instead of £30!

[1] Estimated

[2] Prizes are subject to prize capping. If the jackpot is not won in a Must Be Won draw, each winning prize tier will be allocated a percentage of the jackpot. More information about prize capping and Rolldowns are included in the Lotto Game Procedures.

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