Everything you need to know about the most exciting international lotteries in the world, available right here on Lotto247.

 

US Powerball

  • Started in 1992, this famous lottery is known for having jackpots as gigantic as the country itself 
  • What used to be called Lotto America, evolved to be called the US Powerball or American Powerball
  • The US Powerball uses two different sets of numbers and nine prize divisions
  • You need to match 5 from 69 numbers and 1 Powerball from 26 numbers
  • It holds the honour of having the highest jackpot ever offered in the world- making it the most exciting lottery to play
  • The American Powerball draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 22:59 (ET) in the USA

 

SuperEna Max

  • Founded in 2014, this lottery is modelled after the popular SuperEnalotto
  • Players need to need select 6 numbers from 1-90
  • The difference is that the SuperEna Max jackpot starts between €76.5 million and €89 million
  • The cap is a generous €148.7 million 
  • SuperEna Max results are based on the SuperEnaLotto draws, so prizes on SuperEna Max are awarded in the event of matching the winning numbers on the official SuperEnaLotto

 

EuroMillions

  • EuroMillions is the biggest lottery in Europe, offering a minimum jackpot of a whopping €17 million
  • Players must choose 5 out of 50 numbers and then choose 2 Lucky Star numbers out of 12 numbers
  • The limit before being capped is a generous €190 million, afterwhich it rolls down to the next prize tiers
  • The jackpot is allowed to stay at the cap amount for four draws before it must be won or it rolls down to the next prize tier and is shared by the winners within that tier
  • There are 13 prize tiers, increasing your chances of winning a prize 
  • In 2016 Superdraw jackpot limits increased from €100 million to €130 million, making it even more fun to play the EuroMillions
  • EuroMillions draws are held every Friday and Tuesday in Paris at 20:55 (CET)

 

Mega Millions

  • This international lottery was called The Big Game when it launched in 1996 and in 2002, it was renamed to Mega Millions
  • It holds the record for the second biggest lottery jackpot in the world: a massive $656 million and shared by three entrants in 2012 
  • Players must choose from two different ball sets: 5 numbers from 1 to 75 and 1 number (the Mega Ball) from 1 to 15
  • All 6 drawn lottery numbers need to match to win the jackpot 
  • Mega Millions also makes use of additional prize tiers, meaning more cash to win 
  • Draws are held in Georgia, USA at 23:00 PM (ET)


SuperEnalotto

  • This lottery was started in Italy in the 1950s 
  • SuperEnalotto has a very simple 6/90 selection process: players need to pick 6 numbers between 1 and 90
  • The jackpot is won if a player matches all six numbers SuperEnalotto jackpots are some of the highest in the world because there is no cap on the amount and no roll down of jackpots!
  • An impressive €177,800,000 was won on October 30, 2010 by a syndicate of 70 people, making it one of the biggest wins in the lottery’s history
  • The SuperEnalotto is played three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Draws are held at 19:30 (CET)

 

EuroJackpot

  • This lottery was started as an alternative to the EuroMillions in 2011 and the play structure is similar
  • Lottery players select 5 numbers from a set of 50 and then select 2 Euro numbers from a set of 10
  • The jackpot can reach €90 million before it’s capped If the jackpot is not won at its cap, funds will be added to the lower tier prize also to a maximum of €90 million until there is a winner
  • The EuroJackpot draw takes place every Friday at 21:00 (CET) in Helsinki, Finland

 

France Loto

  • Introduced in 1976, the France Loto is still going strong
  • Players must choose numbers from two sets of balls; select five numbers from a possible 49 (standard ball selection) and one number from a possible 10 (the Lucky Number selection)
  • To win, all six numbers need to match those drawn
  • The starting jackpot is €2 million but thanks to rollovers, it can lead to a massive payout 
  • There are six prize tiers for the France Loto
  • The France Loto takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in Paris
  • The draw time is 20:30 (GMT) 

 

