How Many Numbers Are In The Lottery?

Lotteries have been a much-loved game for decades now, and most people have a basic understanding of how they work. But a lot of people don’t know how many numbers are in the lotteries they play. Every lottery game is unique and different, and some even have multiple ways to play. But how many numbers are actually in the lottery and how many do you need to pick?


How Many Numbers are in Lotto and Lotto Hotpicks?

Lotto is the UK’s favourite game and the primary lottery facilitated by Camelot. It is drawn twice a week on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 8:30 pm and was previously called “The National Lottery”.  Since the addition of other games, it has been rebranded as “Lotto”.

How Many Numbers are in EuroMillions and EuroMillions Hotpicks Lotteries?

First launched in 2004, EuroMillions is one of the most popular lotteries in the UK with draws every Tuesday and Friday at 20:45 CET.

In every EuroMillions draw, there are five main numbers drawn, as well as two Lucky Star numbers. Main numbers are drawn from a pool of 50, and Lucky Stars are drawn from a pool of 12. When you buy a ticket, you must choose five primary numbers and two lucky star numbers when purchasing a regular ticket. If you decide instead to buy a Hotpicks ticket, you instead will be tasked with choosing anywhere from 1 to 5 numbers depending on the type of ticket you purchase.

How Many Numbers are in Thunderball?      

Similar to EuroMillions, Thunderball is another lottery that is very popular with players and has snowballed since its launch. It is drawn every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, giving you plenty of opportunities to win!

In each Thunderball draw, five main numbers are selected from a pool of 39. A single Thunderball is also select from a pool of 14.

Depending on which lottery, and how you play, you’ll have to pick a different amount of numbers for your ticket. But every draw within a single lottery brand will always have the same amount of numbers to choose.


What Happens When You Win The Lottery?

One of the most common questions lottery players ask is what happens when you win the lottery? Well, you’re in luck, because Andy Carter, the Senior Winners Advisor at Camelot has given his top tips to new lottery winners in a recent interview with Wales Online.


My lottery numbers have come up. Now what do I do?

The first step is to call the number on the back of your ticket and make your claim at the prize. The staff in the call center love receiving these calls and know exactly just how excited you will be. If you are lucky enough to win more than £50,000 your details are passed onto Andy and his team, and they will arrange to pay you a visit to help you organize the next steps.


What happens when we meet to claim my prize?

When Andy and his team arrive at your place after your big win, this is your big opportunity to ask any of the big questions. They will walk you through the next steps, help you with any paperwork that needs doing and help answer any questions they can. Some of the most common questions from new winners are:

How long until I get my lottery prize money?

It will take 48 hours for your winnings to transfer into your account.

Can I take my lottery winnings in cash?

Unfortunately, no, not with a win this big.


How long will Camelot be in contact and hold my hand?

That depends from winner to winner, some people want to be in contact for quite some time, others just take their money and are on their way. In general, the winners who choose to keep their identities private are more likely to be independent quicker. Winners who go public often help Andy and his team out as brand ambassadors. A few weeks later you’ll have another meeting with a lawyer, a financial expert and a Camelot representative. This is just to make sure everything is sorted out correctly. Andy’s team can also help put you in contact with other winners, often for new winners, talking to a past winner can help process all the things running through your mind as they have been there before.


Andy’s top tip for lottery winners is to open a private bank account, and have your winnings deposited into it. Most of the big banks have teams that specialize in dealing with wealthy customers and lotto winners. These specialty teams don’t share knowledge about customers with ordinary branch staff. This can help you stay anonymous should you wish too.


Before you start thinking about what happens when you win the lottery, you need to find out if you’ve won. Check out the latest UK lottery results for all of the nation’s favourites, check your tickets, and cross your fingers! – New and Improved!

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  •  An all-new design to make it easier than ever for you to find the results of your favourite UK lotteries.
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But wait, there’s more! We are working on a number of new features for you that will be launched in the coming months. At we were just so excited to share these updates with you, we decided to launch with “just” the new features already listed.

Still to come, we will be adding

  • A New ticket checking tool, enabling you to check your tickets online for all of your favourite draws! No more need for pen and paper for you.
  • Exciting new lotteries results.
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We hope you love the new website as much as we do! We’re excited to have you jump right in, explore the updates, and check it out all the latest UK lottery results right now!

Whether you’re looking for Lotto, EuroMillions, HotPicks, Thunderball, or any of the other National Lottery games, has the results you’re looking for!

3 Of The Funniest Lottery Winners

Winning the lottery is no joke! But sometimes, a classic wind-up can end with a £1,000,000 punchline. Read on for a few of the funniest lottery winners stories.

£1 Million Win Wind-Up

When Charlotte decided to place the last $1.50 in her account on a EuroMillions HotPicks, she wasn’t expecting to win £1,000,000! Only three weeks earlier Charlotte had pranked her husband into thinking they had won £250K on a Scratchcard. It comes as no surprise that husband Daniel thought it was another wind-up. That is until he saw the winning ticket for himself. The lucky couple now has £1 million to live mortgage-free, spend quality time with the family… and maybe some bigger pranks! This winning punchline earns Charlotte and Daniel a place on our list of funniest lottery winners stories.


Minutes to Millions

An Ossett man and his fiancé are now £1 million richer! The lucky winner had a free Lucky Dip from a previous draw and raced to the local store to play it in time. He made it with 2 minutes to spare and even had a kind shopper let him go ahead. As fate would have it, these precious moments led to the plasterer winning the Millionaire Raffle! Arron looks forward to reducing his intensive workload and spending more time with his children.


Milk… and a Million!

After a request from his wife to pop to the shop for a pint of milk, a 33-year old from Newcastle decided to grab a Scratchcard with his spare change. “I couldn’t actually believe it when I was looking at a scratchcard which was worth £1 million…I just screamed but I also felt numb”. Darren and his wife Kate celebrated the win and the life-changing scratchcard. Darren has two children with autism and is amazed at what this win will mean for his family. They hope to raise awareness of autism and the money means the young family can finally move to a bigger home and sensory room.

A well-deserved win that started with a dash for milk, places Darren, Kate, and their two children on our list of funniest lottery winners stories. Milk probably won’t be much of a hassle now!