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 UK National Lotto No. 2459 - Quintuple Rollover - 17th Jul 2019 Last Few Weeks
   
5 8 40 41 43 45
Bonus
23
Ball
 
 
No ticket won the jackpot, jackpot rolled down - no rollover on Saturday 20th Jul 2019  
   
Category Winners Amount per Winner Total
Match 6 (Jackpot) 0 no winner £12,500,333
Match 5 plus bonus 1 £1,375,009 £1,375,009
Match 5 61 £14,045 £856,745
Match 4 4,529 £609 £2,758,161
Match 3 94,275 £128 £12,067,200
Match 2 900,325 Lucky dip £1,800,650
Totals 999,191
£18,857,765
Sales 29.5% rise £17,868,120
   
 
   UK National Lotto  
 Last 30 Weeks This WeekWhat Is It?
 
* denotes rollover jackpot   (2) number of £1m 5+ winners
¹ jackpot rolled down to 3, 4, 5 and 5+ catagories
Must Win
 
Date Numbers B Raffle 3 4 5 5+ Jackpot Win Sales  
13-07-19 8 25 29 32 35 58 12 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £10,751,044  0* £22.9m +7.0%
10-07-19 4 10 11 17 53 54 6 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £8,512,227  0* £13.8m +6.5%
06-07-19 24 30 44 50 56 57 9 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £7,161,130  0* £21.4m +1.8%
03-07-19 10 20 27 29 38 52 57 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £5,068,385  0* £12.6m -27.1%
29-06-19 11 32 43 44 47 52 27 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (2) £3,800,000 0 £21m -8.4%
26-06-19 5 7 9 24 32 44 38 none 96 419 7,144 £1,374,916 (1) £12,497,210¹  0* £17.8m +28.1%
22-06-19 6 9 17 32 44 57 11 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £10,756,674  0* £22.9m +6.8%
19-06-19 22 26 31 39 47 55 35 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £8,513,030  0* £13.9m +8.4%
15-06-19 7 40 42 47 52 54 29 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £7,154,203  0* £21.5m +2.2%
12-06-19 6 16 34 36 37 53 50 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £5,053,365  0* £12.8m +0.8%
08-06-19 12 13 22 37 42 55 43 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (2) £3,800,000 0 £21m -2.1%
05-06-19 11 20 23 32 33 56 25 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £2,000,000 1 £12.7m +0.0%
01-06-19 8 26 36 39 40 47 42 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £3,800,000 1 £21m -1.4%
29-05-19 3 15 27 32 46 53 57 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £2,000,000 1 £12.7m -0.1%
25-05-19 5 9 26 35 43 54 24 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (3) £4,085,154  1* £21.3m -13.8%
22-05-19 7 27 31 36 37 50 18 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £2,000,000 0 £12.7m -12.9%
18-05-19 7 22 23 26 31 54 3 none 90 473 12,425 no winner £11,708,252¹  0* £24.7m +9.8%
15-05-19 8 11 18 39 44 50 23 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £9,288,519  0* £14.6m +12.2%
11-05-19 13 14 19 45 49 55 24 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £7,861,134  0* £22.5m -7.5%
08-05-19 16 19 31 35 45 56 59 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £5,656,449  0* £13.0m +2.4%
04-5-19 16 17 35 39 40 55 41 none 100 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £4,383,861  0* £24.3m -2.0%
01-05-19 10 12 23 29 35 57 9 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £2,000,000 0 £12.7m -13.2%
27-04-19 1 7 26 34 52 53 10 none 109 609 13,745 £1,170,942 (2) £11,396,192¹  0* £24.8m +13.0%
24-04-19 22 29 35 41 43 51 42 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (2) £8,964,024  0* £14.6m +11.7%
20-04-19 7 8 11 17 34 54 4 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £7,531,166  0* £22.0m +2.7%
17-04-19 8 23 28 42 43 51 52 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £5,378,892  0* £13.1m +3.1%
13-04-19 4 10 15 24 37 38 30 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (2) £4,096,661  0* £21.4m -12.1%
10-04-19 20 22 36 42 48 49 30 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £2,000,000  0 £12.7m -11.8%
06-04-19 5 8 22 33 36 43 21 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £11,399,990  1* £24.4m +7.8%
03-04-19 5 9 17 26 35 52 44 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (4) £9,013,509  0* £14.4 +10.9%
30-03-19 3 27 35 45 54 55 24 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £7,604,094  0* £22.6m +4.4%
