Lotto Millionaire Raffle
The final Lotto Millionaire Raffle draw took place on Saturday 17th November 2018 as changes were introduced to the main Lotto game. Any winning tickets can still be claimed, with prizes from the 17th November draw expiring on 16th May 2019.
Lotto Millionaire Raffle was a supplementary game to Lotto that can no longer be played after it was discontinued in November 2018. The information on this page is for reference purposes only.
The game offered at least one guaranteed prize of £1 million in every draw, with 20 further prizes of £20,000. Entry was free and you received one raffle code for every Lotto line you played.
Occasionally, the National Lottery offered multiple £1 million prizes in a single draw, often to celebrate special events. In April 2016, the game marked the beginning of the tenth series of Britain’s 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.
How it Worked
A unique raffle code that consisted of a four-digit colour and eight subsequent numbers (for example: AQUA 1234 5678) was generated on your ticket for every Lotto entry you purchased.
Generated codes were not issued in any particular order in the way EuroMillions Millionaire Maker codes are generated. This meant that if you purchased multiple entries, you wouldn't necessarily receive consecutive combinations.
You did not need to pay an additional fee to enter the Lotto Raffle draw, as entries were included in the price of each £2 Lotto entry. Each code you received was entered into both the £20,000 and the £1 million raffle draws.
Odds of Winning
As with a traditional raffle, you had a better chance of winning a prize if fewer people were playing. Lotto sales have traditionally always been higher on a Saturday than a Wednesday, while more tickets are usually sold when the jackpot is large, so the odds did fluctuate from draw to draw.
The following table shows how the estimated odds of winning were different, based on expected ticket sales for a regular Lotto draw with 21 raffle prizes:
|Draw Day||Odds of winning a raffle prize|
|Wednesday||1 in 338,000 (based on estimated 7.1 million Lotto tickets sold)|
|Saturday||1 in 686,000 (based on estimated 14.4 million Lotto tickets sold)|
The final raffle took place on Saturday 17th November 2018, but you can still view results here.