UK Lotto puts multimillion-pound jackpots up for grabs every Wednesday and Saturday evening. See the latest results on this page and find out how 'Must-Be-Won' draws and 'rolldowns' boost the prize money for all winners.
UK Lotto Results
The latest UK Lotto result is shown below after every draw. See the winning numbers and select ‘Show UK Lotto Winners’ for more information, including a breakdown of all the prizes won in each division. For more results, visit Lottery.co.uk.
|Prize Division||Prize Amount||Winners||Total Prize Fund|
|Match 5 plus Bonus||£1,000,000.00||1||£1,000,000.00|
|Match 2||Free Ticket||978,098||£0.00|
How to Play UK Lotto
To play UK Lotto, you must select six numbers between 1 and 59 and match them with the six winning numbers drawn every Wednesday and Saturday. A Bonus Ball is also selected from the remaining 53 numbers, but you do not need to select a Bonus Ball number when you enter. You can find further information about the Bonus Ball below.
Lotto costs £2 per board to take part, and draws take place at 20:00 UK time on Wednesdays and 19:45 on Saturdays – see the FAQs on this page to see the draw schedule according to South Africa local time.
Playing from South Africa
UK Lotto is a popular game all over the world and you can take part online from other countries outside the UK, including South Africa. Follow the steps below to play:
- Go to the Buy Tickets page and select UK Lotto.
- Pick your numbers. You can choose your own or opt for a Quick Pick to generate a random set.
- Play as many boards as you like.
- Select the number of draws you wish to enter.
- Select 'Add to Cart'.
- Check your selections and purchase your entries.
Setting up an online account is quick and easy, and provides a number of benefits. There is no paper ticket to keep safe so you can just sit back and wait for the draw. You will be notified if you are a winner and most prizes are paid automatically.
The Lotto Bonus Ball
In every Lotto draw, a Bonus Ball is selected after the six main numbers have been drawn. However, you do not pick a Bonus Ball number when you enter Lotto; you instead have the chance to match your six numbers with five of the winning numbers plus the Bonus Ball. By doing so, you win the second prize of £1 million.
For example, if you play the six numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, and the main numbers drawn are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 30, you will have matched five of those six winning numbers. That in itself would win you a prize of £1,750.
However, you then have a chance to match your one remaining number – 6 – with the Bonus Ball. If you do that, your prize increases to £1 million.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
In Lotto, you receive a free ticket if you match two of the six main numbers. There are fixed prizes for matching three or more numbers, and a £1 million prize for matching five numbers plus the Bonus Ball. The jackpot is shared between all players that match six main numbers.
The following table shows all the different prize divisions and the odds of winning in each one:
|Prize Division||Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize|
|1||6||1 in 45,057,474||Jackpot|
|2||5 + Bonus Ball||1 in 7,509,579||£1 million|
|3||5||1 in 144,415||£1,750|
|4||4||1 in 2,180||£140|
|5||3||1 in 97||£30|
|6||2||1 in 10.3||Free Ticket|
If the jackpot is not won in a standard Lotto draw it rolls over and increases in value for the next one. However, there can only be a maximum of five consecutive draws without a jackpot winner. A ‘Must-Be-Won’ draw, in which the jackpot prize money is guaranteed to be given away, will be held after there have been five rollovers.
If no tickets match all six main numbers in a Must-Be-Won draw, the jackpot will ‘roll down’ to be split between every player that has matched at least two main numbers. The table below shows how much of the jackpot prize money is allocated to the other prize divisions, after Match 2 winners have received the fixed £5 award they all receive if the jackpot rolls down.
|Numbers Matched||Percentage of Jackpot Allocated|
|5 + Bonus Ball||3%|
Find the answers to some common questions about UK Lotto below. For more information about playing lotteries in South Africa, visit the FAQs page.
UK Lotto draws take place at approximately 20:00 UK time on a Wednesday and 19:45 on a Saturday. The table below shows the draw schedule for the local time in South Africa which, unlike the UK, does not observe Daylight Saving Time:
|Start Date||End Date||Draw Time In UK||Draw Time In South Africa|
|Last Sunday in March||Last Sunday in October||Wednesday - 20:00 BST
Saturday - 19:45 BST
|Wednesday - 21:00
Saturday - 20:45
|Last Sunday in October||Last Sunday in March||Wednesday - 20:00 GMT
Saturday - 19:45 GMT
|Wednesday - 22:00
Saturday - 21:45
The jackpot starts at £2 million for Wednesday draws and £3.8 million for Saturday draws. Each jackpot winner is guaranteed to win at least £1 million, even if there are multiple winners. For example, if the jackpot is worth £3.8 million but there are four winners, the jackpot will be topped up to £4 million using the reserve fund so that the winners receive £1 million each.
There is no limit to how high the jackpot can go, but there can only be a maximum of five rollovers in a row before the top prize must be won. The jackpot will then be split between all other winners if there are no Match 6 winners in a Must-Be-Won draw.
The record for a UK Lotto jackpot is £66 million. This came on 9 January 2016, before the current rollover limit was in place, and there were two winning tickets that were worth £33 million each.
Yes, you are eligible to win all Lotto prizes, including the jackpot, if you play from another country such as South Africa. You can take part by using third-party lottery betting and concierge services and you will be eligible to receive the money if you win. Visit the FAQs page to find out more about how it works.