27-03-19 13 18 25 35 39 50 21 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £5,391,107  0* £13.0m +2.2%
23-03-19 6 26 30 50 52 59 27 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £4,119,911  0* £21.7m +3.1%
20-03-19 2 19 35 53 56 58 12 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £2,000,000 0 £12.7m -28.2%
16-03-19 6 26 32 37 42 59 38 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £3,800,000 1 £21.0m -13.5%
13-03-19 1 11 29 40 46 48 17 none 133 701 14,116 £1,194,774 (2) £12,984,966¹  0* £17.7m +15.7%
09-03-19 22 27 35 40 46 52 2 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £11,252,974  0* £24.3m +6.3%
06-03-19 2 12 15 43 46 53 17 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (2) £8,876,514  0* £15.3m +11.4%
02-03-19 4 8 16 19 33 45 54 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £7,379,371  0* £22.8m +8.7%
27-02-19 19 20 22 31 51 54 16 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £5,143,862  0* £13.7m -30.9%
23-02-19 6 9 38 40 42 48 57 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (2) £3,800,000 0 £21.0m -17.8%
20-02-19 3 11 17 33 41 51 48 none 153 791 14,620 £1,276,722 (2) £18,448,180¹  0 £19.9m +24.2%
16-02-19 11 15 18 43 46 51 12 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (3) £16,502,197  0* £25.6m +11.0%
13-02-19 4 8 26 31 42 45 55 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £14,000,000  0* £16.0m +19.0%
09-02-19 25 27 31 36 38 47 12 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £7,369,767  0* £23.0m +9.6%
06-02-19 3 16 24 41 44 53 15 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £5,116,445  0* £13.4m -16.0%
02-02-19 1 6 41 53 55 59 20 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (5) £3,800,000 0 £21.0m -14.7%
30-01-19 7 22 31 43 47 58 2 none 138 724 19,820 £1,388,525 (1) £12,950,857¹  0* £16.0m +9.4%
26-01-19 29 40 42 47 51 56 45 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £11,202,778  0* £24.6m +6.9%
23-01-19 5 27 30 41 45 58 38 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £8,792,887  0* £14.6m +9.5%
19-01-19 11 15 17 22 31 52 45 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (2) £7,361,168  0* £23.0m +9.6%
16-01-19 1 12 44 48 54 55 8 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £5,107,726  0* £13.6m -14.8%
12-01-19 13 29 32 43 49 55 26 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £3,800,000 0 £21.0m -11.9%
09-01-19 3 17 36 42 51 57 18 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (2) £9,370,844  1* £15.7m +12.9%
05-01-19 18 25 27 28 32 47 6 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (3) £7,835,827  0* £23.8m +8.9%
02-01-19 8 9 10 35 40 53 21 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (3) £5,502,058  0* £13.9m +9.4%
29-12-18 26 31 38 40 45 57 28 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £4,142,191  0* £21.9m -2.7%
26-12-18 7 14 35 45 54 58 1 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £2,000,000 0 £12.7m -3.2%
22/12/18 4 15 17 24 32 56 31 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (2) £15,000,000 2* £23.0m +9.4%
19-12-18 12 24 33 34 39 56 38 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £5,341,733  0* £13.1m +3.3%
15-12-18 5 26 34 35 43 49 19 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £4,057,861  0* £21.0m -6.6%
12-12-18 3 22 31 46 51 59 53 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £2,000,000 0 £12.7m -5.9%
08-12-18 6 23 36 38 43 48 17 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (5) £7,615,228  2* £22.5m +5.4%
05-12-18 1 6 13 23 45 56 41 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £5,411,352  0* £13.5m +6.3%
01-12-18 5 8 9 12 31 49 57 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £4,090,254  0* £21.4m +0.3%
28-11-18 36 39 45 46 48 52 38 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (3) £2,000,000 0 £12.7m -0.0%
24-11-18 15 27 30 32 42 43 10 none 30 140 1,750 £1,000,000 (1) £4,084,955  1* £21.3m -5.1%
21-11-18 24 31 35 42 46 53 9 none 30 140 1,750 no winner £2,000,000 0 £12.7m -0.1%
17-11-18 4 5 9 12 17 42 32 Winners 25 40 401 £25,318 £5,254,432  2* £22.4m +1.2%
14-11-18 4 11 20 45 48 53 16 Winners 25 118 1,294 no winner £1,928,401 0 £12.7m -2.0%
 
