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Lotto's 'King of all Jackpots' Set for Coronation Day

Last Updated: Wednesday 26th April 2023, 09:03

On the day that Charles III will be crowned, lucky Lotto players could end up living like royalty as there is a £20 million jackpot up for grabs. What’s more, the jackpot has to be won, so even if nobody matches all the numbers it will roll down and benefit millions of ticket holders.

Known as Lotto’s ‘King of the Jackpots’ event, the top prize is guaranteed to be worth £20 million on Saturday 6th May even if there is a winner in the preceding draw. The money to bump up the jackpot will come from the Reserve Fund, which receives a small portion of the prize fund in every draw.

It is the joint-largest jackpot of the year, after £20 million was also offered in a Must Be Won draw on Saturday 8th April to celebrate the Easter Weekend. On that occasion, nobody won the jackpot so there was a rolldown. The prize for matching three numbers jumped from £30 to £68, Match 4 winners received £199 instead of £140, and the payout for matching five numbers was £4,228 rather than £1,750. There were two players who matched five numbers plus the Bonus, and they received £1,159 million.

Go to the Must Be Won page to find out more about how the jackpot is divided between other winners if nobody matches all the numbers.

It promises to be a memorable day for at least some Lotto players, as the National Lottery marks the King’s coronation in style.

You can check your tickets straight after the draw to find out if you are a winner, then make sure to come forward within 180 days if you are due a prize. If you do not make your claim in time, your ticket will become invalid and the money will be donated to the Good Causes Fund.

Make sure to take part in the draw to give yourself a chance of winning. You can buy tickets from authorised retailers, or choose numbers online.

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