Saturday 16 December 2017

These Are the Best Worldwide Lottery Games that Give You Best Odds of Striking It Big

Lottery games are simplistic games that revolve around numbers. Through lucky number picks and betting odds, lottery games are a main source of high hopes and big dreams to individuals from around the world. While some players are regulars who consistently purchase tickets for their favorite lotto games, other players wait until a specific game reaches a certain monetary value before they invest in tickets. 

Lotto tickets for the best lotto games can be purchased locally, or – what many have found to be the most convenient option – online through trusted lottery ticket providers like Lottosend or TheLotter. But, what is really the best lottery game to play in the complex world of lottery? To establish a list of the top 8 best lottery providers in the world, we must first establish a criteria to follow. 

Should the list be all about the top prizes? Highest odds of winning the secondary prize? Best odds of winning any single prize overall? We could go on all day about what makes a lottery good and bad, for let's take the simplistic approach of going with the best lotteries that offer the best prizes. 

U.S. Mega Millions Lotto

It should be of no surprise to anyone that American lottery games are considered some of the best in the world. Their grand prize jackpots are massive, specifically the Mega Millions and Powerball games, two giants in the world of lotto. The US Mega Millions has dished out the second largest lottery prize in the history of all lotto games – which came out to $648 million and was won by two lucky ticket holders. Furthermore, the Mega Millions dished out the single largest jackpot prize of all time, a massive $656 million, which was won by three ticket holders in March 2012. Whether you're new to the lottery or are an ardent player, it's definitely worth investing a few dollars into the the US Mega Millions. 

US Powerball 

There are a few key traits that make the US Powerball the second best lotto game out there. The US Powerball is dynamic and has plenty of sizeable prizes under the grand prize. The US Powerball became even more wildly popular among players when the rules were modified back in January 2012, which increased the size of the main jackpots by two times, the number pools shrunk, and the Power Play feature turned into a fixed multiplier able to double the Powerball's second-level prize to $2 million. Later after the rule changes, the US Powerball broke its record when in May 2013 a lucky player won a cool $590.5 million. 


The EuroMillions lottery is the undisputed leader in all European lotto games. The EuroMillions is one of the few multi-national lotto games that unites lottery organizations from several countries, which includes: Beligum, Austria, the UK, France, Luxembourg, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland. The EuroMillions top prizes can reach as much as 190 million Euros, which is the most that has ever been won by any single ticket holder. On occasion, the EuroMillions will organize special drawings that are called EuroMillions Superdraws, which places the jackpot at an automatic, 100 million Euros, regardless of the what happened during the previous draw. 

Whether you're in Europe, the United States, Australia, or even South America, the biggest European lotto game is definitely one you should keep a consistent eye on. 

EuroMillions UK 

Aside the unified EuroMillion lottery, the UK created their own version of the classic EuroMillion game by making it UK-specific and by adding a raffle feature. In this game, each ticket contains a random code and must match the code featured in the respective drawing to win. A winning combination comes out to an automatic 1 million Euros. Uniquely, during the EuroMillions UK Special Draws, there can be up to 100 individual winners, which can create a possible 100 millionaires over one night. 

Loteria de Navidad 

Spain’s annual Loteria de Navidad, or Christmas Lottery, is one of the most unique, longest running lotto games in the world with its roots going back to the 18th century. The Loteria de Navidad is a raffle held once a year around Christmas time. The game dishes out prizes worth approximately 2.24 million Euros. It’s the most popular lottery in Spain, and even Spanish citizens who don’t play the lottery will invest a few euros into a raffle ticket or two for a shot at one of the biggest payouts in the world. The Loteria de Navidad is a Christmas tradition, and as such it’s custom to purchase tickets for the family as a Christmas present. 


While it is technically the youngest of Europe’s major lotto games, the EuroJackpot is rapidly gaining more attention and rising in popularity among European lotto players. In some European countries, the EuroJackpot is even more popular than the megalithic EuroMillions lotto. Similar to the EuroMillions, the EuroJackpot unites small and large European countries like Denmark, Croatia, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Slovenia. Because tickets are sold in so many countries, it should be no problem finding low-priced EuroJackpot tickets online from reputable vendors. 

International tickets:

Powerball Australia 

The Powerball Australia is the equivalent to the well known US Powerball, and follows the same essential format. The Australian Powerball is the arguably the most popular Australian lotto game among its citizens. While its jackpot sizes and odds can’t really compare to the superior US Powerball game, its grand prizes go as high as $80 million. Luckily, the odds of winning the Australian Powerball’s jackpot are much better compared to the 1 in 175 million chance players have of winning the American version of the game. 