 New Lotto - Update 2018 Last 30 WeeksWhat Is It
 
2018 Changes
Radical changes to the main draw with bigger cash prizes in the main game which have replaced the old raffle. New prizes came into effect for all Lotto draws from 21st November 2018. See table below. Read more on 2018 Lotto changes.
 
Match New Prizes Old Prizes
Rollovers 5 rollovers max. Limited to £22m
6 numbers Jackpot Jackpot
5 numbers + bonus £1,000,000 ~£50,000
5 numbers £1,750 ~£1,000
4 numbers £140 ~£100
3 numbers £30 £25
2 numbers Lucky Dip Lucky Dip
 
2015 Changes
The UK national Lotto (which used to be called Lottery for sensible reasons) changed fundamentally from 10 October 2015. The big difference is that the numbers from which you make your six selections went up up from 1 to 49, increasing to 1 to 59.

The Lotto jackpot can roll until it reaches or exceeds £22 million. If it isn't won when it reaches or exceeds this amount, the entire jackpot will roll to the next Lotto draw and must be won in that draw. If no player matches all six main numbers drawn, then this massive prize rolls down to the next prize level (five main numbers plus the bonus ball, then five main numbers, etc), as specified in the Lotto Game Procedures, until there is a winner or winners.
 
  Old Main Lotto pre 2015 New Main Lotto after 2015 Increase
Balls 49 59  
Jackpot 13,983,816 to 1 45,057,474 to 1 x 3.22
5 + Bonus 2,330,636 to 1 7,509,579 to 1 x 3.22
5 balls 55,491 to 1 144,415 to 1 x 2.60
4 balls 1,033 to 1 2,180 to 1 x 2.11
3 balls 57 to 1 97 to 1 x 1.70
2 balls Nothing 10.3 to 1 Lucky Dip  
Rafffle 50 x £20,000 + Super Raffles * 1 x £1m + 20 x £20,000 x 2.38
Odds to Win 54 to 1 to win cash 93 to 1 to win cash x 1.71
 
 What is it? Last Few WeeksNew Lotto
 

The lottery is a great game often played by many members of the family. Just like many bingo games the main object of the game is simply to pick the right numbers. If you're playing the national lottery in the UK then you are playing a 6/49 lottery draw. So you are if you are in Canada. This simply means you get to chose 6 numbers from a choice of 49. In Switzerland its 6/45 and in New Zealand its 6/40. The differences allow for how many people the organisers think will buy the tickets and therefore win the jackpot.

Country Population Lottery Jackpot Chances iPurchase¹
Europe 750,000,000 5/50 + 2/12 1 in 139,838,160 Yes
UK 64,000,000 6/59 1 in 45,057,475 Yes
UK 64,000,000 6/49 1 in 13,983,816 Yes
California 33,145,000 6/51 1 in 18,009,460 No
Canada 30,491,300 6/49 1 in 13,983,816 No
New York 18,196,000 6/51 1 in 18,009,460 No
Switzerland 7,262,000 6/45 1 in 8,145,060 Yes
Ireland 3,797,000 6/42 1 in 5,245,786 Yes
New Zealand 3,829,600 6/40 1 in 3,838,380 No
Main (U.S.) 1,253,000 6/42 1 in 5,245,786 No
(1) iPurchase means ticket sales online

Prize monies are distributed differently throughout. In New York for instance, 70% goes to the jackpot and if you get 5+bonus (pretty difficult), you get a measly $10,000!
There is a consistent theme however, they all take around 50% out of the pool for "good" causes.

