Lotto events are draws in which extra Lotto Millionaire Raffle prizes are distributed. These are sometimes, but not always, to celebrate a specific occasion, such as the Olympics or Christmas. Check this page to find the latest information on forthcoming Lotto Events and details of previous activities.
Wednesday 26th October 2016
Lotto Medal Event for the 2016 Olympics
There was a special Lotto Medal Event on Saturday 27th August with an array of extra raffle prizes on offer for players of the game. The number of awards related to Team GBís medal haul at the recent Olympic Games.
For each gold medal the Great Britain squad brought home, there was a £1 million raffle prize to be won on the night, with £100,000 awards for each silver medal and £50,000 for every bronze that made its way back from Brazil. The draw worked in the same manner as Lotto Millionaire Maker, with the same automatically-generated code being used for both the regular and special raffles. After the usual single £1 million and 20 £20,000 Lotto Millionaire prizes were assigned, the gold medal awards were drawn, followed by silver and then bronze.
Here were the additional prizes on offer:
- 27 prizes of £1 million
- 23 prizes of £100,000
- 17 prizes of £50,000
Check the Lotto Medal Event results at the Lotto Results page.
The Lotto Medal Event celebrated the contribution made by players of National Lottery games to sporting projects across the country, including to the majority of British athletes who appeared in Rio. For every £1 played on Lotto, EuroMillions, Thunderball or Lotto HotPicks, 28p is given to the Good Causes Fund. You can find out more about where that cash is spent at the Lottery Good Causes page.
Previous Lotto Events
- Throughout May 2016 there were two Lotto Millionaire Raffle top prizes of £1 million offered in each draw, rather than the usual one.
- On 9th April 2016, the game marked the beginning of the tenth series of Britainís Got Talent, which was sponsored by Lotto, by creating ten millionaires.
- On 10th October 2015, the first Lotto Millionaire Raffle draw saw the game distribute 25 top-tier prizes to mark the first Lotto draw under the new rules.