Health Lottery History
The Health Lottery has been raising money for health-related good causes since September 2011 and now runs four draws a week. Find out more about the game’s evolution with this handy timeline.
Previous Changes to Health Lottery
Tickets go on sale for the first Health Lottery draw.
The Health Lottery was drawn for the first time.
The Magic Monday promotion began, with players able to use their Health Lottery tickets to receive free gifts or discounts at high street retailers.
There was no winner in the main draw, so the Second Chance Guaranteed Winner element came into play for the first time, awarding the player whose ticket reference number was drawn out with the jackpot instead.
A player who bought their ticket in Bishop Auckland, County Durham won the biggest ever Health Lottery jackpot of £250,000.
- Hot Ticket began, creating at least one £100,000 winner per week, in addition to offering other prizes like holidays, shopping vouchers and new cars. All Health Lottery players were entered through the code displayed on their tickets for the Saturday draw.
- The prize for matching three numbers fell from £50 to £20, with the reward for matching four numbers dropping to £250 from £500.
Hot Ticket promotion ends.
A second weekly draw was introduced with the name Win Wednesday.
- The first draw featuring the new Bonus Ball took place.
- Three more prize tiers were introduced, including a free play for matching two main numbers.
The 50p Quick Pick game was launched, offering a jackpot of £25,000 on Tuesday and Friday, in addition to the main Health Lottery game.
A third weekly £1 draw was added on a Thursday night.
The 50p Quick Pick game is discontinued and £1 draw games are introduced on Tuesday and Friday evenings, bringing the weekly number of Health Lottery draws to five.