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What time is the National Lottery draw? How to buy a ticket for a chance of winning in tonight’s Lotto

Saturday’s UK Lotto draw is an estimated jackpot of £19.7 million, plus one guaranteed raffle millionaire. Could it be you?

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You may be more likely to get struck by lightning, eaten by a shark or give birth to quadruplets – but who knows?

Tonight could be your lucky night. Tonight’s UK Lotto draw is a £19.7M rollover, with one guaranteed raffle millionaire and 20 raffle winners of £20,000.

We’ve had some winners of big cash prizes so far this year and if you’re willing to take the chance, you too could be one of them.

The biggest ever jackpot scooped by a single ticket holder has stood for 20 years since a £42m jackpot was claimed in 1996. The largest ever jackpot prize was the £66m on offer in January this year.

The prize was eventually split between two winning tickets.

Just last week, an elderly couple from West Lothian scooped £1million on the lottery, continuing an amazing family run of Lotto luck.

Peter Fry, 90, and his wife Mary, 86, landed the huge prize in the Lotto Millionaire Raffle and have been hailed as Scotland’s luckiest family.

Have you got your ticket for tonight yet?

We’ve got everything you need to know covered if you’re feeling lucky and have decided to take your chances in the National Lottery draw on Saturday June 11.

What time is the Lotto draw?

Tune in to The National Lottery: In It to Win It on BBC One tonight at 7.40 pm. Dale Winton presents the quiz in which five contestants answer questions to scoop a big cash prize. Coverage will include the Lotto and Thunderball draws so have your numbers at the ready.

It’s over by 9.25pm so be quick!

National Lottery will also stream it on their YouTube channel and you can watch it back on BBC iPlayer if you win and want to relive the moment.

Can I still buy a ticket?

Yes – but don’t hang about.

Sales close at 7.30pm on the day of the draw, so you’ll need to buy your ticket early if you want a chance of winning tonight.

I’ve never played before – how does it work?

Tickets costs £2 per play and include entry to the new ‘Millionaire Raffle’ that guarantees £1 million prize in every draw.

Alongside the jackpot, that’s two chances to become a millionaire. Plus there are 20 prizes of £20,000 in every draw.

Also now if you Match 2 numbers you win a free Lotto Lucky Dip for another chance to become a millionaire.

To play, select six numbers from 1–59 or pick Lucky Dip for a random selection.

Next, choose how many lines to play.

You can play up to seven lines of numbers on each play slip and buy up to 10 play slips at a time.

Then, choose the draws and number of weeks you’d like to play.

You can play Lotto online every day from 8:00am (sometimes earlier) until 11:00pm. On the day of the lotto draw, ticket sales close at 7.30pm.

What are the odds of winning?

Realistically, not great.

According to National Numeracy, it’s about 1 in 45million.

To put in perspective, the odds of getting hit by lightning are 1 in 2million, getting eaten by a shark is 1 in 4million and having quadruplets if you’re pregnant 1 in 700,000.

Luckiest Lotto postcodes

The luckiest postcodes in the country , based on where you are most likely to win a major National Lottery prize of £50,000 or more, show Essex postcode Romford (RM) takes the top spot.

The statistics, which include both publicity and non-publicity winners, are in full:

  1. RM – Romford
  2. TS – Cleveland
  3. WA – Warrington
  4. L – Liverpool
  5. IG – Ilford
  6. ME – Medway
  7. NP – Newport
  8. NE – Newcastle Upon Tyne
  9. WN – Wigan
  10. HA – Harrow

So far this year, Lotto has not only had its biggest ever jackpot of £66million but also created its biggest ever winner with a £35million prize.

Saturday's UK Lotto draw is an estimated jackpot of £19.7 million, plus one guaranteed raffle millionaire. Could it be you?

All you need to know about Lotto

THE ONE. THE ONLY. THE ORIGINAL.

Saturday nights changed forever when Lotto was introduced back in 1994. Since then, it’s become the nation’s favourite game – played by millions in towns and cities across the country. Today, it’s as popular as ever, with thousands winning prizes in every game. As far as lotteries go, Lotto is the real McCoy.

