For over 20 years, the UK National Lottery has been a staple feature of most homes with jackpots that can hit £42 million.
UK lottery players stay glued to their TV’s every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:30pm for the draw. As one of the biggest charity drivers in the UK, over 28% of the ticket sales go to worthy causes, already raising over £30 billion over the past 20 years.
Online lottery UK
To play online, you will need to select a reputable concierge service, as no international player can buy tickets on the official website. Your concierge service will assist you in purchasing your tickets and redeeming any winning payments.
Keeping it simple, the traditional lottery game requires you to select 6 numbers from 1-49. An additional number is drawn as a “bonus” number, only played if you match 5 numbers.
How to win the lottery UK
You have a 1 in 13 million chance of winning the jackpot, so either you leave your numbers to chance and a quick pick, or you can opt to follow the patterns and “hot” and “cold” numbers.
Previous lottery winners have attributed their success to playing in a syndicate. This means that you have pooled your tickets and costs, giving yourself a better chance of winning. This does mean that you will need to share any winnings with the rest of your group.
You should always stay away from numbers that you consider “lucky” because it normally means that you are thinking of birthdates and important occasions. If you decide on this route, you are already limiting your numbers to everything below 31, which may be an issue as most lotto results include a broad range of numbers across the board.
How do I collect my winnings?
Lucky you, you have won the jackpot and you are about to change your life. All you need to do, is collect your winnings through the national lottery in person. Smaller wins can be directly transferred into your concierge account. All lottery winnings are tax-free and paid out as a lump sum.
National Lottery winners
Sitting on her sofa just outside of London, Thea Bristow was in complete disbelief when she realized that she was holding a winning £15 million lotto ticket. She had played her three children’s birth dates for years and had just changed her numbers as her son had just turned 27. She had completely forgotten about the ticket, leaving it tucked away in her purse. Since their win, they have spoilt their kids and various friends with luxury trips across the world.
At age 26, Dean Allen was about to announce that the family printing firm was about to go out of business. That is, until he checked his lotto ticket and discovered that he was the sole winner of the £13,861,061 jackpot. From that moment, Dean’s life changed forever, buying 19 cars over a period of 10 years, not having to worry about working again and providing for his children without any worries. He now gives advice to other lotto winners who have to go through the process of press conferences and interviews.