Saturday UK Lottery

The UK Lottery has been running since 1994 and has created over 2,500 millionaires in the 16 years since its launch. While it started with a single weekly draw on a Saturday, there are now two draws, one on a Wednesday and one on a Saturday. The mid-week draw offers an extra chance to win some serious money often garnishing the winner with a £2m jackpot or more. Saturday remains the big one, though, and this attracts a prize averaging £5m or more without taking into account the rollover draws and special draws that can vastly increase this number.

UK Lotto Draw Format

The format of the draw has remained the same since day one. Players choose 6 numbers between 1 and 49 and on a Saturday night, 6 main numbers and 1 bonus ball are drawn at random. Players matching between 3 and 6 of the main numbers or matching 5 main numbers and the 1 bonus ball win a cash prize. The jackpot is awarded to any player or syndicate that matches all 6 main numbers on their ticket.

UK Lotto Syndicates

Camelot, the group responsible for running the UK Lottery, has said that approximately 1 in 4 jackpots are won by syndicate members and while a syndicate can involve players from the same family, group of friends, work colleagues, or other group or organisation members.