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 UK National Lotto No. 2278 - No Rollover - Saturday 21st Oct 2017 Last Few Weeks
   
3 31 37 41 44 59
Bonus
32
Ball
 
 
One ticket won the jackpot - no rollover on Wednesday 25th Oct 2017  
   
Category Winners Amount per Winner Total
Match 6 (Jackpot) 1 £3,500,729 £3,500,729
Match 5 plus bonus 0 no winner £78,144
Match 5 41 £2,006 £82,246
Match 4 3,837 £138 £529,506
Match 3 99,047 £25 £2,476,175
Match 2 1,031,590 Free ticket £2,063,180
Raffle Tier 1 1 £1,000,000 £1,000,000
Raffle Tier 2 20 £20,000 £400,000
Totals 1,134,537
£10,051,836
Total Sales -9.9% £23,080,172
   
 
    UK National Lotto  
 Last 40 Weeks This WeekWhat Is It?
¹ means jackpot rolled down to 5+ bonus ball     * denotes rollover jackpot
Date Numbers B Raffle 3 4 5 5+ Jackpot Win Sales  
18-10-17 11 12 15 22 27 44 7 Winners 25 66 595 5,014,254 £24,995,407 5* £22.4m +40.5%
14-10-17 6 22 40 43 47 58 42 Winners 25 137 1,755 86,738 £22,673,298  0* £25.6m +2.0%
11-10-17 17 38 49 54 55 56 13 Winners 25 159 1,895 54,015 £19,875,058  0* £16.0m +5.5%
07-10-17 15 20 30 37 47 51 21 Winners 25 143 1,689 42,521 £18,509,759  0* £25.1m +6.2%
04-10-17 12 20 32 38 48 54 5 Winners 25 134 1,539 51,178 £15,785,809  0* £14.6m +3.0%
30-09-17 13 18 21 30 50 54 20 Winners 25 131 1,382 no winner £14,544,740  0* £23.7m +2.5%
27-09-17 30 35 45 47 52 55 40 Winners 25 159 2,523 no winner £11,455,122  0* £14.2m +4.6%
23-09-17 17 18 26 39 54 56 57 Winners 25 164 2,007 19,545 £9,807,442  0* £23.1m +1.7%
20-09-17 8 20 25 50 51 58 45 Winners 25 176 2,098 no winner £6,883,840  0* £13.5m +6.5%
16-09-17 1 6 31 37 49 50 38 Winners 25 134 1,556 no winner £5,329,846  0* £22.7m -4.2%
13-09-17 4 11 14 21 29 56 27 Winners 25 63 596 14,357 £1,886,160 0 £12.7m -12.3%
09-09-17 4 7 13 49 56 58 6 Winners 25 134 2,061 80,295 £16,976,182  1* £23.7m +3.1%
06-09-17 16 30 34 50 52 53 46 Winners 25 179 2,153 49,092 £14,460,089  0* £14.5m +7.1%
02-09-17 34 34 34 46 46 59 8 Winners 25 160 1,905 77,848 £12,810,334  0* £23.0m +0.3%
30-08-17 34 42 46 57 58 59 38 Winners 25 182 2,097 no winner £9,901,377  0* £13.5m +3.1%
26-08-17 20 25 34 41 42 52 58 Winners 25 163 1,856 no winner £8,348,251  0* £22.9m +2.8%
23-08-17 8 16 21 41 44 56 45 Winners 25 112 1,064 no winner £5,372,825  0* £13.1m +4.6%
19-08-17 12 25 39 46 52 55 3 Winners 25 149 1,621 no winner £3,380,310 0 £22.3m -5.7%
16-08-17 7 17 28 43 44 45 54 Winners 25 68 612 no winner £1,903,798 1 £12.6m -9.3%
12-08-17 10 27 49 52 55 56 17 Winners 25 168 1,871 26,670 £14,402,436  1* £23.6m +2.0%
09-08-17 5 9 25 34 51 59 44 Winners 25 142 2,243 no winner £11,398,810  0* £13.8m +5.1%
05-08-17 14 24 30 45 49 56 27 Winners 25 144 1,587 78,445 £9,799,014  0* £23.2m +2.1%
02-08-17 4 6 24 35 45 52 8 Winners 25 131 1,955 44,588 £6,863,927  0* £13.2m +1.5%
29-07-17 1 26 41 55 56 59 36 Winners 25 185 1,498 no winner £5,411,439  0* £22.7m -2.0%
26-07-17 5 10 29 35 55 56 30 Winners 25 151 2,102 no winner £1,967,928 0 £13.0m -7.3%
22-07-17 5 13 21 35 41 47 23 Winners 25 77 611 19,611 £12,791,049  1* £23.2m +0.4%
19-07-17 2 6 14 16 25 36 42 Winners 25 56 475 no winner £9,855,934  0* £13.7m +2.0%
15-07-17 7 8 14 47 56 58 23 Winners 25 149 2,285 78,147 £8,270,807  0* £23.1m +4.4%
12-07-17 7 14 19 38 40 45 18 Winners 25 77 615 22,796 £5,348,763  0* £13.5m -0.2%
08-07-17 1 11 18 27 32 50 25 Winners 25 98 1,175 no winner £3,352,302 0 £22.1m -4.1%
05-07-17 16 18 25 27 29 57 4 Winners 25 95 1,232 15,221 £6,981,548  1* £13.5m +3.0%
01-07-17 2 19 36 52 54 59 6 Winners 25 166 1,303 no winner £5,481,888  0* £23.0m -7.3%
28-06-17 2 10 21 23 54 56 44 Winners 25 126 1,867 no winner £1,986,370 0 £13.1m -13.4%
24-06-17 4 16 26 39 42 54 24 Winners 25 109 1,067 28,064 £21,387,231  1* £24.9m +4.4%
21-06-17 1 3 5 11 15 43 48 Winners 25 38 273 no winner £18,700,435  0* £15.1m +4.3%
