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UK National Lottery – The Ultimate All-Rounder

The UK National lottery doesn’t get the attention it deserves as a lottery that’s all about sharing the love, rather than one or two people taking home gargantuan sums of money. If you’re looking for a lottery where the prizes are a bit more reasonable across all divisions than most others, then this could be the lottery for you! Don’t be fooled; the jackpots are still amazing, and start at AUD$3 million. Let’s see what else makes this such an underrated lottery.

Must Be Won Draws

This is a unique feature that increases the chances of lower divisions winning bigger prizes. When the jackpot isn’t won in 5 consecutive draws, the next draw will be a ‘must be won’ draw. That means no matter what, the jackpot prize will be won. If it’s not won by anyone as a first division prize, then we’ll see a ‘jackpot rolldown’! This is when the jackpot prize is distributed down into the lower divisions, boosting their prizes. This could result in a 5th division prize of AUD$180 when it would normally be AUD$55, which is amazing for matching only 3 numbers!

On top of this, as of November 7th 2020, National UK Lottery changes will see people who only match 2 winning numbers in line to win an AUD$9 prize. This will only be the case when nobody takes out the jackpot in a ‘must be won draw’.

There will also be a ‘must be won’ draw in November and a series of festive draws around Christmas and the New Year, so keep checking back and we’ll let you know as soon as tickets are for sale!

Free Game for Matching only 2 Winning Numbers

The National UK Lottery also has another unique feature that gives you another crack at winning a prize, just for matching only two winning numbers! When you pick 2 winning numbers, you are given a free randomly generated game in the next upcoming draw. So don’t despair if you don’t win any cash and match 2 winning numbers, you still have another chance to claim a cash prize.

How do you play UK National Lottery?

You must select 6 numbers from a pool of 1-59. You can choose your own numbers, or you can use a Quick Play, which uses randomly selected numbers. It’s important to realise that numbers chosen by you and randomly selected numbers both have exactly the same chances of winning.

When you buy a ticket in our own Government licensed UK Lotto, we buy a matching ticket in the corresponding overseas UK National Lottery draw. If there are any winnings on our matching tickets, we collect them in the UK and then pay you the same value as the prize that we collect. All UK Lotto winnings are also tax-free! This means that no tax is payable on winnings from the UK National Lottery, and there are no Australian taxes; so if you win you’ll get to keep the entire amount all to yourself.

There are two draws each week, on Thursday and Sundays AEST.

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UK National Lottery Prizes

The lower division prizes are the set in stone each draw, and as you can see, they are quite impressive, especially division 2, at AUD$1.8 million! This is huge for a division 2 prize.

Division 2: AUD$1.8 million

Division 3: AUD$3,200

Division 4: AUD$250

Division 5: AUD$55

The chances of winning a prize in this lottery are great in comparison to a lot of other international lotteries, further cementing it as a smart choice when deciding which lottery you should play.

Check out the stories behind some previous UK National Lottery winners to see what could be coming your way should you choose the winners numbers!


Can I play UK National Lottery in Australia?

With The Lottery Office, you can play to win from draws of the UK National Lottery by buying a ticket in our matching UK Lotto.

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How much does it cost to play UK Lotto?

It costs $9.65 to play our exclusive UK Lotto.

Do I have to pay tax if I win the UK Lotto?

No, all UK Lotto winnings are 100% tax-free.

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