All you need to know about Lotto

THE ONE. THE ONLY. THE ORIGINAL.

Saturday nights changed forever when Lotto was introduced back in 1994. Since then, it’s become the nation’s favourite game – played by millions in towns and cities across the country. Today, it’s as popular as ever, with thousands winning prizes in every game. As far as lotteries go, Lotto is the real McCoy.

So how do you play?

  1. Pick 6 numbers from 1–59 or go with a Lucky Dip® for randomly selected numbers.

  2. You can play up to 7 lines of numbers on each play slip and buy up to 10 slips at a time.

  3. Choose to play on Wednesday or Saturday – or both, and then the number of weeks you'd like to play.

  4. You're good to go!

    Play for £2.00

You can buy Lotto tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you'll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

Good to know...

Draw Days

Play every Wednesday and Saturday.

If You Win...

We'll email you with the good news!

Play in Advance

Save time and play continuously by Direct Debit.

SEE WHAT YOU CAN WIN Δ

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

Look out for those rolldowns

Lotto can only Rollover 5 times. The 5th Rollover is a Must Be Won draw.

It could be a...

Jackpot Rolldown

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

Different ways to check results

Check on the go

Use our App on your mobile to see if you’ve won. You can also scan paper tickets for instant results. Get it on Google Play or the App Store.

Here on the web

All results are published here on the website every Wednesday and Saturday from around 9.30pm.

Watch the draw live

Watch all Lotto draws first on our website or YouTube channel at 8pm every Wednesday and 7.45pm every Saturday.

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