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The World’s Biggest Lotteries

Posted by : Siddharth Jalan on | May 04,2022

If you’ve ever dreamt of winning the lottery, imagine how it would feel to win one of the biggest games in the world! Many Indian state lotteries give you the chance to become a crorepati, and some Bumpers offer a top prize of more than ₹10 Crore. But there are some international lotteries which make these amounts look small. Powerball, Mega Millions and EuroMillions are the largest in the World and you can play them all from India at LotteryWorld.

Powerball holds the record for giving away the biggest lottery prize ever seen anywhere in the world. It happened back in 2016, when the jackpot reached more than $1.58 billion (around ₹106.9 billion). Powerball is an American lottery played virtually everywhere in the country, so there are always millions of tickets sold and the jackpots are always huge. In fact, the top prize starts at $20 million (around ₹150 Crore) and only gets larger until it is won. You need to match five numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball from 1 to 26 to win the jackpot, but you can also win other prizes by matching fewer numbers.

Mega Millions
Mega Millions, another American lottery, works in a similar way and has the same starting jackpot. The top prize can sometimes be even higher than Powerball’s. A couple of times it has gone past $1 billion (approximately ₹70 billion). In Mega Millions, you choose five main numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega Ball from 1 to 25. You need to match them all to win, but prizes start just by matching the Mega Ball on its own.

EuroMillions is a lottery played in nine European countries - the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The jackpot is always worth at least €17 million (around ₹140 Crore) and has been known to top €200 million (₹1,600 Crore). Superdraws take place a few times a year, when the jackpot is bumped up even if it has just been won. To play, you select five numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Star numbers from 1 to 12.

Lotto India
Lotto India has jackpots of up to ₹40 Crore for Bumper Lotteries.  Regular draws take place every Tuesday and Friday at 6:00 PM IST and entries cost just ₹40.  You need to select six main numbers from 1 to 50 and a Joker Ball from 1 to 5. The chances of winning a prize are 1 in 3, and the game is available everywhere in India.