The Health Lottery started in 2011 in order to raise money for health-related good causes in Great Britain - 20p of every £1 in ticket sales is donated to 51 different societies dedicated to improving the health and welfare of scores of communities. It is owned and operated by Northern and Shell and has raised over £60 million for vital health initiatives since it began. Two Health Lottery games are currently available.
The Health Lottery game costs £1 per ticket and offers a top prize of up to £100,000. Originally held on Saturday evenings only, a Wednesday draw was added in October 2012 and an additional draw on Thursdays was added in August 2015. It is now played five times a week, with draws also taking place on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Health Lottery Results
The latest Health Lottery results can be found on the results page shortly after the relevant draw has taken place.
How to Play Health Lottery
Health Lottery draws are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, with draws shown live at 9.55pm UK time on Channel 5. Players pay £1 per ticket and choose five numbers from 1 to 50 or have them randomly generated for them by selecting the Quick Pick option. Prizes are awarded for matching as few as two main numbers and the Bonus Ball. Here is a breakdown of the odds of winning Health Lottery prizes in a given tier:
|Numbers Matched||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|Match 5 of 5||up to £100,000*||1 in 2,118,760|
|Match 4 + Bonus Ball||£10,000||1 in 423,752|
|Match 4||£250||1 in 9,631|
|Match 3 + Bonus Ball||£50||1 in 4,815|
|Match 3||£20||1 in 224|
|Match 2 + Bonus Ball||£10||1 in 224|
*Overall odds of winning a Health Lottery prize are 1 in 108. The value of the Match 5 prize cannot exceed ten percent of ticket sales for a given draw. If there is more than one top-tier winner, the prize is split equally among them. The Match 5 prizes may be worth less depending on ticket sales.