17-06-17 1 11 16 20 24 44 42 Winners 25 58 499 16,123 £17,407,211  0* £23.8m -0.2%
14-06-17 2 4 14 23 34 46 45 Winners 25 73 662 no winner £14,877,043  0* £14.5m +2.5%
10-06-17 10 18 28 35 36 50 2 Winners 25 124 1,308 40,403 £13,178,747  0* £23.9m +2.9%
07-06-17 6 8 12 36 37 41 50 Winners 25 82 1,072 no winner £10,140,252  0* £14.1m +3.9%
03-06-17 12 19 21 38 47 51 48 Winners 25 112 1,475 78,516 £8,496,269  0* £23.2m +0.6%
31-05-17 18 23 28 52 56 59 36 Winners 25 169 2,309 no winner £5,558,072  0* £13.6m -40.8%
27-05-17 20 22 31 39 41 54 33 Winners 25 156 1,520 no winner £3,494,644 0 £23.0m -12.9%
24-05-17 3 30 44 45 55 59 37 Winners 25 132 1,819 12,759,916 not won¹  2¹ £23.0m +44.3%
20-05-17 7 8 13 29 43 53 16 Winners 25 95 1,071 89,567 £23,036,730  0* £26.5m +5.7%
17-05-17 3 19 20 24 30 38 41 Winners 25 66 652 26,954 £20,114,637  0* £15.9m +7.4%
13-05-17 7 14 15 21 23 57 52 Winners 25 77 892 84,757 £18,754,003  0* £25.0m +2.8%
10-05-17 7 12 17 35 37 58 25 Winners 25 107 1,320 no winner £16,042,516  0* £14.8m +2.7%
06-05-17 5 34 36 38 39 48 30 Winners 25 120 1,377 82,452 £14,794,798  0* £24.4m +1.8%
03-05-17 13 22 24 34 41 57 40 Winners 25 138 1,513 no winner £11,684,226  0* £14.4m +6.1%
29-04-17 24 29 30 36 46 48 7 Winners 25 116 1,272 81,018 £9,994,885  0* £23.9m +4.3%
26-04-17 12 15 30 43 47 59 41 Winners 25 138 1,310 46,061 £6,947,106  0* £13.6m +3.4%
22/04/17 4 6 34 37 42 52 24 Winners 25 134 1,572 no winner £5,430,100  0* £22.9m -0.6%
19-04-17 4 27 47 54 55 59 45 Winners 25 175 2,468 44,564 £1,951,446 0 £13.2m -9.2%
15-04-17 8 10 16 19 23 31 48 Winners 25 39 252 13,023 £3,421,655 1 £23.1m -3.8%
12-04-17 3 16 34 42 49 52 50 Winners 25 126 1,666 no winner £15,107,556  1* £14.5m -0.3%
08-04-17 14 23 36 45 47 50 21 Winners 25 130 1,499 27,069 £13,409,218  0* £24.0m +0.2%
05-04-17 10 16 18 32 42 45 30 Winners 25 92 1,126 no winner £10,353,081  0* £14.5m +8.6%
01-04-17 1 2 11 23 25 54 14 Winners 25 78 879 27,025 £8,647,634  0* £23.9m +1.8%
29-03-17 5 6 16 32 42 51 39 Winners 25 112 1,835 no winner £5,597,315  0* £13.4m -0.3%
25-03-17 39 48 52 53 54 58 28 Winners 25 178 2,328 no winner £3,566,205 0 £23.5m -6.0%
22-03-17 6 11 12 19 27 31 42 Winners 25 33 196 7,573 £1,989,828 3 £13.4m -10.1%
18-03-17 3 8 19 26 37 41 43 Winners 25 65 501 14,123 £19,132,964  1* £25.0m +0.6%
15-03-17 6 24 27 38 39 58 55 Winners 25 125 1,774 50,572 £16,422,135  0 £14.9m +3.0%
11-03-17 6 15 23 29 55 57 46 Winners 25 123 1,554 84,199 £15,207,601  0* £28.2m +13.8%
08-03-17 11 19 22 42 43 49 48 Winners 25 85 1,055 49,122 £12,020,527  0* £14.5m +2.0%
04-03-17 24 38 39 40 49 56 21 Winners 25 155 1,604 83,810 £10,369,492  0* £24.8m +2.6%
01-03-17 2 7 21 22 47 53 42 Winners 25 88 1,013 48,160 £7,199,492  0* £14.2m +7.1%
25-02-17 18 24 34 38 41 49 26 Winners 25 105 1,161 40,832 £5,590,553  0 £24.1m -4.0%
22-02-17 1 16 28 31 38 54 5 Winners 25 126 2,367 no winner £2,014,488 0 £13.3m -10.2%
18-02-17 11 13 21 37 49 59 4 Winners 25 116 1,377 28,352 £15,342,900  1* £25.1m +3.2%
15-02-17 17 23 28 38 47 56 31 Winners 25 107 1,170 no winner £12,118,230  0* £14.8m +3.9%
11-02-17 15 18 23 42 43 52 28 Winners 25 128 1,495 27,472 £10,376,181  0* £24.3m +1.1%
08-02-17 7 23 41 44 49 54 37 Winners 25 117 1,267 no winner £7,267,133  0* £14.2m +5.8%
04-02-17 6 9 27 30 40 50 22 Winners 25 92 802 81,543 £5,610,040  0* £24.1m -0.9%
01-02-17 6 8 15 31 45 58 39 Winners 25 104 998 45,542 £2,039,290 0 £13.5m -0.8%
28-01-17 5 21 23 34 43 45 20 Winners 25 87 962 82,282 £8,739,754  2* £24.3 +3.1%
25-01-17 4 9 20 23 37 53 39 Winners 25 103 1,306 no winner £5,552,469  0* £13.6m -7.8%
21-01-17 4 13 37 40 52 58 51 Winners 25 159 2,100 39,912 £3,495,493 0 £23.6m -4.2%
¹ means jackpot rolled down to 5+ bonus ball  * denotes rollover jackpot
 New Lotto Last 30 WeeksWhat Is It
 