La Primitiva 

The Spanish lottery known as La Primitiva is gaining much traction among residential and international lottery players. The La Primitiva holds weekly drawing on Thursdays and Saturdays. A few noticeable record breaking jackpots worth mentioning occurred in 2005 when the grand prize hit 24.92 million euros, 26 million euros in 2007, 32 million euros in 2013, and up to 66.6 million euros in August of 2013. The jackpot’s increasing trajectory is a good indication that the game will get bigger in bigger. Now’s a good time to get in.

Monday 2 October 2017

Irish Lotto: €5,000 To Be Donated to Pieta House by Owner of Shop Which Sold €4.5 Million Winning Lotto Ticket

€4.5 Million Winning Lotto Ticket

This weekend was a winning one for some people, as one individual became winner of Saturday’s jackpot for €4.5 million while on Friday, another one became winner of the Daily Million prize. 

Seamus Griffin Group’s Seamus Griffin who is the owner of 13 Londis shops throughout Ireland stated that he was happy to learn that he sold the Daily Millions ticket that won. 

But, he shall contribute the seller’s bonus of €5,000 to Pieta House. This is a charity that he has been giving assistance in regard to raising cash. While in Kerry on Friday night, as Griffin was organizing to raise funds through a walk on Saturday in Carrantuohill with 165 retailers from Londis to assist Pieta House, he received a call stating that he had been the seller of the Daily Million ticket that won.

He stated, ‘There was remarkable excitement when we received the late at night on Friday from National Lottery to state that we had been the sellers of the Daily Million ticket that won.’ 

‘Our stores have previously experienced huge wins, however, this is our first time to sell a winning ticket for Daily Million.’ 

‘I am with 165 individuals in Kerry who are from Londis store network. We are carrying out a Pieta House walk, which is a charity that is awesome and I am happy to contribute to them my seller’s bonus.’ 

Employees from 13 stores belonging to Mr. Griffins who took part in the walk collected €35,000 whereas in total, the Londis Group collected €100,000 and more for the charity.

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Saturday 26 August 2017

All About The UK 49s Lottery Game

Most of the developed countries in the world have lotteries which they consider as national before international ones. Examples are the Swiss Lotto, the Spanish “El Gordo”, the Irish Lotto, the Australian Oz Lotto, the Canadian Lotto 6/49 and the US Powerball lottery. Being one of the founders of the Euro Millions, the UK is renowned when it comes to lottery. It is estimated that over 30 million adults in the UK play lotteries each week. This explains why three of the top five largest Euro Millions jackpot winners are located in the UK. 

The UK 49s’s is one of the games operated by the UK Lotto Limited which is a company based in London. The company also operates other games such as greyhound racing and virtual horse racing. In 1996, UK Lotto Limited was established. The UK 49 was originally created to help people who wish to play the UK national lottery which at the time wasn’t open to people from other locations other than the UK.

The UK 49’s raffle is a game which is different from other lotteries. This lottery has 49 balls from which players select their balls. The rules of the game are based in large part on the amount of money available for prizes, and how these prizes shall be allocated. The game is played by choosing six numbers from a list which ranges from 1 to 49. Six of these numbers in the lottery section are selected at random and are referred to as “main numbers”. A seventh number is chosen which is referred to as the bonus number. Players can use counting to determine the amount of money for each prize as well as their chances of winning. 

How to Play

To win a share of the jackpot prize, a player will have to match all the six main numbers. The jackpot prize usually stands at around £2 million with it sometimes increasing to ten times the amount. Unfortunately, less than half of the total amount staked is returned back as prizes, meaning that each player loses on average 50p each time a ticket is purchased for £1. As with other lotteries, all players who successfully match all six numbers win the jackpot. The total amount of the jackpot which is based exclusively on sales is then shared amongst the winners. Thus, for a player to win a huge jackpot prize, he/she has to win alone. 

Also, players can win some prizes if they match at least three of the main numbers. The draw for the UK 49’s lottery is held twice a day. There is a first draw at 12:49 noon known as the lunchtime draw and a second draw at 17:49 PM known as the teatime draw.

