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U.K. - National Lottery

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Few lotteries draw crowds and praise like the National Lottery in the United Kingdom. Its popularity wildly expanded in record time because the enormous jackpot was offered as a tax-free, lump sum payment. Play the UK National Lotto twice per week for your best chances of winning!

Lottery Odds And Statistics

The UK National Lotto runs on a traditional 6/49 matrix. Players select six numbers from a pool of balls numbered 1 to 49. A seventh number is also drawn and this bonus number is drawn last. In addition to winning the grand prize by correctly selecting the six matching numbers there are four other ways to win. The odds of taking home the first tier jackpot are a standard 13.98 million. The odds of winning a second tier prize are 1 in 2.33 million and the chances of winning any prize in the UK National Lottery are just 1 in 54!

Lottery Security And Results

The Camelot Group was awarded the license to run this lottery back in May 1994 and they’ve been in charge ever since. All UK lottery drawings are regulated by the UK Lottery Commission who looks after the best interest of the players. The largest jackpot ever won in the UK National Lottery was £42 million on January 6, 1996.

Lottery History

The first UK National Lottery drawing took place on November 19, 1994. The much-anticipated lotto was initially held only on Saturdays but due to overwhelming popularity a Wednesday draw was added in early 1997. Over £22 billion has been raised since the lotto’s inception and put toward several good causes. Main recipients over the years include health organizations, educational facilities and social charities. Funds from the Dream Number game which is a smaller offshoot of the UK National Lotto go toward the national division of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.


The UK National Lottery is held every Saturday and Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. GMT on BBC1. The jackpot typically starts at £2.2 million and often utilizes the rollover policy which means it can become quite large. Winners get to take home their tax-free winnings in one lump sum so play the UK lotto today!

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