How to play the UK Lottery Draw

The UK Lottery draw seems to have enthralled the people of Britain. Every week, over 70% of the population plays and an average of 4 million people win prizes. Since its inception in 1994, the national lottery draws two times a week: on Wednesday and Saturday. More than PS32 billion in prizes have been awarded. You must match six numbers to win the jackpot. However, smaller prizes can be won for matching three or more numbers.

Every player must purchase a ticket to participate in the UK lottery draw. You can purchase tickets at any of the authorized distributor retail outlets. Instant win scratch cards are also available. The shop assistant will take your number and enter them in a terminal. This generates a ticket with the chosen numbers. The ticket contains the dates and details as well as a serial number.

It is possible to now play the British lottery online thanks to the advancement of technology. Simply visit the website, enter your numbers and pay. The ticket is sent to you by email and can be printed. This method is as reliable as the offline one, provided you use the official website, which offers instant win options.

You can choose to ‘Lucky Dip’, where six of your numbers are randomly chosen by the computer. The same set of numbers can be used for each week’s draw.

The BBC actually broadcasts the  live draw sdy live draw of the winning national lottery numbers. You can choose the winning numbers by writing your name and address on the ticket. Then, present the ticket to a British national lottery retailer.

If no one claims the top prize, the money is carried over to next week as a “rollover”.

A syndicate is one in four UK lottery winners. A syndicate consisting of six people from the north east won PS10,000,000 (PS1.7 million) each on December 30, 2009. A single person creates a syndicate, coordinates the purchase of tickets and sets it up. Many clubs and workplaces have at least one British national lottery syndicate.

As the UK lottery draws become more popular, so does playing them. The introduction of text-based play has made it possible to play the lottery online. Elottery syndicates have also been created, which offer additional chances to win and other benefits.