UK Lotto

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.

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This UK Lotto data includes all draws up to and including Saturday 13th October 2018. The last UK Lotto draw number was 2380.

Prize Draw Information

Last Jackpot

The last jackpot drawn on Saturday 13th October 2018 for UK Lotto was £8,130,368

The next estimated UK Lotto jackpot is £9,600,000
which will be drawn on Wednesday 17th October 2018

UK Lotto

Latest 10 UK Lotto Numbers

Draw Date:Winning Numbers:Draw Detail:
Saturday 13th October 2018
  • 19
  • 26
  • 40
  • 52
  • 56
  • 58
  • 38
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Wednesday 10th October 2018
  • 10
  • 49
  • 50
  • 53
  • 54
  • 56
  • 4
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Saturday 6th October 2018
  • 23
  • 26
  • 30
  • 32
  • 37
  • 39
  • 5
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Wednesday 3rd October 2018
  • 3
  • 5
  • 11
  • 25
  • 27
  • 45
  • 18
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Saturday 29th September 2018
  • 17
  • 36
  • 40
  • 44
  • 54
  • 58
  • 27
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Wednesday 26th September 2018
  • 3
  • 8
  • 37
  • 39
  • 47
  • 59
  • 42
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Saturday 22nd September 2018
  • 5
  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 25
  • 55
  • 36
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Wednesday 19th September 2018
  • 7
  • 20
  • 25
  • 26
  • 34
  • 40
  • 59
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Saturday 15th September 2018
  • 25
  • 42
  • 48
  • 50
  • 55
  • 58
  • 44
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Wednesday 12th September 2018
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 54
  • 56
  • 36
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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 MatchedOdds (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
View the FAQs for an explanation of how overall odds of winning are calculated

UK Lotto Draw Details

UK Lotto is drawn on the following days
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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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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