 
 Is it a good bet? What is it?Odds
 
No. But hold on, you didn't expect it to be. Only 50% of the money spent on tickets is returned in the UK lottery. However only around 28% of it goes to "good" causes, whatever they are. You can think of it as a small crack at a big pot and some good gets done in the world whether you win or lose.

The worrying thing is the 22% or so that gets eaten by the ticket sellers, Camelot and the government. We call this the 'vig', or the 'juice' in the U.S. This is huge. The inefficiency of the system costs the decent punters of Britain around £14m per week. Lets hope that iPurchase, or buying tickets on the Internet, changes that.
 
 Odds Is It A Good BetLotto Raffle
 

The UK lottery is a 6/59 system, called 659 in other countries. Each six ball combination is unique and there are 45,057,474 of them.

Odds of matching balls on one lottery ticket
Number of balls matched One chance in Prize Ave. Sat Payout
per person
.
Old ave..
 6 45 million Jackpot £10,770,000 £2,480,000
 5+bonus 7.5 million Bonus £??? £50,000
 5 144,415 Match 5 £1,300 £1,500
 4 2179 Match 4 £110 £100
 3 96 Match 3 £25 £25
 2 10.3 Ticket Ticket  
 1 1 in 2.6 None    
 0 1 in 1.96 None    
 
Avergae payout for 5 + bonus ball is difficult to work out as the figures include an £8 million payout on the 14th Sept 2016 when the jackpot rolled down into this bracket.
 
 
 Lotto Raffle OddsIs it fair?
 
Prior to 21st November 2018 players were automatically given a randomly-generated Lotto raffle number, which consisted of a four-letter colour, such as 'AQUA' or 'BLUE', followed by an eight-digit number ie AQUA 1234 5678. 20 raffle numbers were selected for a normal draw by an Automated Draw Machine and each raffle number selected won a guaranteed £20,000 and one £1,000,000 prize..
 
 Is it fair? Lotto RaffleStrategy
 
Tough call, but here we think that only 28% of money going to good causes and only 45% being returned to the good people who contributed is a bit hard to swallow.
 
 Top Tips Is it fair?Fun
 

You would be right in thinking that any combination of numbers is as likely to come up on draw night as any other. So therefore there is no point in making a special point of using systems or checking numbers that haven't come up for a while, unless that process adds to your enjoyment.

Question: So is there anything we can do? Well the answer is yes, there is something that you can do to maximize the money you win when you win.

A crazy day in January 1995 when 133 people won the jackpot meant they picked up a measly £122,510 each. This was no fluke, it was because the numbers fell into a regular pattern on the lottery form, a pattern that people use to create their six numbers in a flash at the side of the terminal.

This gives us a clue as to what to do and its a trick that professional gamblers use all the time to gain an advantage in any system where a pool of money gets distributed to a few winners. (like betting on horses) Camelot rather strangely refuses to publish details of players choices but we can get a good understanding of players habits from snippets that they have released and from lotteries around the world.

Basically, people are so lazy in creating an original set of numbers that what comes out of their brains goes to show how stupid humans are. For instance, some players chose the sequence 1,2,3,4,5,6 in the belief that no one else would think of such a crazy thing. But more than 10,000 tickets are bought with that combination every weekend!!! If it ever comes up, those lucky winners will have won around £1000. Just about enough to buy that gun and point it to their heads.

Many other sequences have way above average subscription. Last weeks numbers, last weeks plus or minus one, consecutive numbers, equally spaced numbers, famous peoples' birth dates, nice patterns, etc....... .

Top Tips

1. Go against all those things mentioned above and try and include high numbers, especially above 31 which rules out most dates from getting in. It won't just benefit you on the jackpot, but when there is a must win lotto draw and you match 3, 4, 5 or 5+bonus then your payouts will be that much more than average. Happy hunting.

