There are lots of lottery games available to UK players, through the National Lottery website, and now also through lottery betting sites where you can play games like the US Powerball which has some of the biggest jackpots in the world. Here are the main lottery games for you to compare:
UK Lotto – Lotto is the big UK draw which takes place every Wednesday and Saturday. The prizes are big and over 25% of the money spent on tickets goes to charity. You must choose six numbers from 1 to 59, or take a Lucky Dip where numbers are picked randomly for you. There is also a Thunderball Jackpot that requires players to pick numbers from 1 to 39 and one from 1 to 14. Match 5 numbers and the Thunderball to get a £500,000 payout.
US Powerball – Powerball is one of the biggest lotteries in the world and it is a country-wide draw that takes place in the United States. The minimum jackpot is $40 million and players can choose to be paid monthly for 30 years, or in a lesser one-off payment. The draw takes place every Wednesday and Saturday. If you are residing in the UK and want to play the US Powerball then you can do so through lottery betting sites like Lottoland.
Irish Lotto – The Irish Lotto has been going since 1988 and plays out every Wednesday and Saturday. It is smaller than the UK Lotto and US Powerball draws. The minimum jackpot is around £2 million and you must pick from 47 numbers. To win you will need to match six of these. It is possible to bet on the Irish Lotto through lottery betting sites, as well as offline in Ireland.
Euromillions – Another big lottery draw that can be played both in the UK through local shops and online at the National Lottery site and lottery betting sites is the Euromillions. On rare occasions this draw has delivered prizes of over £100,000,000. You need to pick 5 numbers from 1 to 50 and then 2 Lucky Stars from 1 to 12. Unlike UK lotto and Thunderball the Euromillions draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. To win the big jackpot you need to match the 5 numbers and the lucky stars too.
There are plenty more lottery jackpots in the world but these are the biggest and the best open to UK players.