Tonight, £3.8million could be yours if you guess the numbers correctly – and as the saying goes, it could be you. The Lotto draw takes place twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and is one of the National Lottery’s most popular games.
How do I play Lotto?
You can buy a ticket on draw days – Saturday and Wednesday – until 7.30pm on draw days.
You can buy lottery tickets online, on the National Lottery app, or at your local newsagent or supermarket.
Playing online via the website or app means that your ticket is checked, and you get a notification via email if you win a prize.
Money raised by selling lottery tickets doesn’t just go toward jackpots, but also helps support thousands of charitable projects across the UK.
Lottery players raise millions for important causes each week, as well as cashing in on huge amounts.
National Lottery said: “Making sure as much money as possible goes towards life-changing projects is incredibly important to us. In fact, it’s what we’re here for.
“For every ticket sold, a hefty slice of the money received goes to a huge variety of projects, both big and small – from repairing Scouts huts to making Olympic and Paralympic champions.
“So, every time you play, the UK wins.
“To date, National Lottery players have helped raise over £42billion for Good Causes, with more than 625,000 awards made across the UK – the equivalent of more than 220 lottery grants in the every UK postcode district.”
Lotto is the flagship game of the National Lottery, and is played by millions each week.
The National Lottery also runs several other games each week.
Other games you can play include Euromillions, Thunderball and Set for Life, as well as plenty of instant win games.
There have been more than 5,700 new millionaires created since Lotto began.