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This Saturday’s Lotto Draw – 24th August 2019 – gives players a chance to win even more money than usual, and claim a free cinema ticket, all for just £2!

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National Lottery Double Prize Event

First off, ​any lucky winners that match 3 balls, all the way up to 5 balls & the bonus ball will have their prize automatically doubled.

The additional prize fund will be using a special prize fund, currently set at £28 million, to afford the additional prizes. Whilst the below prizes are what is currently stated, they are likely to be reduced if there are more winners than expected.

The provisional prizes are as follows:

CategoryUsual PrizeNew Prize
Match 5 (& bonus)£1,000,000£2,000,000
Match 5
£1,750£3,500
Match 4£140£280
Match 3£30£60

Whilst there are no changes for the highest (jackpot) and lowest prizes (free lucky dip), if there are multiple jackpot winners, they will be guaranteed at least £2,000,000 so they don’t earn less than the second highest prize.

National Lottery Cinema Day

Secondly, National Lottery are giving away 500,000 free cinema tickets, as an additional perk for just buying a normal lottery ticket.

As National Lottery plays a huge role in UK film production, they have planned to launch National Lottery Cinema Day to celebrate!

There are a few terms around this offer, but they are fairly simple:
1. Buy a ticket – online or instore – for Saturday’s Lotto draw
2. Prebook your free cinema ticket from Wednesday 21st August, at a selection of selected UK cinemas.
3. The ticket can only be used on Sunday 25th August 2019, but luckily, you’ve got a 3 day weekend!

Do note, that although there are 500,000 free tickets to be given away, they are available on a first-come-first-served basis, so are likely to all sell out. 

Tickets can be booked from Wednesday 21st up until the Sunday, but don’t wait around for too long!

To see a list of participating options, go to this page and click on the map. Each region then lists a long list of participating cinemas.

You can also find more information such as terms and conditions at the above link.


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