21 March 2017

Find the Right Lottery for You

Best Online Lotto

With Lottoland your choice of lottos is no longer restricted to those available in Australia, instead you enter a whole range of draws from across the world. Of course, with all these options you're going to be asking which is the best? Check out our comparison of the world's leading lotto draws and decide which one is right for you. 

Best Online Lotto

 

Australian Lotteries vs. International Lotteries

When it comes to the best online lotto, there are a few factors you will want to take into consideration. For many Australians the jackpot is all important, after all, it's why more people take part when there is a rollover.

However, some lotteries have much higher odds on the jackpot, meaning your chances of winning are significantly lower.

Another important factor is the price of a single game, as certain lottos have a higher entry price than others, despite offering lower jackpots.

 

Comparison: Odds of Winning the Jackpot, Jackpot Size & Game Price

Let's see how our Australian lottos compare to lottos from overseas like Europe and the US. All amounts are stated in AUD based on the current exchange rates.

 

Lotto

Jackpot Odds

Minimum Jackpot

Record Jackpot

Price

Mon & Wed Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

$1 million

$1 million

$0.60

Tuesday Lotto

1 : 45,379,620

$2 million

$112 million

$1.20

Thu Lotto

1 : 76,676,700

$3 million

$80 million

$0.90

Saturday Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

$4 million

$33 million

$0.70

EuroMillions

1 : 139,838,160

$25 million

$267 million

$5

EuroJackpot

1 : 95,344,200

$14 million

$125 million

$4

Swedish Lotto

1 : 6,724,520

no minimum

$40 million

$1.50

Austrian Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

$1.4 million

$14 million

$2

Irish Lotto

1 : 10,737,573

$3 million

$27 million

$3.50

Polish Lotto

1 : 13,983,816

$1 million

$11.7 million

$1.25

French Lotto

1 : 19,068,840

$2 million

$57 million

$3.50

UK Lotto

1 : 45,057,474

 

$126 million

$4.50

Mega Sena

1 : 50,063,860

$1 million

$47 million

$2.50

US MegaMillions

1 : 258,890,850

$20 million*

$656 million*

from $5

US PowerBall

1 : 292,201,338

$52 million*

$2.2 billion*

from $5

Super Enalotto

1 : 622,614,630

 

$270 million

from $3

 

Note: Starting jackpots vary depending on ticket sales in the main draw, so they will fluctuate. However, these figures are a good estimate of what the base jackpot might be.

As our comparison table shows, the Swedish Lotto (a Lottoland favourite) offers great jackpots at considerably better odds than the rest. In fact, you are six times more likely to win the Swedish Lotto than you are the UK Lotto, despite the fact the price for a single game is exactly the same.

Austria and Ireland also have popular lotteries, due to their high jackpots and relatively low jackpot odds.

The two big American lottos, MegaMillions and PowerBall, are much harder to win, however the potential jackpots dwarf all but one of our other lottos (Italy's SuperEnalotto). After all, Americans do like to supersize things….

For players who prefer a cheaper option the Polish Lotto is a great alternative, with $0.50 games it's the best low-cost chances to become a millionaire. 

So how does the UK Lotto compare to the rest? When it comes to jackpot odds it's much higher than many of the lesser known draws available online. While it boasts high jackpots they are not significantly better than the likes of French Lotto, and the game price is a fairly standard $4.50.

All in all, Lottoland players are better off exploring some of the other draws available to get more bang for their buck.

When it comes to comparing Europe's two multinational lottos it's easy to see why EuroMillions is the continent's favourite. Despite higher odds on the jackpot, its eye catching jackpots and identical betting game prices make it a firm favourite amongst players.

 

Final Verdict on the Best Online Lottery

Ultimately when it comes to the best online lotto, the decision is up to you. If chasing the biggest jackpots is why you do the lottery, then the American draws will be perfect for you to bet on at Lottoland.

If the mathematician in you is focused on getting the best statistical chance of banking a lotto jackpot, then our Swedish Lotto is the one to go for.

What we can say for sure is, while the Australian Lotteries might have the familiarity, there are better options elsewhere!

Fancy trying something new? Take a look at our full roster of international lotteries and have a go today!