So how do you play?

Pick 6 numbers from 1–59 or go with a Lucky Dip ® for randomly selected numbers.

You can play up to 7 lines of numbers on each play slip and buy up to 10 slips at a time.

Choose to play on Wednesday or Saturday – or both, and then the number of weeks you’d like to play.

You’re good to go!

You can buy Lotto tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

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Look out for those rolldowns

Lotto can only Rollover 5 times. The 5th Rollover is a Must Be Won draw.

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Jackpot Rolldown –>

In a Lotto Must Be Won draw where no one wins the jackpot by matching 6 main numbers, there’s a Rolldown. This means the jackpot is shared by players matching 2 or more main numbers, so thousands can expect to win a boosted cash prize! [1]

Lotto Rolldown enhancements are effective from the 7th November draw. See more information on these changes. [1]If the jackpot is not won in a Must Be Won draw, match 2 winners will each receive £5 in addition to their Lotto Lucky Dip. The remaining jackpot will be allocated to all other winning prize tiers in set percentages. More information about Rolldowns are included in the Lotto Game Procedures

Different ways to check results

Check on the go

Use our App on your mobile to see if you’ve won. You can also scan paper tickets for instant results. Get it on Google Play or the App Store.

Here on the web

All results are published here on the website every Wednesday and Saturday from around 9.30pm.

Watch the draw live

Watch all Lotto draws first on our website or YouTube channel at 8pm every Wednesday and 7.45pm every Saturday.

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What are the average jackpots, compared with the previous game?

Base jackpots on Lotto are £2 million on a Wednesday (up from £1.8 million previously) and £3.8 million on a Saturday (up from £3.1 million previously).

The jackpot grows as it rolls, and we expect Must-Be-Won draws to be around £11 million on a Wednesday and £12 million on a Saturday.

As the jackpot is now only allowed to roll five times under the new format (compared with the previous rules where it rolled up to £22 million), the jackpot will be won more often.

How does a Rolldown work?

Lotto Rolldown enhancements are effective from the 7th November draw. Find out more.

Whenever there’s a Lotto Must Be Won draw and no one wins the jackpot by matching 6 main numbers, there’s a Rolldown. This means the jackpot is shared across other prize tiers where players match 2 or more main numbers, so thousands can expect to win a boosted cash prize.

Players matching 2 main numbers in a Rolldown will each receive a £5 cash prize in addition to their usual free Lucky Dip ® . The remaining jackpot prize fund will then be allocated (in set percentages) to the other winning prize tiers and shared amongst those winners.

For details of the Rolldown mechanic, see the Lotto Game Procedures.

What are the odds?

The odds remain the same as they were previously, but the jackpot will be won more often because it is now only allowed to roll over five times (previously it rolled up to £22 million).

Why did you not change the price or number of balls?

Sales of the old £1, ‘6 from 49’ game had been falling for a long time. As a result, so had the amount of money it was raising for Good Causes, which is ultimately what we’re here for.

Secondly, in 2015, we didn’t just add 10 extra balls – there were a number of other changes (for example, the ‘Millionaire Raffle’ and a free Lotto Lucky Dip® ticket for matching two main numbers). If we make a change to one part of the game, we have to consider the knock-on effects that would happen in other parts of the game. We need to look at the game in its entirety.

We’ve listened to what people (players, non-players and retailers) have told us and what they want from Lotto in the future – jackpots that will be won more often, with bigger cash prizes at the other levels. We believe that the improvements we’ve made will do just that.

Where has the money from the raffle gone?

All of the money has gone into the main draw.

We’ve listened to feedback and responded by taking Lotto back to its roots: focusing on the main draw and bigger, fixed prizes – so players will know exactly what they will win.

In addition, the jackpot will be won more often, the prize fund will be more fairly shared across all levels and we’ve added a new £1 million prize for matching 5+Bonus Ball (up from around £50,000 previously).

Have these changes impacted Lotto HotPicks?

There have been no changes to Lotto HotPicks prizes as a result of these changes – the new prize amounts apply to Lotto only.

The only change is that you can now only play Lotto HotPicks 4 weeks in advance.

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