Lotto HotPicks is a supplementary Lotto game that uses the numbers from the regular draw. Players must declare how many balls they intend to match in order to win; the greater the number, the bigger the potential prize. Cautious players who successfully match one ball win £5 whereas more daring ticket holders who correctly match five balls win the top prize of £130,000.
Players do not have to enter the main Lotto draw in order to play Lotto HotPicks.
Choosing Your Lotto HotPicks Numbers
Lotto HotPicks costs £1 per game and players must decide which game they would like to play (Pick 1, Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4 or Pick 5). If they fail to match the exact amount of balls that they declared, they do not win a prize. For example, if you bought a Pick 3 game and only matched two of the Lotto numbers drawn, you would not win £40 (the prize for picking and matching two numbers).
How to win on HotPicks
Here’s a breakdown of potential prizes and odds of winning when playing Lotto HotPicks:
|Game||You Match||You Win||Odds|
|Pick 1||1 number||£5||1 in 9|
|Pick 2||2 numbers||£40||1 in 79|
|Pick 3||3 numbers||£450||1 in 922|
|Pick 4||4 numbers||£7,000||1 in 14,126|
|Pick 5||5 numbers||£130,000||1 in 317,814|
Lottery officials say that "in exceptional circumstances" the prize values may be lower than stated.