How do I play?
Playing new Lotto is as easy as it's always been – you play in exactly the same way, but now you also get automatic entry into the new Lotto raffle.
Every time you play Lotto, you are issued with a unique raffle number. This is displayed on your ticket, and you are automatically entered into the raffle draw. Each raffle number is made up of a unique combination of a colour (e.g. 'AQUA' or 'BLUE') and an eight-digit number (eg AQUA 1234 5678), ensuring no two people have the same selection.
Complete the Lotto play slip.
Choose whether to play for Wednesday, Saturday or both draws, and the number of weeks (eight is the maximum).
To select your numbers, just choose six main numbers from 1 to 49 – or pick a Lucky Dip®.
Once you're happy with your choices, click the 'Play' button and you'll be presented with your completed Lotto ticket.
Your raffle number will be automatically added to your ticket. Don't forget to check both your jackpot line and raffle number!
Playing on your mobile
It's easy to play new Lotto on your mobile. If you've played online before, you can choose to play the last set of numbers you used, your saved numbers, or you can choose a Lucky Dip®. Or, if you are a new player*, or looking to play different numbers, just follow the steps above. Please note that players must be physically located within the UK or Isle of Man to play National Lottery games online or by mobile.
*Please note that new players will need to register before playing Lotto and existing players can sign in using their existing National Lottery usernames and passwords.
You can play new Lotto at any National Lottery retailer. Just pick up a play slip, choose your numbers or select Lucky Dip®, then choose the day and the number of weeks you would like to play for before handing your play slip to the retailer.
If you have a National Lottery Fast Pay card, you can still use this to play new Lotto (unless your current Fast Pay card contains Lotto Plus 5, in which case you will need a new one).
For more information about playing Lotto in-store please visit the links below.Players' Guide to playing The National Lottery In-store Lotto Games Procedures Fast Pay card FAQs