Are you a lottery fan and reside in the UK? The good news is that fans of lottery in the UK have a wide array of games at their disposal when they decide to indulge in their love for the lottery. You can play a variety of games in the hopes of winning the jackpot. All the games available have different odds and varying jackpot prizes and you can decide what lottery you want to play after doing a comparison. However, in order to do that, you have to know what options you have. Some of the top lotteries you can enjoy in the UK are:
Originally, this was the National Lottery game that was launched in 1994. It has undergone a lot of changes since then, but still offers players the opportunity of winning substantial jackpots. The draws are conducted twice a week i.e. every Wednesday and Saturday and the jackpot can roll over again and again until it reaches £22 million. In order to play this game, you are required to choose six numbers from 59 and a prize can only be won if you match two or more numbers.
- Lotto Millionaire Raffle
Another exciting option that you have is the Lotto Millionaire Raffle and it is a supplementary game to the Lotto. It guarantees a prize of £1 million and also gives out 20 prizes worth £20,000 in every single draw. It was introduced in October 2015 as a replacement of the Lotto Raffle and entry to this one is included in the cost of a Lotto ticket. Even if players don’t win a prize in the Lotto, you still get a chance to become a millionaire through the Lotto Millionaire Raffle.
Everyone has heard of EuroMillionsas it is one of the biggest lotteries played in the world. Every Tuesday and Friday, it is played in around nine countries in Europe and has some of the biggest jackpots to offer. These start from an impressive 17 million euros and can go as high as 190 million euros. How can you win this prize? Five main numbers that are chosen from between 1 and 50 need to be matched, along with two ‘Lucky Star’ numbers that are selected from 1 to 12.
- Millionaire Maker
The good news for lottery players in the UK is that buying a ticket for EuroMillions also makes the automatically eligible for an entry into this particular lottery game. For every line of numbers that is played, a raffle number consisting of five digits and four letters is generated. Furthermore, in every single draw of the Millionaire Maker, two players in the United Kingdom are guaranteed to win £1 million.
One of the top reasons this lottery is often appealing to lottery players in the UK is because it has a fixed top prize worth £500,000 available for every single draw. The draws are conducted four days a week, which are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. In order to participate in this game, players are required to choose five numbers between 1 and 39 as well as one Thunderball, which is chosen between 1 and 14. Even if you only match the Thunderball, you can still win a prize, but if you match all six numbers, you get to take home the jackpot.
The UK49s is one of the popular lotto games in recent years and with good reason too. UK49s winners are able to get prizes twice every day because the draws are conducted twice a day. You have to choose six numbers between 1 and 49 along with a bonus number that’s referred to as the ‘Booster Number’. You have to choose five numbers from the first six numbers when you are participating in the ‘six numbers draw’. As far as the ‘seven numbers draw’ is concerned, which is inclusive of the Booster ball, you have to select five numbers from the seven being drawn.
- Health Lottery
The draw for this particular lottery is conducted five times a week and these days include every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There are six prize tiers involved and it is essential for you to match all the five numbers that are drawn in order to win a prize of £100,000. This lottery is a good one because for every £1 that’s played, 20p is donated to a health-related cause across Great Britain.
- Irish Lotto
For playing this particular lottery, you have to select six numbers between 1 and 47 and matching them all will earn you a jackpot of approximately €2 million. The Irish National Lottery launched this particular game in 1988 as a way of helping them raise funds for a number of good causes. The draws are conducted twice a week on every Wednesday and Saturday. As compared to other lotteries, the odds of winning this lottery are quite impressive.
- Lotto HotPicks
This game also makes use of the numbers that are drawn in the main Lotto draw, but the way of winning it is different. When you decide to play Lotto HotPicks, you have the option of how much money you want to play for. As far as the prizes are concerned, they range from £6 that you get for matching a single number and go as high as £350,000 if you match five. The best part is that the Lotto HotPicks is a standalone game so you don’t have to play the Lotto in order to participate in it. The draws for this one are conducted every Wednesday and Saturday. Since January 2018, a similar format has been adopted for EuroMillionsHotPicks and it can be played every Tuesday and Friday.
- Postcode Lottery
Why is this lottery so unique? It has been running since 2005 and lottery players have been able to take home excellent prizes just for the address they have. Basically, this is a lottery based on subscription and a different number of postcodes are drawn every day. The more entries you purchase, the bigger prizes you get.