The National Lottery: In It to Win It

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The National Lottery: In It to Win It
In it to win it.jpg
FormatGame show
Created byAndrew Brereton
Sarah Edwards
Gail Sloan
Presented byDale Winton
Narrated byAlan Dedicoat
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series16
No. of episodes146 (as of 20 July 2013)
Production
Location(s)BBC Television Centre (2002–11)
BBC Pacific Quay (2012–)
Running time45 minutes (2002–6)
50 minutes (2006–)
Production company(s)12 Yard
BBC Scotland (2012–)
DistributorITV Studios
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One
Picture format16:9
Original run18 May 2002 (2002-05-18) – present
Chronology
Preceded byJet Set
Followed byWright Around the World
 
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The National Lottery: In It to Win It
In it to win it.jpg
FormatGame show
Created byAndrew Brereton
Sarah Edwards
Gail Sloan
Presented byDale Winton
Narrated byAlan Dedicoat
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series16
No. of episodes146 (as of 20 July 2013)
Production
Location(s)BBC Television Centre (2002–11)
BBC Pacific Quay (2012–)
Running time45 minutes (2002–6)
50 minutes (2006–)
Production company(s)12 Yard
BBC Scotland (2012–)
DistributorITV Studios
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One
Picture format16:9
Original run18 May 2002 (2002-05-18) – present
Chronology
Preceded byJet Set
Followed byWright Around the World

The National Lottery: In It to Win It, is a BBC National Lottery game show broadcast on BBC One since 18 May 2002. The programme is hosted by Dale Winton. It is the longest running game show to accompany UK lottery draws - as of 2013, it has been running for eleven years.

Format[edit source | edit]

Five contestants wait on the right side of the studio, hoping to be randomly picked to play by joining 'winners row' by way of a lottery machine filled with balls of various colors. When in ‘winners row’ players are given multiple choice questions to answer. £5,000 is added to the prize fund if a question is answered correctly. However, in the event of the player getting the question wrong, they are sent to the ‘red area’, situated in the middle of the studio.

At this point another player is randomly selected to join 'winners row'. However, before they are asked a question, the player in the red area is given one more chance to be on 'winners row' by answering a non-multiple choice question correctly. If they fail to answer correctly they go back to the beginning row of contestants.

After 20 questions, a klaxon sounds, signalling the end for anyone not in 'winners row'. At this point, each player in 'winners row' has to answer one multiple choice question to gain an equal share of the prize fund. Players who get their question wrong push up the winnings of those who have answered correctly. In the event of no-one getting their final questions right, no-one goes home with the money.

The maximum prize fund is £100,000 (twenty £5,000 questions answered correctly), although every time a player gets their question wrong, they effectively decrease the maximum possible total by £5,000. The top prize was finally won single-handedly by Eleri Owen, on 29 July 2006, who answered all twenty questions and her final question correctly, to walk away with the top prize of £100,000. The £100,000 top prize was won for a second time by Toni Cox on 24 January 2009. The £100,000 top prize was in sight for Olly Lewin on 15 May 2010, who had got to the end single-handedly, however, his last question was to name the year that Richard Pryor, Bruce Lee and John Lennon were born. The options were 1935, 1940, 1945. After much deliberation, he wrongly answered 1945, losing everything.

The programme includes the Saturday night Thunderball and Lotto draws. Originally the entire show was pre - recorded with Dale Winton presiding over the Lottery draws live, however now the programme is fully recorded with a presenter at 'Lottery HQ' conducting the live draw.

John McGivern from Northern Ireland is the youngest winner in the shows history, winning £50,000 at 18 years old. The show was broadcast on 4 September 2004.

Transmissions[edit source | edit]

SeriesStart dateEnd dateEpisodes
118 May 200220 July 20029
226 April 200312 July 200312
31 May 20044 September 200415
49 July 200515 October 200515
522 July 200616 September 20069
625 November 20066 January 20077
722 September 20073 November 20077
812 January 20089 February 20084
927 December 200814 February 20098
102 January 201027 February 20108
118 May 201010 July 20108
1225 September 20105 February 20118
1325 June 201113 August 20118
1410 March 201223 June 201212
155 January 201316 March 201310
161 June 201320 July 20136

Ratings[edit source | edit]

Episode viewing figures from BARB.[1]

Series 1 (2002)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
118 May 20027,680,00010
225 May 20025,660,00017
31 June 20025,580,00013
48 June 20025,350,00028
515 June 20026,490,00014
622 June 20025,710,00016
729 June 20025,540,00017
86 July 20025,110,00017
920 July 20025,970,0009

Series 2 (2003)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
126 April 20037,160,0008
23 May 20035,480,00018
310 May 20036,270,00011
417 May 20036,920,00011
524 May 20035,140,00020
631 May 20034,790,00025
77 June 20036,280,00011
814 June 20035,290,00018
921 June 20036,370,0009
1028 June 20037,460,0005
115 July 20036,520,0006
1212 July 20034,690,00021

