GeoLotto was different from other lottery games in that players chose one or more geographical areas (referred to as Lucky Places), rather than a set of numbers, in order to win cash prizes. The game used squares marked on a map of Great Britain so, in effect, your house, your workplace or even the centre circle of your favourite football teamís stadium could win you the jackpot.
Each square cost £1 per draw and could only be played by one participant at a time. The prizes dropped at random onto the grid every Saturday, giving players a chance to win their share of an almost £17 million prize pot each week, with individual awards ranging from £5 up to the jackpot of £1 million.
GeoLotto results were announced on GeoLotto.com every Saturday at 11pm, and players whose squares received a cash amount were notified by email. Prizes of up to £5,000 were placed directly into the playerís account, with larger amounts paid via bank transfer once officials had arranged details with the successful entrant.
The website also offered further chances to play with a selection of Instant Win games, which offered prizes of up to £500.
The Jackpot of £1 Million was also accompanied by a diverse range of prizes, ranging from £5 up to £100,000.
|Prize Tier||Prize Amount||Number of Prizes Drawn per week|
|Jackpot (Tier 1)||£1,000,000||1|
There were 40,404,000 Squares on the map, which meant that there was roughly a 1 in 20 chance of any given Square winning at least the minimum £5 cash prize.