UK49's Teatime is a UK lottery draw that takes place every evening. Find the latest 49’s Teatime results below, as well as information on how you can play the game and the prizes you could win. Go to the 49’s Lunchtime page for results and information for the other daily 49’s draw.
How to Play UK49's Teatime
UK49's Teatime is unlike many traditional lotteries, as you can choose how many numbers you want to play. Six numbers between 1 and 49 are selected in every draw, followed by a seventh ‘Booster’ number, and the objective is to match the numbers you chose with the winning ones.
You only win a prize for matching all of the numbers you pick, so if you play five numbers, you must match all five to win; pick four numbers and you must match all four, and so on. There is no fixed entry cost; you can choose how much you would like to wager, giving you more flexibility and more control over the kind of prize you could win.
You can also choose to enter either the six-number draw or the seven-number draw that includes the Booster. The additional number makes it easier to win a prize, so the payouts are slightly lower in the seven-number draw.
Playing from South Africa
49's Teatime is played in betting shops across the UK, but cannot be played the same way in South Africa. However, you can also play UK49's Teatime online from around the world. Here’s how to play online from South Africa:
- Find an online betting provider that offers wagers on 49’s Teatime.
- Decide whether you are entering the six-number draw or the seven-number draw.
- Choose how many numbers you would like to match, from one to five. Remember that to win you must match all the numbers you pick, but the more numbers you pick, the bigger the prize.
- Choose your numbers from a range between 1 and 49.
- Set the amount you would like to wager.
- Follow the instructions on the site to pay for your wager. If it is your first visit, you may need to create an online account.
There are many benefits to playing online. Firstly, your numbers are kept safe and secure in your account, meaning you’ll never lose an entry. Prizes can be paid directly to your account if you win and with some providers you can set up a subscription, so you’ll never miss a draw.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
UK49's Teatime does not have a conventional lottery prize structure; instead, it uses a “pure odds” mechanic. This means that prizes paid out directly reflect the odds of winning, as set by your chosen bookmaker. For example, a R10 wager on one matching number, with given odds of 6/1, would return a R60 prize.
The odds are shortened if you choose to play a seven-number draw, as the Booster is included in the numbers you can match. See below for the different divisions in which you can win a prize, accompanied by the average odds for the six-number and seven-number draw, and the returns for a R10 wager on each.
|Prize Division||Approximate Odds (6-Number Draw)||Return (R10 Wager)||Approximate Odds (7-Number Draw)||Return (R10 Wager)|
Bookmakers can set their own odds, so they may differ depending on where you play – be sure to find out the odds your bookmaker offers before placing a wager.
If there’s anything else you need to know about 49’s Teatime, you may be able to find the answer in the frequently asked questions below.
49’s Teatime draws take place at 18:49 SAST every evening. However, as the UK observes Daylight Savings Time, draw times may vary slightly at certain points in the year.
49’s Teatime does not have a jackpot, as winnings are calculated by how much you bet. As such, the highest amount you could win depends on the highest stake the betting organisation of your choice would allow.
49’s Teatime draws do not have a fixed ticket price - you choose how much you want to wager.
In a given 49’s Teatime draw, six main numbers and an additional Booster Ball are drawn from the same pool. If you choose to play a six-number game, you can only attempt to match your numbers with the six main numbers. If you play a seven-number game, you can also match with the Booster Ball – shortening the odds of winning a prize, but in turn decreasing the size of the prize you could win.
If you play a six-number game, the odds of matching all five numbers are 150,000 to 1. If you play a seven-number game, the odds are 50,000 to 1. Note that bets may not be paid out according to these odds, as bookmakers can set their own odds and payout rates.