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WEDNESDAY | 8 MARCH 2020
Playing the UK National Lottery and picking possible winning numbers are easy and straight-forward. Simply buy a ticket from a Local Retailer to stand a chance to win big cash prizes.
What is the UK National Lottery?
How to play the UK National Lottery?
Players can play up to a maximum of seven plays on a single play-slip, for up to four consecutive weeks.
When the draw takes place, six balls will be randomly selected as the main numbers, followed by a Bonus Ball from the remaining 53 numbers. To win the jackpot, players must match all six main numbers, but there are follow up prizes for matching two, three, four or five numbers, five numbers + the Bonus Ball.
Players have a 1 in 9.3 chance of winning any prize in the UK Lotto and odds of 1 in 45,057,474 of winning the jackpot prize. The Jackpot can roll over five times in a row before it has to be given away in a ‘Must Be Won’ draw, with the jackpot money split between every cash winner if no one matches all six numbers.
The UK Lotto is drawn twice a week and uses both a variety of lottery machines and ball sets to truly randomize the process. The machines are given names taken from the mythology surrounding King Arthur or from gemstones. Both the machine and set of balls are chosen at random before each draw by an independent onlooker from sealed envelopes.
UK National Lottery Lotto Prizes
How to claim your lotto cash prize
The cut off point for claiming UK Lotto prizes is 180 days from the draw date and any winnings not claimed by this point will be allocated to the UK National Lottery Good Causes Fund.
If a ticket was purchased online, the player will be notified after the draw if they are due a prize, and how to proceed.
Players within the UK will not be taxed on their winnings but online players from other countries may be liable to be taxed in their home country.
National Lottery Regional Claim Centers and Post Offices
There are two National Lottery regional claim centers available to players to claim prizes up to and including £50,000. Note – They are not for general walk-in claims. Players must make an appointment before visiting by phoning the claim center beforehand.
Prizes over £500 and up to £50,000 must be claimed at one of the two available regional lottery centers. Prizes up to £500 can also be claimed from some lottery retailers or from designated National Lottery post offices if this service is offered. There are over 11,500 branches of the post office in the UK, some which trade on Sundays.
Please note that lottery retailers can but are not required to pay out prizes of between £100 and £500. If there are insufficient funds on hand to pay out a prize, players may need to find another retailer or post office to claim it from.
Players will need to send the winning ticket, along with any proof of ID and forms requested, to the address below via recorded or tracked delivery. Note – No responsibility will be taken for lost tickets.
The National Lottery
PO Box 287
Comparison table for The UK National Lottery
|Prize Tier||Percentage of Jackpot
|Match 5 + Bonus||3%
According to a poll run by mathematician Alex Bellos, seven is not surprisingly the most popular lucky number in the world.
Seven days of the week, seven wonders of the world, seven continents, seven seas, and the list goes on.
Other traditional lucky numbers include three (as in “good things come in threes”) and four.