Health Lottery Odds and Prizes
There are a range of Health Lottery prizes available in every draw and you can even win up to £100,000 on Wednesdays and £250,000 on Saturdays. With eight different ways to win, the overall odds of landing a prize are better than 1 in 10. Find out more about Health Lottery odds and prizes below.
Health Lottery Prize Breakdown
The prize structure of the Health Lottery is set out with fixed awards for each category. The only exception is the jackpot, which is split between winners. The top prize is worth £25,000 and to win it you need to match all five main numbers. The jackpot does not roll over if there are no winners.
You can also win prizes for matching as few as two main numbers, or even one main number plus the Bonus Ball. The Bonus Ball is the sixth number in each draw and is selected from the 45 balls remaining after the first five have been drawn. It exists to create extra prize tiers; for example, if you match three numbers, you win £80 more if you also match the Bonus Ball.
The table below shows how many numbers you need to match to win each Health Lottery prize, plus the odds of winning each one.
|Prize Category||Odds of Winning||Prize Value|
|Match 5||1 in 2,118,760||£25,000|
|Match 4 + Bonus Ball||1 in 423,752||£10,000|
|Match 4||1 in 9,631||£250|
|Match 3 + Bonus Ball||1 in 4,815||£100|
|Match 3||1 in 224||£20|
|Match 2 + Bonus Ball||1 in 224||£10|
|Match 2||1 in 16||Free Ticket|
|Match 1 + Bonus Ball||1 in 32||Free Ticket|
|The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 9.7|
You have 180 days to claim Health Lottery prizes.
Free Prize Draw
Free prize draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Your Health Lottery numbers are automatically entered into this extra draw if you have bought a ticket for the main game on the same night. Another draw takes place, in which five numbers from 1 to 50 are picked. If you match all the numbers, you win £100,000 if it’s a Wednesday or £250,000 in a Saturday Megadraw. The prize is shared if there are multiple winners. There are no prizes for matching fewer numbers in the free prize draw - it is all or nothing. The prize does not roll over if there are no winners.
Health Lottery prizes can be lower than advertised when prize capping comes into effect. The prize fund is limited to a maximum £1 million for each draw, so if the total amount that is due to be paid out exceeds this cap, the Health Lottery has the right to reduce prizes in all categories.