Big Draw 2000 Key Points
The following text is reproduced without permission from the
How To Take Part Big Draw 2000 leaflet
that was made available at National
Lottery retailers from Monday 1st November 1999.
A once in a lifetime event, Big Draw 2000 is a unique and memorable way to celebrate
this New Year's Eve.
With more excitement and more prizes, it's a thrilling 'one-off' event that
aims to create more guaranteed millionaires in one night than ever
Don't miss your chance to take part in the national celebration of the
millennium, get your tickets now for Big Draw 2000.
- Game 1 allows you to choose your 6 special years from the past century
(1900 to 1999) on one of the entry boards on the playslip.
- The two years selected for you by the terminal for Game 2 are allocated
totally at random: one from the past 1000 years (1000 to 1999) and one from
the new millennium (2000 to 2999).
- Mark your 6 chosen years with a vertical line or alternatively choose
'Lucky Dip' to randomly select your 6 years for you.
- Two great games in one, Big Draw 2000 tickets are £5 per entry.
- You might like to get your friends and family together and play in a
- Big Draw 2000 tickets are available for purchase up until 7.30pm GMT on New Year's
Eve, 31st December 1999.
Both games will be drawn live during the New Year's Eve
Game 1 - What you could win
- In this game, 5 main years and a Bonus Year are drawn.
- You must match 5 years with the 5 main years drawn to win the Game 1 top prize.
That's an estimated £10 million jackpot !
- Matching the Bonus Year in addition to the 5 main years drawn also means
that you've won the top prize.
- If there are no jackpot winners, the prize money rolls down to be shared
by the winners of the next prize level.
You can win by matching just two years for an estimated prize of
Prize Structure Table - Game 1
Years to Match Odds Estimated Prizes
5 1 in 12,547,920 £10,000,000
4+Bonus Year 1 in 2,536,282 £100,000
4 1 in 54,544 £2,000
3+Bonus Year 1 in 27,272 £1,500
3 1 in 890 £150
2+Bonus Year 1 in 890 £100
2 1 in 40 £40
Overall 1 in 36
The prize figures are estimates. They are based on estimated sales of
£125,000,000. The exact value of prizes depends on the number of tickets
sold, the number of Game 2 winners and how many people match the winning
years. If 2 or more players with the Game 1 jackpot, it will be shared between
In Game 1, the Match 5 Category is the highest Prize Category. If a player
correctly matches the 5 Main Years and the Bonus Year, the prize will be the
same as that for the Match 5 Category.
Game 2 - Guaranteed millionaires !
The exciting thing about Big Draw 2000 is that for every million tickets sold, a
millionaire will be created.
Simply match the two years printed on your ticket with the two years
drawn (one year from the past 1000 years and one year from the next 1000)
and you'll be celebrating the new millennium as a millionaire. Guaranteeed.
Check your ticket
Please check that all of the details on your Big Draw 2000 ticket are correct as soon
as it is handed to you. Write your name and address on the back of the ticket
immediately. If you need to cancel your ticket, you must do so within two
hours of purchase.
Finding out if you've won
The two draws for Big Draw 2000 Games 1 and 2 will be broadcast live during the
New Year's Eve celebrations (and also shown exclusively live on this Web
site !). You can also find out results from most other national TV stations,
text services, radio stations, national newspapers and
Alternatively, call the National Lottery Lines on 0845 9 100 000 (calls
normally charged at the local rate in the UK except from mobile telephones)
or simply ask any National Lottery On-Line retailer to check your ticket for
Claiming your prize
Cash prizes up to £75 can be claimed at any National Lottery On-Line
Announcing your win
If you would like people to know that you are a winner, we will take care of
the publicity for you. However, if you prefer to keep the good news to
yourself, we will take all the steps we can to protect your privacy.
Share the excitement of taking part. A Big Draw 2000 ticket makes a great gift idea
[My note: Don't write your own name/address on the back before gifting it and
you should also make it clear - with a preferably written agreement - if you
want a share of any big prize that's won by the gifted ticket].
Important: Keep your ticket in a safe place.