The UK Lottery Draw And Its Contributions To Society


On February 12 2010 entries will close for the UK National Lottery Awards. This scheme searches for the country’s more popular project financed from the lottery fund and highlights an area of the UK lottery draw that tends to be largely overlooked. The awards were launched by television personality Sally Lindsey at the London Transport Museum in the company of volunteers from the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service. This was significant as both the museum and the WRVS have benefited from grants from the British national lottery fund.

 Every week, hopeful lottery players bemoan their lack of success in the UK lottery draw and yet there are many people who win every week – the charities and good causes. 

Since the lottery was launched in 1994, £24 billion has been raised for projects across the country. That means the lottery players raise £25 million every week for diverse areas of need. Each entry into the draw gives 28 pence to charity.  

The UK lottery draw finances movies too.
The UK lottery draw finances movies too.


St Davids cathedral in Pembrokeshire was built on the site of a previous church in 1181. It has suffered an earthquake, vandalism by soldiers and constant erosion by the weather. Clearly it has had a long battle for survival. Things were made a little easier recently, however, by a grant from the National Lottery, which enabled the south cloister and north porch to be rebuilt. 

Rowan Gate Primary School in Northamptonshire received £ 50000 from the lottery, this time via an ITV network television programme, ‘The People’s Millions.’ The money is being used to update the school’s physiotherapy pool and make it more accessible for the disabled.

 The UK lottery draw also funded a series of projects in recognition of the role played by servicemen in the Second World War. The Heroes Return scheme gave £17 million to enable veterans to return to the places in which they fought, including 58 Royal Navy veterans who visited Singapore and Penang. 

But this project goes further. Home Front Recall provided grants of between £500 and £20000 for schemes that commemorated the events and people of the Second World War. Also the Their Past Your Future project provides school children with opportunities to study the war and meet the veterans.

 In the 15 years the UK lottery has been in existence, it has made a major impact on many areas of British society. Twenty eight percent of the grants have been injected into the most deprived areas of the country with great results. Although it can be too easy to see the lottery purely in terms of the winning and losing of money, there is no doubt that its effects are more deep and positive than first appear.


UK Lottery Draw – 7 Reasons Why Elottery Is Your Best Route In


The economic situation around the world is still uncertain so it would hardly seem to be the time to be starting a business. However, in times like these some businesses tend to do better as people with bills to pay consider other options. 

Curiously, lotteries can represent a reasonable investment of time and money if approached in the right way. There is a vast market of people who, not confident enough in their abilities, are prepared to play a lottery every week. In the UK 70% of the population already play regularly. 

Of course, a lottery is still a lottery (you are more likely to be hit by lightning than win the jackpot) but, if you join a syndicate, the odds are reduced substantially. 

Sure, you are still unlikely to win the big one but the point of a syndicate is you are much more likely to win something regularly from the smaller prizes. With the rocky tate of the economy, it has even been suggested that investing in lotteries actually begins to look as attractive as stock market investing. 

Perhaps the most enticing lottery syndicate group at present is the Elottery business. Started in 2002 by Tom Brodie and Len Fitzgerald, Elottery plays the UK lottery draw, the European lottery and others and now covers 127 different countries around the world. 

Joining the Elottery syndicates and business is attractive for seven reasons: 

1. The model uses a mathematical system employing syndicates of 49 members, which improves the chances of winning a prize in the lottery by an astonishing 733% in the UK lottery draw and 3600% in the Euro millions.

2. It covers not only the UK Lottery draw and the European lottery but the Spanish Superdraw and the El Gordo scheme too.

3. Once you build a syndicate of players you earn a commission every time a member plays the lottery. This means you can build a regular ongoing income.

4. Full support is given by the company including payment processing, marketing support online, promotional material, customer support and email marketing campaigns – all handled for you.

5. Full training is also provided on the website and personal support and regular online and offline conferences also available. Bear in mind a good business can be successfully built offline as well as online.

6. There are other unexpected benefits to be found too. There is a ‘Grab-A-Grand’ draw for £1000 twice a week. The interesting twist to this is the person who introduced the winner also gets £1000. Also activities within the business earn ‘Golden Ticket’ points leading to regular draws for several valuable prizes and an annual draw for a new car. As the business grows these prizes are likely to grow.

