UK 49s – How to play

20/11/2023 |

The UK 49s stands as one of the world’s best and most popular lotteries. Despite its longstanding presence which goes back to 1994, it continues to retain its attraction. The abbreviation ‘UK’ in the name represents United Kingdom, while the number ’49’ refers to the number of balls in every draw. With draws taking place twice daily, seven days a week, you can participate in a lot of numbers betting fun online.

Alongside dozens of other lotteries, the UK 49s are part of PrideBet Ghana’s lucky numbers betting offering.

UK 49s – How to play

In this guide we give you all details on how to participate and win in the UK 49s lotto draws from Ghana with PrideBet.

About the UK 49s

The origin of this highly popular UK lottery goes all the way back to 1994. Until today it remains one of the most frequently played and bet on lotteries. There are 2 draws every day, a lunchtime draw and furthermore a teatime draw.

The UK 49’s Lunchtime draw occurs at 12:49pm (UK time) every day, while the UK 49’s Teatime draw takes place at 5:49pm (UK time). Betting on both is usually open until a few minutes before the draw happens. To make it easier for you each lottery has a countdown clock displayed so you know which draw is up next and how much time you have left to place your bets.

As the name implied this lottery plays with 49 balls, numbered from 1 to 49. During each draw 6 numbers plus a bonus ball, the “Booster” are randomly drawn, hence overall 7 balls. When placing your bets you can choose if you want to include the bonus ball.

How to bet on the UK 49’s from Ghana

Pridebet Ghana has recently expanded its betting portfolio and now offers you lucky number lotto betting on various lotteries from around the world. Even better, the UK 49s are part of the lotto betting portfolio. Therefore you don’t need to be or live in the UK to participate in the UK49s but you can simply join and bet on each draw from your PrideBet Ghana account. If you don’t have one yet, register with PrideBet Ghana here. Then follow these steps to make your lucky numbers count in the next draw

  1. Login to your Pridebet player account
  2. Head to the “Numbers” tab and search for the next UK 49s draw. With 2 twice daily draws from Monday to Sunday you don’t need to wait long before you can join in.
  3. Once you have selected the UK49s draw you want to bet on, make you selection from the various betting options available and add it to your ticket. You can either choose between one and five numbers between 1-49 or pick another market such as bonus ball.
  4. Lastly, enter your stake amount and confirm your bet.

For each of the 2 daily draws you can bet on a variety of outcomes. Remember that in each draw a total of 7 numbers is picked from the drum. Therefore the UK 49s are a 6+1/49 lotto draw.

Betting options

Firstly, you can choose Classic Lotto, with or without the bonus ball, and pick up to 5 numbers. Either use your personal lucky numbers and mark them on the grid or use the quick-pick option. You might also want to have a look at hot and cold numbers to support your betting decision.

In addition, you can also choose the following markets:

  • Bonus Ball: you predict the actual number of the bonus ball.
  • Bonus Ball 3 Groups: predict in which group the bonus ball number falls. Group 1 contains the numbers 1-16, Group 2 the numbers 17-33 and Group 3 therefore the numbers 34-49.
  • High Low Bonus: bet on the bonus ball be a high number (25-49) or low number (1-24)?
  • Odd Even Row: you have to guess if the drawn numbers are all odd or even (not including the bonus ball)
  • Odd Even Bonus: with this UK 49s betting market you predict if the bonus ball number will be odd or even.
  • Sum Total 5 Groups: this market allows you bet on the sum of all drawn numbers with 5 groups to choose: 21-71 (Group 1), 72-122 (Group 2), 123 – 177 (Group 3), 178-228 (Group 4) or 229-279 (Group 5).
  • Crazy Lotto: when choosing this betting option you predict the numbers which you think will not be drawn. If you want to also include the bonus ball then choose the Super Crazy Lotto option.

With betting on the UK 49s starting from GHS 1 it is quite affordable. Your stake together with the odds of each betting markets determine your overall possible win amount.

When adding your bets to your ticket you can decide how many draws you want to enter via the “Multiple Draw” button. This allows to play your selection for more than just the next draw.


Betting on lucky number draws including the UK 49s is a game of chance as the outcome of each draw is unpredictable and completely random. Some prediction sites try to forecast the numbers for each draw based on historic draws. Keep in mind that these don’t give you a winning guarantee. Every number has an equal chance of being selected.

One insight that can help you increase your chance are looking at Hot and Cold Numbers. Hot Numbers are the ones that are drawn most frequently over the past draws while cold numbers appear less frequently. At PrideBet hot and cold numbers for the last 18 draws are visible. It’s your decision to include this information in your betting decision.

UK 49s results

The UK 49 Teatime and Lunchtime results are available immediately after each draw. You can check them directly in your PrideBet player account. Moreover the team will contact you and you will also see you win credited to your account balance instantly.

Why you might want to bet on this UK Lottery

Some factors attribute to the popularity of the UK 49’s, including the following:

  1. Favourable odds: compared to many other international lotteries, the UK 49s offers relatively favourable odds, making it an attractive option for players looking to increase their chances of winning.
  2. Regular draws: With two daily draws, you have more frequent opportunities to participate.
  3. Flexibility: The game’s format and variety of betting options allows you to choose what you really like to bet on. Hence you can enjoy a personalised lottery betting experience.
  4. Simple, varied gameplay: The straightforward nature of the UK 49s together with the variety of betting options makes it a great lottery to bet on for all punters alike.

The UK 49s Lunchtime and Teatime draws are great lotto draws and nearly a must for everyone who loves lucky numbers betting. Join the fun today at PrideBet Ghana! We hope your lucky numbers bring you a win!


Can I play the UK49s in Ghana?

Yes, you can play online and place your bets on the outcome of all the UK 49 draws at some betting sites including PrideBet Ghana. This lottery has 2 draws each day, one at lunch time ( 12:49) and one at tea time (17:49).

When is the UK49s Lunchtime draw?

The lunchtime draw takes place every day at 12:49 UK time. You can place your predictions until shortly before the draw time.

When is the UK49s Teatime draw?

The teatime draw takes place every day at 17:49 UK time. You can place your bets until shortly before the draw time.

How can I win the UK49s in Ghana?

You can bet on the UK 49s Lunchtime and Teatime draws for example at PrideBet in Ghana. The payout depends on your selected betting option, odds and stake.

How much does it cost to play the UK 49s draws?

There is no fixed cost and you decide how much you want to stake. At PrideBet betting starts from GHS 1.

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