New Lotto UK

Will my chances of winning the National Lotto improve?

The odds of winning a prize on the Lotto still stands at 1 in 54.

This should be the question that everyone asks rather than dwelling on the price increase. But unfortunately, the odds of you actually winning the lottery will stay the same with incredibly low odds of scooping up the top prize. The chance of you beating the odds and winning the Jackpot still stands at a miniscule 1 in 13,983,816.

Your chances of winning any prize remains at a more realistic 1 in 54. So despite the Lotto price increase your chances of winning will be exactly the same but with some changes to the amount awarded.

In conclusion, the fact that 80% of National Lottery winners only guess 3-4 numbers correctly means that the majority will be better off and the increased Jackpot total giving bigger top prizes means that for a lot of people the increased ticket price will go fairly unnoticed. With the Health Lottery faltering it seems fairly certain that the National Lotto will remain the UK’s favourite lottery. Whether the new price changes the National Lotto from a weekly institution to an “every other weekend” luxury for most of its players remains to be seen. Even if the price hike turns out to be a smart move the National Lotto should not rest on its laurels.

As the economy recovers and the British public has more expendable income expect to see new Lotto’s entering the market place while independent Lotto providers such as are already making their mark by offering online players bigger prizes and better options for play.

What happens if it is a rollover?

They can only be a maximum of 4 rollovers. After the 5th consecutive Lotto draw, the pot will go down to the next prize category. For example, If they are no winners in the 'Matching 5' category, the proceeds will go to those with '4 Matching Numbers'.

Matching Numbers Odds in winning Prize fund
Overall odds 1 in 54 n/a
Match 3 1 in 57 £25
Match 4 1 in 1,033 £100
Match 5 1 in 55,492 £1,000
Match 5 + BB 1 in 2,330,636 £50,000
Jackpot Wed 1 in 13,983,816 *£2.5m
Jackpot Sat 1 in 13,983,816 *£5m

*Estimated average Jackpot prize fund.