How to Play and Win The Lottery

Everything you need to know about playing online, and winning, The Health Lottery.

 

Where can I play The Health Lottery?

Visit a Health Lottery retailer (there are over 32,000 of them!) or you can play online at www.healthlottery.co.uk

You can buy tickets just for this week's draw, or for up to eight weeks in advance.

 

How do I play The Health Lottery?

It’s easy and only costs £1 to play each line.

For each line, choose five numbers between 1 and 50.

If you can’t decide which numbers to choose ask for a Quick Pick ticket or select the £1 Quick Pick if you’re playing online, and let the random number generator choose for you.

Choose the number of weeks you want to play. You can buy tickets just for this week’s draw, or for up to eight weeks in advance.

If you want to play your favourite numbers every week, visit your Health Lottery retailer and collect your Playcard which can be activated at the store.

You can play in store at your local Health Lottery retailer or online at www.healthlottery.co.uk. Remember to check that the number of weeks and numbers are the ones you wanted. And that's it! You're in the draw for The Health Lottery £1 game.

Keep your ticket tucked in away in a safe place, and in good condition, so when it's time for the draw you know where to find it. 

 

How do I know if I've won?

Results for all of our draws can be found on our website at https://www.healthlottery.co.uk/results, here you can check your numbers and search for specific draw dates; results are also published in the Daily Star, Express, Sun and Mirror newspapers and can also be obtained from any participating retailer. Results are also published to our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Alternatively you can  call us on 0844-375 55 55*

*Calls to The Health Lottery Helpline will be charged at 7p per minute plus your telephone provider’s access charge.

 

What are the prizes:

  • Match 5 numbers - Win up to £100,000*

The odds of winning our jackpot are 1 in 2.12M. Compared to 1 in 45M on The National Lottery.

  • Match 4 numbers and the Bonus Ball - Win £10,000
  • Match 4 numbers - Win £250
  • Match 3 numbers and the Bonus Ball - Win £50
  • Match 3 numbers - Win £20
  • Match 2 numbers and the Bonus Ball - Win £10

*Top prize is equal to 10% of total ticket sales, capped at £100,000. It will be divided equally if there is more than one jackpot winner. For example if total ticket sales are £850,000 the top prize will be £85,000. If ticket sales are £1.5m the top prize will be £100,000. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday draw sales are lower so, for example, if total ticket sales are £500,000 the top prize will be £50,000.

 

I won! Now what?

It's time to claim your prize, that's what.

Online player - 

If you’ve played online and won up to £2,000 you don’t need to do anything else. Your winnings will be paid directly into your online player account and can be withdrawn at any time; please allow 14 working days for funds to reach your bank account. If you have won more than £2,000 please call the Health Lottery Helpline on 0844 375 55 55 **, where our team are on hand to support you. They will help you with arrangements to collect your prize and anything else you need to know.

**Calls to The Health Lottery Helpline will be charged at 7p per minute plus your telephone provider’s access charge.

Retail player - 

You’ll need your ticket to claim a prize.

If you bought your ticket at a retailer you can claim any prize up to £50 in any one of our 32,000 retailers.  

If you’ve won up to £250 you can claim your prize at any participating Post Office.

If you’ve been lucky enough to win over £250 you’ll need to call the Health Lottery Helpline on 0844 375 55 55 **, where our team are on hand to support you. They will help you with arrangements to collect your prize and anything else you need to know.

**Calls to The Health Lottery Helpline will be charged at 7p per minute plus your telephone provider’s access charge.

 

How do I play the Instant Win Games?

There are a number of games to choose from, they all work slightly differently, so the best thing to do is look at each game and choose one that takes your fancy. Don’t worry they’re very simple! What they have in common is they all cost £1 to play, you reveal the result straight away, and we pay your prize straight away if you win.  If you’re lucky enough to win one of the £10,000 prizes one of our team will contact you to explain the prize claim process

If you want to you can try the Instant Win Games before you buy them, to do that just press “try me”. They work exactly the same as if you have paid to play, except they’re free, and if you reveal a win you don’t actually get the prize (they are free after all!)

Just like the Draw Game you need to be 16 or over to play. That includes trying the games. So you’ll need to log in to play them. If you don’t have an account just sign up, tell us a bit about yourself so we can check your age, deposit funds to your account, and then enjoy playing!