How You Can Play The UK Lottery

The United Kingdom’s main lottery game is the UK Lottery, a twice-a-week game with drawings every Wednesday and Saturday. It is a 6 from 29 lottery, meaning the lucky winner must match all six numbers to win the grand prize. Smaller winnings are given to those whose tickets match at least 3 numbers.

In order to play the UK lottery, you must have a ticket.  There are two ways to purchase lottery tickets.  One way is to go to a national lottery retailer to purchase tickets.  The player marks the lottery number selections on a play slip.  The play slip is then given to the retailer, who takes the slip and issue a ticket with the selected lottery numbers on it.

A second way to purchase lottery tickets is on the internet.  The player manually enters the lottery numbers online and is then issued a “virtual” lottery ticket.  The player receives the virtual lottery ticket via email.  The ticket can then be printed or the lottery numbers can be accessed via a link sent in the email. It is perfectly safe and legal to purchase lottery tickets online.

Make sure you use an authorized national lottery web site when you buy your tickets, keep your user name and password protected and log out after you purchase your tickets.  This helps to ensure that your personal information is protected and safe.

In both cases, the player doesn’t have to select the lottery numbers.  Instead, the player can opt for the “Lucky Dip” option, in which all six lottery numbers are randomly selected for the player.

Play slips must indicate which lottery is desired, whether Wednesday, Saturday, or both. The UK Lottery permits you to use the same set of numbers both nights, and, indeed, to use the same numbers for up to eight weeks.

Play slips must indicate which lottery is desired, whether Wednesday, Saturday, or both. The UK Lottery permits you to use the same set of numbers both nights, and, indeed, to use the same numbers for up to eight weeks.

When you buy your ticket in person, make sure the ticket you get back has: Your chosen numbers or the Lucky Dip numbers, the days you want to play, the number of weeks you want to play, and your selected drawing dates. Every valid ticket must also have a visible bar-coded serial number and an unticked void box.

In order to claim a winning prize, write your name and address on the lottery ticket. You cannot claim a prize without the ticket. Then take the ticket to any national lottery retailer. If no one wins, the prize is rolled into the next drawing.