UK lottery fans have a huge variety in the type of games that they can play, all in the hope of hitting that jackpot! Here’s a useful guide to the best games on offer. Select a lottery from the list to get more information:
Lotto was the original National Lottery game, with the very first draw taking place on Saturday 19th November 1994. Players pick six numbers from 1 to 59 and match two or more to win a prize. Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday evening.
EuroMillions is played across nine European countries every Tuesday and Friday. It offers some of the biggest jackpots in the world, starting from at least €17m and reaching up to €190 million. To win the jackpot, a player must match the five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two 'Lucky Star' numbers from 1 to 12.
Thunderball has a fixed £500,000 top prize available in every draw. Draws take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Select five numbers between 1 and 39 and one Thunderball between 1 and 14 to play. Prizes are awarded for matching just the Thunderball and the jackpot is yours if you match all six numbers!
When UK players buy a EuroMillions ticket, they also receive automatic entry into the Millionaire Maker game. A raffle number consisting of four letters and five digits is generated for every line of numbers played and two players in the UK are guaranteed to win £1 million each in every draw.
The Health Lottery is drawn five times a week. It is played every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and has six prize tiers. Players must match all five main numbers drawn to win up to £100,000. Out of every £1 played, 20p is donated to health-related good causes across Great Britain.
Choose six numbers from 1 to 47 and if you match them all you will win a jackpot worth at least €2 million. The odds of winning the jackpot are impressive when compared to other lotteries, and there are two draws every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Lotto HotPicks is played every Wednesday and Saturday and gives you the power to predict how many numbers you will match from 1 to 59. State correctly that you’ll match all five numbers and you’ll snap up the top prize £350,000. Thanks to the fixed HotPicks prizes, you'll receive the full jackpot amount even if someone else wins too!
HotPicks is played every Tuesday and Friday alongside the main EuroMillions draws. Players are required to correctly guess how many numbers they will match between 1 and 50 to win prizes from £10 up to £1 million! Tickets cost just £1.50 and the supplementary game offers great chances to win more money for matching fewer numbers.
With the Postcode Lottery, players have been able to win great prizes just for their address since 2005. It is a subscription lottery where a different number of postcodes are drawn daily. If you buy more entries, then you win bigger prizes! Non-cash prizes are also up for grabs every month.
The Free Lottery offers entrants the chance to win £500 each day or £10,000 once a week, all without spending a penny. Players select six numbers from 1 to 75 in the Daily Draw and the Weekly Draw and stand to win great prizes, all for free!
There are numerous other lotteries around the world that you can play online from the UK. From America’s Powerball and Mega Millions games to Italy’s SuperEnalotto, you’ll find huge jackpots on offer. To find out more visit the Other Lotteries games page.