6 Benefits of Playing UK49s Lotto Online
6 Benefits of Playing UK49s Lotto Online

Winnings and Prizes

During each of the draws, six main numbers and one additional number known as the “Booster ball” are a drum of numbers ranging from 1 to 49. Prizes depend on the number of balls matched. If a player successfully matches all the six balls which are drawn during any of the draws, that player wins the jackpot. In the case where multiple players match the ball, they share the jackpot. However, the odds of winning a UK 49’s lottery jackpot stand at 1 in 13,983,816. The Bonus ball or “Booster Ball” is used to determine the winners of the second, fourth, sixth, eighth and tenth prizes. Should a player match 5 main numbers and the bonus ball, he or she is entitled to the second prize, the odds of which are 1 in 2,330,636. Players who match one, two, three, four or five of the main balls without the bonus ball also win prizes as do those players who match any number of main balls plus the booster ball. If a player matches just the Booster ball, he/she is entitled to a prize which might be equivalent to the cost of a single ticket.

Playing UK 49’s Lottery Online

Websites try to help players by offering them different options and methods of play. An example is the Quick Pick system which is a unique and smart way to play the lottery. By using the Quick Pick, numbers are automatically generated for your UK 49s lottery tickets. Most websites use a system which checks numbers against past results to determine their different levels of frequency before generating the Quick Pick numbers. The Quick Pick system is especially good for novice players who are playing for their first time or players who are in a rush to pick their numbers.

Websites also use the UK 49s number generator where numbers can be generated and played for a number of draws. This option helps the player as he doesn’t have to remember each time to enter the lottery. Websites also offer a comprehensive list of statistics on past UK 49s teatime and lunchtime draws to help those players who are professionals to try and predict the winning numbers.

Playing the UK 49s can be done online. Most online service providers offer players a chance to purchase their tickets online. By simply creating an account, players can select UK 49s as the lottery they wish to play and then, select their favorite numbers either using the Quick Play or manually. Once they have selected and confirmed their numbers, they can submit these numbers so that their tickets can be generated. Some websites that offer players a chance to play the UK 49s lottery game include and a few other online lotto websites.

Some online lottery websites try to predict the numbers which will occur in the next draw by studying past draw results and present ones plus other parameters. Using this, they believe they can help people predict which numbers might be drawn during either the teatime or the lunchtime draws. Some websites even give numbers which they categorize into hot picks and cold picks. Hot picks are numbers which have been studied using complicated systems and are believed to be numbers which can be drawn. Cold picks on the other hand are numbers which are unlikely to be picked. However, it is important to remember that none of these websites can tell for sure which numbers are going to be drawn.

Thursday 20 July 2017

Someone in Michigan Just Won $1 Million in the Mega Millions Lottery

Someone in Michigan Just Won $1 Million in the Mega Millions Lottery

MACOMB, Mich. (WXYZ) - You could be the winner of a cool $1 million if you bought a lottery ticket in Macomb recently. 

Michigan Lottery just announced that a $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at the BP gas station at 15255 Hall Road. 

The ticket matched the numbers drawn on Tuesday evening: 08-12-23-51-73. 

Winners are instructed to contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at 517-373-1237. 

This is the second time in two weeks that a Michigan player has won $1 million with the Mega Millions game, according to the Michigan Lottery.

Thursday 22 June 2017

Biggest Oz Lotto Jackpot Record - $112 Million

The hugest OZ Lotto jackpot in Australia of $111,972,151 million was won in the draw on 6 November 2012.

Biggest Oz Lotto Jackpot Record - $112 Million

The jackpot was so huge due to the fact that no person all through the nation managed to match the seven winning numbers of the game during 9 consecutive weeks (rollovers).

In November of 2012, OZ Lotto went up to this amount when four players were able to win the prize pool of almost $112 million split between them. One of the winning tickets were bought from Harvey Newsagency. A poor family from the South West area claimed it.

The owner of Harvey Newsagency, Trish Forward stated that customers were emerging from throughout the State to go to the store, hoping to obtain part of the Lotto luck.

‘Many new customers have visited us as they were travelling, just to obtain a ticket from us. This has been wonderful for the community as well. They are extremely grateful that a family that truly merited it, got it,’ she stated.

WWA players have up to 6pm on draw days to buy tickets for the OZ Lotto jackpot with a minimum jackpot of $2 million from Lotterywest retailers in-store, downloading the app for Lotterywest or Play Online.

Pina Compagnone, the spokesperson for Lotterywest said it was anticipated that a lot of local players would join the jackpot due to the huge grand prize.

‘When we are most busy, 400 tickets will be produced each minute from Lotterywest and we therefore advise players to obtain their tickets early,’ she remarked.

