How to play
To play the lottery, pick six numbers from 1 to 59. Lottery ticket can be purchased from any licensed retailer in the UK or online. In this case, you can choose your own numbers or the Lucky Dip option ("Pull for luck"), to get six randomly selected numbers. The object of the game is to pick numbers, which match the winning draw numbers. The more numbers you guess, the bigger the prize you get.
When buying tickets online, simply select the numbers you want or the Lucky Dip option
After paying for one or more tickets, you will receive an email confirmation from the National Lottery with important information about your ticket and the draw, in which you participate. Your ticket is automatically verified after the draw and, if you won a prize, you will receive an email notification with the subject "there is important news about your ticket" ("Important news about your ticket")
For security reasons, the email does not inform, how much did you win. Instead, you will be asked to log into your account for more information.. Winnings up to 500 pounds are immediately credited to your online account.
For more information on claiming UK National Lottery prizes, please visit our How to Claim page (How to Claim).
Not a UK resident?
If you do not live in England, but want to participate in the British National Lottery, then the "Lottery Concierge" service was created to help you, which will help you purchase tickets online by clicking on the "Buy Lotto Tickets" button above. As proof of purchase, a scanned copy of the purchased tickets will be posted to your account.
British Lotto prizes
You can get prizes, guessing just two numbers, But to win the jackpot you need to match all six. The initial jackpot amount may vary depending on the day of the draw. It starts from 2 £ million on Wednesday and from 3,8 million on Saturday. If two or more players match all six main numbers and win the jackpot, then the main prize is divided equally among the winners. However, if no one wins the jackpot, then the prize pool is carried over to the next draw and increases the total jackpot amount.
There are six levels of prizes in this lottery. The table below shows the prize amounts, which you can win, Number of rooms, which you need to guess to get each of the prizes, and the probability of winning:
|Combination||Chances of Winning||Prize|
|6||1 of 45 057 474||Jackpot|
|5 + "Bonus" ball||1 of 7 509 579||1 £ million|
|5||1 of 144 415||1 750£|
|4||1 of 2 180||140£|
|3||1 of 97||30£|
|2||1 of 10,3||Free ticket (Lotto Lucky Dip)|
The overall average chance of winning a Lotto prize is 1 To 9,3.