2. Play on the must payout 5th rollover only. Your £2 ticket will be much closer to the true equity in your ticket.

 
 Fun StrategyGood Causes
 

If you want have a game of your own without giving money away to the lost causes, I mean good causes, then you can. Try running a paris-mutual pool amongst your friends, like a mini lottery. Its easy and you can adjust the game to suit the number of players. Here's how;

  • First, you don't need to know exactly how many people are playing but a rough guide will do.
  • Second, you don't need to know how much they are going to play for, but for sense make the minimum bet £1 and the maximum £10.
  • Third, decide who is going to run the thing and split the pool and make the decisions.

And now to the game:

Each player decides how many people are going to win the Jackpot on draw night and writes that number with their name on paper (Note: Zero is a number). Fold it. Put the amount bet on the outside of the folded paper. Show the amount written to operator, pay them and put the paper in the draw box..

When the number of jackpot winners is declared, open the box and see who got it right. (If no one, roll it over or give them their money back) If there's one winner, they get it all. If there's two or more, you split the pool pro-rata according to the original bet size.

Now to Jazz it up, you can allow betting (by the original players) after the draw has been made for about ten minutes (so they can't find out the result). This gives people the chance to use their heads and think how 'unusual' the draw numbers are. Good Luck. Also, the whole thing can be done after the draw (10mins!).

(If there's a lot of people, like 50 or more, then work with the number of bonus prize winners)

 
Good Causes FunLotto Plus 5
 
Camelot operates The National Lottery and The National Lottery raises money for The National Lottery Distribution Fund. The National Lottery Distribution Fund is held by the Department of Culture, Media and Sports and is divided between the six Good Causes which were chosen by Parliament: Arts, Sport, Heritage, Charities, the Millennium and the New Oppotunities Fund/Nesta.
 
The National Lottery was established by Parliament to raise money for worthwhile causes. There are six Good Causes - arts, sports, charities, heritage, celebrating the millennium and the new health, education and environment cause.

There are twelve distributing bodies responsible for giving grants to these Good Causes and of the 28 pence from each lottery pound they recieve the percentages in brackets.
  • (16.7)The Arts Councils of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland
  • (16.7).The Sports Councils of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland
  • (16.7)The National Lottery Charities Board
  • (16.7)The National Heritage Memorial Fund
  • (33.3) New Opportunities Fund/Nesta

 
Lotto Plus 5 Good CausesPast Results
 
The first Lotto Plus 5 draw took place on Sunday 13th February 2011.
The last Lotto Plus 5 draw took place on Tuesday 1st October 2013.
 
Lotto Plus 5 was five daily draws for your main Lotto numbers commencing the day after the Lotto draw for an extra £1.

Lotto Plus 5 draws take place between Lotto draw days - on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and results are available from around 8pm. When you choose to play Lotto Plus 5, the five Lotto Plus 5 draws you're entered into are those starting the day after the main Lotto draw you've selected.

Plus 5 your Saturday Lotto numbers were entered into five Lotto Plus 5 draws starting from Sunday onwards. Plus 5 your Wednesday Lotto numbers and you were entered into five Lotto Plus 5 draws starting from Thursday onwards.


Match & Win Prize
6 main numbers £250,000
Match 5 plus bonus £25,000
Match 5 £250
Match 4 £25
Match 3 £2.50


Health Lottery Good CausesPast Results
 
The Health Lottery is a lottery in Great Britain launched on 8th October 2011.
 
Health Lottery is weekly, drawn on Saturday, and players must choose five different numbers from the range 1 to 50 and match at least three in order to win a prize.

The Health Lottery Scheme manages 51 separate society lotteries which operate in rotation and together represent each geographical region of Great Britain.


Match & Win Prize Odds
Match 5 £100,000 1 in 2,118,760
Match 4 £500 1 in 9,417
Match 3 £50 1 in 214
The overall odds of winning any prize is 1 in 209.24

Breakdown of revenue
22.0% In operating costs, marketing and administration
20.3% To good causes
33.4% To winners
24.3% Maybe profit?

The game has been criticised for donating only 20.3% of the ticket price to good causes, verses 28% donated by the National Lottery. If you want to read the editorial on the Health Lottery then follow this link on Health Lottery Editorial.

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