UK Lotto Draw Rules

When you play the UK Lotto game on the Islands Lotto site you are betting on the outcome of the UK Lotto draw. Islands Lotto is not connected or affiliated to the operator of UK Lotto and we are not buying a ticket for these lotteries on your behalf.

These Rules apply when You play the UK Lotto Game. The Islands Lotto Terms and Conditions (the Terms), the Lottery Betting Rules and the Lottery Operator’s Rules apply in addition to these Rules.

Contents
  1. 1 Playing UK Lotto
  2. 2 Winnings
  3. 3 Game Closure

Back to Contents 1 Playing UK Lotto

1.1 UK Lotto lottery is managed by UK National Lottery and usually takes place on Wednesday and Saturday evenings in the UK at approximately 20:00 on Wednesday and 19:45 on Saturday, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

1.2 You can place a Bet on UK Lotto as late as the time announced in the Islands Lotto site before that night’s draw.

1.3 To play UK Lotto, You should fill in the interactive play slip for UK Lotto. Choose 6 numbers from the main pool of 1–59. You can also select the Lucky Dip option and this will choose a line for you randomly. Once you have chosen your numbers, select which draw you want to play, either Wednesday, Saturday or both, the number of weeks and press Play.

1.4 Once your bet has been accepted it will be shown as “Confirmed” in Your “Account” section.  If the bet status is “Pending” your bet has not been placed, if your bet remains in a pending state for more than five minutes contact Islands Lotto Support.

Back to Contents 2 Winnings

How to Win UK Lotto

2.1 If Your UK Lotto Bet matches any of the Prize categories in the table in 2.2 below, You will win a Prize in the highest relevant Prize category, subject to these Rules, the Terms and the Lottery Operator’s Rules.

2.2 Prize Categories and Odds of Winning

Prize Categories Approximate Odds of Winning
Jackpot category (Match 6 balls) 1 : 45,057,474
Match 5 + Bonus ball 1 : 7,509,579
Match 5  1 : 144,415
Match 4  1 : 2,180
Match 3 1 : 96
Match 2 1 : 10


Calculating UK Lotto Winnings

2.3 After the UK Lotto results are announced, winnings are calculated and transferred to your Player Account. This usually happens within 24 hours of the Draw.

2.4 Islands Lotto calculates the Winnings for each Bet accordingly to section 3 of the Lottery Betting Rules.

2.5 Results can be checked on the Islands Lotto website, and independently via the UK National Lottery website.

2.6 Winnings generated by Your UK Lotto Bet will be published in the Islands Lotto website and taken from the operator UK National Lottery, after deduction of local taxes and any applicable administration fees for tiers 1 and 2.  See Lottery Betting Rules. All tiers will displayed in GBP.

Payment Process

2.7 Winnings in Tier 1 and 2 will be paid directly to you, after validation, by our betting partner who levy an administration fee see Lottery Betting Rules. All other tiers will be paid by Islands Lotto without an administration fee.

Jackpot Cap

2.8 The maximum jackpot that can be won when placing a Bet in UK Lotto through the Islands Lotto site is £92.4 million, less any administration fee see Lottery Betting RulesIf the Underlying Lottery exceeds this amount, Islands Lotto will only announce the Jackpot cap. This is a pool bet meaning the jackpot is shared if there are multiple winners, see lottery betting rules for example winning illustrations.

2.8.1 The maximum jackpot that can be won in Tier 2 when placing a Bet in UK Lotto through the Islands Lotto site is £1 million, less any administration fee see Lottery Betting RulesIf the Underlying Lottery exceeds this amount, Islands Lotto will only announce the Jackpot cap. This is a pool bet meaning the jackpot is shared if there are multiple winners, see lottery betting rules for example winning illustrations.

Administration Fee

2.9 The Administration fee levied by our betting partner applicable on tiers 1 and 2 only and equates to 1.25%.

What currency payments are made in

2.10 All Winnings are usually paid in the same currency of your Bet, but may, at our discretion, be paid in an alternative major currency such as Euros, Pound Sterling or US Dollars. Where sums are denoted by a lottery in another currency, we will convert your Draw Winnings into pounds Sterling using the exchange rate provided by our bank on the date determined by us.

Back to Contents 3 Game Closure

3.1 Islands Lotto has the right to announce the closing date and time for UK Lotto Game at any time. No Bets for this Game will be sold after the closing date and time. The closing date and will be accessible on the Site.