The ruling not to air the live broadcast has worried viewers that this may be the beginning of the end for the meet.
The National Lottery has been running in the UK since 1994 and during its culminate live shows it attracted audiences of over 20million.
However, in fresh months, viewing figures for the lotto on BBC One have fallen to just three million.
In the first place presented by Noel Edmonds as part of an hour-long special before Anthea Turner and Bob Monkhouse took over and above as hosts.
Most recently, Gaby Roslin has become the face of the live leave a employ on a Saturday night.
Up until this afternoon it was unknown whether or not she command play any part in tonight’s draw which will be shown physical on Facebook and the BBC iPlayer.
But The National Lottery Twitter account made the bulletin that Anna Williams will be hosting the Lotto Xtra spin out b elicit at 8.30pm.
The change has led many to believe the BBC has lost faith in the competition, with one viewers inquiring: «The BBC had enough of promoting you, huh?
Another added: «You’re so pathetic the BBC don’t want you.»
Someone else raged: «Not everyone has access to Facebook stupid to axe draw from BBC more people inclination not stop playing me included.»
Commenting on the change, a spokesperson for operators Camelot demand thated the Daily Star: «This is a natural evolution of the National Lottery extract results service.»
The National Lottery and Xtra will be streamed white-hot on Facebook at 8.30pm.