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All you need to know about Lotto HotPicks

FEELING ON THE BALL?

This is Lotto with a twist. As part of the nation’s favourite game, Lotto HotPicks could be right up your street. As anyone who’s played will tell you, it’s the chance to be a bit savvy and pick up bigger prizes by matching fewer Lotto numbers. It really could be the smart play.

So how do you play?

Decide how many numbers you want to play with, choose from 1–5.

Pick numbers between 1 and 59 or go with a Lucky Dip ® for randomly selected numbers.

Choose the draw days and number of weeks you’d like to play.

You’re good to go!

You can play Lotto HotPicks online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

Good to know.

Draw Days

Play for £1 every Wednesday and Saturday.

£350,000 Δ Top Prize

Bigger prizes for fewer numbers. Pick and match 3 balls – win £800.

Save Time

You can play up to 4 weeks in advance.

SEE WHAT YOU CAN WIN Δ

Different ways to check results

Check on the go

Use our App on your mobile to see if you’ve won. You can also scan paper tickets for instant results. Get it on Google Play or the App Store.

Here on the web

All results are published here on the website every Wednesday and Saturday from around 9.30pm.

Watch the draw live

Watch all Lotto draws first on our website or YouTube channel at 7.45pm every Wednesday and Saturday.

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Set limits. Get reminders. Take time out. Using our tools can help you stay in control.

Important
information

  • Online Game Procedures
  • Rules for Draw-Based Games Played Online

Playing in
store

  • Players’ Guide
  • Lotto HotPicks Retail Game Procedures
  • Rules For Draw-Based Games Played at Retailers

Results and
Draws

  • Latest results
  • Watch the latest draw
  • How to claim a prize

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    All the information you need to know about playing Lotto HotPicks online

    Lotto HotPicks

    Lotto HotPicks is a game that uses the numbers from the main Lotto draw, but it offers a different way to win. Players are given control over how much money they want to play for, with prizes ranging from ВЈ6 for matching just one number up to ВЈ350,000 for successfully matching five. You do not have to enter Lotto in order to play HotPicks, it is a stand-alone game.

    Since January 2018, EuroMillions HotPicks has also been played on Tuesdays and Fridays, operating under a similar format.

    Latest Result

    The latest winning numbers will is displayed here after every draw Lotto HotPicks draw on a Wednesday and Saturday evening. You can view the number of winners and the prize amounts by using the ‘View the Prize Breakdown’ button.

    To view the numbers and winner details for previous draws, visit the Results page.

    How to Play Lotto HotPicks

    Lotto HotPicks costs ВЈ1 per line and players must choose numbers from 1 to 59, this is the same range used in the regular Lotto draw. How many numbers you need to choose varies depending on which version of the game you decide to play. There are five options available:

    Game Type Choose
    Pick 1 One number from 1 – 59
    Pick 2 Two numbers from 1 – 59
    Pick 3 Three numbers from 1 – 59
    Pick 4 Four numbers from 1 – 59
    Pick 5 Five numbers from 1 – 59

    You need to match all of the numbers that you chose in order to win. So, if you bought a Pick 3 ticket and only matched two of the numbers drawn, then unfortunately you would not win a prize.

    If you opt to enter the main Lotto draw as well, you do not have to use any of the same numbers for HotPicks. For example, if your Lotto numbers were 5, 9, 21, 33, 36 and 40 then your HotPicks numbers could be 7, 12 and 54. Buy a Lucky Dip rather than choosing your own numbers if you want to make sure your selection is completely random.

    Odds of Winning

    Here’s a breakdown of the potential prizes and your chances of winning:

    Game Type You Match You Win* Odds
    Pick 5 5 numbers £350,000 1 in 834,398
    Pick 4 4 numbers £13,000 1 in 30,342
    Pick 3 3 numbers £800 1 in 1,626
    Pick 2 2 numbers £60 1 in 115
    Pick 1 1 number £6 1 in 10

    *The prize amounts in each tier are fixed, which means they are the same in every draw and multiple winners do not have to share. So if two players won with Pick 5 tickets, they would receive ВЈ350,000 each.

    Lotto HotPicks uses the same numbers as the main Lotto draw, with prizes starting from £6 for matching one just one number! Get results and information here.