Lottery fans have a variety of games that they can play, all in the hope of hitting that jackpot! Here’s a useful guide to the games that could make you very rich indeed:
The UK's first and most popular lottery game changed its name to "Lotto" in 2002 after being known as the National Lottery since 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, and if the jackpot isn't won, it can roll over until it hits the cap of £22 million.
Lotto Millionaire Raffle replaced Lotto Raffle in October 2015 and guarantees to give away a top tier prize of £1 million in every draw. There are also 20 awards of £20,000 on offer in this supplementary game where you receive one entry for every Lotto line you play.
EuroMillions is one of the biggest lotteries in the world and is played every Tuesday and Friday in nine European countries. The minimum jackpot is €17 million, but it can roll over to a maximum of €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.
Millionaire Maker is a supplementary game to the main EuroMillions draw that UK players are automatically entered into when they buy a EuroMillions ticket. 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. Mega Week is also held in the last week of every month, when multiple £1 million prizes are accompanied by great non-cash prizes.
Thunderball has a top prize of £500,000 available in the draws which take place on Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays. The top prize remains constant no matter how many people win. Select five numbers between 1 and 39 and one Thunderball between 1 and 14 in order to play and the jackpot is yours if you match all six numbers drawn.
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 the top prize of £100,000. Out of every £1 played, 20p is donated to health-related good causes across Great Britain.
Choose six numbers from the range 1 to 47 and if you match all of your selections, you can win a jackpot guaranteed to be 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 requires that you 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. Prizes are static for HotPicks, so the jackpot can be won by multiple players and each would still receive a £350,000 cash prize.
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.
The Postcode Lottery gives players the chance to land various prizes based on their address and has been running in Britain since 2005. It is a subscription lottery where a different number of postcodes are drawn every day and the amount you receive depends on how many winning entries you have bought. Non-cash prizes are also up for grabs every month.
The Free Lottery from Lottery.co.uk offers players the chance to win £1,000 each day or £1 million 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 life-changing prizes, all for free!
There are numerous other lotteries around the world that you can play online. 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.