Guide to UK Lotto

Lotto is the first and original UK Lotto game. It was first introduced in 1994 and has since become the nation’s favourite lottery game that is played by millions of people all across the country. There are thousands of winning prizes up for grabs with every game so it is worth getting a ticket or two if you are feeling lucky! Not sure how to play? Read our helpful guide to UK Lotto below.

How to Play Lotto Online

As well as many other national lottery games, you can play Lotto online at Diamond Jackpots. Once you have selected the total draws you would like to play (1 – 30), selected whether you want to participate in Wednesday’s or Saturday’s draw, and pick when you would like to begin, it’s time to choose your numbers.

It’s important to choose your lottery game numbers carefully as these could potentially be your winning numbers! Firstly, you will need to pick 6 numbers from 1 – 59. Make sure to pick a good range of numbers for a better chance of winning. If you don’t want to pick the numbers yourself, you can choose the Lucky Dip option for randomly selected numbers.

You can purchase just one ticket or several tickets for future lottery games. Once you have bought your national lottery tickets, it is time to sit back and relax and wait for the numbers to be drawn. If you win any prize, you will be notified!

Winning National Lottery Numbers

Let’s take a look at how many numbers you need to match to win some money.

6 main numbers – Match 6 main numbers to win the grand jackpot prize.

5 main numbers plus the bonus ball – Match 5 main numbers and the bonus ball to win £1, 000, 000.

5 main numbers – Match 5 main numbers to win £1, 750.

4 main numbers – Match 4 main numbers to win £140.

3 main numbers – Match 3 main numbers to win £30.

2 main numbers – Match 2 main numbers to win a free lucky dip.

The UK Lotto can rollover 5 times so there can be some huge prizes up for grabs.

What to do if You Win the UK Lotto

If you play Lotto online, you will be notified when you win. It doesn’t matter if you win £5 or £1 million, you will always be notified if you win. It’s a good idea to check the numbers yourself too (well, we like to double check anyway!).

Claiming your Lotto lottery prize is very easy. All prizes need to be claimed within 180 days, if you don’t do this then, unfortunately, you won’t get your prize so it’s always a good idea to check your ticket! And check again! If you have won a prize worth over £50, 000 then you will need to ring The National Lottery number to claim your prize and make arrangements to make your claim in person.

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