Lotto is the nationís favourite National Lottery game and attracts millions of players each week, offering jackpots that can roll quickly to the tens of millions. There are six ways to win prizes, ranging from matching just two main numbers for a free Lucky Dip to matching all six to claim the jackpot, which can grow beyond £55 million. A record top prize of £66 million was split between two players in January 2016.
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Lotto is a 6/59 game that offers six different prize tiers and a supplementary raffle. Find out how to play here.
The Lotto Millionaire Raffle creates a winner of £1 million in every draw and also rewards 20 lucky winners with £20,000 each.
Find out how you can win bigger prizes for matching fewer Lotto numbers with Lotto HotPicks, which is played alongside the main game.
If you have matched two or more main numbers, you are a Lotto winner! Find out how to claim your prize here.
Lotto has a total of six prize tiers; matching anything from two main numbers upwards will see you win a prize. Learn more about the various prizes here.
You've got your ticket and you've seen the latest numbers, but have you won a prize? Use the Lotto Ticket Checker to find out.
From draw machine frequencies to the most common numbers, this Lotto Statistics page has everything you need to know about the game.
Games like Lotto help contribute funding for a variety of initiatives throughout the UK. Learn more about how Lotto supports good causes here.
Lotto has created thousands of huge prize winners since 1994. This page contains details of some of the gameís biggest success stories.
Lotto Millionaire Raffle often provides multiple awards in special draws held throughout the year. Read about them here.
Lotto launched under the name the National Lottery on Saturday 19th November 1994 and the winning numbers were 3, 5, 14, 22, 30 and 44 with Bonus Ball 10. There were seven top prize winners who shared a pool of £5.8 million, each receiving £839,254.
A Wednesday night draw was added in February 1997 to give players a second chance to win each week, and in 2002 the game underwent a major rebrand and became known simply as Lotto.
In 2013, the price of tickets increased from £1 to £2 to help jackpots grow more quickly and allow the prize for matching three main numbers to go up to £25. The Lotto Raffle was also introduced, which was then revamped in October 2015 when a number of significant changes came into effect.
The new Lotto Millionaire Raffle guaranteed that at least one player would win £1 million in every Lotto draw in addition to awarding fixed prizes of £20,000. At the same time, the Lotto ball pool was increased from 49 to 59 and a new prize tier came in for players who matched just two main numbers, boosting the overall odds of winning a prize while helping average jackpots grow larger. A limit on the number of rollovers was removed to allow the top prize to climb beyond a low eight-figure sum.