Health Lottery

Health Lottery

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 main 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.

In January 2015, the Health Lottery introduced a second game, 50p Quick Pick, which offers a guaranteed top prize of £25,000 for up to 40 players as well as lesser cash prizes for just 50p per ticket.

Health Lottery Results

The latest Health Lottery and 50p Quick Pick 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 Wednesday, Thursday 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.

How to Play 50p Quick Pick

Draws for 50p Quick Pick are held on Tuesday and Friday evenings and are shown on Channel 5. Playing the game is easy – after paying 50p per entry, you can opt for a Quick Pick or use your blue playcard to choose your own numbers. Your ticket will be randomly generated for you. To win a cash prize, players must match two or more main numbers. Here is a breakdown of the prize tiers, prizes and the odds of winning:

Numbers Matched Prize Odds of Winning
5 of 5 £25,000 1 in 2,118,760
4 of 5 £100 1 in 9,417
3 of 5 £10 1 in 214
2 of 5 £1 1 in 15

Overall odds of winning any 50p Quick Pick prize are 1 in 14.


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