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. There are six ways to win prizes, with a multimillion-pound jackpot up for grabs if anyone can match all six main numbers.

Latest UK Lotto Results and Winning Numbers

Saturday 8th December 2018
6 23 36 38 43 48 17
  • £2,000,000
  • ₹181.7 Million!
  • Wednesday 12th December

How to Play UK Lotto

To take part, players simply choose six numbers from 1 to 59. A Bonus Ball is also drawn from the remaining 53 numbers after the six main balls have been selected. Prizes are awarded to players who match at least two main numbers.

All the prizes are fixed apart from the jackpot, which starts at a minimum of £2 million (approximately ₹182 million) on a Wednesday or £3.8 million (approximately ₹346 million) on a Saturday.

The jackpot can keep growing if there are no winners, but there is a limit of five consecutive rollovers. If no ticket matches all six main numbers after this point, the jackpot will be split between players in the Match 3, Match 4, Match 5 and Match 5 + Bonus categories.

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 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 £1 million (₹91 million) 1 in 7,509,579
5 Numbers £1,750 (₹159,000) 1 in 144,415
4 Numbers £140 (₹12,757) 1 in 2,180
3 Numbers £30 (₹2,733) 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.