Europe – UkLotto Information
The UK Lotto is a British based lottery drawn twice weekly, Wednesday nights at 10:30pm and Saturday nights at 8:30pm. It is a 6/59 lottery and has a tax free cash jackpot. Wednesday night’s jackpot begins at €2.5 million, whilst Saturday night’s jackpot begins at double that amount, €5 million!
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ABOUT UK LOTTO
The UK Lotto is a British lottery run by the National Lottery. Wednesday nights’ jackpot starts at £2.5 million. But if you want a little more spending money for the weekend, Saturday night’s draw has a minimimum jackpot of double that amount, £5 million! There are many points of interest regarding the UK Lotto. Being a lottery that gives back to community projects means that 18 lottery-funded films have won 31 BAFTAs and 15 Oscars! With LWG, you can play UK Lotto from anywhere in the world. But one famous player from London won £10 in the first ever UK Lotto draw. Queen Elizabeth II won the small amount, showing that whoever is in it can win it. She was one of many Londoners to win, but the Birmingham post code seems to have the most UK Millionaires living in it, followed closely by Glasgow, then Newcastle and Belfast.
HISTORY OF UK LOTTO
The UK Lotto has been licensed to the Camelot Group since 1994. Major changes occurred to the lottery in 2013, when they introduced a raffle to the game as well as increasing the 5th tier prize to £10 from £5. The minimum jackpot was increased from £4.1 million to £5 million. The raffle gives 50 lucky players a £20,000 prize. Each ticket is printed with a 4 letter color and 8 digit number which becomes that player’s raffle number. 3,600 plus millionaires have been created in the history of the lottery.
HOW TO PLAY UK LOTTO
The UK Lotto is played by choosing 6 numbers from 1 to 59. A bonus ball is drawn after the first 6 numbers, and is relevant to the 2nd tier prize only. This number is not chosen by the player.
HOW TO PLAY UK LOTTO ON LWG
It is easy to play UK Lotto with LWG. Just click on PLAY on the UK Lotto NEXT DRAW. Then it is up to you to pick your lucky numbers on up to 5 lines. You can increase your winning chances by choosing MORE LINES and playing up to 10 lines. Also, picking QUICK PICK ALL lets the computer choose your numbers randomly for you. This gives you a much greater chance of winning.
UK LOTTO SCHEDULE OF DRAWS
The UK Lotto is drawn every Wednesday night at 10:30pm and every Saturday night at 8:30pm. There are only three times in the 20 year history of the UK Lotto that the draw has been cancelled. The death of Diana, Princess of Wales saw the draw cancelled. Following this, the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth’s death was cause for cancellation of the draw. Finally, in a mark of respect for events in the international arena, the lottery draw was cancelled to mark the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.
UK LOTTO JACKPOT HISTORY
The UK Lotto has had many winners over the years. But the biggest UK Lotto Jackpot win was £42 million.
PICKING STRATEGIES WITH UK LOTTO
While many people enjoy choosing their own numbers when they play UK Lotto, it is best to let the computer randomly choose your numbers for you using Quick Pick. When you click on QUICK PICK ALL, the computer selects your numbers for you and increases your chances of winning with UK Lotto. This is a statistically proven strategy, and worth a try. Entering more than one draw can also help tip the scales in your favor, and with LWG you can enter as many as 100 draws, with a significant discount on ticket prize to boot! If you are determined to choose your own numbers, then do it in the best way possible. Use some most frequently chosen numbers in your set of 6. Try and avoid the least frequently chosen numbers.
MOST FREQUENTLY CHOSEN NUMBERS IN THE UK LOTTO
The numbers 15, 19, 12, 9 and 7 are the most frequently drawn UK Lotto numbers. On the other hand, the numbers 2, 3, 32, 6, 1 and 47. Take note though, that it is highly unlikely that a full set of previously drawn numbers will win a second time. So it is always best to mix your numbers. In other words, use a few of the most frequently drawn numbers each time you play, not all at once.