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Lotto

Lotto

As the leading UK-based lottery game, Lotto attracts millions of players every week and hands out hundreds of thousands of prizes in every draw. Lotto launched on Saturday 19th November 1994, under its original name of The National Lottery. It was introduced by the government of Prime Minister John Major, with a primary objective to raise money for good causes, and was rebranded to Lotto in 2002.

On 9th January 2016, two players split a record-breaking Lotto jackpot of 66 million, taking home 33 million each.

Lotto Results

Lotto draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday, with the weekend Lotto draw screened on BBC One and the midweek Lotto draw available to view online via the BBC iPlayer and other media outlets.

Lottery.co.uk provides the results and full prize breakdown of the latest Lotto results as well as previous Lotto results so players can check both old and new tickets.

Latest Lotto Result

Saturday 23rd July 2016
Jul
23rd

19
20
30
37
54
59
25
Jackpot:
£5,750,115


There were 21 Lotto Raffle results and over 1,050,000
prize winners in this draw. Click to find out more
Click the button View the Raffle Results & Prize Breakdown

Playing Lotto

Playing Lotto requires you to choose six numbers between 1 and 59, which can be randomly selected for you via a Lucky Dip if you would prefer. Lotto tickets can be purchased online or in person from an authorised retailer, and you can get more in-depth information about buying Lotto tickets on the how to play Lotto page.

Lotto Prizes

Lotto prizes are awarded for matching as few as two main numbers and, with the exception of the lowest two prize tiers, are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis. This means that each tier is allocated a set percentage of the prize fund which is then shared between all of the winners in that prize tier. The overall odds of winning a prize on Lotto are 1 in 9.3.

The table below shows the prize categories, the odds of winning and the estimated prize values.

Prize Category Approximate Odds of Winning Prize Value
Match 6 (Jackpot) 1 in 45,057,474 Jackpot
Match 5 + Bonus Ball 1 in 7,509,579 Estimated 50,000
Match 5 1 in 144,415 Estimated 1,000
Match 4 1 in 2,180 Estimated 100
Match 3 1 in 97 25
Match 2 1 in 10.3 Free Lotto Lucky Dip Ticket

Visit the Lotto Millionaire Raffle page to find out more about the supplementary game in which one player is guaranteed to win 1 million and 20 others are awarded 20,000 each in every draw.

Lotto Winners

Lotto was the first national lottery game in the UK to offer players the chance of winning multimillion-pound prizes, and 20 years on Lotto still boasts jumbo jackpots and awards hundreds of thousands of prizes every week.

The largest jackpot ever won in a Lotto draw was worth an impressive 66 million and was shared by two players on 9th January 2016. David and Carol Martin of Hawick in the Scottish borders claimed their 33 million share just days after the draw, before an anonymous ticket holder from Worcester claimed the other half of the jackpot.

One player nearly equalled the 33 million won by these two players when they scooped 32.5 million just a few weeks later on Saturday 13th February, winning the third-largest Lotto prize in the history of the game.