Wales Lottery FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Wales Lottery.

  1. How much does a ticket cost?
  2. Where can I buy Wales Lottery tickets?
  3. How old do I need to be to play?
  4. When do draws take place?
  5. When did the first Wales Lottery draw take place?
  6. When was the game relaunched?
  7. What prizes can I win?
  8. Is there a jackpot cap or rollover limit?
  9. How much of my ticket money goes to good causes?

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Answers


1. How much does a ticket cost?

Each entry costs £1. As the game works on a subscription basis, there is a minimum payment of £13. If you want to have just one entry in each draw, this will pay for you to take part for 13 weeks.

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2. Where can I buy Wales Lottery tickets?

You need to fill out an application form and register to play Wales Lottery. Tickets are available online ahead of each draw.

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3. How old do I need to be to play?

The minimum age to buy tickets is 16.

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4. When do draws take place?

Draws take place every Saturday. The results are taken from the winning numbers in the Australian National Lottery Super 66 game, which is held at about 11am GMT.

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5. When did the first Wales Lottery draw take place?

Sales opened for the Wales Lottery on Monday 10th April 2017, with the first draw being held on Friday 28th April.

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6. When was the game relaunched?

Wales Lottery ceased operations after the draw on 23rd March 2018, before relaunching for its next draw on Saturday 16th June. The game returned under new operators, with a refreshed format and different prize tiers.

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7. What prizes can I win?

There are four prize tiers in every draw, with prizes ranging from a free ticket to a jackpot of £25,000, which is available each week. You win prizes based on how many digits out of six you can match in the right position. See the How to Play page for more information.

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8. Is there a jackpot cap or rollover limit?

The Wales Lottery jackpot is a set £25,000 in every draw. This is the maximum allowed under the rules that govern society lotteries. Find out more at the Good Causes page.

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9. How much of my ticket money goes to good causes?

A minimum of 20 percent of the money taken in ticket sales is distributed to charitable organisations in Wales.

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