How to Play The Health Lottery
Pick five numbers between 1 and 50 when you buy your Health Lottery ticket online or from an authorised retailer. You can also use the Health Lottery Number Generator if you would like to play a truly random selection.
Health Lottery draws take place five nights a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, when five main numbers are selected alongside one Bonus Ball. Match the five main numbers correctly and you will win your share of the jackpot.
Other prizes available range from £10 for matching two main numbers and the Bonus Ball up to £10,000 if you match four main numbers and the Bonus Ball.
The Health Lottery has over 33,000 authorised retailers around the UK that you can visit in order to buy physical tickets, but you could play the Health Lottery online now and save yourself the worry of losing that slip of paper. If you’re a winner, you’ll also receive an email informing you to log into your account to find out what you’ve won.
Health Lottery Bonus Ball
Although Health Lottery players are required to pick five numbers from 1 to 50, a total of six numbers appear in the draw. This additional number is referred to as the Bonus Ball and allows entrants matching two, three or four of the five main numbers in the draw to increase the value of their reward.
Players do not need to select a Bonus Ball when purchasing their ticket, as it is drawn from the same pool as the main numbers and is meant to boost lower tier prizes rather than contribute towards winning the jackpot. You win the jackpot by matching the five main numbers.
Matching the Bonus Ball can be beneficial, especially for those who have missed out on the jackpot by a single number. For example, should the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Bonus Ball 6 appear in a Health Lottery draw and a player has selected the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, they will win the Match 4 + Bonus Ball prize of £10,000.
How to Claim Health Lottery Prizes
Claiming your Health Lottery winnings will vary depending on how you purchased your ticket. The two different methods are outlined below:
- Prizes Won Online
- Any prize worth less than £10,000 will be deposited in your player account. Players who purchase tickets online and scoop £10,000 or more will need to call the Health Lottery Helpline on 0844 375 55 55 to claim their prize.
- Prizes Won by Direct Debit
- If you play by Direct Debit and win less than £10,000, the money will be paid into your bank account straight away. If you win a prize worth £10,000 or more, you’ll have to call the Health Lottery on 0844 375 55 55 to start the claims process.
- Physical Tickets
- Retailers are authorised to pay out prizes up to value of £50 - all you need to do is present your winning ticket. If you win £250 or less, you can visit a participating Post Office to collect your prize. For prizes worth more than £250, you’ll need to call the Health Lottery on 0844 375 55 55 to arrange collection of your winnings.