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What is the UK Lottery?
The National Lottery, more commonly known as the UK Lotto, is the state-franchised national lottery which is run in the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man. The license to operate the lottery was granted to the Camelot Group in 1994.
The first draw took place on 19 November 1994 with a television programme presented by Noel Edmonds on BBC1. The first numbers drawn were 30, 3, 5, 44, 14 and 22, the bonus was 10. Seven people shared the jackpot of £5,874,778.
In January 1997 the midweek draw began. The 1000th millionaire was created in 2000 and in 2002 the National Lottery was rebranded as Lotto.
Wednesday, 21 November 2020, saw bigger cash prizes introduced and a new 'Must Be Won' Rolldown draw. These changes resulted in the jackpot being won more frequently and players winning bigger prizes in the lower tiers than under the old format.
The National Lottery has also changed the rules regarding rollovers. Under the old format, the jackpot was capped at £22 million, at which point it was allowed to roll-over one final time. Under the new rules, it will only be allowed to roll-over five times before it has to be won. If no player matches all six balls in the fifth and final rollover draw, the jackpot will "roll-down" and be split between all the players who have won cash prizes by matching three or more numbers.
Can I play the UK Lottery from overseas?
Thanks to the internet you can play the UK Lottery from overseas. As long as you have the internet, a computer or mobile device, you can buy UK Lottery tickets online.
Please note that in order to buy your UK Lottery ticket and play the UK Lottery online, players will need to be 18 years or older.
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