Bet On The UK National Lottery
It used to be the case that you couldn't bet on the outcome of The National Lottery. Indeed the 49s lottery came about as a way for bookmakers to counter any influence the new lottery game would have on betting fans. Most bookies don't have a market for the results of the National Lottery but Irish bookmaker Paddy Power does and you get better odds. For example three numbers may win you £10 from Camelot, but at Paddy Power it could bank you £350 or more. The main difference is that you can only bet on up to 5 numbers.
UK Lottery Fixed Odds
The odds above are from Paddy Power and refer to the fixed odd for six balls and six balls plus the bonus ball.
Most UK bookmakers offer odds on the 49s lottery game. This is a daily lotto draw with one draw at lunchtime and one draw at teatime. As it is a 49 ball lotto game the odds for winning are pretty much as outlined above. Note that there is some variation between bookies. Bet365 for example offer 13/2 for 1 ball on 49s whilst Coral offers 6/1. For two balls you can get 66/1 at Bet365 and just 60/1 over at Coral. You can play 49s for real at Football Pools. If you match all six numbers then you'll walk away with £1million!