The UK national Lotto (which used to be called Lottery for sensible reasons) is changing fundamentally in October this year. The big difference is that the numbers from which you make your six selections will go up from 1 to 49, increasing to 1 to 59.

The Lotto jackpot can roll until it reaches or exceeds £22 million. If it isn't won when it reaches or exceeds this amount, the entire jackpot will roll to the next Lotto draw and must be won in that draw. If no player matches all six main numbers drawn, then this massive prize rolls down to the next prize level (five main numbers plus the bonus ball, then five main numbers, etc), as specified in the Lotto Game Procedures, until there is a winner or winners.
 
  Old Main Lotto New Main Lotto Increase
Balls 49 59  
Jackpot 13,983,816 to 1 45,057,474 to 1 x 3.22
5 + Bonus 2,330,636 to 1 7,509,579 to 1 x 3.22
5 balls 55,491 to 1 144,415 to 1 x 2.60
4 balls 1,033 to 1 2,180 to 1 x 2.11
3 balls 57 to 1 97 to 1 x 1.70
2 balls Nothing 10.3 to 1 Lucky Dip  
Rafffle 50 x £20,000 + Super Raffles * 1 x £1m + 20 x £20,000 x 2.38
Odds to Win 54 to 1 to win cash 93 to 1 to win cash x 1.71
 
 What is it? Last Few WeeksNew Lotto
 

The lottery is a great game often played by many members of the family. Just like many bingo games the main object of the game is simply to pick the right numbers. If you're playing the national lottery in the UK then you are playing a 6/49 lottery draw. So you are if you are in Canada. This simply means you get to chose 6 numbers from a choice of 49. In Switzerland its 6/45 and in New Zealand its 6/40. The differences allow for how many people the organisers think will buy the tickets and therefore win the jackpot.

