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How to claim Lotto Jackpot in the UK

TTWinning the Lotto Jackpot in the National Lottery in the UK can mean a lot of prize money, and claiming this prize is a fairly simple process.

The National Lottery in the UK focuses on improving the lives of UK communities, but they also improve the lives of the people who participate in the games. Winning the jackpot in a popular game such as Lotto’s draw, can be a thrilling experience.

Fortunately, the process to claim your prize should not put a damper on this excitement and will be handled by the National Lottery, to ensure a smooth and ethical process.

Facts about the UK National Lottery

The UK National Lottery was established in 1994 and hosts many different games on their website, mobile application and in-store tickets. The National Lottery supports many projects ranging from sports to wildlife conservation, and the company prides itself in working hard to improve the lives of its winners, but also the UK population in general.

The National Lottery pays out an average of £30m each week and every minute of the day, around £3000 is paid to one of the deserving National Lottery Projects. Since 1994, the National Lottery has paid over £10.3 billion to charities across the UK.

About Lotto

Lotto was originally called the UK National Lottery but was renamed in 2002 to just Lotto. This is what many in the UK believe to be the true lottery game in the country. This game has remained one of the most popular in the library of the UK National Lottery games and draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday.

Lotto tickets can be bought online every single day between 6:00 and 23:00. However, if you want to play on a draw day, you will need to buy your ticket before 19:30 on that day to qualify.

How to play Lotto

In order to participate in any of the National Lottery games, you must be 18 years or older and physically located in the UK or Isle of Man. If you meet these requirements, you can access the Lotto through the National Lottery website, through the mobile application or purchase tickets from a participating retailer and begin picking your lucky numbers.

Playing Lotto is fairly straightforward and can be summarised in just a few steps, which includes:

Step 1: Pick any six numbers between one and 59 or select a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers.

Step 2: You can buy 10 number slips at a time and play on up to seven lines of numbers on each of these slips.

Step 3: You can then choose whether you want to play on a Wednesday or Saturday or on both days. You can also select the number of weeks that you would like to play.

Step 4: You will be charged £2.00 per play.

What are the Lotto prizes?

There are several different categories in which you could win when you play Lotto. These categories and their corresponding prize money can be summarised as follows:

CategoryPrize Money
6 Main NumbersJackpot
5 Main Numbers plus the bonus ball£1 000 000
5 Main Numbers£1750
4 Main Numbers£140
3 Main Numbers£30
2 Main NumbersFree Lucky Dip entry

The Jackpot in the Lotto can roll down if there is no one who has six matching main numbers, this means that the prize money will then be split between the winners of the next tier or roll down once again if there are no winners in that tier.

How to claim your Lotto Jackpot

If you are lucky enough to win the Lotto Jackpot, the process to claim your prize is simple and straightforward. Usually, the way in which you claim your Nation Lottery prize in the UK will depend on how much money you won and the way in which you purchased your ticket, but for Jackpot prizes, the amount will always be well over £50 00, so the process will remain the same, regardless of how you played.

You can register your claim by contacting the National Lottery on 0333 234 50 50 during their regular operating hours. The National Lottery will then confirm some personal details and some details about your ticket over the phone before scheduling a time to validate your claim and process this claim in person.

Final thoughts

The Lotto game remains one of the most popular National Lottery games across the UK and with so many different prizes up for grabs, and the simplicity of the claims process for even the big prizes like the jackpot; it is not difficult to see why.

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