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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 49. In addition to the jackpot, which is won by matching all six main numbers, there are four additional prize tiers, the lowest tier being a cash prize of £25 for matching just three main numbers.
Jackpots start at £2.5 million for the Wednesday draw and £5 million for the Saturday draw. The jackpot can roll over a maximum of four times before a must-be-won draw is held, after which, if there is still no Match 6 winner, the jackpot rolls down to be shared between players in the next winning prize tier.
The biggest-ever UK Lotto jackpot win to date happened in January 1996 when three winning tickets shared a £42,008,610 jackpot, with the pay-out being just over £14 million to each ticket holder.
This UK Lotto data includes all draws up to and including Wednesday 29th October 2014. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.
Prize Draw Information:
The last jackpot drawn on Wednesday October 29th, 2014 for UK Lotto was £7,059,487
The next estimated UK Lotto jackpot is
UK Lotto Numbers (Last 10 Draws):
UK Lotto Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown
Players must pick 6 balls from a pool of 49. (Bonus Balls are drawn from the same pool)
|Numbers Matched||Odds (Rounded)|
|6 Main Numbers (Jackpot)||1 in 13,983,816|
|5 Main Numbers + Bonus Ball||1 in 2,330,636|
|5 Main Numbers||1 in 55,491|
|4 Main Numbers||1 in 1,032|
|3 Main Numbers||1 in 57|
Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 54
UK Lotto Draw Details:
UK Lotto History
The first UK Lotto draw was held in September 1994 under its original name of The National Lottery. Since its creation, the Camelot Group have been responsible for the management of the lottery, having been granted extensions for its licence in 2001 and again in 2007.
The lottery was renamed in 2002 as the UK Lotto but the format remained unchanged.
In October 2013 the UK Lotto underwent several changes: significantly, the cost of a ticket increased from £1 to £2; the prize tiers were modified to enable bigger jackpots to be won; and the Match 3 prize was increased from £10 to £25. In addition, the Lotto Raffle was introduced where a minimum of fifty ticket holders would win a guaranteed £20,000 in every draw. In the event that the main jackpot rolls over, a further fifty prizes are added, increasing to a maximum of 250 prizes for a quadruple rollover.
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