The lottery draws the 6 winning numbers as well as one bonus number. In the uk an estimated 10 000 people pick the numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 each week with a similar percentage doing the same in ireland.
Lotto costs 2 per line to play.
How to win the lottery uk. The very fortunate individuals who brought home this winning jackpot were chris and colin weir way back in 2011. For lotto that would mean purchasing 45 057 474 tickets and for euromillions you d have to buy 139 838 160 lines. But as you may also know all too well winning the euromillions lottery and national lottery as it were is mostly down to luck.
The lottery could mean one of several games each with different odds and jackpots. The prizes really get loaded once you start matching 4 or more numbers with the drawing which equals 1 750 in winnings. Drawings are held twice a week on wednesdays and saturdays.
Lottery schemes like picking rare numbers every number has an equal chance of winning no matter how recently it was drawn software that s supposed to be better at picking numbers and other forms of wishful thinking abound. If that sequence ended up being the jackpot winning selection all those people would net just 1000 from a 10 million prize pool. Firstly select the right game.
The chance of winning the national lottery jackpot is 1 in 45 057 474 according to the lotto website while there is a 1 in 7 509 579 chance of getting five numbers plus the bonus ball. If at least 2 of your selected lotto numbers match the drawing you ll win a free lucky dip random play for a future lotto. There s no way to predict the numbers that will come up in the lottery.
If you look for information about how to win the lottery you ll find many tips that don t work. The average winning jackpot is expected to be triple the jackpots under the previous format. The total costs of doing so at current price per ticket of 2 00 would be staggering 90 114 948.
You won t increase your chances of winning with random numbers but you will make a big difference to how much you win should your ticket come good. Having 3 matching numbers gets you 30 while 4 give you 140. Playing a game with smaller odds gives you a better chance of winning.
The only guaranteed way to win the jackpot is to play all 45 057 474 number combinations. The only way to guarantee winning the lottery is to buy enough tickets to cover every number combination. Have you heard of richard lusting and how he won seven times in the lottery for the past 2 years richard lusting confess that he was buried in debt two years ago but after winning a total of 1.
As you may also know the biggest win for a uk resident is at an astounding 161 million. To play national lotto choose six numbers from 1 to 59.