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UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
The UK National lottery was started back in 1994; it was then renamed “Lotto” in 2002. It is at present operated by the Camelot Group who has successfully won the licence to run the UK lotto 3 times in a row now (1994, 2001 and 2007). The collective name for the multiple games operated under the lottery licence is The National lottery. The current operators Camelot were also one of the founding members of the Euromillions lottery, and are rumoured to be setting up a Global lottery.
Lotto is one of the richest lump sum tax free lotteries in the world, whilst the American lottery games offer bigger jackpots, the USA lotto’s are subject to tax being paid on the winnings. The current record jackpot in the UK Lotto is £42 million, and on Wednesday 11th January 1995 there were 133 jackpot winners sharing the lotto jackpot (record number of winners in a single draw)
Since its beginning Lotto has created over 2000 millionaires, that an average of over 2 millionaires per week! Lotto players can win anything from £10 for matching 3 numbers up to the jackpot. To play the UK lotto players need to be 16 or over.
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UK NATIONAL LOTTERY RESULTS
On this lottery blog you can find all the Latest National lottery results and also soon after each draw a full prize winnings breakdown, and when possible news on the latest UK lotto winners. You can also check out our archieve of previous UK Lottery results.
Where does the money go?
Lotto tickets cost £1 which is broken down as follows:
£0.50p to Prize fund
£0.28p to good causes
£0.12 to the Government as tax
£0.05p to retailers
4.5p goes to Camelot to cover expenses
0.5p goes to Camelot as its profit
The UK lotto is reported as being the lottery fund that returns the most money to society than any other lottery game.
How to play UK lotto
To play the Lotto all you need to do is choose a day to play, either Wednesday or Saturday. Then you select 6 numbers from 1 to 49, or you can ask for a lucky dip (the machine selects 6 numbers for you) Both Draws are live on TV (BBC 1) Saturday 19.30 and Wednesday 22.35 (Times change) Lotto tickets are £1 per draw.
How to win the UK National lottery
To win a share of the UK lotto players must match their 6 selected numbers with the main ones drawn from the pool of 49 (not including the bonus ball). To win other prizes players simply need to match at least 3 main numbers, the other prizes kick in at 4 or 5 main numbers, and then 5 and the bonus ball. A full breakdown of the prize funds and the odds of the UK National lotto is below:
Matching Numbers Prize Odds of winning
3 numbers £10 per winner 56.65592 to 1
4 numbers 22% of remaining fund 1,032.397 to 1
5 numbers 10% of remaining fund 55,491.33 to 1
5 numbers and bonus ball 16% of remaining fund 2,330,636 to 1
6 numbers 52% of remaining fund 13,983,815 to 1
The overall odds of winning any prize are 52.65514 to 1.
To keep the lottery fair, and to avoid any chance of lottery machines or the balls used being tampered with tight security exist around the running of this lottery game. In total the UK lotto has 14 draw machines which are named as follows: Merlin, Arthur, Guinevere, Galahad, Vyvyan, Lancelot, Garnet, Topaz, Opal, Amethyst, Moonstone, Pearl, Sapphire and Magnum (which is a spare machine) To match the machines there is 14 sets of balls which are used, both the Machines and the Balls used on each draw are chosen at random by a member of the public.
Where to play
People looking to play the UK National lottery (Sometimes referred online as the United Kingdom lottery) can play online at the official UK Lotto site, via a syndicate either online or offline, or through a ticket purchase agency.
Whilst the jackpot amounts of the UK national lotto seems to be falling over the years, the National game of the United Kingdom remains very popular, and is often a talking point at work “If I won the lottery”