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The UK Lotto is drawn on Wednesday and Saturday evening and requires players to select six numbers from a pool of 59. In addition to the jackpot, which is won by matching all six main numbers, there are five additional prize tiers, so ticket holders can claim a reward by matching as few as two main numbers.

Jackpots can keep rolling over when they are not won and regularly climb to eight figures. The top prize can reach a maximum of 55 million before it must be won, but this cap can occasionally be increased by Lotto officials. Once the jackpot cap is reached, if nobody in the next draw is able to match all six main numbers, the prize money will roll down to be shared between players in the next winning tier.

The biggest ever UK Lotto jackpot win to date happened in January 2016, when two winning tickets shared a 66,070,646 jackpot, with the payout to each ticket holder amounting to just over 33 million. Another colossal jackpot was given away just a few weeks later when a single player won 32.5 million in the draw on Saturday 13th February.

Christmas Event: the UK Lotto will be holding a special Christmas draw on the 23rd of December, offering an extra 200 prizes worth 20,000!

This UK Lotto data includes all draws up to and including Wednesday 17th January 2018. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.

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Prize Draw Information:

Last Jackpot

The last jackpot drawn on Wednesday January 17th, 2018 for UK Lotto was £14,643,856

The next estimated UK Lotto jackpot is £17,100,000
which will be drawn on Saturday January 20th, 2018.

UK Lotto Numbers (Last 10 Draws):

Draw Date: Winning Numbers: Draw Detail:
Wednesday January 17th, 2018
30
33
37
43
55
56
46
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Saturday January 13th, 2018
6
7
9
18
35
46
5
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Wednesday January 10th, 2018
6
11
27
29
40
55
45
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Saturday January 6th, 2018
18
28
31
32
44
51
50
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Wednesday January 3rd, 2018
11
19
20
30
35
49
44
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Saturday December 30th, 2017
33
37
42
47
55
58
34
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Wednesday December 27th, 2017
18
36
48
57
58
59
50
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Saturday December 23rd, 2017
20
32
36
44
47
56
41
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Wednesday December 20th, 2017
10
20
28
38
41
46
16
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Saturday December 16th, 2017
22
25
35
45
46
57
14
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UK Lotto Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown

Lottery Odds

Players must pick 6 balls from a pool of 59. (Bonus Balls are drawn from the same pool)

Numbers Matched Odds (Rounded)
6 Main Numbers (Jackpot) 1 in 45,057,474
5 Main Numbers + Bonus Ball 1 in 7,509,579
5 Main Numbers 1 in 144,415
4 Main Numbers 1 in 2,180
3 Main Numbers 1 in 96
2 Main Numbers 1 in 10

Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 9

UK Lotto Draw Details:

The UK Lotto lottery is drawn on the following days
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No Yes No No Yes No

Special Lotto Draws

Lotto holds special draws every now and again to celebrate big events such as Christmas or the Olympics, with extra raffle prizes put on offer. When the Lotto Millionaire Raffle was first launched on 10th October 2015, a special draw guaranteed that 25 players would become millionaires. On 27th August 2016, there were 27 prizes of 1 million, 23 prizes of 100,000 and 17 prizes of 50,000, in honour of the gold, silver and bronze medals won by Great Britain at the Rio Olympics. Special festive draws have also been introduced, with 200 extra prizes of 20,000 put up for grabs in the pre-Christmas Lotto draw in both 2016 and 2017.

UK Lotto History

UK Lotto has undergone a number of changes over the years and the most recent alterations were made in October 2015, when the numbers available to choose from increased from 49 to 59. A new prize tier was introduced to reward players for matching just two main numbers, while the Lotto Millionaire Raffle was launched to guarantee that at least one ticket holder in every draw would win 1 million. As part of the raffle, there would also be 20 winners of 20,000 each. A limit of four rollovers was also scrapped to give the jackpot the ability to reach higher values, and it now has the capacity to rise beyond 55 million.


Page Last Updated: 17th January 2018 9:59 PM

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