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What is a Syndicate?

A lottery syndicate is formed when a group of people join forces to play a lottery game together. The players will share the cost of tickets and winnings will be split between each member of the group. A syndicate can be made up of friends, work colleagues, family members or even online players – what brings them together is that they all want to enjoy great games such as EuroMillions, Lotto or Thunderball and better their odds of winning.

How Does a Syndicate Work?

Playing a lottery on your own with a single ticket gives you just one chance to win, and if you want to increase your chances you have to pay more to purchase additional lines. By joining a syndicate, you are able to own a share of lots of tickets without spending too much, which maximises your chances of winning whilst keeping costs down.

If your syndicate wins a prize, the money will be shared amongst all the players who contributed to the price of the ticket. You won’t get to keep the full amount to yourself, but the odds of landing something are far greater when playing in a group and you would all enjoy the success together.

Around one in five lottery top prizes in the UK are won by syndicates, and there are numerous stories of players who have scooped huge rewards as a result of coming together to buy tickets. Check out the Syndicate Winners page to read about the Tesco workers from Driffield who netted an £18.2 million Lotto jackpot, as well as stories about other similarly lucky groups.

Playing in an online syndicate gives you multiple chances to win without having to splash out on more tickets. Visit the Types of Syndicate page to see the different online lottery groups available.

Visit the section on Creating a Syndicate if you would like to set up your own offline group.