Health Lottery players around Great Britain will be helping raise funds for health related causes in the East London area, this is made possible through 20% of the proceeds of tonight’s game going to HealthLives, a society charity which represents the East London area. The structure of The Health Lottery is made up of 51 society charity organisations which each represent a specific region of the United Kingdom, funds are raised for each society in rotation. The law surrounding the running of a UK lottery game declares that a minimum of 20% of proceeds needs to be used for worthwhile and charitable causes. The Health Lottery has managed to donate 20% of it’s proceeds but falls short in comparison to The National Lottery who have managed to donate 28%, totaling over £35 million each week.
The Health Lottery has come under fire from The National Lottery due to the structure of the game, there has also been questions raised over the games use of expenses, an estimated 50p out of every £1 spent on tickets is used as expenses, The National Lottery on the other hand have managed to reduce their rates to just 5p for every pound.
Players will have a chance at winning up to £100,000 jackpot with The Health Lottery or up to £1 MILLION through the Coral managed Health Lottery Bet game, the £100k top prize will be awarded to any player who can match all of the main game numbers without the Bonus Ball being present. The Health Lottery Bet game which offers players the same non-promotional prizes as The Health Lottery with the addition of a £1 MILLION prize can be entered by visiting the Coral website. The cost to play both games is firmly set at £1, the price to enter into the game has been one of the main sources of the game’s popularity since it’s main rival, the UK Lotto, increased it’s cost to play from £1 to £2 in October 2013. There has been several news articles recently that may suggest the game has flattened out from this spike in players after 20% of retailers have stopped selling Health Lottery tickets, one retailer told journalists that thousands of National Lottery tickets were sold each week but the Health Lottery struggled to sell £100 worth of tickets.
The Health Lottery is the only UK game which hosts both it’s draws on TV, this is down to it’s ties within the media industry as Northern and Shell, the owners behind the Health Lottery, owned Channel 5, the host of the draws. Players can switch over to Channel 5 to watch the draw unfold at approximately 21:55, the game will appear during the first commercial break closest to this time. The game has been known to be knocked back or shown earlier due to sporting events, as the draw takes less than two minutes to show it does not appear in any TV guide, the quickest way to obtain the results is to bookmark our Health Lottery Results page.
To enter into the Health Lottery a player can either purchase a ticket from one of the 10,000 strong lottery retailers dotted around Great Britain, alternatively players can enter online either through the official Health Lottery website or Coral bookmakers site. The game is a weekly played lottery with draws happening every Wednesday and Saturday at the usual time of 21:55, the prize structure is fixed which means it does not become diluted through prize sharing in normal draw conditions. To all players who have purchased a Health Lottery or Health Lottery bet ticket, we would like to wish you the best of luck in tonight’s game.
The Health Lottery prize structure for Saturday 14th June 2014:
|2 numbers plus Bonus Ball||£10|
|3 numbers (excluding Bonus Ball)||£20|
|3 numbers plus Bonus Ball||£50|
|4 numbers (excluding Bonus Ball)||£250|
|4 numbers plus Bonus Ball||£10,000|
|5 numbers (excluding Bonus Ball)||£100,000|
|5 numbers plus Million Pound Number (CORAL)||£1 MILLION|