Lotto Millionaire Raffle
For each line of numbers you buy for the main Lotto draw, you will also receive one free entry into the Lotto Millionaire Raffle for the chance to win £1 million or one of 20 prizes worth £20,000 each. The Lotto Millionaire Raffle takes place alongside the main UK Lotto game on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Saturday 30th April 2016
Don't forget that this bonus game is independent of the main Lotto draw, so even if none of your numbers are drawn in the main Lotto game, your ticket could still win £1 million or £20,000! As with the main Lotto draw, players who have purchased their tickets online will also have their raffle codes automatically checked and receive an email notification if they have won a prize.
How to Play
As the Lotto Raffle is a free supplementary game to the main UK Lotto, if you wish to play you must first buy a UK Lotto ticket. With every line you purchase for the UK Lotto, you'll receive one free randomly generated raffle code consisting of a four-letter colour followed by eight digits, for example, “GOLD 1234 5678”. If the code on your ticket matches the single Millionaire Raffle code drawn, you'll win £1 million! If it matches any of the other 20 codes drawn, you'll land yourself £20,000!
Lotto Millionaire Raffle Prizes
While there is a guaranteed £1 million prize and 20 guaranteed prizes of £20,000 in every Lotto Millionaire Raffle draw, the odds of winning varies depending on the day you play as more tickets tend to be purchased for Saturday's draw than for the Wednesday draw. These odds shown in the table below are based on ticket sales for non-rollover draws:
|Draw Day||Odds of Winning|
|Wednesday Lotto Draw||1 in 338,000 (based on estimated 7.1 million Lotto tickets sold)|
|Saturday Lotto Draw||1 in 686,000 (based on estimated 14.4 million Lotto tickets sold)|
Buy Tickets Online
Buying UK Lotto tickets online is quick, easy and secure. Because the system automatically checks your tickets and notifies you if you win, prizes for tickets purchased online never go unclaimed. You'll also never have to worry about losing your ticket, damaging it or having it stolen, as a copy of the ticket is saved in the lottery system. If you still buy your tickets from a retailer, please make sure that you check your numbers straight after each draw so that you don't join the ticket holders who won a fortune and never claimed their prize! To find out more about unclaimed lottery jackpots visit the unclaimed prizes page.
Claiming a Prize
All Lotto Raffle prizes are valid for 180 days after the draw takes place so don't throw away any tickets without checking your numbers thoroughly.
If you've played the UK Lotto online, the way that you claim your prize will be different to the way prizes are claimed for paper tickets. Visit the Lottery Claims to learn more about the claims procedure. Prizes not claimed within 180 days of the draw will be donated to National Lottery Good Causes fund.
The UK Lotto Raffle became the newest game to join the National Lottery's portfolio when it was introduced in October 2013. Originally there were 50 prizes of £20,000 in each draw, but the game was changed in October 2015 and became known as the Lotto Millionaire Raffle. The number of players winning £20,000 in each draw went down from 50 to 20, but there is one guaranteed prize of £1 million in every Lotto game.
The National Lottery gives 28% of all revenue generated from ticket sales to the National Lottery Good Causes Fund. Since its launch in 1994, the National Lottery has donated more than £34 billion to over 420,000 worthwhile causes and projects across the country. Visit the National Lottery Good Causes Fund page to read more about how the money raised benefits communities throughout the UK.