About Lotto

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What is Lotto?

Join the game that has been making millionaires since it all began in November 1994. Could you be next? Lotto is yours to play twice a week - Lotto draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday. So get ready for the excitement of the original millionaire maker. Lotto costs £2 per play and includes entry to the raffle draw that guarantees 50 winners of £20,000 every draw.

How do I play?

Simply select six numbers from 1–49, or pick Lucky Dip® for a random selection, then choose how many lines to play. You can play up to 7 lines of numbers on each play slip and buy up to 10 play slips at a time. Then, choose the draws and number of weeks you'd like to play. You can play up to 8 weeks in advance or continuously by Direct Debit.

You automatically get a randomly-generated Lotto raffle entry with every line of Lotto numbers you play. The Lotto raffle draw takes place on the same day as the Lotto draw you have entered. Lotto raffle entries start with four letters that spell out a colour and are followed by eight numbers.

When you play a line of Lotto numbers for more than one draw or week, your Lotto raffle number is also entered into the same number of Lotto raffle draws – you keep the same Lotto raffle number for each draw. If you’re playing Lotto by Direct Debit, you’ll get a different Lotto raffle entry for each Lotto raffle draw.

You can play Lotto online every day from 8:00am (sometimes earlier) until 11:00pm. But remember: Lotto ticket sales close from 7:30pm to 9:00pm on Wednesday and Saturday for that evening's draw. To play Lotto on the day, you'll need to buy your ticket before 7:30pm.

If you want to make sure you're always in the Lotto draw, why not play by Direct Debit?

You can also spread the excitement of playing Lotto by starting a syndicate.

What can I win?

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 just 3 main numbers to win £25. Match your Lotto raffle entry with a drawn Lotto raffle number to win a Lotto raffle prize. You can win both the Lotto jackpot and Lotto raffle on one ticket.

Prize table for Lotto
Prize Categories Prize
Match 6 main numbers Jackpot
Match 5 main numbers + Bonus Estimated £50,000
Match 5 main numbers Estimated £1,000
Match 4 main numbers Estimated £100
Match 3 main numbers £25
Lotto raffle Guaranteed £20,000

Camelot may decide at any time to hold a promotional Lotto raffle Draw in which Lotto raffle Prizes of more or less than £20,000 may be available to be won. These Prizes will be in addition to the 50 guaranteed Lotto raffle Prizes that can be won in that Lotto raffle Draw. The odds of winning a Lotto raffle Prize will vary depending on the number of Lotto raffle Entries in each Lotto raffle Draw.

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

How many times can the Lotto jackpot roll over?

The Lotto jackpot rolls over and grows each time it's not won. The maximum number of Rollovers is four (a "Quadruple Rollover"). In the Quadruple Rollover Draw, if no player matches all six main numbers drawn, then this massive prize rolls down to the next prize level (five main numbers plus the bonus ball, then five main numbers, etc), as specified in the Lotto Game Procedures, until there is a winner or winners.

Wednesday's draw created 173,499 lucky Lotto winners

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