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UK Lotto

Lotto is one of the UK’s most popular National Lottery games which draws every Wednesday at 8:30pm GMT and every Saturday and 7:45pm GMT. The jackpots starts at £2 million on a Wednesday and £3.8 million on a Saturday and have been known to reach £10 million very quickly.

How to Play Guide

Playing UK Lotto from Australia is easy. As you can only purchase physical tickets in the UK, a service like Jackpot.com would be used to play. This allows you to place bets on the numbers you think will be drawn in the UK Lotto.

Wednesday's UK Lotto Jackpot:
$4 Million!*

Follow this step by step guide on how to play UK Lotto online and make sure you choose those numbers before the ticket sales close at 7:30pm GMT on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Bonus Ball

Seven numbers are drawn in the UK Lotto which may seem confusing as you only choose six. This is because a Bonus Ball is drawn. You do not select a number for the Bonus Ball when purchasing an entry as the aim is to match it with one of the six numbers you have already chosen.

How to Win

To win the UK Lotto you must match the six numbers on your ticket to the winning numbers drawn. You can win a prize from matching as little as 2 main numbers to win a free Lucky Dip. Prize values increase as more numbers are matched.

Must Be Won Draws

The UK Lotto hold ‘Must Be Won’ draws after the jackpot has rolled over five times in a row. The following draw must be won and if no-one manages to match all 6 main numbers, the jackpot amount rolls down to be shared between the other winners. If you win any prize when a rolldown occurs, you are guaranteed a bigger payout than usual.

When a rolldown occurs, the additional prize for Match 2 is a fixed £5 on top of the Lucky Dip. Below is a table explaining how the jackpot amount is divided between the other prize levels.

Numbers Matched Fixed Price in a Regular Draw % of Jackpot Fund Allocated
Match 5 + Bonus Ball £1 Million 3%
Match 5 £1,750 5%
Match 4 £140 7%
Match 3 £30 85%
Match 2 Free Lucky Dip N/A (Fixed + £5)

Dividends

The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 45,057,474. All the UK Lotto prizes beneath the jackpot are fixed. The prizes range from a free Lucky Dip to the Match 5 plus the Bonus Ball prize of £1 million.

The table below shows the odds of winning in all six divisions along with the prize amounts to be won:

Division Numbers Matched Prize Amount Odds of Winning
1 Match 6 Jackpot (Variable) 1 in 45,057,474
2 Match 5 + Bonus Ball £1 Million 1 in 7,509,579
3 Match 5 £1,750 1 in 144,415
4 Match 4 £140 1 in 2,180
5 Match 3 £3 1 in 97
6 Match 2 Free Lotto Lucky Dip 1 10.3
Overall, your chances of winning a UK Lotto prize are 1 in 9.3