The UK Lotto Story
The hugely popular UK Lotto started life back in 1994. Operated by Camelot Group, it is not only a high-paying lottery but is also counted among the world's most charitable too. That means your UK Lotto ticket benefits good causes and boosts your chances of living like a millionaire!
The UK Lotto draw is held in London every Wednesday and Saturday, with the draw just after 20:30 London time. You'll find the results on LottosOnline soon after the draw, and of course you will be notified if you have won!
How Much Could You Win?
The UK Lotto has a total of five cash prize payout tiers. For a normal draw the lowest cash prize is fixed at £30, while the higher prizes are allocated a percentage of the prize fund
The jackpot for Wednesday's draw is set at an estimated minimum of £2 million, while Saturday's jackpot is at least £5 million. If there is no jackpot winner, it will rollover up to a total of four times - known as a Quadruple Rollover. If the jackpot is not won after this point, it will be shared among the second level prize tier winners, in what is called 'Jackpot Rolldown'. When there is a rolldown, you can also win £5 if you match two numbers.
|Prize||Match||Percentage of Prize Fund||Odds of Winning|
|Jackpot||6 main numbers||Minimum of £2.5 million on Wednesday and £5 million on Friday (66.4% of the prize fund)||1 in 13,983,816|
|2nd||5 main numbers plus the bonus number||Estimated £50,000 (5.3% of the prize fund)||1 in 2,330,636|
|3rd||5 main numbers||Estimated £1,000 (4.5% of the prize fund)||1 in 55,491|
|4th||4 main numbers||Estimated £100 (23.8% of the prize fund)||1 in 1,032|
|5th||3 main numbers||£25 (fixed prize)||1 in 57|
Play UK Lotto Online
To play the UK Lotto online, simply log in to your LottosOnline account. If you haven't registered yet, don't worry - it's very quick and straightforward!
Once you have logged in, select 'UK Lotto' and choose your 6 main numbers between 1 and 59. Select a once-off entry or choose the number of draws you would like to enter, with the option of a multi-buy entry for reduced rates. You can pay for your official UK Lotto ticket using the payment method of your choice.
After you have placed your ticket entry, we will send email confirmation immediately. Our local ticket purchasing agents will then purchase your official UK Lotto entries. They will keep your official tickets secure at our local ticket buying offices until after the draw results have been released.
You've Won! What Happens Next?
Congratulations! Whether your winnings reach the hundreds, thousands or millions, you have plenty of reason to celebrate! If you have purchased a winning ticket via LottosOnline, we will notify you immediately via email. Then, it's time for you to enjoy your winnings!
Simply log in to your LottosOnline account and view your LottosOnline winnings balance. Your winnings will be visible straight away and are ready to be transferred to your Account Balance for more tickets, or we can arrange payment via our agents when you make a claim.
You will immediately be notified of any winnings via email!
Fun Facts About UK Lottery
Did you know?
- As of 21 November 2018 the UK Lotto dropped the raffle portion of its game, choosing instead to give players higher fixed value prizes for matching the lower prize tiers (matching 3, 4 or 5 main numbers, or 5 main numbers plus the bonus ball). Matching 5 + the bonus is now a guaranteed £1-Million!
- In 2013-14, the UK Lotto delivered £33 million of funding to Good Causes every single week! Projects include grass roots sports, health, education and the arts.
- Over a dozen Oscars and more than 30 BAFTAs have been won by UK Lotto funded films.
- Queen Elizabeth II is reported to have won £10 on the very first UK Lotto draw