 German Lotto 

  • Players need to select 6 main numbers out of a range of numbered 1-49 balls and 1 bonus number, the Superzahl, from a possible 10 numbers 
  • To win the jackpot, players need to match all 6 numbers plus the Superzahl
  • The Superzahl is the key to winning: matching it can increases your chance of taking home prizes in five of the nine prize tiers
  • The jackpot can rollover 13 times before the prize is evenly shared among the players of the following prize tier
  • Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday 
  • The Wednesday draw takes place at 18:25 (CET), the Saturday draw at 19:25 (CET)

 

La Primitiva

  • The oldest lottery in the world, La Primitiva was updated in 1985 to the format we play today
  • Players must select 6 numbers from a possible 49
  • During the lottery drawing the organisers will draw 8 numbers – 6 numbers plus a bonus ball and a Reintegro number
  • The Reintegro is drawn from a set between 0 and 9
  • To win the jackpot, you need to match all 6 chosen numbers plus the assigned Reintegro number
  • The Reintegro number is randomly assigned by the Spanish National Lottery organisers after your entry has been validated on their system
  • The biggest La Primitiva jackpot record was won on 15 October 2015 when one lucky ticket from Spain won €98.440.117,36!
  • Please note that a government tax of 20% is levelled on all lottery winnings over €2,500.00 with regards to Spanish law
  • La Primitiva draws are held every Thursday and Saturday
  • The draw time is 21:30 (CET)

 

UK Lottery

  • Formed in 1994, the UK Lotto is very popular and has created many winners over the years
  • Players must choose 6 out of 59 numbers and then a bonus ball is automatically drawn
  • This allows players to win on an additional prize tier if they match both the bonus ball and the 5 numbers
  • Winnings from the UK Lotto are paid out in a lump sum and are tax-free
  • There are two draws per week for the UK National Lottery on Wednesday and Saturday 21:00 (BST)

 

Oz Powerball

  • Also known as the Australian Powerball, this lottery began in May 1996 
  • 2009’s jackpot of AUD$80 million was the second largest jackpot won in the country
  • The starting jackpot is at AUD$3 million 
  • Players must choose 6 numbers from 40 and 1 Powerball number from 20
  • The Oz Powerball draw is held every Thursday in Melbourne
  • The draw time is 20:30 (AEST)

 

Oz Lotto

  • The other Australian lottery we provide, the Oz Lotto or Australian Lotto, is just as easy to play as the Oz Powerball Players need to pick 7 numbers from 45 and 2 bonus balls are drawn randomly
  • They are called the supplementary numbers and allow players to qualify for additional prizes
  • There are seven prize tiers in the Oz Lotto The Oz Lotto is drawn every Tuesday in Melbourne at 20:30 (AEST)

 

Mega Sena

  • The largest lottery in Brazil, many of the profits go to the social development of the country
  • Mega Sena is very easy to play: players must pick 6 numbers from a possible 60
  • The draws happen every Wednesday and Saturday at 20:00 (BRT)

 

El Gordo

  • The El Gordo is very popular in its home country of Spain as players can win massive prizes
  • Players need to choose numbers from 2 sets: the Key and the Primary
  • 5 numbers from 54 must be chosen from the Primary set 
  • 1 number from 9 must be chosen from the Key set
  • To win the jackpot, all 6 numbers must match 
  • The El Gordo Lottery draw is held once a week on Sundays
  • The draw time is 21:30 (CET)

 

El Gordo Navidad

  • Every Christmas, the festive El Gordo Navidad starts
  • This raffle is held each year on the 22nd December and offers amazing draws for entrants
  • Lotto247 will let you know during the year when you can enter

 

The El Nino Raffle

  • After the El Gordo Navidad, the New Year gives you another chance to win
  • The El Niño New Year's Raffle takes place every year on the 6th January, allowing lottery players more chances to win big jackpots

 

Loteria Nacional Extra

  • In addition to the biggest Spanish raffles during Christmas and New Year, there are regular monthly raffles featuring giant cash prizes 
  • These raffles are known as Sorteos Extraordinarios or the Loteria Nacional Extra raffles
  • Their draws are all held in Madrid, Spain