National Lottery changes: All you need to know about picking those lucky millionaire numbers…

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  • Extra numbers to choose from will create a bigger chance of winning
  • New raffle will guarentee a £1million prize
  • Match two numbers and win a free lucky dip

Have you got a lucky Lotto line you’ve been putting on for years? Well...things are about to change.

Here’s a quick guide to what will be changing from tomorrow:

* From the draw on Saturday October 10 onwards there will be extra numbers to pick from:

- You can choose from one all the way to 59 - rather than one to 49. This is designed to create bigger rolling jackpots where there is more to play for.

* The jackpot odds of matching all six numbers on the current Lotto are one in 13,983,816. When the new numbers are introduced this will jump to one in 45,057,474.

* A new Millionaire Raffle will guarantee a £1million prize in every draw. A further 20 people will win £20,000.

* Match two numbers and win a free Lotto Lucky Dip.

* You can still keep the lucky line you’ve played for the past 21 years - but you can also add a few higher numbers if you want.

* Lotto HotPicks - more numbers to choose from (one-59) - and bigger prizes. Matching five numbers will scoop you £350,000.

The changes are aimed at ‘making the game more exciting’ and are according to national-lottery.co.uk: “part of a never ending push to make more millionaires and more winners, and to raise as much as we can for National Lottery Good Cause projects.”

To date, £34 billion has been raised for Good Cause projects.

Find out more at national-lottery.co.uk/lotto-changes.