The National lottery is a game played by millions of people every week with an eye on the multi-million pound jackpot that someone has to win. This category of the website has been created to cover this fascinating game and to provide insights, advice and tips on playing it.

What is the Lottery?

First of all, let's explain what the lottery is exactly. In its simplest form, it's a game that players select six numbers from a selection of forty-nine running from 1-49 inclusive on a slip, which they hand over to an operator in an officially recognised outlet such as a newsagent who then prints an official, bar coded lottery ticket with the player's numbers printed on it. The player then waits for the corresponding draw to take place and if the six numbers drawn match those on their card, they win the jackpot for that game.

There are other prizes that can also be won. These correspond to five, four or three numbers on the player's ticket matching those drawn for lower prize amounts with a separate single number match enabling the cost of the ticket to be refunded.

How Does the Lottery Work?

The official prize draw of the UK National Lottery is made on Wednesday and Saturday each week. Other lotteries in different countries may be drawn on different days.

The numbers are drawn by special machines that randomly pick six numbered balls that cannot be tampered with under the watchful eye of official adjudicators as well as a studio audience of members of the public.

Why Should I Do the Lottery?

If you're wondering why you should even bother doing the lottery, here are a couple of pretty compelling reasons:

  1. When you play a line of numbers, you enter into a game where you could win millions of pounds
  2. Even if you don't win the top prize, there are several other great cash prizes that are well worth winning

Of course, you don't have to play the lottery or any similar game if you don't want to. But to win a prize or be in with a chance of winning a prize, you have to play the game.

Other Titles

There are several other articles and reviews making up this section of the website. If you are interested in reading more about this popular game, feel free to select any of the titles below:

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