Lotto Millionaire Raffle FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Lotto Millionaire Raffle.

  1. Can I play Lotto Millionaire Raffle without buying a UK Lotto ticket?
  2. Can I opt out of the Lotto Millionaire Raffle when I buy my Lotto ticket?
  3. When was the first Lotto Millionaire Raffle draw?
  4. How many Lotto Millionaire Raffle prizes are offered in each Lotto draw?
  5. Why was the Lotto Raffle game changed in 2015?
  6. How are the winning Lotto Millionaire Raffle codes selected?
  7. Do I need to do anything different when I buy my Lotto ticket?
  8. How do I check the Lotto Millionaire Raffle results?
  9. How long do I have to claim a Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize?
  10. Can I win a Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize and a UK Lotto prize on the same ticket?
  11. I’ve played online and bought tickets up to eight weeks in advance or via Direct Debit. Why is my Lotto Millionaire Raffle code the same?

Answers


1. Can I play Lotto Millionaire Raffle without buying a UK Lotto ticket?

No. Lotto Millionaire Raffle is a supplementary Lotto game and cannot be played separately from the main game.

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2. Can I opt out of the Lotto Millionaire Raffle when I buy my UK Lotto ticket?

Lotto Millionaire Raffle is a free game played when you buy UK Lotto tickets. Entry to the raffle is automatic and you cannot opt out of the game.

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3. When was the first Lotto Millionaire Raffle draw?

Lotto Millionaire Raffle, previously known as just Lotto Raffle, held its first draw on Saturday 5th October 2013, when 1,000 codes were drawn at random to win £20,000 each.

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4. How many Lotto Millionaire Raffle prizes are offered in each Lotto draw?

Every Lotto draw offers 21 Lotto Millionaire Raffle prizes - one prize is worth £1 million, while the remaining 20 codes drawn are valued at £20,000 each.

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5. Why was the Lotto Raffle game changed in 2015?

Lotto Raffle became Lotto Millionaire Raffle in October 2015 as part of general changes to the way Lotto is played. In an effort to create more millionaires thanks to the National Lottery’s flagship game, the total number of raffle prizes in each draw was reduced so that a raffle prize of £1 million could be offered in every game alongside the prizes of £20,000 on offer.

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6. How are the winning Lotto Millionaire Raffle codes selected?

Much like a traditional raffle, in which entries are pooled together and have a winner picked at random out of the entire field, Lotto Millionaire Raffle winners are selected using an automated draw machine (ADM). Every raffle code is automatically entered into the ADM by the gaming system and then the quantity of winning codes required is put into the ADM, which then randomly picks out the codes. The first code drawn is worth £1 million, while the 20 codes that follow are each worth £20,000.

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7. Do I need to do anything different when I buy my Lotto ticket?

No. Just choose your six numbers from 1 to 59 as normal and when you purchase your Lotto ticket, a Lotto Millionaire Raffle code will be randomly generated for you. Don’t forget to check both the main numbers and your raffle codes!

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8. How do I check the Lotto Millionaire Raffle results?

The Lotto Millionaire Raffle results page is updated with every winning code minutes after the draw has taken place, so you can check your ticket here.

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9. How long do I have to claim a Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize?

As with the main UK Lotto game, players have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim any prizes they might have won. If you bought your tickets online, you will be informed of a win straight away. However, if you bought a ticket from an authorised retailer, you will need to keep it in a safe place and check it after the draw so as not to miss out on a huge windfall!

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10. Can I win a Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize and a UK Lotto prize on the same ticket?

Yes! It is possible to win twice on the same ticket, so check your Lotto Millionaire Raffle code very carefully even if you have also won a UK Lotto prize.

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11. I’ve played online and bought tickets up to eight weeks in advance or via Direct Debit. Why is my Lotto Millionaire Raffle code the same?

If you play online in advance or via Direct Debit, you will be issued with the same Lotto Millionaire Raffle code for each line played. This number will be entered into every draw on your behalf, so your chances of winning are exactly the same as they would be if you had bought a separate ticket for each draw.

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