Series 3 (2004)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
11 May 20046,420,0008
28 May 20047,580,0009
315 May 20044,670,00019
422 May 20046,360,0009
529 May 20048,240,0005
65 June 20047,000,0007
719 June 2004Under 4,580,000Outside top 30
826 June 20045,980,00016
93 July 20047,710,00011
1017 July 20045,970,00010
1124 July 20045,240,00014
1231 July 20045,660,00013
137 August 20045,570,00011
1414 August 20046,120,00012
154 September 20045,100,00021

Series 4 (2005)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
19 July 20054,810,00015
216 July 20055,860,0008
323 July 20056,130,0007
430 July 20056,670,0008
56 August 20056,070,0009
613 August 20056,490,0007
720 August 20055,240,00010
827 August 20054,960,00015
93 September 20055,520,00013
1010 September 20055,780,00011
1117 September 20055,310,00017
1224 September 20055,380,00013
131 October 20055,170,00016
148 October 20055,060,00018
1515 October 20056,590,00014

Series 5 (2006)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
122 July 20065,600,0009
229 July 20066,630,0008
35 August 20066,270,0008
412 August 20066,890,0007
519 August 20067,270,0006
626 August 20067,090,0005
72 September 20066,820,0005
89 September 20066,580,0007
916 September 20065,970,0009

Series 6 (2006–2007)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
125 November 20066,740,0009
22 December 20066,550,0009
39 December 20066,050,00011
416 December 20065,470,00012
523 December 20067,120,00013
630 December 20067,100,00015
76 January 20076,970,00010

Series 7 (2007)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
122 September 20074,830,00018
229 September 20075,160,00017
36 October 20076,350,0007
413 October 20075,210,00019
520 October 20074,510,00023
627 October 20075,980,0008
73 November 20076,220,0008

Series 8 (2008)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
112 January 20087,070,0006
219 January 20087,750,0005
32 February 20087,800,0005
49 February 20087,390,0007

Series 9 (2008–2009)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
127 December 20086,030,00023
23 January 20095,860,00018
310 January 20096,890,0006
417 January 20097,000,0007
524 January 20096,960,0005
631 January 20097,530,0004
77 February 20097,810,0004
814 February 20096,130,00011

Series 10 (2010)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
12 January 20105,930,00021
29 January 20106,500,00020
316 January 20105,900,00017
423 January 20106,400,00011
530 January 20106,020,00010
66 February 20106,480,0009
720 February 20106,880,0006
827 February 20106,270,00011

Series 11 (2010)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One Weekly ranking
18 May 2010Under 4,240,000Outside top 30
215 May 20104,280,00029
322 May 20105,290,00013
45 June 2010Under 3,470,000Outside top 30
512 June 2010Under 4,020,000Outside top 30
619 June 20104,480,00019
726 June 2010Under 3,870,000Outside top 30
810 July 20104,790,00015

Series 12 (2010–2011)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
125 September 2010Under 4,030,000Outside top 30
22 October 2010Under 4,300,000Outside top 30
39 October 2010Under 4,140,000Outside top 30
48 January 20116,170,00014
515 January 20116,240,00014
622 January 20116,180,00013
729 January 20116,690,00012
85 February 20116,540,00011

Series 13 (2011)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
125 June 20114,860,00012
22 July 20114,780,00015
39 July 20115,350,00011
416 July 20115,460,00011
523 July 20115,600,0008
630 July 20114,550,00015
76 August 20114,910,00014
813 August 20115,690,00013

Series 14 (2012)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
110 March 20125,590,0008
217 March 20125,760,00011
324 March 20124,270,00026
431 March 20124,180,00023
57 April 20124,450,00022
614 April 20124,340,00024
721 April 20124,550,00020
828 April 20124,580,00021
95 May 20124,430,00020
1012 May 2012Under 3,820,000Outside Top 30
1119 May 20124,410,00022
1223 June 2012Under 3,680,000Outside Top 30

Series 15 (2013)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
15 January 20135,900,00016
212 January 20135,540,00016
319 January 20135,480,00025
426 January 20135,200,00022
52 February 20134,970,00025
69 February 20134,880,00028
716 February 20135,440,00017
82 March 20134,500,00028
99 March 20134,500,00029
1016 March 2013Under 4,700,000Outside Top 30

Series 16 (2013)[edit source | edit]

Episode no.AirdateTotal viewersBBC One weekly ranking
11 June 2013Under 3,600,000Outside Top 30
28 June 2013Under 3,110,000Outside Top 30
329 June 20134,090,00020
46 July 20134,020,00027
513 July 20134,070,00017
620 July 20133,090,00030

References[edit source | edit]

External links[edit source | edit]

The Youngest Winner of The National Lottery In It To Win It http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY7UinYU-_U