Arriving on Thursday 25th January, EuroMillions HotPicks is a brand new game which offers players the chance to win up to a seven-figure sum of money for matching between one and five numbers. Played in a similar style to Lotto HotPicks, participants select exactly how many numbers they wish to match in a EuroMillions draw, with payouts determined by the amount of digits matched.
Players able to match one number will receive £10, while those able to predict the outcome of all five will profit to the tune of £1 million; however, in order to win, players must match all of their selected numbers. The game will be available to play independently or alongside the EuroMillions draw and entry will cost just £1.50.
In an effort to increase the number of big money winners, Thunderball draws will take place four times a week from January 30th 2018. Currently played on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, this thrilling game, which offers a fixed jackpot of £500,000 in every draw, will soon become part of the Tuesday night line up.
The game itself will remain the same, with players being required to select five numbers from a matrix of 39 and one Thunderball number from a pool ranging from 1 to 14, while the cost of entry will remain static at £1 per line.
What Other Changes Can be Expected?
In addition to the exhilarating changes that are set to be rolled out early next year, players may soon be treated to an annuity-style game that will lavish winners with regular sums of money over a number of years. Thought to be similar in design to Set for Life in Australia and Lucky for Life in America, this game could provide prosperous ticket holders with financial security for life. Details of this sensational new game are yet to be announced, although lottery fans across the UK will no doubt be rubbing their hands in anticipation.
There have also been rumours of alterations to the UK Lotto matrix, with suggestions that a return to the days of a 49-ball game could be on the horizon. However, Lotto bosses have opted to stick with the current 59-ball format and are instead promising to introduce a system that will allow the jackpot to be won more regularly.