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The UK Lotto has a rich history dating back to its first ever draw in November 1994. Originally called “The National Lottery”, the game has undergone several changes over the years.

Powerball is perhaps the most well-known lottery game in the world. But how did it get started? Here’s a quick history of this popular game.

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September 2022

The was the first ever National Lottery game in the UK. Originally called “The National Lottery”, the following history timeline highlights some of the key changes to the game since it launched in November 1994.

19th November 1994

The first ever National Lottery draw.

5th February 1997

The first Wednesday National Lottery draw.

18th May 2002

The name changes from “The National Lottery” to “Lotto”

10th February 2011

The Lotto rollover limit was increased to four draws (from three).

5th October 2013

The price of a ticket increased from £1 to £2. The prize for matching three numbers increased from £10 to £25. The Lotto Raffle was launched, adding an additional fifty £20,000 prizes to every draw.

8th October 2015

The Lotto Raffle was discontinued and replaced by the Lotto Millionaire Raffle. This included one prize of £1 million and 20 prizes of £20,000. The rollover limit of four draws was removed. The game changed from a 6/49 to a 6/59 lottery system. A Lucky Dip prize was introduced for matching two numbers.

18th November 2018

The fixed prize tiers were all increased for cash prizes below the jackpot. The maximum number of rollovers was set to 5. After this time, the jackpot prize would be filtered down to the lower prize tiers if the jackpot was not won on the 6th draw. The Lotto Millionaire Raffle was discontinued.

7th November 2020

A £5 prize for matching two numbers was added to every “Must Be Won” draw when the lottery jackpot rolled down after not being won for 6 consecutive draws in a row.

March 2022

The Power Play multiplier feature was added, which consisted of a wheel with 12 slots.

The available multipliers were from x1 to x5.

February 2022

New format: 5/69 + 1/26.

The 4 + 1 prize category prize was $50,000.

x10 Power Play multiplier was added to jackpots under $150 million.

January 2022

Four more states joined: Vermont, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Maine.

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Next Draw

Wednesday,April 17, 2024

Est. Jackpot

UK LOTTO

£ 5.2 Million

Game closes in

01Days 01Hours 00Minutes 54Seconds