What time is the National Lottery draw? How to buy a ticket for a chance to win tonight’s Loto


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

Popular: There are reports of queues for Loto tickets across the country ahead of the big draw

You may be more likely to be 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 rolling £ 19.7million, with a guaranteed raffle millionaire and 20 raffle winners of £ 20,000.

We’ve had a few big cash prize winners so far this year and if you’re up to give it a shot you could be one of them too.

The biggest jackpot ever won by a single ticket holder has been around for 20 years since a £ 42million jackpot was claimed in 1996. The biggest jackpot prize ever recorded was the £ 66million offered in January of this year.

The prize was ultimately split between two winning tickets.

Just last week, an elderly couple from West Lothian won £ 1million in the lottery, continuing an incredible family run of Lotto luck.

Peter Fry, 90, and his wife Mary, 86, took home the huge Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize and were hailed as Scotland’s luckiest family.

Read more:Results of the national lottery on Wednesday 8 June

Do you already have your ticket for tonight?

We’ve got everything you need to know if you’re feeling lucky and have decided to give your luck in the National Lottery Draw on Saturday, June 11.

What time is the Loto draw?

Tune The National Lottery: Take part to win it on BBC One tonight at 7.40 p.m. Dale Winton presents the quiz in which five participants answer questions to win a big cash prize. Coverage will include Lotto and Thunderball draws, so have your numbers handy.

It’s over at 9:25 p.m. so hurry!

The National Lottery will also broadcast it on its YouTube channel and you can watch it on BBC iPlayer if you win and want to relive the moment.

Can I still buy a ticket?

Yes – but don’t hang around.

Sales end at 7:30 p.m. on the day of the draw, so you’ll need to purchase your ticket early if you want a chance to win tonight.







Results: Could it be you?
(

Picture:

Julian Hamilton / Daily Mirror)




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

Tickets cost £ 2 per coin and include entry to the new ‘Millionaire Raffle’ which guarantees a prize of £ 1 million in each draw.

In addition to the jackpot, it’s two chances to become a millionaire. Additionally, there are 20 prizes of £ 20,000 in each draw.

Plus, now if you match 2 numbers you win a free Lotto Lucky Dip for another chance to become a millionaire.







Fingers crossed: tonight’s draw could change your life forever
(

Picture:

Julian Hamilton / Daily Mirror)




To play, select six numbers from 1 to 59 or choose Lucky Dip for random selection.

Then choose the number of lines to play.

You can play up to seven lines of numbers on each game card and purchase up to 10 game cards at a time.

Then choose the draws and the number of weeks you want to play.

You can play Lotto online every day from 8:00 a.m. (sometimes earlier) to 11:00 p.m. On the day of the lottery draw, ticket sales end at 7:30 p.m.

What are the odds of winning?

In fact, not great.

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

To put it into perspective, the odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in 2 million, of being eaten by a shark is 1 in 4 million, and of having quadruplets if you are pregnant is 1 in 700,000.

The luckiest Loto postal codes

The country’s luckiest postcodes, based on where you’re most likely to win a major national lottery prize of £ 50,000 or more, show the Essex Romford postcode (RM) takes the first place.



The statistics, which include both ad and non-ad winners, are comprehensive:

  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 won its biggest jackpot of £ 66million, but also created its biggest winner with a prize of £ 35million.


About the author