Lotto Help & FAQ

How does playing the UK Lotto at Lottoland work?

Instead of entering the official UK Lotto draw you are placing a bet on the outcome. The only difference being that we pay out the winnings instead. From the perspective of you, the player, there’s no difference though. You pick your numbers in the same way and you can win all the same main game prizes, including the jackpot, just as a British player can.

Why is there no raffle number on my UK Lotto ticket?

Buying an official UK National Lottery ticket comes with a raffle number that awards a bonus prize to players. Playing the UK Lotto at Lottoland comes without a raffle prize category and that is why there is no raffle number on your ticket.

The silver lining is that Lottoland offers many more exclusive features and options not to be found anywhere else, including our famous DoubleJackpot feature.

How do I choose a line and buy a ticket?

Choose 6 numbers from 1-59 or select the QuickPick option (Quick+1) and this will choose a line for you randomly. Once you have chosen your numbers, select which draw you want to bet on (Wednesday or Saturday) and press Submit. This will take you through to a checkout. Be sure to review your purchase first then click Confirm and proceed to place your bet.

How do I win the Jackpot?

In each draw six numbers are drawn. Players who match all six numbers will win the jackpot. A further bonus number is drawn out after the six main numbers. This affects players who have 5 matching numbers. If their sixth number is the same as the bonus ball they will hit the second prize division.

Can I win all the same prizes winning with Lottoland?

You can win all the same main game prizes playing with us as those available in the official draw – including the jackpot.

How much does it cost?

A single line costs €2.80.

How much can I win?

The UK Lotto jackpot surpassed £66 million (approx. €83.85 million) in January 2016, a record amount for the draw. Recent changes to the draw have created the potential for bigger rollover jackpots than ever before.

When does the draw take place?

The UK Lotto draw takes place each Wednesday and Saturday night at approximately 8:05pm Irish time.


What are the odds of winning the jackpot?

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 45,057,474. A breakdown of all the odds for each prize tier, together with estimated returns is included below the next answer.

Can you explain the different prize tiers available?

The table below explains the different prize tiers, odds of winning each prize tier and the estimated individual returns for each prize tier. The information below is provided as a guide only. Should you win you will be paid out in dollars. The values shown are in pound sterling. Please bear in mind that the values shown are dependent on the British Pound to Euro exchange rate.

The estimated returns are based on the results of the Saturday, May 7th 2016 UK Lotto draw.

Prize Division Odds Of Winning Estimated Returns
6 Numbers 1 in 45 million €4,973,451.25
5 + Bonus Ball 1 in 7.5 million €113,575.30
5 Numbers 1 in 144,415 €737.62
4 Numbers 1 in 2,180 €84.77
3 Numbers 1 in 97 €31.63
2 Numbers 1 in 10 €2.53

What do I do if I win?

As a Lottoland winner you will be sent email confirmation automatically after the draw has taken place. If you win more than €10,000 you will also be receive personalised message from us by phone to congratulate you on your good fortune.

How can I be sure I will get paid?

We are fully licensed by the Irish government and independently audited by KPMG. In order for us to retain this license we have to prove that we are able to make the required payments to our players should they win.

Smaller Payments

We make all payouts directly from the fund we have acquired from total ticket sales.

Larger Payments

We take out policies with world leading insurers to cover larger payments.

What is a Subscription

Subscriptions remove the hassle of buying repeat lines and the fear of missing out on that big jackpot win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up automatic ticket purchases on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time.

What is the JackpotHunt feature?

Our JackpotHunt feature allows you to decide how big a jackpot you want to go for. So, for instance, if you only want to go for a jackpot when it is over €15 million, simply set your participation level to €15 million and when the jackpot reaches that figure you will start participating. You will continue to participate until the jackpot drops below the £15 million figure. The JackpotHunt feature is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time.

Why should I play the UK Lotto at Lottoland?

The UK Lotto is one of Europe’s biggest national lotteries with jackpots that regularly dwarf those of the Irish Lotto. Value-wise it’s also a great lottery with lots of different ways to win. So if you’ve been playing the Irish Lotto for years without any luck maybe a change of game is just what you need!