UK49s is one of the most frequently played games in the UK and allows players to set their own bet amount and choose how many numbers to play. There are two draws every day – a lunchtime draw and a teatime draw – and five different ways to win. Learn more about UK49s on this page, including how to bet from South Africa and upcoming predictions.UK49s Lunchtime Results UK49s Teatime Results
UK49s Predictions for the next draw
Take a look at the predicted numbers for the next UK49s draw, based on statistical analysis and formula from ZA.National-Lottery.com:
Please note: these predictions are not guaranteed to win you a prize in any lottery draw. The numbers are the result of statistical analysis based on previous results.
How does UK49s Work?
UK49s is a draw-based lottery in which you have to pick between one and five numbers from a pool of 49 and match them with the numbers randomly selected in the draw. The more numbers you match, the more you win, and your prize amount is also determined by how much you bet.
Six standard numbers are selected in every draw, followed by a Booster Ball. You can choose to enter a six-number draw (excluding the Booster Ball) or a seven-number draw (including the Booster Ball). The extra number means that the seven-number draw is easier to win, so the odds of winning are better and the prizes smaller than those in the six-number draw.
How to Play UK49s from South Africa
As is the case in the UK, the only way to enter the 49s game is by placing a bet. It isn't possible to play through a National Lottery operator.
The entry methods via different betting websites may vary, however the general rules for playing are as follows:
- Pick your numbers: You choose between one and five numbers from a range of 1 to 49, whether you are entering the six-number or seven-number draw.
- Enter your bet amount: You can choose how much you want to bet. Speak to your bookmaker to find out the minimum and maximum bets allowed.
- Play the Booster Ball: Confirm whether you want to play the six-number draw or the seven-number draw – the latter allows you to match the Booster Ball.
- Confirm which draws to enter: Choose whether to enter the lunchtime draw, teatime draw, or both.
- Pay for your entries: The total entry cost depends on how much you choose to wager on each set of numbers.
UK49s Prizes: What You Can Win
There are no fixed prizes in either of the UK49s draws; a 'pure odds' system is used instead, which pays you out based on the odds set by the bookmaker.
To calculate how much you have won, you need to multiply your bet amount by the odds of winning. Bookmakers can set their own odds, so they may vary depending on where you play, but you can find approximate odds of winning and example prize amounts in the table below:
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Betting shops set their own minimum and maximum bets, so you should check the odds and possible bet amounts before you choose your numbers.
Frequently Asked Questions
UK49s is different to traditional lotteries in many ways, so if you're unfamiliar with the game and want to know even more about it, check the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the game.
Can I play UK49s in South Africa?
Betting is available from different bookmakers around the world, including South Africa.
If you're looking for alternative games that you can also play online from South Africa, try Pick 3. That too is played twice a day and lets you decide how to bet.
How much does it cost to play?
There is no fixed cost – you get to decide how much to bet. Individual bookmakers set their own minimum and maximum bets, but you can bet any amount within those limits.
What's the difference between six-number and seven-number draws?
If you play a six-number draw, you can match any of your chosen numbers with the first six numbers drawn. It does not count, however, if you match one of your numbers with the Booster Ball. In a seven-number draw, you can use the Booster Ball as one of your matches, so it is easier to win.
When do UK49s draws take place?
The lunchtime draw takes place at 13:49 SAST and the teatime draw takes place at 18:49 SAST. However, the UK observes Daylight Saving Time, so the results may be confirmed an hour later at certain times of the year.