How to Play Lotto HotPicks

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How to Play Lotto HotPicks
The lottery is a small gamble that can have big rewards. ( Images)

Lotto HotPicks is a lottery game available only to residents of the United Kingdom. Players may select up to five numbers ranging from 1 to 49. The more numbers you choose, the higher the cash prize. Conversely, choosing more numbers decreases the odds of winnings. Drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday. Players win the corresponding amount for any of their numbers that match the six lottery numbers drawn. The game may be played online or via text messaging.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Lotto Hotpicks Online

  1. 1

    Open your web browser and navigate to the official Lotto Hotpicks home page (

  2. 2

    Locate the Lotto Hotpicks ticket on the right side of the screen and follow the directions. Select the "Play Now" button at the bottom of the ticket when prompted.

  3. 3

    Enter the username and password of your National Lottery Account and click submit to enter your ticket in the drawing. If you do not have a National Lottery Account, you will have the option to create one.

    Lotto HotpicksText Messaging

  1. 1

    Open your web browser and navigate to the "Play by Text" page of the National Lottery (

  2. 2

    Select the "Open an Account" button and follow the directions to create an account with the National Lottery. If you already have an account with the National Lottery, choose the "Register Your Mobile" button.

  3. 3

    Choose to play one or all five available numbers. Type the word "Hot" followed by the set of numbers ranging from 1 to 49 that you want to play.

  4. 4

    Type 61111 into the SMS text line of your phone and submit the numbers.

Tips and warnings

  • The standard text messaging rates of your mobile carrier do apply.
  • This game is available only to citizens of the United Kingdom.

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