Not too long ago, you had to leave the house and go to a kiosk, supermarket or cigarette shop to buy a ticket for the lottery.
Now everything has become much more easier.
With the rise of the internet and the blurring or disappearance of "borders", it is easy to get a chance to win the biggest jackpots in the world from home.
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If you look at all the famous lotteries in the world, the American multi-state lotteries Powerball and MegaMillions are among the biggest of all. A small introduction to both lotteries.
Started in 1988 as Lotto America*, the Powerball (since 1992) nowadays is an American lottery game sold in 44 jurisdictions as a shared jackpot game. It is coordinated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), a non-profit organization formed by an agreement between many official state lotteries.
The Powerball lotto draw is twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday. When buying a Powerball ticket, you have to choose 5 numbers out of 69 and an additional number (the Powerball!) from another range of 1-26.
The highest Powerball lottery jackpot in history was a stunning $1.586 billion in 2016. three winners have to split the prize, each ticket was worth $528.8 million. One year later, on August 23rd 2017, a single winner won $750 million, one of the largest prize ever won in a lottery.
The MegaMillions lottery originally started in 1996 as ‘The Big Game’ and was started by Six States (Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Virginia). Nowadays the Mega Millions is one of the best known lotteries worldwide, attracting many players of around the world to win Many Mega Millions :-)
The MegaMillions lottery draw results can be checked twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday. Lottery players have to choose 5 numbers from a range of 1-70 and an additional ‘Mega Ball’ from a separate range of 1-25.
The largest MegaMillions jackpot ever was $1.537 billion and was drawn in October 2018.
In addition to the Mega Millions and the Powerball lottery, two smaller multi-state lotteries have recently started. Cash4Life started in 2018 and more recently in 2019 Lucky for Life has its first lottery draw. Will these lotteries become just as popular as their ‘big’ brothers of the Lotto USA the American Lotteries?
Then on to Europe which is well known by ELS Lotto since lottery players have been provided with lottery tickets since 1994. This made ELS Lotto (European Lottery Services) the very first lottery ticket service in Europe with in-depth knowledge of the Euro Lotto.
In the first years it was mainly the German Lotto that attracts many lottery players in Europe. When national lotteries start to organize their own lotteries jackpots became higher and higher. The southern European lotteries such as the Italian SuperEnaLotto, the Spanish El Gordo and the Spanish La primitiva regularly made it to the news headlines with huge Jackpots.
To offer an alternative to the major American lotteries, the transnational European lotteries were emerging.
The Vikinglotto was the first in Northern Europe. In 1991 Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovenia joined forces and jointly organized the Vikinglottery (better known as the Onsdagslotto at the start). This lottery is a household name in the countries concerned. Although this lottery has to compete with the two biggest and best lotteries in Europe in terms of popularity: the EuroMillions and the Eurojackpot.
The first of two major lotteries was the EuroMillions lotto that started in 2004. Since the start, the number of member countries involved in the organization has grown to 9. France, Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Austria, Portugal and Switzerland jointly provide the Euro Million Lottery which has grown into the largest lottery in Europe.
The lottery numbers are drawn on Tuesday and Friday night. You can play by choosing 5 numbers from a list of 1-50. You also choose two star numbers from a list of 1-12. A total of 139,838,160 combinations are possible.
The slightly smaller brother of the Euro Million Lotto is the Eurojackpot Lottery. Since 2012, the organization of this super lottery has grown towards the 18 countries currently responsible for the lottery. The lottery draw is every Friday night. The lottery is organized by the official lotteries of Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Slovenia, Iceland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.
Spain is the only country where both Eurojackpot and EuroMillions can be played.
To play with the Euro Jackpot lottery you have to buy a lotto ticket where you have to complete two parts, just like the Euromillions. First you choose 5 numbers from a series of 1-50 and then you choose 2 bonus numbers from a series of 1-10.
Besides the three major lotteries, there are a number of national lotteries known throughout Europe. Some lotteries are even recognized and played worldwide.
As you see, there are many many options to win an American or European lottery jackpot this week.
What are you waiting for?
*) the original Lotto America (1988-1992) became the current Powerball Lottery. In 2017 the MUSL renewed the Lotto America in cooperation with 13 State Lotteries, including: Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia