The Health Lottery has introduced a new promotion this month to help raise the amount of ticket sales, the offer consists of getting £15 off a Tesco shopping bill when a user signs up for Direct Debit. The lottery has had several set backs over the last few months with almost 10% of all their retailers refusing to sell their tickets. Many UK Health Lottery retailers have reported that the sales are so small that in some instances The National Lottery outperform sales by 10 to 1. The main increase to sales for The Health Lottery came as the UK Lotto increased its cost to play in October 2013, the move which was considered by a large majority as “greedy” looked for alternatives, The Health Lottery provided an outlet for disgruntled ex-Lotto players.
The managing company behind the game is Northern and Shell, a for-profit body designed to manage the running of 51 separate lottery games. The Health Lottery to most looks like a unified game but in reality the structure is made up of 51 organisations, each group represents a specific region of England, Scotland and Wales. Northern and Shell operate by carrying out these 51 different lottery games in rotation to appear as a single game, the structure has been critised heavily by the likes of The National Lottery who have claimed Northern and Shell are exploiting legal loopholes surrounding lottery games.
National Lottery Managing Director, disapproved further of the game by estimating that for every £1 spent on lottery tickets, 50p is claimed by Northern and Shell as expenses, an extortionate amount in comparison to The National Lottery’s 5p for every £1. Regardless of the bombardment of bad press the game continues to operate, after recently celebrating reaching the £50 million raised for health causes milestone.
Each Health Lottery draw is targeted to a specific organisation which represents a specific area of the UK, the draw for Wednesday 30th July 2014 will be for HealthConfirm, this group works in the Berkshire area. To date there has been over £635,000 raised for health related causes in the Berkshire, Reading and Wokingham area. A full list of projects which have received funding can be found on the official Health Confirm website.
Tonight’s jackpot will be for the usual £100,000, this sum will be awarded to any ticket holder who can match all of the main game numbers in tonight’s draw. Players who have purchased tickets through Coral will have the same chances of winning but will have an additional prize tier of up to £1 million, this is known as the Health Lottery Bet game. To all Health Lottery players who have purchased a ticket for Wednesday’s draw, the WagerPod team are wishing you good luck.
Health Lottery Results and Prizes for Wednesday 30th July 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|