Interesting UK National Lottery Stats

The UK Lottery is often overshadowed by some of the bigger lotteries on the market. It’s good to remember that the UK National Lottery has been around for over 17 years and is still one of the most popular lotto’s in the world today.


So what is so interesting about the UK Lottery you might ask?

UK Lotto Fact Sheet

Let’s take a closer look at this famous 6/49 UK Lottery:

Saturday 19th November 1994 - The date on which the first UK Lottery draw took place

£6.9 million  – The amount of the first lotto Jackpot

UK National Lottery

3 – 5 – 14 – 22 – 30 – 44 – bonus – 10 – The winning numbers on the first UK Lottery jackpot

7 – The number of jackpot winners on the first draw

14 – The number of lottery machines and the number of ball sets. Ball sets no. 9 and no. 13 have never been used

17 – The age of the youngest UK Lotto jackpot winner, Stuart Donnelly from Scotland, who took home 2 million Pounds

Wednesday 5th February 1997 – The date on which the first Wednesday UK National Lottery draw took place. The jackpot was a guaranteed £10 million

133 – The highest number of jackpot winners in one draw

80 grams – The weight of the 49 lottery balls. They are made of solid latex rubber and made by a Lotto Equipment company in Pennsylvania, USA

94% - The percentage of the adult population in the UK who have played the UK National Lottery

40% - The number of UK adults who play in a syndicate

50% - The number of UK Lotto winners who decided to return to work after winning a jackpot

Saturday 29th May 2004 – The first ever Triple Rollover

85 – The age of the oldest UK Lotto winner, Reginald Smith from Staffordshire, UK, who won a 2.3 million Pound Jackpot

£9.5 million – The largest unclaimed prize to date! The ticket expired on 17.30 GMT on Monday, 2 January 2006 after the 180 day deadline to claim the prize passed. Just one more reason to play the lottery online with – we contact all players directly to notify them of winnings!

Play The UK National Lottery

Wherever you are in the world, it seems that no one ever gets tired of playing the UK National Lottery! It is one of the classics in the lottery world and will continue to generate great jackpot results and winnings well into the future!

UK Lotto draws take place twice a week on Wednesday and Friday night. You can take part in all the action on!

This post was written by
Anna Khlebnikova - who has written 371 articles

Posted by Stuart (18/11/2011)

Wow..! I t makes you wonder if the owner of the unclaimed £9.5 million winning ticket ever found out what they had been sitting on. Fortunately for all of us who use that could never happen! Its definitely worth paying just that tiny bit extra for the peace of mind alone!

Posted by Krishnan (20/11/2011)

Is not Euromillions also conducted by UK National Lottery? How is it that the rolled over jackpot is only GBP 18 million? If someone had won the jackpot on Friday then the next jackpot amount would have been certainly 12 million? Previously first rollovers were always above 24 million? Huge lottos may be able to explain !

Posted by (21/11/2011)

@Krishnan - There has been no official announcement from Camelot. We will keep our players updated in this regard.

Posted by Ildefonso (22/11/2011)

@Krishnan, I suppose it could be due to ticket sales mate,hence only GBP 18 million..I think

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