Country Population Lottery Jackpot Chances iPurchase¹
Europe 750,000,000 5/50 + 2/11 1 in 116,531,800 Yes
UK 64,000,000 6/59 1 in 45,057,475 Yes
UK 64,000,000 6/49 1 in 13,983,816 Yes
California 33,145,000 6/51 1 in 18,009,460 No
Canada 30,491,300 6/49 1 in 13,983,816 No
New York 18,196,000 6/51 1 in 18,009,460 No
Switzerland 7,262,000 6/45 1 in 8,145,060 Yes
Ireland 3,797,000 6/42 1 in 5,245,786 Yes
New Zealand 3,829,600 6/40 1 in 3,838,380 No
Main (U.S.) 1,253,000 6/42 1 in 5,245,786 No
(1) iPurchase means ticket sales online

Prize monies are distributed differently throughout. In New York for instance, 70% goes to the jackpot and if you get 5+bonus (pretty difficult), you get a measly $10,000!
There is a consistent theme however, they all take around 50% out of the pool for "good" causes.

 
 Is it a good bet? What is it?Money Breakdown
 
No. But hold on, you didn't expect it to be. Only 50% of the money spent on tickets is returned in the UK lottery. However only around 28% of it goes to "good" causes, whatever they are. You can think of it as a small crack at a big pot and some good gets done in the world whether you win or lose.

The worrying thing is the 22% or so that gets eaten by the ticket sellers, Camelot and the government. We call this the 'vig', or the 'juice' in the U.S. This is huge. The inefficiency of the system costs the decent punters of Britain around £14m per week. Lets hope that iPurchase, or buying tickets on the Internet, changes that.
 
 Money breakdown Is it a good bet?Odds
 
Ticket money goes to:
 
45%  Prizes
5%  'Top Up' Bin (see below)
28%  Good Causes
13%  Lottery Duty
5%  Retailer Commission (shop keepers vig)
3%  Camelot Costs
1%  Profit
 
New Prize Money split
 
 £25    for matching 3 numbers
 66.4% of remainder  + rollover  for matching all six numbers
 5.3%  for matching 5 + bonus ball
 23.8%  for matching 4 numbers
 £20,000    for your raffle ticket winning
   
Old Prize Money split
 
 £10    for matching 3 numbers
22% of remainder  for matching 4 numbers
 10% of remainder  for matching 5 numbers
 16% of remainder  for matching 5 + bonus ball
 52% of remainder  +'top up'  +rollover  for matching all six numbers
   

Special Rules

  • Top Up Bin: means money carried over for special promotions like guaranteed jackpots
  • Rollover : If there is no jackpot winner, then the entire jackpot prize pool is "rolled over" to the next draw.
  • No jackpot winners : If there is a 4th consecutive draw where the jackpot wasn't won, the jackpot prize pool is shared amongst the 5+bonus winners of the 4th draw or amongst the 5-match winners of the 4th draw if there are no 5+bonus winners.
  • No 5+bonus winners : If there are no 5+bonus winners then the 5+bonus prize pool is added to the jackpot prize pool for the same draw. (Providing it isn't the 4th rollover week) (It happened once)
  • No 5 matches : If there are no 5-match winners, the prize pool is added to the 4-match prize pool for the same draw.
  • Rollover Raffles : The thing about Rollovers on new Lotto is that 50 players will win a guaranteed £20,000 each on each and every draw, regardless of whether or not the jackpot is won. Wednesdays there will also be a £1m raffle winner.
 
 Odds Money BreakdownLotto Raffle
 

The UK lottery is a 6/59 system, called 659 in other countries. Each six ball combination is unique and there are 45,057,474 of them.

