Popular lotteries around the world
Lotteries have become a popular form of gambling around the world, with various games available in different countries. Each lottery has its own unique rules, odds, and prizes, making them an exciting way to try your luck. In this blog, we’ll compare some of the most popular lotteries around the world.
Mega Millions (USA)
Mega Millions is one of the biggest lotteries in the United States, with a record jackpot of $1.537 billion. To play, you choose five numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Eastern Time. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million, but there are nine other prize tiers with better odds.
EuroMillions is a lottery played across nine European countries with a record jackpot of €230 million. To play, you choose five numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Star numbers from 1 to 12. Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 8:45 p.m. Central European Time. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 139.8 million.
Powerball is another popular lottery in the United States, with a record jackpot of $2.04 billion. To play, you choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball number from 1 to 26. Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
El Gordo (Spain)
El Gordo, which means “The Fat One,” is a Spanish Christmas lottery with the biggest prize pool in the world. The total prize pool is over €2 billion, and the top prize, El Gordo, is worth €4 million. Unlike other lotteries, El Gordo distributes prizes to many winners, with thousands of tickets winning various prize tiers. Drawings are held on December 22 every year.
These are just a few of the most popular lotteries around the world, but each has its unique features that make them exciting to play. Whether you’re playing for fun or hoping to hit the jackpot, remember to play responsibly and within your means.