UK Lotto Help & FAQ

The UK National Lottery has been running since 1994, takes place every Wednesday and Saturday and had a record jackpot of £66 million (approx. $126 million) in January 2016. You can bet on the /uk-lottery>UK Lotto draw and win the same main game prizes, including the jackpot, at Lottoland®.

Draw Days Draw Time Jackpot Minimum Jackpot Odds Prize Divisions Cost per Game
Wednesday & Saturday 8.05pm GMT £2.5/5 million 1 : 13,983,816 5 $4.50

Who Can Play the UK Lotto at Lottoland®?

Players from Australia (excluding South Australian residents) can play the UK Lotto at All players at Lottoland® must be 18 years or older.

When Is the UK Lotto Draw?

The UK Lotto draw takes place each Wednesday and Saturday night at approximately 8:05pm GMT (5.05am AEST/7.05am AEDT).

Where Can I Find the UK Lotto Results & Winning Numbers?

You can find the latest as well as previous winning numbers on our UK Lotto Results page.

How Much Does it Cost to Play the UK Lotto?

To play a standard six number game costs $4.50.

How Does Betting on the UK Lotto at Lottoland® Work?

Instead of entering the official UK Lotto draw, you place a bet on the outcome of it. You pick the numbers you think will be drawn in the same way as if you had entered the official lottery draw. At Lottoland®, you win the same prize money for each main game prize division that the official lottery operator offers, including the jackpot, and you receive your prize money as if you had actually played the official lottery.

How Do I Play the UK Lotto?

Choose 6 numbers from 1-59. You can also select the QuickPick option (Quick+1) and this will choose a line for you randomly. Once you have chosen your numbers, select which draw you want to bet on, either Wednesday or Saturday, and press ‘Submit’. This will take you through to a checkout – at this stage just click ‘Confirm and proceed’ to place your bet.

How Much Can I Win Playing the UK Lotto?

The UK Lotto jackpot surpassed £66 million (approx. $126 million) in January 2016, a record amount for the draw. Recent changes to the draw have created the potential for bigger rollover jackpots than ever before.

How Do I Win the Jackpot?

In each draw six numbers are drawn out. Players who match all six numbers will win the jackpot. A further bonus number is drawn out after the six main numbers. This affects players who have 5 matching numbers. If their sixth number is the same as the bonus ball they will hit the second prize division.

What Is a Subscription?

Subscriptions remove the hassle of buying repeat lines and the fear of missing out on that big jackpot win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up a running bet or bets on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time and cancel the subscription in your player account.

Please find more information here: How to cancel a subscription

What Does "Participation: When Jackpot Is" mean?

This option allows you to only participate when the jackpot is a set amount or higher. So if you choose $7 million, your ticket will only enter the next draw when the jackpot is at a minimum of $7 million.

Can You Explain the Different Prize Divisions Available?

When you bet on the outcome of the UK Lotto you will be treated as though you entered the official draw and will receive the same main game prizes should you win. The table below explains the different prize tiers, odds of winning each prize tier and the estimated individual returns for each prize tier. The information below is provided as a guide only. Should you win you will be paid out in dollars. The values shown are in pound sterling. Please bear in mind that the values shown are dependent on the euro to pound exchange rate.

The estimated returns are based on the results of the Sat 02nd April 2016 UK Lotto draw.

Prize Division Odds Of Winning Estimated Returns
6 Numbers 1 in 45 million $63 million
5 + Bonus Ball 1 in 7.5 million $96,000
5 Numbers 1 in 144,415 $1,900
4 Numbers 1 in 2,180 $189
3 Numbers 1 in 97 $48
2 Numbers 1 in 10 $3.84

What Are the Odds of Winning the Jackpot?

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 45,057,474. A breakdown of all the odds for each prize tier, together with estimated returns is included below.

How Do I Improve My Chances of Winning the UK Lotto?

Consistency is everything when it comes to playing the lottery. The more you play the greater your chances of a win, as probability dictates the odds against you diminish with prolonged participation, making our Subscription option a smart prospect.
Another sure-fire way to increase your chances of a win is to use system entries; simply click on more than the standard six numbers to automatically enable this feature. System entries allow you to enter more numbers in various combinations into a single draw, increasing your chances of winning exponentially.

How Will I Know if I Have Won?

Winners will receive an e-mail confirmation informing them on their win. You will also be able to see your winnings in your Lottoland® player account.

How Do I Get My UK Lotto Winnings?

As a Lottoland® player you will be automatically informed of results and any winnings will be credited to the balance of your Lottoland® user account automatically. You then have the option of using these winnings to play more games, or you can withdraw the money to your bank account.

Please note that all new Lottoland® players must first verify their identity before any withdrawals can be made due to Australian Federal Government Anti-Money Laundering legislation. Refer to our help section to find more information about how to verify your identity.

Can I Win all the same Prizes Betting on the Draw with Lottoland®?

You can win all the same main game prizes betting on the draw with us as those available in the official draw, including the jackpot.

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