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How to Play Lotto HotPicks

Updated April 14, 2017

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.

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  1. Open your web browser and navigate to the official Lotto Hotpicks home page (national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/lotterydrawgames/lottohotpicks).

  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. 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.

  4. Open your web browser and navigate to the "Play by Text" page of the National Lottery (national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/lotterydrawgames/playbytext).

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. Warning

    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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About the Author

Anthony Rose has been writing since 2009, covering home improvement, health, business and politics. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Tulane University.

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