The cash remains in WA when you engage in playing Lotterywest Games. Support is provided to the community through its statutory support to sports, health and the arts as well as through direct grants.

The jackpot roll going to 9 weeks facilitated the raising of $15 million and more to support the community in WA.

Tuesday 30 May 2017

The Spanish Christmas Lottery (Loteria de Navidad)

The Spanish Christmas Lottery (Loteria de Navidad)

Over €2.24 billion in prizes were dispersed on 22nd December 2014 at the Spanish Christmas Lottery also known as the Loteria de Navidad. With 1 in 7 odds of winning, almost 28 million players won prizes.

Fast Facts of Loteria de Navidad:

· The €2.24 billion in prizes makes the lottery it the largest prize pool in the world

· 100,000 attainable default numbers, all including a 5-digit code which range from 00000-99999

· 160 exact replicas of every ticket is printed out

· Every ticket consist of 10 shares which are available for purchased independently

· 10 shares * 160 copies * 100,000 tickets = 160 million shares available!

· Odds of winning the top €4 million prize is 1:100,000 – 160 potential jackpot winner tickets

· Winning a prize has attractive odds starting at 1:7

· There are over 24 million total ways to win prizes

Media Attention of The Spanish Christmas Lottery 

In the months leading up to the Spanish Christmas Lottery draw there is tremendous media attention in news stories, reports as well as TV commercials.

The annual draw attracts 98% of Spanish adults with millions watching as students of San Ildefonso School sing out the winning numbers in Madrid at the Loteria Nacional hall.

There are 15,304 different ways to win on each ticket and the event usually goes on for 3 hours or until the complete pool of prizes has been won.

Find out about the World’s Biggest Raffle Jackpot

The Spanish Christmas El Gordo Lottery known in the vicinity as the Lotería de Navidad, is a yearly nationwide raffle. The Spanish raffle began in 1812 over 200 years ago and takes place around Christmas time.

The raffle is known as the largest lottery in the world with €2.24 billion in prizes and winning odds of a prize starting at an attractive 1:7. There are over 27 million chances to win.

History of Lotería de Navidad 

The first Lotería de Navidad’s draw took place in the city of Cadiz on December 1812. The hope was to increase state income for the public tax authority. Since then it has been organized by the Spanish Public Administration.

The first draw in Madrid took place in 1814 and has since become the focus of the Spanish National Lottery draws.

The numbers in the Spanish Christmas El Gordo Lottery are chosen in a unique way, very different compared to other lotteries around the world: the San Ildefonso School students draw the numbers and sing them out loud to the public in Madrid at the Lotería Nacional Hall!

Lotería de Navidad Rules

A total of 100,000 Spanish Christmas Lottery tickets (billets) are printed with 5-digital codes that range from 00000-99999. Because of the popularity of the game, 160 copies of every ticket is printed.

The ticket is divided into ‘décimos’ or 10 shares and can be purchased separately. Here is the formula that depicts the massive number of shares available for the draw this year on December 22nd:

  • 10 shares * 160 copies * 100,000 tickets = 160 million shares
  • The disbursement of prizes, amount of tickets and shares, as well as their costs can vary from one year to the next. 
  • In 2004, there had been 66,000 unique 5-digit numbered tickets in 195 copies. 
  • In 2005, the quantity of tickets available to buy was 85,000 that were supplied in 170 prints. 
  • In 2011, you had 99,000 tickets issued in 160 prints. 

How the Lotería de Navidad El Gordo is Won

The Lotería de Navidad El Gordo gives unmatched winning probabilities starting at 1:7 for the world’s largest lottery reward pool of €2.24 billion.

The biggest reward obtainable in this raffle draw is €4 million, with an incredible 1:100,000 odds of grabbing the premier prize - nearly 1,160 times greater than the probabilities of winning the EuroMillions grand prize!

Any participant possessing all ten shares of the winning 1st prize ticket is entitled to claim the jackpot prize of €4 million which is around US $5.1 million.

Lotería de Navidad awards €640 million in overall jackpot rewards to the winning raffle code of the 160 tickets. 

Around 98% of Spanish adults will participate in the Spanish Christmas El Gordo Lottery festivities, even if they don’t usually take part in other local or global lotteries.

Over 27.5 million shareholders are expected to receive rewards from the 15,304 probable winning combinations on each ticket.

There will be a limited number of tickets available as the draw gets nearer, so go to before the draw closes on December 21st and get your tickets online!