In America everything is big.
The cars are big. The houses are big. Americans dream big.
The USA lotteries are also big. You will not be surprised that the biggest jackpots in the world were won when playing one of the American lotteries.
More about that later.
First we list all major American lotteries. Because there are quite a few possibilities to participate in a lottery and win quite a huge jackpot
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Without a doubt the Mega Millions lotto and the Powerball lottery are the biggest lotteries to play. ELS Lotto is offering you the possibility to play these huge USA Lottos online.
The largest lotteries in America are the so-called Multi-State lotteries. These lotteries are organized by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). The Multi-State Lottery Association is a non-profit organization to which all participating states are affiliated. Started in 1987 with 7 affiliated state lotteries, the MUSL has now grown towards its current 34 members. Of all the states in America, only Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah are not involved for various reasons. Mississippi was the last one to join in 2019.
The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) started way back in 1988 with Lotto America. The name and the game changed to Powerball in 1992. Since then the lottery grew and is currently known as one of the biggest lotteries of the world. But back to Lotto America.
After the change of name in 1992, Lotto America was re-launched in 2017 as successor of the Hot Lotto. The states of Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia are organizing Lotto America nowadays in 2019.
Lotto draws are twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday. You play this lotto by selecting five numbers from a range of 1 to 52 and pick one number (Star Ball®) from 1 to 10.
So originally started as Lotto America, the Powerball has started in 1992. The lottery is coordinated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), and one of the best known lotteries worldwide.
The Powerball numbers are drawn 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.
Just a couple of years after the Powerball lotto had launched, the MegaMillions lotto -originally started as ‘The Big Game’ - started in 1996 in 6 states. Nowadays the Mega Millions is one of the best known lotteries in the world.
The Mega Millions lotto draw is twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday. When you play this huge lotto, you have to select 5 numbers from a range of 1-70 and an additional ‘Mega Ball’ from a separate range of 1-25.
Besides the two major USA Lottos there were two new Multi-State lotteries started recently. In 2018 the Cash4Life lottery launched and more recently in 2019 the Lucky for Life lottery had been started. Although not with bug jackpots such as the Powerball and the MegaMillions lotteries, both new lotto draw games might be pretty interesting to play.
The American Lottery Dream came true early 2016 when three Powerball lottery tickets each were worth $327.8 Million. This world's largest jackpot was $1,586.5 billion with a cash value of $983.5 Million.
For a single ticket, the Mega Millions lottery currently holds the record lotto jackpot. On October 23rd 2018 the highest jackpot was $877.8 Million for just one single ticket. The winner was very delighted. The second highest jackpot was recently in 2019 with a single lottery tocket of the Powerball was worth $477 million.
Compared to Europe the USA Lotto winners are very lucky and win much bigger jackpots. The highest EuroMillion jackpots are €190M. which is approximately $214 Million.
Besides the top USA Lotteries the other big lotteries are the Euro Lotto known as the EuroMillions and the EuroJackpot. Both trans-national European lotteries.
Other notable wins of top jackpots are also mainly in Europe. European lotteries like the Spanish el Gordo or La Primitiva and the Italian SuperEnalotto have huge lotto jackpots regularly.
We keep you posted at the ELS Lotto website online. When new big lotteries are launched you will probably be one of the first to know.
For now we wish you all the luck when playing the lottery. Whichever Lotto that may be.