How to Play
The Health Lottery requires you to choose five numbers between 1 and 50 and match a minimum of two numbers and the Bonus Ball to win a prize. You can pick your own numbers or have them randomly generated for you via the Quick Pick option whether you buy them in person at authorised retailers or online.
The game is played five nights a week between Tuesday and Saturday, with tickets costing £1 per line.
The five main numbers are drawn first followed by the Bonus Ball, which is taken from the same pool and gives you more chances to win.
Every time you buy a Health Lottery ticket you will also be entered automatically into the Monthly Mega Raffle, which offers a guaranteed prize of £250,000 on the first day of every month. You will receive a unique raffle code for each line of Health Lottery numbers you purchase, and then one winning code will be drawn in the monthly raffle.
How to Win
You must match all five main numbers drawn to win the jackpot, while there are seven other ways to win prizes. You receive a free ticket for matching two main numbers or one main number plus the Bonus Ball. You don’t need to do anything extra to be in with a chance of winning the Monthly Mega Raffle, as you will be entered automatically when you purchase a ticket. If your code is drawn, you win.
You can see a full list of the prizes, as well as the odds of winning in each tier, on the Health Lottery Prizes page.
Remember to check the Health Lottery results soon after the draw takes place to find out if you are a winner.
Despite players only having to select five numbers from a range of 1 to 50, a total of six balls appear in every Health Lottery draw. The extra number is known as the Bonus Ball and it increases the value of payouts if you match it in addition to two, three, or four of the main numbers. You also win a free ticket if you match one main number and the Bonus Ball.
This additional ball is drawn from the same pool as the main numbers, however, players DO NOT need to select a Bonus Ball when purchasing their ticket. The sole purpose of this number is to boost the value of non-jackpot prizes.
For example, should a player select the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and Bonus Ball 5 appear in a Health Lottery draw, the player would win a Match 4 + Bonus Ball prize of £10,000 as opposed to a Match 4 reward of just £250. The same rule also applies to players pairing two or three main numbers with the Bonus Ball.