UK Lotto

UK Lotto was launched in 1994 and is a leading lottery game in the UK. Draws take place twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday night. Jackpots start at an estimated £2 million (approximately ₹171 million), depending on ticket sales and can roll over until the jackpot passes £22 million (approximately ₹1.8 billion).

Latest UK Lotto Results and Winning Numbers

Saturday - 18th November 2017
1 20 24 36 54 58 11
  • £1,900,000
  • ₹163.8 Million!
  • Wednesday 22nd November
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How to Play UK Lotto

To play, players simply choose six numbers from 1 to 59. There are six prize tiers and prizes are awarded for matching two numbers or more. The jackpot is won by matching all six numbers and there is also a Bonus Ball, which gives players who have matched five numbers the opportunity to win the second-tier prize. The Bonus Ball is drawn after the six main numbers.

Prize values vary due to ticket sales and the amount of prize winners in each tier. Players in the UK are automatically entered into a supplementary game, known as Lotto Millionaire Raffle, where they can win up to £1 million (₹85.7 million) in each draw.

The Lotto jackpot has a cap of £22 million (approximately ₹1.8 billion). Once the jackpot passes £22 million, it can roll over one more time before special rules apply and the jackpot must be won. If there is no jackpot winner, the full value of the jackpot is awarded to the winning ticket holders in the next prize tier.

How to Play UK Lotto from India

Players from India can enter the UK Lotto by choosing numbers online. For more information on how to play from India, look at the How to Play guide.

This table displays the winning tiers, the odds of winning in each, and the estimated value of the prizes offered:

UK Lotto Prizes & Odds of Winning

Match Prize Odds of Winning
6 Numbers Jackpot 1 in 45,057,474
5 Numbers + Bonus Ball £50,000 (₹4.2 billion) 1 in 7,509,579
5 Numbers £1,000 (₹85,763) 1 in 144,415
4 Numbers £100 (₹8,576) 1 in 2,180
3 Numbers £25 (₹2,144) 1 in 97
2 Numbers Free Lotto Lucky Dip 1 in 10.3

The odds of winning any prize in the UK Lotto are 1 in 9.3.


UK Lotto FAQs

  1. Can I play UK Lotto from India?
  2. How do I play UK Lotto from India?
  3. Can I play UK Lotto from any Indian state?
  4. How do I collect UK Lotto winnings?
  1. How long do I have to collect my UK Lotto winnings?
  2. Is there any tax on UK Lotto prizes?
  3. Do I have to pay a fee to collect the winnings?


Answers

1. Can I play UK Lotto from India?

Yes. Players from India can choose their numbers online for UK Lotto. You can find out more on the How to Play page.

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2. How do I play UK Lotto from India?

Visit the Lottery Tickets page and select the ‘Play Now’ button. Create your online account and choose six numbers from 1 to 59. You will then be able to complete your purchase.

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3. Can I play UK Lotto from any Indian state?

Yes. You can choose your numbers from any Indian state, as Indian lottery laws only apply to lotteries operating in India and do not apply to Indian citizens playing international lotteries.

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4. How do I collect UK Lotto winnings?

If you win a UK Lotto prize, all winnings are paid into your online account. You can then withdraw the winnings or use the funds for future draws.

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5. How long do I have to collect my UK Lotto winnings?

If you have chosen your numbers online, all winnings are paid directly into your online account, so you will never lose out on a prize. When you win, you will receive an email notifying you, and the details are also available in your lottery account.

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6. Is there any tax on UK Lotto prizes?

It is recommended that winners of UK Lotto prizes seek professional advice, as you may be liable to income tax, depending on the value of the prize and your own personal circumstances.

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7. Do I have to pay a fee to collect the winnings?

No fees are required to collect winnings. You receive 100% of any prizes won.

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Big Jackpots

The biggest UK Lotto jackpot was £66,070,646 (approximately ₹5.6 billion), shared by two ticket holders on the 9th January 2016. Each player won over £33 million (approximately ₹2.8 billion). In addition to this win, a single player won £32.5 million (approximately ₹2.7 billion) on the 13th February 2016.