United Kingdom - Lotto



Past Results

Wednesday 15 May 2024
  • 11
  • 17
  • 25
  • 47
  • 52
  • 53
  • 37
Jackpot
£2,000,000

Top Jackpot This Week

3 days 23 h : 47 m : 03
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Prizes - 15 May 2024

Match Amount Winners
Match 6 £2,000,000 0
Match 5 plus Bonus £1,000,000 0
Match 5 £1,750 31
Match 4 £140 2,288
Match 3 £30 57,607
Match 2 £0 591,927
Total Winners £0 651,853

Winning Numbers

The Most Common Drawn Lotto Numbers - Hot Numbers
39
Drawn 68 times
31 Days ago
17 Apr 2024
27
Drawn 67 times
52 Days ago
27 Mar 2024
37
Drawn 66 times
49 Days ago
30 Mar 2024
33
Drawn 63 times
35 Days ago
13 Apr 2024
13
Drawn 62 times
7 Days ago
11 May 2024
52
Drawn 62 times
3 Days ago
15 May 2024
12
Drawn 14 times
318 Days ago
05 Jul 2023
The Least Often Drawn Lotto Numbers - Cold Numbers
55
Drawn 39 times
70 Days ago
09 Mar 2024
40
Drawn 41 times
77 Days ago
02 Mar 2024
43
Drawn 41 times
10 Days ago
08 May 2024
6
Drawn 43 times
115 Days ago
24 Jan 2024
18
Drawn 43 times
21 Days ago
27 Apr 2024
25
Drawn 43 times
3 Days ago
15 May 2024
27
Drawn 3 times
861 Days ago
08 Jan 2022
The statistics are generated from 2019 to the latest draw


Lotto

Lotto is the UK’s most popular lottery game.

Draws are held twice a week on Wednesdays at 20:00 and Saturdaysat 21:00 local time, with ticket sales ending half-an-hour beforehand and recommencing shortly afterward. Draws are broadcast live on the official National Lottery website, with the results published on national TV and radio later on.

Entry costs £2.00 per line.

To enter, choose six numbers between 1 and 59, or go for a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers.

Jackpot

Lotto draws have a minimum jackpot of £2 million on Wednesdays and £3.8 million on Saturdays.

While there is no jackpot cap, the rollover cap is limited to five draws only, with the following draw becoming a “Must Be Won” draw that causes the jackpot to roll down to all remaining cash prize tiers if no-one matches all six numbers.

The biggest winning Lotto jackpot was £66,070,646 on January 9, 2016, which was shared between two lucky ticket holders.

The biggest single-ticket win took place just a month later on February 13, 2016, with a jackpot of £32.5 million.

Odds and Prizes

The odds of winning the Lotto jackpot are 1 in 45,057,474. These are some of the longest odds in the world, although the relatively high starting jackpots balance out the likelihood of winning.

Players can win prizes at six different tiers, with overall odds of 1 in 9 of winning a prize.

Prize category Numbers Matched Winning Odds Winning Odds %
1 6 1 in 45,057,474 0.000002
2 5, plus Bonus Ball 1 in 7,509,519 0.00001
3 5 1 in 144,415 0.0007
4 4 1 in 2,180 0.05
5 3 1 in 97 1.03
6 2 1 in 10 10

Payout and Taxes

All lottery winnings in the UK are tax free, which are paid out as lump sums only.

Winners have up to 180 days to claim prizes, with all unclaimed prizes being distributed to good causes supported by Camelot, the Lotto operator.

Winning overseas players should check local laws to find out if they need to pay tax at home.

Who Can Play Lotto?

Players must be at least 16 years of age to play Lotto.

Tickets can be purchased from authorized lottery retailers across the UK or via the official website, and even though there is also an official app, it is used for information and marketing purposes only.

Players from abroad can play online via Lottery Agent websites.

History of Lotto

Launched in 1994, Lotto was initially branded as the National Lottery, but later simplified to Lotto in 2002. Instead, UK lottery games are now collectively referred to as the National Lottery in general.

Lotto has undergone a number of changes to its format, including extra games and the use of jackpot and rollover caps. The most significant of these came in 2015 when the number of balls increased from 49 to 59, as well as fixed-prize amounts being introduced at each tier.