National Lottey is very popular in the UK. On average, over 4 million people win National Lottery prizes every week. Over £29 billion was paid out in prizes since the launch of the game. More than 2,000 millionaires or multi-millionaires were made since the start of the game.
If you live in the UK you can play National Lottery online at the National Lottery official website.
How to Play UK National Lotto?
Playing National Lotto is quite straightfoward. First you need to buy a lottery ticket from a retailer or Play Online. Then select six different numbers from 1 to 49.
National Lotto players may also choose to have their numbers generated randomly by the computer - called a Quickpick .
Is National Lottery Worth Playing?
National Lottery is the United Kingdom's largest lottery, regularly played by around 70% of the adult population.
National Lottery games include draw-based games like Lotto, Lotto HotPicks, Dream Number, Thunderball, Daily Play and EuroMillions, as well as National Lottery scratchcards and online Instant Win Games.
Where Does the Money Go?
Camelot, managing the National Lottery infrastructure, designs new games, develops marketing support for lottery products and runs the network that sells tickets to players in partnership with over 26,000 retailers UK-wide.
National Lottery players helped to raise over £20 billion for Good Causes to date. On average, around £25 million is generated for Good Causes each week. One in four National Lottery jackpots is won by a syndicate.
Facts About the National Lottery
Everyone likes to imagine what they will do, if they win a lottery, but what actually happens to those fortunate players who hit the jackpot and start turning those dreams into reality?
One in every 23,500 adults in the UK is now a millionaire jackpot winner. 96% of National Lottery millionaires report that they are as happy or happier – and 77% say that removal of money worries is one of the best things about the lottery winning.
New cars are the first purchase for a third of all National Lottery winners (34%) – few stop at just the one set of wheels though, as an average number of motors bought by lottery millionaires is over six. BMW is the National Lottery millionaires’ favourite make of car, with Mercedes and Land Rover/Range Rover coming in second and third places respectively.
National Lottery millionaires’ favourite purchase after their win remains their home with 80% choosing to upgrade from a terraced or semi-detached two- to three-bedroom house, to a detached four- or five-bedroom house.
National Lottery millionaires do not move far though as 88% stay within 20 miles of their old home, proving that friends and family are hard to leave behind. Property purchases do not stop at this side of the English Channel as 15% of National Lottery winners have bought a property abroad, largely in Spain and the USA, however, France, Cyprus, Greece and Canada are also popular.
Most NationalLottery millionaires (64%) take between two to four holidays a year, with the USA and Spain once again topping their list of favourite destinations. Proving that they are a generous bunch, 99% of National Lottery winners have given money to family and 76% to friends – in fact, 76% say giving money to others has given them greater pleasure than spending on themselves It is not just little gifts which winners make to friends and family – 15% have created at least one other millionaire with their generous gifts and 2% having created five or more.
National Lottery winners are also keen philanthropists, with 91% reporting they have made a charitable donation.
Of those working before their win, a third (34%) choose to carry on working with around half (53%) of those even remaining full time. Many choose to go back to work but for themselves as lottery entrepreneurs – 35% have started, helped to start or invested in a business Finally, 77% of National Lottery winners report that they are now as well off, or better off, than when they first picked up their cheque.
Run on around 4.5% of total revenues, the UK National Lottery is the most cost-efficient lottery in Europe Under the terms of Camelot’s licence, each pound spent on The NationaLottery over the seven-year period is allocated as follows:
50p is paid to winners in prizes
28p is given to the Good Causes as set out by Parliament
12p is passed on to the Government in lottery duty
5p commission is paid to National Lottery retailers on all tickets sold
4.5p covers Camelot’s operating cost
0.5p is retained as Camelot’s profit in the second licence
If you live in the UK you can play The National Lottery online at lottery official website.