Although the Lotto HotPicks game is separate from the main UK Lotto draw, it does use the same sequence of numbers which are drawn in the main Lotto game. However, unlike the UK Lotto, HotPicks gives the player a choice on how many numbers they'd like to predict.
The latest results are published within seconds of every Wednesday and Saturday draw taking place. Visit the Lotto HotPicks results page for the latest numbers.
How to Play
There are five options when playing Lotto HotPicks and you can choose Pick 1, Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4 or Pick 5, with prizes awarded for matching one or more of the numbers drawn in the main Lotto game. The more numbers you correctly predict, the greater the prize you will win.
The big difference between Lotto and HotPicks is that you must get all of your predictions correct to win a prize. For example, if you choose to play just one number and that number is subsequently drawn, you win a prize. If you correctly predict two numbers, then the prize increases. However, if you predict two numbers but only one of them is drawn, you do not win a prize. Learn more about the prizes below.
There are five set Lotto HotPicks prizes, ranging from £6 for Pick 1, to £350,000 for Pick 5. You can find the odds and prize amounts for each tier below:
|Game||How to Win||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|Pick 5||Match 5||£350,000||1 in 834,398|
|Pick 4||Match 4||£13,000||1 in 30,342|
|Pick 3||Match 3||£800||1 in 1,626|
|Pick 2||Match 2||£60||1 in 115|
|Pick 1||Match 1||£6||1 in 10|
Claiming a Prize
All Lotto HotPicks prizes are valid for 180 days after a draw takes place, so if you have any unchecked tickets, you should double check them before throwing them away. Any prize money that has not been claimed within this time period will be donated to the National Lottery Good Causes fund.
The value of your win will also affect the way you make a claim. Visit the Lottery Claims page to find out how you can claim your prize.