Odds of matching balls on one lottery ticket
Number of balls matched One chance in Prize Ave. Sat Payout
per person
.
Old ave..
 6 45 million Jackpot £10,770,000 £2,480,000
 5+bonus 7.5 million Bonus £??? £50,000
 5 144,415 Match 5 £1,300 £1,500
 4 2179 Match 4 £110 £100
 3 96 Match 3 £25 £25
 2 10.3 Ticket Ticket  
 1 1 in 2.6 None    
 0 1 in 1.96 None    
 
Avergae payout for 5 + bonus ball is difficult to work out as the figures include an £8 million payout on the 14th Sept 2016 when the jackpot rolled down into this bracket.
 
 
 Lotto Raffle OddsIs it fair?
 
New Lotto in exactly the same as the original Lotto and Lottery before that. All you need to do is select 6 numbers from 1 to 49 for the main Lotto jackpot draw, or choose a Lucky Dip®. Now however with every line purchased on new Lotto, you will automatically be given a randomly-generated Lotto raffle number, which will consist of a four-letter colour, such as 'AQUA' or 'BLUE', followed by an eight-digit number ie AQUA 1234 5678. 50 raffle numbers will be selected for a normal draw by an Automated Draw Machine and each raffle number selected will win a guaranteed £20,000.

Each Wednesday draw there will be an extra raffle draw for £1,000,000.
 
Check to see if you are a £20,000 Lotto Raffle Winner
 
 Is it fair? Lotto RaffleStrategy
 
Fair, now there's a thing. Tough call, but here we think that only 28% of money going to good causes and only 50% being returned to the good people who contributed is a bit hard to swallow. Not only that but the distribution of money is there solely to fuel the desire to play again. Hardly noble.

How do they do it? Well they give £10 to each person who's ticket matches 3 balls to distribute money widely in the hope that those winners will play it straight back. Its the oldest trick in the book. Next they highlight a really big jackpot prize.

We have to be fair to Camelot and say that the true odds of matching 3 balls would mean paying the punter £11.33 and so the tenner they offer isn't at all bad in comparison to the other prizes.
However catching 5 numbers is enough to make you want to kill yourself. (Please don't) The jackpot on the other hand actually pays out over the odds, as if those people weren't already fortunate enough. (See Odds and Strategy)
 
 Top Tips Is it fair?Fun
 

You would be right in thinking that any combination of numbers is as likely to come up on draw night as any other. So therefore there is no point in making a special point of using systems or checking numbers that haven't come up for a while, unless that process adds to your enjoyment.

Question: So is there anything we can do? Well the answer is yes, there is something that you can do to maximize the money you win when you win.

A crazy day in January 1995 when 133 people won the jackpot meant they picked up a measly £122,510 each. This was no fluke, it was because the numbers fell into a regular pattern on the lottery form, a pattern that people use to create their six numbers in a flash at the side of the terminal.

This gives us a clue as to what to do and its a trick that professional gamblers use all the time to gain an advantage in any system where a pool of money gets distributed to a few winners. (like betting on horses) Camelot rather strangely refuses to publish details of players choices but we can get a good understanding of players habits from snippets that they have released and from lotteries around the world.

Basically, people are so lazy in creating an original set of numbers that what comes out of their brains goes to show how stupid humans are. For instance, some players chose the sequence 1,2,3,4,5,6 in the belief that no one else would think of such a crazy thing. Trust me brother, more than 10,000 tickets are bought with that combination every weekend!!! If it ever comes up, those lucky winners will have won around £1000. Just about enough to buy that gun and point it to their heads.

Many other sequences have way above average subscription. Last weeks numbers, last weeks plus or minus one, consecutive numbers, equally spaced numbers, famous peoples' birth dates, nice patterns, etc....... .

Top Tips

1. Go against all those things mentioned above and try and include high numbers, especially above 31 which rules out most dates from getting in. It won't just benefit you on the jackpot, but also if you match 4 or 5 or 5+bonus then your payouts will be that much more than average. Happy hunting.

2. Play on Wednesdays only. There are the same number of raffle ticket winners on Wednesday as Saturday but there are half as many tickets bought on a Wednesday so you are twice as likely to win a raffle prize on Wednesday and all the other odds are the same. Plus, if you do win the jackpot you are more likely to be winning on your own for the same reason! You are improving your odds from 600,000 to 1 down to about 350,000 to 1 to win a raffle prize.

 
 Fun StrategyGood Causes
 

If you want have a game of your own without giving money away to the lost causes, I mean good causes, then you can. Try running a paris-mutual pool amongst your friends, like a mini lottery. Its easy and you can adjust the game to suit the number of players. Here's how;

  • First, you don't need to know exactly how many people are playing but a rough guide will do.
  • Second, you don't need to know how much they are going to play for, but for sense make the minimum bet £1 and the maximum £10.
  • Third, decide who is going to run the thing and split the pool and make the decisions.

