The table below is courtesy of Camelot's phone line (0845 9100 000 *10).
The jackpot prize pool for this, the 2nd sextuple rollover draw and the 499th rollover in total, included £20,901,550 (91.3%) rolled over from the previous lottery, in addition to the original jackpot prize pool of £1,979,551 (8.7%).
Category PrizeWinnersTotal Percentages
Jackpot £22,881,101 0 £0 0.0% - rolled over
5+bonus £34,021 2 £68,042 2.6%
5 match £1,326 54 £71,604 2.7%
4 match £138 3,333 £459,954 17.2%
3 match £25 82,815 £2,070,375 77.5%
2 match £0 870,402 £0 0.0%
Sub-totals 86,204 £2,669,975 65.6% of prizes
Raffle £20,000 20 £400,000 9.8% of prizes
£1m Raffle £1,000,000 1 £1,000,000 24.5% of prizes
Totals 86,225 £4,069,975 100.0% of prizesCategoryChangeFigureTicket sales 5.5% rise £20,096,472
The draw used ball set 8 in the Guinevere machine and the average main Lotto prize was £30.97.
One in every 116.6 main Lotto tickets won a prize (=0.86% of players).
If all 45,057,474 ticket combinations were additionally purchased for the main Lotto game, they would have made a loss of £62,327,805.
The prior history of the main Lotto jackpot ticket included 23 wins totalling £369.
From Saturday 12th July 2003 onwards, Camelot has completely refused to issue per-draw sales figures for any of their individual games,
despite continuously doing so for more than 8 years prior to that date. They blamed the media for only
concentrating on the main Lotto game sales (which have been falling steadily for years), which seems to be a poor excuse to me.
However, games with variable prize tiers such as the main Lotto can have their sales figures reverse-calculated to within a few pounds, which is what I have done.
The lottery draw takes place at
BST on the closing date
and is screened live
on BBC One television from
the National Lottery headquarters in Buckinghamshire,
which is currently its permanent home.
There is a
Frequently Asked Questions page on the TV
show available for your perusal.
There will be an exclusively live
UK lottery WWW update on the Internet
thanks to my home fibre Internet connection. The ball
graphics, the lottery home page and this page you're reading will be
updated 7 times during the live draw and within 5 seconds of each ball
As well as the estimated jackpot appearing just prior to the draw
I will make the full unconfirmed results
at the very latest (Camelot delays not withstanding).
A full timetable of all these events is now
You are reminded that these UK National Lottery WWW pages are not the
responsibility of the lottery organiser (Camelot Group plc) and hence are not
to be treated as an official source of results. However, a great deal of double
and triple-checking has gone on behind the scenes of these pages and this has
often picked up on "wrong" results quoted by Camelot !
BBC 1 and BBC 2's five teletext lottery pages as follows:
Page 555: Index page and the latest winning numbers.
Page 556: Saturday draw info including the winning numbers, the prize
amounts and winners in each category.
Page 557: Wednesday draw info similar to Page 556.
Page 558: Latest lottery news and Good Causes phone numbers.
Page 559: Previous winning numbers for this year.
Page 112 of Channel 5's teletext, which has the latest two draws'
Page 114 of Sky One's teletext. Recent updates have been pared down to
just the winning numbers and estimated jackpot.
BBC Radio 5 Live, who also broadcast the draw live on a draw evening
and also repeats the numbers regularly later in the evening,
although I don't listen to any radio, so I can't comment on this.
UK national newspapers the day after the draw, but don't expect any
sort of depth to their reporting.
Lottery terminals, which in the hands of an operator who knows what they're
doing (rare), can print out the prize amounts, number of winners and winning
numbers. The ticket sales, draw order, machine used or the ball set used don't
seem to be available via this route though.
The Camelot lottery phone line (0845 9 100 000), conveniently charged at local
call rates (unless you have a mobile phone).
If you have a tone phone, press *10 once you connect to the line -
this will let you speak immediately with a human (the other options are less
useful recorded messages).