UK Lotto Help & FAQ

UK Lotto Help & FAQs

UK Lotto takes place every Wednesday and Saturday at 20:00 GMT (21:00 CET). You can bet on the UK National Lottery online regardless of your location and you have the chance to win the same prizes, including the jackpot, as if you bought a physical ticket. Check out the FAQs related to UK Lotto below, or contact our Customer Experience team for more information.

What is UK Lotto?

UK Lotto is the national lottery of the United Kingdom. It started in 1994 and it has become the UK’s favorite lottery!

How do I bet on the UK lottery?

Betting on UK Lotto is super easy! All you need to do is:
1. Head over to our UK Lotto page.
2. Select 6 numbers from 1-59, or choose the Quick Pick option for random numbers.
3. Finalize your transaction by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.

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What is a UK Lotto subscription?

You can subscribe to UK Lotto by choosing your preferred subscription option before finalizing your transaction. You can choose between a monthly subscription or participation in several draws - two, four, or eight. When you subscribe to the UK Lotto, your numbers will be automatically submitted for you in every UK Lotto draw - you will not need to place your bets every time and you will never miss a chance to win the English lotto jackpot.

What are the UK Lottery prizes?

The national UK lotto offers 6 different prizes, including the jackpot. The value of the prizes in tiers 5 and 6 are fixed, but the value of prizes in tiers 1-4 depends on the number of tickets sold. If there are multiple winners for any given prize tier, the amount is divided equally between the winners. Check out the national lottery prize breakdown and odds of winning in the table below:

MatchOdds of WinningPrize*
5 + Bonus Ball1:7,509,579£1,000,000 (estimated)
21:10.3Free Bet

* The amounts shown above have been taken from the official UK Lotto prize breakdown. prize amounts are calculated in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

What is a Bonus Ball?

The Bonus Ball is the seventh number that is drawn from the remaining numbers after all the main six numbers have come out. That also means the Bonus Ball is unique and cannot repeat any of the main numbers. The Bonus Ball is designed to give you an additional chance to match the remaining number and win a great prize - the second-tier prize.

You don't need to pick the seventh number on your bet slip, any of your chosen numbers can be used to match the Bonus Ball.

How to win the UK Lottery?

To win the UK Lotto jackpot, you need to match all six main numbers, but you can also get a prize by matching just two numbers. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 45,057,474 but the overall chances of winning a prize in the UK Lottery are 1 in 9.3.

You can find the latest results and winning numbers on our UK Lotto Results page right after the draw. Compare your numbers with the winning combination to see if you won a prize.

What happens if nobody wins the UK Lotto jackpot?

If nobody wins the UK Lotto jackpot, which starts at £2 million (approx. €2.24 million), the jackpot continues to roll over for a maximum of 5 times. The 5th rollover will be a ‘Must Be Won’ lottery, and if nobody wins the jackpot in this instance, a jackpot roll down will take place, in which the jackpot will be distributed amongst all cash winners.