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 £22 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.Related: Thunderball
This UK Lotto data includes all draws up to and including Saturday 10th November 2018. The last UK Lotto draw number was 2388.
Prize Draw Information
The last jackpot drawn on Saturday 10th November 2018 for UK Lotto was £9,433,704
The next estimated UK Lotto jackpot is £1,800,000
Latest 10 UK Lotto Numbers
|Draw Date:||Winning Numbers:||Draw Detail:|
|Saturday 10th November 2018||View More Info About This Draw|
|Wednesday 7th November 2018||View More Info About This Draw|
|Saturday 3rd November 2018||View More Info About This Draw|
|Wednesday 31st October 2018||View More Info About This Draw|
|Saturday 27th October 2018||View More Info About This Draw|
|Wednesday 24th October 2018||View More Info About This Draw|
|Saturday 20th October 2018||View More Info About This Draw|
|Wednesday 17th October 2018||View More Info About This Draw|
|Saturday 13th October 2018||View More Info About This Draw|
|Wednesday 10th October 2018||View More Info About This Draw|
UK Lotto Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown
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
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 since it was launched as the National Lottery in November 1994. Draws were initially held every week on a Saturday, before a Wednesday draw was introduced on 5th February 1997. The name changed to Lotto in May 2002, and the game was updated.
The numbers available to choose from increased from 49 to 59, while a new prize tier was introduced to reward players for matching just two main numbers, and the Lotto Millionaire Raffle was launched. The new rules allowed the jackpot to climb higher than ever before, and a new record was set on 9th January when two players split £66 million.
It was announced in 2018 that the game would be changing again, with new fixed prizes set to be offered from November. The changes would also see ‘Must Be Won’ draws in the fifth rollover draw, with the top prize rolling down to players in other tiers if no ticket matches all six numbers.
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