The UK Lotto game offers two chances a week to win big, with special ‘Must Be Won’ draws regularly boosting lower division prizes. Check out the latest results, hot numbers and predictions.
The latest Lotto result is shown above in ascending order. The six main numbers need to be matched to win the Division 1 jackpot, and the Bonus Ball offers an extra chance for those that match five numbers to boost their prize.
Take a look at the historical UK Lotto results for the last 10 draws here. The most recent numbers are displayed first, and any ‘Must Be Won’ draws are highlighted as such. If you’ve bet on the UK Lotto through Lotteryworld.com and have won a prize in a Must Be Won draw, your prize may be significantly boosted!
Whether you’ve purchased a Lotto ticket in the UK, or you’ve bet on the game internationally through LotteryWorld, the way that you play and win a prize is the same.
You must pick six numbers from 1-59 and this can either be done manually or by opting for a Lucky Dip (Quick Pick). To win the division 1 jackpot, you’ll need to match all six main numbers drawn.
A Bonus Ball number is also drawn after the six main numbers, offering those that have matched five main numbers one last chance to boost their winnings. The Bonus Ball only affects those that have matched five numbers, and does not have any effect on winners in lower divisions.
There are six prize divisions in Lotto, offering prizes that range from a free Quick Pick ticket up to the Jackpot! Take a look at what you can win here:
|Division||Matched Numbers||Odds of Winning||Prize in Regular Draw (GBP)||Prize in Regular Draw (ZAR)*|
|6||2 main numbers||1 in 10.3||Free Quick Pick Ticket||Free Quick Pick Ticket|
|5||3 main numbers||1 in 97||£30.00||R600.00|
|4||4 main numbers||1 in 2,180||£140.00||R2,800.00|
|3||5 main numbers||1 in 144,415||£1,750.00||R35,000.00|
|2||5 main numbers + Bonus Ball||1 in 7,509,579||£1,000,000.00||R20,200,000.00|
|1||6 main numbers||1 in 45,057,474||Jackpot (Variable)||Jackpot (Variable)|
Your approximate chances of winning a prize in the UK Lotto are an impressive 1 in 9.3 – some of the best overall odds available in a big-money lottery game.
From time to time, the UK lottery operator schedules special 'Must Be Won' (MBW) draws that come with a boosted guaranteed jackpots. These jackpots usually range from £15-£20 million for any player that can match all six main numbers. If no players match all six numbers in a designated Must Be Won draw, the entire prize fund will roll down and get shared between the winners at all lower divisions, not just the next winning division!
The more common way for a Must Be Won draw to take place, however, is when the jackpot naturally rolls over five consecutive times. When this happens, the subsequent (sixth) draw is designated as a Must Be Won draw. If, in the final draw no players match all six numbers, the Division 1 prize rolls down and boosts all lower prizes in the same way as mentioned previously. This mechanism can significantly boost the prize amounts that players can win, and has become hugely popular since it were introduced to the game in 2018.
Players that match two numbers in regular draws win a free Lucky Dip/Quick Pick ticket for a future draw. When a jackpot rolldown occurs, players matching two numbers still receive a free ticket, in addition to a guaranteed £5 prize.
Take a look at how much of the Division 1 jackpot pool is allocated to each of the lower divisions in instances where the jackpot does roll down. These percentages are in addition to the regular draw prize amounts already allocated. You can also find the payouts from the most recent Must Be Won draw.
|Division||Matched Numbers||Prize in Regular Draw||% of Division 1 pool allocated to each division||Payout in the last Must Be Won draw|
|6||2 main numbers||Free Quick Pick ticket||Free Quick Pick ticket+ £5||Free Quick Pick ticket+ £5|
|5||3 main numbers||£30||85%||£XXX|
|4||4 main numbers||£140||7%||£XXX|
|3||5 main numbers||£1,750||5%||£XXX|
|2||5 main numbers + Bonus Ball||£1,000,000||3%||£XXX|
|1||6 main numbers||Variable||-||-|
Take a look at the most up to date Hot Numbers for the UK Lotto here. They are the numbers that have been drawn the most often since the latest iteration of the game begain in October 2015.
As the Lotto jackpot is frequently won, be sure to check back regularly to see if the Hot Numbers have changed.
Appearing the least often, the UK Lotto Cold Numbers are those that are most 'overdue' to be drawn. It is possible for a Hot Number to also be a Cold Number that just hasn't been drawn for a while.
As lotteries are a game of chance, there is no way for any number to truly be 'overdue', as previous draws have no effect on the outcome of any future draw.
The predicted numbers for the next UK Lotto draw are shown here and are updated after each new result is released. The predictions are generated using a combination of the hottest and coldest numbers, and draws in which those numbers have been drawn as jackpot-winning numbers.
Please note that the predictions, as with hot and cold numbers are in no way guaranteed to win you a prize in the UK Lotto game or any other lottery draw. They are purely statistical figures, and future draws are not influenced by previous draws.
The UK Lotto works in a similar way to other traditional draw-style lottery games. Every Wednesday and Saturday night, ticket sales close at 7:30pm across the country. All entries are then submitted to the lottery operator in time for the draw starting.
A live draw is then broadcast on YouTube for players to view at any time. Winning numbers are then published here at LottoDraw.com within seconds of the draw, with the prize payout amounts being confirmed around one hour later.
If the Division 1 jackpot gets won, the jackpot resets to its base amount for the next draw (approx. £2 million for Wednesdays and £3.7 million for Saturdays). If the jackpot is not won, however, it will then roll over to the following draw. This can happen five consecutive times before a Must Be Won draw is triggered.
Players matching two main numbers in any draw automatically win a free Quick Pick ticket for a future draw. If you play in store, you can simply redeem your ticket at any time within 180 days of the draw taking place and decide whether you would like your ticket for the next Wednesday draw or the next Saturday draw. If you’ve played or bet online, your free ticket will automatically be generated for the next available draw.