The world is full of amazing lotteries - record-breaking jackpot high’s, incredible lotto fever, and Superdraws. But when it comes to the best lottery odds, three lotto games stand head and shoulders above the competition.
We often hear about the latest jackpot winner in our news articles, but what doesn't get reported, however, and what happens with even greater frequency, is the people who win lower tier prizes of considerable value. Which, while they may not be enough to make headlines, are still more than sufficient to change people's lives.
|Lottery||Country||Prize Tiers||Odds||Ball Set|
|USA Powerball||USA||9||1 in 292,201,338||5 from 69 & 1 from 26|
|Mega Millions||USA||9||1 in 302,575,350||5 from 70 & 1 from 25|
||13||1 in 139,838,160||5 from 50 & 2 from 12|
||12||1 in 95,344,200||5 from 50 & 2 from 10|
||6||1 in 622,614,630||6 from 90|
||6||1 in 622,614,630||6 from 90|
|UK Lotto||United Kingdom||6||1 in 45,057,474||6 from 59|
|Oz Powerball||Australia||8||1 in 76,767,600||6 from 40 & 1 from 20|
|Oz Lotto||Australia||7||1 in 45,379,620||7 from 45|
|El Gordo||Spain||9||1 in 31,625,100||5 from 54 & 1 from 9|
|France Loto||France||9||1 in 19,068,840||5 from 49 & 1 from 10|
|La Primitiva||Spain||7||1 in 139,838,160||6 from 49 & 1 from 0 to 9|
|Lotto 6aus49||Germany||9||1 in 139,838,160||6 from 49 & 1 from 0 to 9|
|Mega Sena||Brazil||3||1 in 50,063,860||6 from 60|
As you can see, the lotto games that boast the biggest jackpots also have the biggest odds, whereas the lotto games with smaller odds, have smaller prizes.
So what do you do? Do you simply buy a US Powerball or Mega Millions lottery ticket and leave it up to Lady Luck, or do you play with the odds in your favour and buy a FranceLoto ticket and still hope for the best?
There is of course one other option; the sweet spot that lies in centre. It’s the reason why lotto games like the EuroMillions stays so popular amongst lottery players across the world. These lotteries offer large jackpots, at reasonable odds, for an even more reasonable price.
El Gordo de la Primitiva
With the odds of La Primitiva being among the best in world, it’s no wonder that this amazing lottery has handed out billions of dollars in prizes in its modern format. Not only does this Spanish lottery offer attractive winning odds, it also offers exciting jackpots that are characteristic of Spain's games of chance.
Players select six numbers from 1-49 and are automatically assigned their Reintegro number. In the draw, a seventh ball, called a bonus ball, is drawn from the same drum as the regular guess set. While this bonus number cannot help make a jackpot winning combination, matching five numbers + one bonus ball (5+1) entitles players to the second prize.
La Primitiva draws take place once a week on Sundays. Your lottery odds of winning a prize are enhanced, given that there are multiple winning categories:
Category #1 – Match 5 winning numbers + the Key number
Category #2 – Match 5 winning numbers
Category #3 – Match 4 winning numbers + the Key number
Category #4 – Match 4 winning numbers
Category #5 – Match 3 winning numbers + the Key number
Category #6 – Match 3 winning numbers
Category #7 – Match 2 winning numbers + the Key number
Category #8 – Match 2 winning numbers
5 numbers + the key number (22% of the prize pool) is all yours IF you can beat the lottery odds of 1:31,625,100
- The lottery odds of the second prize are 1:3 million
- The lottery odds of the third prize are 1:129,000
When it comes to the best lottery odds, you simply cannot look past the Australian Powerball. Fashioned off the record-breaking US Powerball, Oz Powerball is naturally also an exciting and lucrative lotto game.
Players select 6 main numbers from 1 – 40 and a bonus number from a 1-20. There are 8 divisions in the Australian Powerball, comprised of the following requirements and probabilities:
Division #1 6 + PB 1:76,767,600
Division #2 6 1:4,040,400
Division #3 5 + PB 1:376,312
Division #4 5 1:19,806
Division #5 4 + PB 1:9123
Division #6 3 + PB 1:641
Division #7 4 1:480
Division #8 2 + PB 1:110
Oz Powerball players can be rest assured that when they buy an Oz Powerball lottery ticket, they will get the best lottery odds, and if you match the Powerball number you’re also a winner with this lottery game.
There are many factors to keep in mind when choosing the right lottery, such as prize odds, jackpot odds and, of course, the price. Our aim here at PlayUKLottery.com has always been to give our online lottery players as much choice and variety as possible - from cheap and cheerful lotteries, at low odds, to record-breaking jackpots like theMega Millions and US Powerball.
In the end it all comes down to player preference, what factors are most important to you.
Other day-to-day odds you should be aware of:
• Odds of being struck by lightning 1 in 567.000
• Odds of tripping while texting 1 in 10
• Odds of getting stuck in an elevator 1 in 24.528
• Odds of spotting a UFO 1 in 5.000.000
• Odds of getting a hole in one 1 in 5.000
• Odds of bowling a perfect game 1 in 11.500
• Odds of catching a ball in the Major League 1 in 563
• Odds of sustaining an injury while on the toilet 1 in 10.000
• Odds of woman drinking a beer every day 1 in 26
• Odds of a man drinking a beer every day 1 in 7
• Odds of a meteor landing on your house 1 in 189.138.880.000.00
• Odds of dating a supermodel 1 in 88.000
• Odds of dating a millionaire 1 in 215
• Odds of an injury from fireworks 1 in 19.556
• Odds of having sex on the first date 1 in 3
• Odds of getting canonised 1 in 20.000.000
• Odds of a celebrity marriage lasting a lifetime 1 in 3
• Odds of rolling a pair of sixes 1 in 55
• Odds of writing a New York Times bestseller 1 in 220
• Odds of winning an Academy Award 1 in 11.500