Lotto Number Generator
Which numbers should I play?
Every ball has an equal chance of being drawn, but it's worth including numbers from 32-59 on your ticket if choosing your numbers manually. This is because many people tend to choose birthdays as significant numbers, meaning you're more likely to share your prize with more other winners if it includes numbers 1-31 and especially numbers 1-12.
Are there any numbers I should definitely pick?
If you want to maximise your chances of being the only winner, focus on the numbers 50-59. Many long-term players of Lotto will have kept the same numbers since the old format of the game, when the top number in the draw was 49, so by tending towards the newer balls in the draw, you can avoid sharing any winnings with those people.
Do I pay any tax on my winnings?
Under UK law you should not have to pay any direct deductions on your winnings, which means prizes are tax free for UK residents. If you are playing via lottery courier from overseas, any local tax laws in your own jurisdiction may still apply to your prize.
Is there a minimum jackpot?
The minimum jackpot for Lotto is approximately £2 million.
Is there a maximum jackpot?
Yes, there is. If the jackpot reaches £22 million or more, it will rollover one final time. In the following draw, if there are no jackpot winners, it will be shared among all tickets that match five numbers and the bonus ball. If nobody does so, the money rolls down to the next prize division, and so on.
If you’re curious to see how other lottery jackpots operate, check out the Games page.
What was the largest Lotto jackpot ever won?
Two winners shared a record £66 million jackpot in January 2016.
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