7. The business is free to join. 

With an eight-year track record, Elottery has proved itself as the leading online source to lead the lottery programme into the Internet market. Whether you are considering simply playing the UK national lottery and the European lottery or starting a business, the Elottery syndicates are proving to be the best choice.


Please note, as of December 2010, the Elottery scheme offered by VWD is no longer available.

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Euro millions – The European Lottery

On Friday 6 November 2009, Les Scadding and his wife Samantha won £45 million on the lottery: half of the £90 million jackpot (the other winner also resides in the UK). They were just the latest winners of the European lottery named Euro millions.

A European lottery was considered back in the 1990s but disagreements means it did not appear until 7 February 2004. However, it has since been a success with weekly ticket sales approaching 100 million euros. Total sales now total many billions of euros.

That first draw was operated by Francaise des Jeux in France, the Loterías y Apuestas del Estado in Spain and in the United Kingdom, Camelot run it alongside the UK lottery draw. In October 2004, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined to make it a truly European lottery.

The draw regularly ‘rolls over’ (the jackpot is not won so is added to that of the next week) and creates more excitement as the jackpot increases. The rules of the draw state that Euro millions cannot roll over more than eleven times so the twelfth week must produce a winner*. Normally the winners of the European lottery need to match five balls and two lucky stars but with the rollover rule it is possible to win the jackpot on the twelfth week with five balls and one lucky star.

The euro lottery results show the largest payout was in July 2005 to a lady in Ireland who received 115 million euros after the jackpot rolled over nine times. The second highest was scooped by a gentleman in Belgium who took home 100 million euros in February 2007.

The draws are held on Friday night in Paris and tickets cost two euros or two GB pounds (Ireland and Portugal also play a ‘plus’ option that costs three euros).

As from 7 November 2009, the UK lottery draw authorities introduced the Millionaire Raffle Game to run alongside the European lottery, which produces an extra millionaire every week.

All jackpots vary according to the contribution of the country concerned and are tax-free (except in Switzerland).

Euro millions, then, is very much a European lottery.

*Please Note: These rules changed in April 2011. Please see later posts.


How To Play The UK Lottery Draw


The people of Britain seem to have gone wild over the UK Lottery draw. Over 70% of the population play every week and on average 4 million people win prizes. The national lottery numbers are drawn twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday and over £32 billion has been paid out in prizes since its launch in 1994. To win the jackpot you must match all six numbers but smaller prizes are given out for three numbers or more.


To participate in the UK lottery draw, every player must purchase a ticket. The usual

way is to buy tickets at one of the 27 500 authorized distributor retail outlets where

instant win scratch cards are also available. You choose your numbers and the shop

assistant enters the details in a special terminal, which then produces a ticket listing

the numbers chosen. The ticket has the details of the numbers and dates and a bar

code serial number.


With the development of technology, it is now possible to play the British national

lottery online as well. You simply go to the website and enter your selected numbers

(and pay, of course). You receive a ticket by email, which can be printed off. This

method is quite reliable and as acceptable as the offline method as long as you use the

official site ( where, once again, instant win options are



If like me you are not good at picking lottery numbers, you can take the option of

‘Lucky Dip’ where your six numbers are randomly selected by the computer. You can

use the same set of numbers for every week’s draw.


The winning national lottery numbers are widely publicized; the BBC indeed shows

the draw live. If you should pick the winning national lottery numbers, you write

your name and address on the back of the ticket and present it to a British national

lottery retailer.


Of course, if nobody claims the top prize then the money is carried over to the next

week as a ‘rollover.’


One in four jackpot winners in the UK lottery draw is a syndicate. Indeed, on 30

December 2009, a syndicate of six from the north east of England won £10 million

(£1.7 million each). One person sets up a syndicate and coordinates the buying of the

tickets. Most workplaces and clubs have a least one such British national lottery

syndicate operating.


Playing the UK lottery draw is developing as time goes on. Playing by text has

recently been introduced and the ability to play lottery online has been enhanced by

the emergence of elottery syndicates which provide additional chances to win plus

other benefits.