How we work
he percentage of the prize fund dedicated to the jackpot is 43.2% for the first six draws of the rollover cycle, with 4.8% diverted to the Booster Fund to ensure the jackpot always starts at €17 million. From the seventh draw until the jackpot is won or it rolls down, 27% is allocated to the jackpot and 21% to the Booster Fund.
A lottery jackpot win can change your life forever, whether it is worth a few hundred thousand pounds or a few hundred million. Rules vary between lotteries as to how large a jackpot can grow, with some truly astonishing amounts being paid out to players across the globe.
The National Lottery Distribution Fund divides the funds into the following four main categories. Health, Education, Environment and Charitable Causes - 40%, Sports - 20%, Arts - 20%, Heritage - 20%
The National Lottery’s Good Causes Fund receives 28p from every £1 played on Lotto, EuroMillions, Lotto HotPicks, Thunderball and instant games. From there it is distributed to charitable projects across the UK in four broad fields.