UK Lotto

UK Lotto was launched in 1994 and is a leading lottery game in Britain. Draws take place twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday night. There are six ways to win prizes, with a jackpot worth Rs. 10 crore up for grabs for anyone that can match all six main numbers. UK Lotto can be played internationally from India and other countries around the world.

Latest UK Lotto Results and Winning Numbers

Saturday 23 October 2021
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Wednesday 27th October 2021
£8.7 Million
That's ₹89.8 Crore!

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How to Play UK Lotto from India

UK Lotto is available to play online from India. To play, you simply choose six numbers from 1 to 59, and you win prizes for matching your numbers with those randomly selected in the draw. Match all six numbers to win the jackpot. Follow the steps below to purchase your UK Lotto entries:

Draws take place in the UK at 8:00pm every Wednesday and 7:45pm every Saturday. That means the results will be available in India in the early hours of Thursday and Sunday morning. When you play online, you'll receive a notification if you win a prize, so it doesn't matter if you miss the draw itself – your prize money will be paid straight into your online account.

All UK Lotto prizes are fixed amounts, apart from the jackpot, which starts at a minimum of £2 million (approximately Rs. 20 crore) on a Wednesday or £3.8 million (approximately Rs. 38 crore) on a Saturday. The table below displays the prizes on offer and the odds of winning each one:

Match Prize Odds of Winning
6 Numbers Jackpot 1 in 45,057,474
5 Numbers + Bonus Ball £1 million (Rs. 10 crore) 1 in 7,509,579
5 Numbers £1,750 (Rs. 1.7 lakh) 1 in 144,415
4 Numbers £140 (Rs. 14,000) 1 in 2,180
3 Numbers £30 (Rs. 3,000) 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

Must Be Won Draws

Must Be Won draws occur after the UK Lotto jackpot has not been won for five consecutive draws. In the sixth draw – the Must Be Won draw – the entire jackpot is guaranteed to be won, giving Lotto players an even better chance of winning the game's top prize.

In a Must Be Won draw, the jackpot can still be won by anyone who matches all six numbers. However, if that doesn't happen, a 'rolldown' will occur and the prize money will be split by the winners in all the other prize categories.

The table below shows the percentage of the jackpot that is added to each prize category when a rolldown occurs, along with the approximate amounts that winners can expect to receive.

Prize Tier Percentage of Jackpot Regular Prize Estimated Rolldown Prize
Match 5 + Bonus 3% £1 million (Rs. 10 crore) £1,100,000 (Rs. 11 crore)
Match 5 5% £1,750 (Rs. 1.7 lakh) £9,000 (Rs. 9 lakh)
Match 4 7% £140 (Rs. 14,000) £300 (Rs. 30,100)
Match 3 85% £30 (Rs. 3,000) £100 (Rs. 10,000)
Match 2 - Free Lotto Lucky Dip £5 (Rs. 500) + Free Lucky Dip

When a rolldown occurs, all winners in the Match 2 prize category win a guaranteed £5 (Rs. 500) prize in addition to the Free Lucky Dip that they would usually receive. This is the only fixed prize awarded in a rolldown. The money needed to pay out the Match 2 prize is deducted from the rolldown prize fund before the rest of the money is split according to the percentages shown in the table.

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?
  5. How long do I have to collect my UK Lotto winnings?
  1. Is there any tax on UK Lotto prizes?
  2. Do I have to pay a fee to collect the winnings?
  3. Can I play any other UK lotteries from India?
  4. What is a Lucky Dip?


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?

UK Lotto prizes are not subject to tax at the source, meaning British lottery winners do not have to pay tax on their prizes. However, when you play online from other countries, you may be liable to pay income tax, depending on the value of the prize and your own personal circumstances. We advise all players to seek further advice from local tax authorities.

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

You don’t pay a fee to collect your winnings – 100% of the advertised prize will be paid out to you.

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8. Can I play any other UK lotteries from India?

Yes, in addition to UK Lotto, you can also play EuroMillions online from India. EuroMillions is responsible for creating the biggest ever UK lottery winners and offers a jackpot worth a minimum of €17 million (approximately Rs. 145 crore). Go to the Lottery Tickets page to see what the jackpot currently stands at and get your entries online.

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9. What is a Lucky Dip?

A 'Lucky Dip' is a term commonly used in the UK when a player wishes for their numbers to be picked at random automatically. Other lotteries call this a 'Quick Pick'.

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