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Lotto Millionaire Raffle

The Millionaire Raffle was a supplementary game to Lotto that guaranteed one 1 million prize and 20 prizes of 20,000 in every draw, with extra prizes awarded during special draws. Entry into the raffle was included in the price of a Lotto ticket, with a randomly-generated code produced for each line of numbers played in the main game. It gave you another chance to become a millionaire, no matter how many of the main Lotto numbers you matched!

Raffle Results

Visit the Lotto Millionaire Raffle Results page to see the winning codes from when the game was played. The final raffle took place on Saturday 17th November 2018.

The raffle was stopped so that bigger fixed prizes could be offered in the main game. Go to the Lotto Changes page for more information about the changes made in November 2018.

How it Worked

Every raffle number needed to be unique, which is why they were automatically generated at random and you could not select your own. This game format also meant that every code had a completely equal chance of winning a prize, just like in a traditional tombola raffle.

Each code consisted of a four-digit colour (such as "GOLD" or "GREY") followed by an eight-digit number, such as "1234 5678". Twelve different colours were used in the raffle:

AQUA
JADE
PLUM
BLUE
LIME
ROSE
GOLD
RUBY
GREY
PINK
TEAL

The colour of your code made no difference to your chances of winning, but not every colour appeared in every draw. For example, if your code began with 'NAVY' but none of the winning codes did this does not mean that 'NAVY' codes were not included, just that none were selected on that occasion. View the Colour Statistics to find out how frequently each one was drawn.

To win 1 million, the code on your ticket needed to match one drawn for the Tier 1 Millionaire Raffle prize. A further 20 codes were then drawn to find winners of the 20,000 prizes.

Odds of Winning

As the raffle prizes were guaranteed, the odds depended entirely on how many tickets were sold. The fewer tickets sold, the better the chances of winning as there were fewer available codes to choose the winners from. The table below shows how the odds could change from draw to draw:

Draw Day Odds of Winning
Wednesday Lotto 1 in 338,000 (based on 7.1 million tickets being sold)
Saturday Lotto 1 in 686,000 (based on 14.4 million tickets being sold)

Lotto Raffle Colour Statistics

Entry into the Millionaire Raffle was included in your Lotto ticket, before the game came to an end in November 2018. A code was printed starting with a four-letter colour followed by an eight-digit number. This table shows how many times each of the colours appeared in winning raffle codes, and how many times they won a 1 million prize versus a 20,000 prize.

Colour Appearances in the
20K Raffle
Last Drawn in the
20K Raffle
Appearances in the
Millionaire Raffle
Last Drawn in the
Millionaire Raffle
Total
Appearances
AQUA
1,960 Wed 14th Nov 2018 34 Wed 7th Nov 2018 1,994
BLUE
1,906 Sat 10th Nov 2018 46 Sat 10th Nov 2018 1,952
GOLD
2,030 Sat 17th Nov 2018 30 Sat 3rd Nov 2018 2,060
GREY
1,947 Sat 17th Nov 2018 32 Wed 26th Sep 2018 1,979
JADE
1,934 Sat 17th Nov 2018 37 Wed 31st Oct 2018 1,971
LIME
1,968 Sat 17th Nov 2018 33 Sat 6th Oct 2018 2,001
1,915 Sat 17th Nov 2018 28 Sat 29th Sep 2018 1,943
PINK
1,892 Wed 14th Nov 2018 40 Wed 29th Aug 2018 1,932
PLUM
1,968 Sat 17th Nov 2018 33 Wed 3rd Oct 2018 2,001
ROSE
1,941 Wed 14th Nov 2018 32 Sat 17th Nov 2018 1,973
RUBY
1,933 Sat 17th Nov 2018 38 Sat 13th Oct 2018 1,971
TEAL
1,906 Sat 17th Nov 2018 41 Wed 14th Nov 2018 1,947

£20,000 Raffle Frequency Graph

The following graph shows only colour frequencies from 20,000 prize Lotto Raffle draws.

Millionaire Raffle Frequency Graph

The following graph shows only colour frequencies from 1 million Raffle draws.