Wednesday UK Lotto

The National Lottery is the UK Lottery which was initially drawn once a week on a Saturday night but, following its massive popularity, now enjoys a second draw which takes place on a Wednesday evening. The basic rules of the draw are identical with every player choosing a selection of six numbers between 1 and 49. Six main numbers and one bonus ball are ten selected at random during the draw and prizes are awarded for players matching 3 main balls or more, and for players matching 5 main numbers and the 1 bonus ball.

Prizes

Matching 3 numbers guarantees a £10 prize but the actual size of the rest of the prizes varies depending primarily on the number of tickets that have been purchased and the number of winning tickets for that particular prize pot. Generally speaking, though, matching all 6 numbers means a player will share in a jackpot worth an average of £2m. Roll over jackpots and special draws can see this figure rise dramatically even for what is considered the smaller of the two weekly UK Lotto draws.

Chances

There is roughly a 1 in 14 million chance of matching 6 main numbers from a single ticket and therefore sharing in the main jackpot prize. Camelot, who run the UK Lottery games, have released figures showing that 1 in 4 of all the major Lotto prizes are won by syndicates rather than individuals. Syndicates can be formed at home, with your family, at work, or as part of any other group or organisation.