The Oldest UK Lottery Question Answered

It's a question as old as the lottery itself, “how do I win the jackpot?” Well, it’s a good job you are reading this article, as the oldest UK Lottery question will be answered…

When it comes to how to bag the top prize on one of the most well-known and loved lottery games, you will be happy to know that we have a host of answers to this question. Some are factual, but some are also downright outlandish. But, when it comes to playing the UK Lottery, and standing a chance to win millions, you might as well take even the craziest suggestions to heart.

So, regardless of whether you're playing the UK Lottery at your store, betting on the outcome, or playing the world’s biggest and most popular lotto games right here at, we have something for you!

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Choose bigger numbers

Many UK Lottery players, and for that matter, anyone playing any lotto game, love playing what they call their “lucky lotto numbers.”  This is all fair and well, but unfortunately these numbers stem from loved ones birthday’s.  In other words, a high proportion of players pick lots of numbers from one to 31 come Wednesday and Saturday.  Stats however, show that to maximise the likelihood of winning a bigger jackpot, you need to pick two or more numbers between 32 and 49. It’s in this group that contains the least-picked numbers chosen on payslip’s. Thus, when you win with high numbers, you pocket higher amounts. At the end of the day, you are playing the UK Lottery to win the jackpot and not a lowered tiered win. So make sure you go for gold when you buy a UK Lottery ticket online.
Get The Best Odds

With the help of the internet, finding a lottery with the best odds has now become a piece of cake, and thankfully online lotto players across the world are no longer subject to only playing their own local lotto game anymore. Imagine hearing about this Saturday’s massive $275 million US Powerball jackpot and not being able to buy a Powerball lottery ticket?

With many online lotto players still unaware of the huge disparity in odds between each of the different lotteries, you should definitely delve a little deeper and read through each of the available lotto games offered right here at, as all the odds and details of each international lotto game can be found if you scroll down on the play page.

While some lotto games offer huge jackpots, they might also have greater odds on winning it. On the other hand, there are also lotto games with lower jackpot amounts, but these games give online lotto players a higher chance of scooping a jackpot prize.

The choice is yours, as hosts 14 of the best international lotteries, and everyone has its own set of prize tiers and jackpot odds. Some are a whole lot better than others, so get to know our favourites today.
Mix Things Up

Since the first draw on 19 November 1994, the National Lottery has become a British obsession, and most online uk lotto players like to run with the same numbers every week.  This can of course work for you if you have the time, like Gregory Errthum, who after playing the exact same lottery number for 32 years, finally won $150,000 on the US Powerball recently. A really strange statistic however, is that there are at least 10,000 UK Lottery players who actually play the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.  I can’t say playing this particular pattern has ever occurred to me, and given that most UK Lotto jackpots are around the £4m mark, if those numbers do come up, everyone will walk away with £400 each. What you should rather do is either spread out your lottery numbers, or hey, play what makes you feel good, as long as you try and avoid little patterns on the playblock.

If you have already played your lucky UK Lottery numbers, and you are feeling particularly lucky and would like to play a few more lines, your best bet would be to play a few Quickpicks. These are randomly generated numbers within the UK Lottery number guidelines, and will not only save you time thinking up numbers, wondering whether or not they will win, but by playing a quickpick you will not fall prey to only playing numbers comprised of birthday’s and ending up once again playing numbers between 1 and 31.  Like we said, there is a much higher chance of sharing your jackpot with numerous players.

Get that weekend feeling

With most lotto draws taking place over the weekend, it’s not surprising really that statistically speaking, lottery players who buy lottery tickets on a Friday, are more likely to have a winning line.

See, you’re already on a lucky streak! It’s Friday, and there’s a whole bunch of international lotto games boasting incredible jackpots right now!
It’s all in the name

Looking at another study, it showed that the most likely names to win the lottery are men called John and woman called Margaret. This could quite likely mean that the John’s and Margarets of the world simply love playing the lottery, or they might actually be inherently luckier by nature.

If you want to test this theory, please update us with your fortunes in the comment section below and you will earn valuable LottoPoints for your comments!

Play your lucky Horoscope numbers

For those who instantly dismiss the power of horoscopes, this next example might have you changing your tune.

Carly Wiggett and Becky Witt were advised by Carly's mum, an avid horoscopes reader, to buy a lottery ticket, as she had just read that that Pisces and Taurus would win, if they teamed up. The best friends joked about winning, and how they might celebrate, but never dreamed it would come true. It did and they won £336,277.60 on the EuroMillions. Just goes to show, sometimes a win can be written in the stars.

Another lottery winner by the name of Rachel Bryan, also read that she would win in her horoscope. Like so many people, she ignored it until a second said the same thing. One ticket later and Rachel was 2 million pounds richer. 

Why not play your lucky horoscope numbers today?  After all, tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot which boasts two Lucky Star numbers is currently standing at a whopping €129 million!  Imagine if you won? You would definitely be thanking your lucky stars that you listened to this little piece of advice.

Plucky lucky lotto chicken

Pets have played their role in their owners scooping a huge jackpot prize believe it or not. In 2003, Billy Gibbons told lottery officials while claiming his lottery win, that he had his pet chicken, named, ‘Lucky’ to thank for the lotto win. He said that he accidently spilt seed on his calculator and that his pet chicken started pecking at it. When he picked up the calculator he saw a couple of numbers reflect, and decided to play them on the lotto. It’s a good thing he did, as he won £1,279.

Jane and Alan Slater's would never have known about their lottery win if it wasn’t for their pet pooch Ruby, who discovered their second winning ticket which the couple had misplaced.

Play Rollovers

One of the most exciting times to make sure you buy a lottery ticket online, is when the jackpot has rolled over to an enormous amount of money. With the UK Lottery and most other international lotto games offering more rollovers and therefore bigger jackpots, online lottery players have a whole lot more to win these days.

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A month doesn’t go by that we don’t hear about a lottery jackpot win going unclaimed. This is hugely due to the fact that lottery players purchasing lottery tickets at the local store are misplacing or losing their lotto tickets.

By playing the lottery online, you will thankfully never have to go through this trauma, as even if you forget to double check your lottery numbers and win, we will not only send you’re a notification of the your win, but if you have won a substantial amount, we will call you and make sure that you receive the good news.

So there we have it, numerous ways to increase your chances of winning the UK Lottery, or any lottery for that matter.

Last but not least, remember, “You have to be in it, to win it!”

Play the lottery online today!

Best of luck!
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