Lotto Millionaire Raffle
Lotto Millionaire Raffle began in October 2015 when it replaced Lotto Raffle. The new game guarantees at least one UK Lotto player will win £1 million in every draw as well as awarding 20 additional ticket holders with £20,000. Entry to Lotto Raffle is included in the price of a UK Lotto ticket and players must participate in both games; they cannot be played separately.
For information on the main draw, you can visit the UK National Lottery page.
How Lotto Millionaire Raffle Works
You receive an automatically-generated Lotto Millionaire Raffle code for every line you play in the main Lotto game. The code consists of a four-letter colour and an eight-digit number, for example: BLUE 1234 5678. There are twelve different colours that can be generated, although the random nature of the draw means they might not all appear in the 21 winning codes. However, every single code has exactly the same chance of winning as any other.
This code is unique to you and is entered into the Lotto Millionaire Raffle draw along with everyone else’s. From all the codes created for UK Lotto players, one is randomly selected in each regular draw and is worth £1 million to its owner. A further 20 are then dispensed, which will win those ticket holders £20,000 each. Only codes generated by players who have bought lines for that particular UK Lotto draw are entered into the game, meaning the prizes are guaranteed to be won on the night.
Lotto Millionaire Raffle Odds
Your odds of winning a Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize depend on the number of other people who have played Lotto on the same night as you, as all codes have the same chance of being drawn. When there are fewer people playing UK Lotto, there is less competition for Lotto Millionaire Raffle prizes and that means your chances of winning are more favourable.
Wednesday draws and those games with smaller advertised jackpots traditionally see lower ticket sales than Saturday draws or those following multiple rollovers, so you could stand the best chance of winning a Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize on a Wednesday after the jackpot has been won on the previous Saturday.
Here is an estimate of the Lotto Millionaire Raffle odds for winning a prize, based on approximate average sales figures for draws in which the usual 21 awards are offered.
|Draw||Odds of Winning|
|Wednesday - Non-rollover draw (approximately 7.1 million UK Lotto lines played)||1 in 338,000|
|Saturday - Non-rollover draw (approximately 14.4 million UK Lotto lines played)||1 in 686,000|
It should be noted that these odds will vary for draws with more than one prize of £1 million and those with multi-rollover UK Lotto jackpots.
Special Lotto Millionaire Raffle Draws
Occasionally there are special Lotto Millionaire Raffle draws in which more than one top prize of £1 million is offered. On Saturday 10th October 2015, to celebrate the launch of the game, there were 25 £1 million winners created in a single evening. A further five ticket holders received prizes of £1 million each in the draw on Saturday 26th December 2015.
Lotto Millionaire Raffle replaced Lotto Raffle, which had been running since October 2013. Lotto Raffle provided at least 50 guaranteed prizes of £20,000 in every UK Lotto draw and worked in a similar manner to Lotto Millionaire Raffle, with a code automatically generated for every UK Lotto line purchased.