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.