# How does the bonus number work in lotto?

## How does the bonus number work in lotto?

Six numbers and an additional bonus number are drawn from a drum containing numbered balls from 1–47 in the main draw. The Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws take place immediately after the main draw with six main numbers and a bonus number drawn in each.

### What is the most common bonus ball in the lottery?

OUT OF THE BLUE Number 2 is the luckiest bonus ball, having been drawn 843 times. It is followed in second place by number 3, drawn 828 times. After unlucky 57, the next unluckiest number was 50, drawn just 261 times. And 53 was the third worst on 264.

Can you win lotto with 2 numbers plus bonus?

You must match at least three main numbers, or two plus the Bonus Ball, to win a prize. These are the two lowest prize divisions and the value of the payout is a fixed amount – it is R25 in the ‘Match 3’ category and R15 in the ‘Match 2 + Bonus Ball’ division. You need to match all six numbers to win the jackpot.

Does the bonus ball count as a main number?

The Bonus Ball does not count as a main number, so the only time it can be used to boost your prize amount is when you also match five of the six main numbers.

## What is bonus ball?

(ˈbəʊnəs bɔːl) or bonus number (ˈbəʊnəs ˈnʌmbə) British. (in the National Lottery draw) a ball randomly selected after the first six balls, containing a number which influences the amount of prize money paid. The winning numbers were 1, 14, 23, 33, 34 and the bonus ball 5.

### What is bonus ball single?

Bonus Ball Single. This bet type allows customers to bet on the value of the bonus ball being a single digit number (1-9).

How do you get bonus ball?

The Bonus Ball is an additional number which is drawn at the end of every Lotto game, after the six main numbers have been selected. The six main balls are drawn first from a range of 1 to 59, and a Bonus Ball is then randomly selected from the remaining 53 numbers.

What does draws mean in lottery?

“Drawing” means the formal process of selecting winning numbers which determine the number of winners for each prize level of the game. “Draw game terminal” or “Terminal” is the terminal by which retailers and the Wyoming Lottery can sell and validate lottery products.

## How do you play bonus ball in lotto?

### How many balls do you need to win the Lotto?

In a Lotto Must Be Won draw where no one wins the jackpot by matching 6 main numbers, there’s a Rolldown. This means the jackpot is shared by players matching 2 or more main numbers, so thousands can expect to win a boosted cash prize!

How does the bonus ball work in the lottery?

Matching five numbers plus the Bonus Ball wins you £1 million. It’s drawn from the 53 numbers remaining after the six main numbers have been drawn. You don’t pick a Bonus Ball number when you play, so you don’t get one on your ticket. The Bonus Ball is only relevant if you also match five main numbers.

What are the most drawn bonus ball numbers?

Nowadays, the national lottery bonus ball history helps different clubs and lotteries to keep score of the most drawn extra numbers. Since 2019 the most drawn bonus ball lottery numbers are 8, 38, 31, 45, 37, 50, 14, 42, 12, 19, 3, 5, and 11.

## What was the bonus number in Wednesdays Lotto draw?

The Bonus Ball in Wednesday’s Lotto draw was 50. It’s the 16th time that the number has appeared as the Bonus Ball and the first time since Saturday 12th June 2021. What is the Bonus Ball? The Bonus Ball is an additional number which is drawn at the end of every Lotto game, after the six main numbers have been selected.

### Can a bonus ball be the same as a main ball?

The six main balls are drawn first from a range of 1 to 59, and a Bonus Ball is then randomly selected from the remaining 53 numbers. As all of the numbers are drawn from the same pool it is impossible for the Bonus Ball to be the same as one of the six main numbers in the same draw. Why don’t I need to choose a Bonus Ball when buying my ticket?