And now to the game:

Each player decides how many people are going to win the Jackpot on draw night and writes that number with their name on paper (Note: Zero is a number). Fold it. Put the amount bet on the outside of the folded paper. Show the amount written to operator, pay them and put the paper in the draw box..

When the number of jackpot winners is declared, open the box and see who got it right. (If no one, roll it over or give them their money back) If there's one winner, they get it all. If there's two or more, you split the pool pro-rata according to the original bet size.

Now to Jazz it up, you can allow betting (by the original players) after the draw has been made for about ten minutes (so they can't find out the result). This gives people the chance to use their heads and think how 'unusual' the draw numbers are. Good Luck. Also, the whole thing can be done after the draw (10mins!).

(If there's a lot of people, like 50 or more, then work with the number of bonus prize winners)

 
Good Causes FunLotto Plus 5
 
Camelot operates The National Lottery and The National Lottery raises money for The National Lottery Distribution Fund. The National Lottery Distribution Fund is held by the Department of Culture, Media and Sports and is divided between the six Good Causes which were chosen by Parliament: Arts, Sport, Heritage, Charities, the Millennium and the New Oppotunities Fund/Nesta.
 
The National Lottery was established by Parliament to raise money for worthwhile causes. There are six Good Causes - arts, sports, charities, heritage, celebrating the millennium and the new health, education and environment cause.

There are twelve distributing bodies responsible for giving grants to these Good Causes and of the 28 pence from each lottery pound they recieve the percentages in brackets.
  • (16.7)The Arts Councils of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland
  • (16.7).The Sports Councils of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland
  • (16.7)The National Lottery Charities Board
  • (16.7)The National Heritage Memorial Fund
  • (33.3) New Opportunities Fund/Nesta

 
Lotto Plus 5 Good CausesPast Results
 
The first Lotto Plus 5 draw took place on Sunday 13th February 2011.
The last Lotto Plus 5 draw took place on Tuesday 1st October 2013.
 
Lotto Plus 5 is five daily draws for your main Lotto numbers commencing the day after the Lotto draw for an extra £1.

Lotto Plus 5 draws take place between Lotto draw days - on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and results are available from around 8pm. When you choose to play Lotto Plus 5, the five Lotto Plus 5 draws you're entered into are those starting the day after the main Lotto draw you've selected.

Plus 5 your Saturday Lotto numbers and you'll be entered into five Lotto Plus 5 draws starting from Sunday onwards. Plus 5 your Wednesday Lotto numbers and you'll be entered into five Lotto Plus 5 draws starting from Thursday onwards. (Note that, if you Plus 5 BOTH your Saturday and Wednesday Lotto numbers on the same play slip, you'll be entered into five Lotto Plus 5 draws starting from the day after the next Lotto draw)


Match & Win Prize
6 main numbers £250,000
Match 5 plus bonus £25,000
Match 5 £250
Match 4 £25
Match 3 £2.50


So each day you are paying 20p to play this game with your original numbers, a fifth of the normal price. If you Match 3 you will be paid a fourth of the normal prize so it is a better value bet. Match 4 averages at £73 so in fact you are getting a third of the prize for only a fifth of the cost, again a better bet. But if you match 6 then you receive about one ninth of the average jackpot (£2.3 million in the last 6 months). That is much worse.



Health Lottery Good CausesPast Results
 
The Health Lottery is a lottery in Great Britain launched on 8th October 2011.
 
Health Lottery is weekly, drawn on Saturday, and players must choose five different numbers from the range 1 to 50 and match at least three in order to win a prize.

The Health Lottery Scheme manages 51 separate society lotteries which operate in rotation and together represent each geographical region of Great Britain.


Match & Win Prize Odds
Match 5 £100,000 1 in 2,118,760
Match 4 £500 1 in 9,417
Match 3 £50 1 in 214
The overall odds of winning any prize is 1 in 209.24

Breakdown of revenue
22.0% In operating costs, marketing and administration
20.3% To good causes
33.4% To winners
24.3% Maybe profit?

The game has been criticised for donating only 20.3% of the ticket price to good causes, verses 28% donated by the National Lottery. If you want to read the editorial on the Health Lottery then follow this link on Health Lottery Editorial.



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