Everything you need on how to play the lottery online, win the lottery online, and pick numbers.

 

Where can I play The Health Lottery?

Visit a Health Lottery retailer (there are over 32,000 of them!) or if you want to know how to play the lottery online, just go play to www.healthlottery.co.uk

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

 

How to play The Lottery?

It’s easy and lottery ticket prices are only £1 to play each line.

If you do not know how to pick the best chance lottery numbers, do not worry, it is very straight forward. For each line, choose five numbers between 1 and 50. Although every number has an equal chance of being drawn, many people interpret the law of averages to suggest that if a number hasn’t been drawn recently, it is sure to come up soon. You could win the lottery online by choosing numbers that seem overdue for a draw!.

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 five 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 retailer, or online by clicking the Playcard link at the bottom of this page. The lottery ticket prices will not change if you decide to purchase in store rather than online.

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 main Health Lottery game.

Keep your ticket or Playcard 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 enter the £100,000 Free Prize Draw Every Wednesday and Saturday?

Every £1 entry into any Wednesday or Saturday Heath Lottery draw automatically gives you an entry into an additional £100,000 free prize draw which also takes place on these days. All players matching 5 numbers in this free prize draw will qualify for an equal share of the prize and there are no lower tier prizes associated with matching any other numbers.

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. If you win the lottery online it will be very easy to confirm the winning numbers. 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:

Free Prize Draws (Wed & Sat)

5 Balls                                               Win £100,000

Main £1 Lottery Draws (Tue – Sat)

Match 5 numbers                           Win £25,000*

Match 4 + Bonus Ball                     Win £10,000

Match 4 Balls                                    Win £250

Match 3 + Bonus Ball                     Win £50

Match 3 Balls                                    Win £10

Match 2 Balls + Bonus Ball           Win £5

Match 2 Balls                                    Win Free Ticket**

Match 1 Ball + Bonus Ball              Win Free Ticket**

 

*Top prize is £25,000 which is shared if there are multiple winners.

**Each free ticket for a Wednesday or Saturday draw is automatically entered into the £100,000 Free Prize Draw which also takes place on these days.

 

 

I won! Now what?

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

Online player -

If you win the lottery online and you’ve 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 Scratch Card Games?

There are over a dozen instant lotto 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! The ticket prices for games are between 5p and £3.5 per play, you reveal the result on spot and we pay your prize straight away if you win.  If you’re lucky enough to win a prize of £10,000 or more, you’ll need to complete a claim form. One of our team will contact you to explain the prize claim process.

If you want to you can try the Scratch Card Games before you buy them,  just press “Play Demo”. 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 Lottery Draw Game you need to be 16 or over to play. That includes trying the games and you’ll need to log in to play them. If you don't have a lottery online 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!