How to play 49s
The game is played in exactly the same way as the UK 49s Lunchtime Lottery. Six numbers between 1 and 49 are drawn, followed by a Booster Ball from the remaining pool of 43. The aim of the game is to match all the numbers you pick with those that appear in the lottery. The draw is shown live on the SIS (Sports Information Services) network, which is broadcast to bookmakers around the world.
You must pick a minimum of one number and a maximum of five numbers between 1 and 49. The different options are known as Pick 1, Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5. You can pick your own numbers or ask Lucky Dip to randomly draw them for you chose
Related: UK 49s Lunchtime
Mark the Teatime option on the tee and select how many consecutive days you want to play. You can enter up to seven days in a row and there is no fixed bet, so you can decide how much you want to bet. Bets can be placed until the official start time of the game.
When you enter, you just choose whether to play '6 Number Draw' or '7 Number Draw'. If you play '6 Number Draw', you only bet on the six main numbers. If you enter a '7 Number Draw' your bet will include a Booster Ball and improve your chances of winning. teatime results history For example, if you are playing Pick 1 and the number you pick is drawn as a Booster Ball, you will win a prize if you selected "7 Number Draw" but not if you selected "6 Number Draw".
You have to match all the numbers you pick to win on UK 49s. For example, if you're playing Pick 3, you have to match the three numbers you've picked. If you roll less than this, you win nothing. Payouts may vary from bookmaker to bookmaker, but are directly proportional to the amount you bet on the game. The more you bet, the more you can win. The odds of winning depend on how many numbers you bet on and whether you selected '6 number draw' or '7 number draw' when filling in the ticket.