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The UK National Lottery Midweek Draw

On Wednesday 23rd October 1996, Camelot confirmed that they had been given permission by Oflot (the lottery regulator) to hold a second UK National Lottery draw each Wednesday. The first such draw was on Wednesday 5th February 1997 and the following information is reproduced without permission from the "Midweek Draw" page in Camelot's Fact File booklet released during November 1996 and my comments are enclosed in square brackets.

How It Will Work

The format and prize structure is exactly the same as the Saturday game - players choose 6 numbers from 49 and can also play by Lucky Dip. Draws take place every Wednesday evening in addition to Saturday, are broadcast on BBC 1 TV and there's usually a different regular host for the Wednesday show compared to the Saturday show. A new playslip has been introduced to allow players to pick which draw(s) they wish to enter - Saturday only, Wednesday only or both draws.

What It Takes To Launch The Midweek Draw

International Comparisons

Notes [from me]:

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