There are now so many different games to play for the UK lottery it can be a nightmare deciding which ones to choose from. But do we really have a realistic chance of winning?

According to some statistics, the chance of winning the lottery is 1 in 14 million! To actually the big jackpot win you would have to play the lottery, every week for 270,000 years. This is only for the main Lotto draw. It doesn’t include the daily play, dream number or euro lottery.

To win the lottery, you need to remain consistent and you shouldn’t just enter for the jackpot draw and it is worth learning how each game is played in order to work out your chances of winning.  When choosing your numbers you must remain consistent in the combinations that you pick. Randomly selecting numbers doesn’t work.

The top five most drawn balls are 9, 38, 39, 31 and 10 with 22, 16, 47, 41 and 30 being the least drawn balls for the main lotto.  To win the jackpot you must correctly match all six numbers and the bonus ball, however there are a number of prizes to be won if you match three balls or more.  You can check to see if you have won using the lottery checker.