Lotto Awards 2021

The 2021 Lotto Awards

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Duh-duh-duh-duhhhh (note to reader - please read phonetically while mimicking a trumpet for effect)...the winners from the 2021 Awards have been announced.

A select panel from Compare The Lotto and an amalgamation of user reviews helped compile the list of winners - on which were some familiar names to regular lotto players.

Let's run through them for you!

Operator Of The Year (Bet On 1-5 Balls)

Undoubtedly the most sought-after gong went to Betfred, cementing back-to-back Operator Of The Year awards. The UK-facing bookmaker launched its stand-alone Nifty Fifty numbers game this year to high critical acclaim. That's not to mention paying out a whopping £149,000 to one lucky winner on the 49's in the summer. Betfred are worthy winners!

Boyle Sports and Bet365 also got nominations for Recommended Operator Of The Year.

Operator Of The Year (Bet On Jackpots)

No prizes for guessing the winner here - Lottoland consistently churn out the highest quality jackpot betting opportunities from the biggest and best draws from around the world and are worthy winners.

That's not all - they launch new markets, offers, and betting opportunities regularly to its ever-expanding customer base.

The credible runners up were Lottomart and

Lotto Innovation Of The Year

Another feather in the cap for Betfred, which scooped another award for its brand new product Nifty Fifty.

The Nifty Fifty is a numbers betting game that combines the best bits of different lotto draws (the 49's and Irish Lotto) to create a unique 50-ball draw with a wide range of markets, including the colour of the first ball drawn, the total value of all the balls that roll out, and much more!

You can bet on and watch the Nifty Fifty draws three times a day, with live streams from betting shops and online.

Any Other Business?

It was a very challenging year for all. Through the difficulty, there have been impressive stories.

The National Lottery Foundation joined the effort by donating £800m+ to various charities and organisations to help with Coronavirus relief efforts - a deserved mention for the champions of charity!

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