24 March 2016

Which Lotteries Give You the Best Chance of Winning?

Learn Which Game Gives You the Best Lotto Odds

With so many lotteries to play and so many new ones being added all the time Lottoland certainly gives you plenty of choice in games. But which game is right for you? Well in this article we're not only going to rank our lotteries by jackpot size, we'll also let you know which lottery gives you the best odds and overall chances of winning. Most important of all we'll answer one of the most important player questions of all - which lottery has the best jackpot odds? 

Learn Which Game Gives You the Best Lotto Odds

I'm going to tell you something that may well surprise you – winning the lottery is easy. Hitting the jackpot, well that's the tricky part, sure, but it is possible. The people who win huge jackpots each and every week are a testament to that fact.

What doesn't get reported, however, but what happens with even greater frequency, is that people win lower division prizes of considerable value. Which, while they may not be enough to make headlines, are still more than sufficient to change people's lives.

As for the jackpots, yeah, winning isn't easy, but then nothing worthwhile in life is easy. Having a little flutter at the races and winning a few bucks can be a fun experience, for sure. But nothing can compare with the unbridled joy of winning that massive lottery jackpot.

Whenever there's a discussion about which games of chance offer the best odds lottery games are always dismissed. Which is a shame, because many do offer some incredible winning odds and for far less financial outlay.


The Biggest Lottery Jackpots

It's very the first thing any lottery player wants to know – how big is the jackpot?

Well wonder no more. In the table below you'll find a full list of all available lotteries at Lottoland with all their record jackpots. 


Record Jackpots

PowerBall (US)

approx. $2.09 billion

MegaMillions (US)

approx. $843 million


approx. $280 million

SuperEnaLotto (Italy)

approx. $262 million


approx. $132.7 million

MegaSena (Brazil)

approx. $125.3 million

UK Lotto

approx. $123.6 million

Tuesday Lotto

$112 million

German Lotto

approx. $80.2 million

Thursday Lotto

$80 million

Swedish Lotto

approx. $33.68 million

Saturday Lotto

$33 million (Superdraw)

French Lotto

approx. $31.6 million

Irish Lotto

approx. $28 million

Polish Lotto

approx. $17.6 million

Austrian Lotto

approx. $14.2 million

Mini Lotto (Poland)

approx. $925,461


Which Lottery Has the Best Chance of Winning?

So, now that you know the biggest jackpot each lottery has paid out it's time to see how they stack up in order to determine which one offers the best lottery odds. The below table represents the overall odds of winning any prize.


Overall chance

French Lotto Odds

1 : 6

UK Lotto Odds

1 : 9.3

Austrian Lotto Odds

1 : 12

EuroMillions Odds

1 : 13

MegaMillions Odds

1 : 14.7

Eurojackpot Odds

1 : 26

German Lotto Odds

1 : 31

Powerball Odds

1 : 24.8

Irish Lotto Odds

1 : 29

Polish Lotto Odds

1 : 53.96

Swedish Lotto Odds

1 : 55

Tuesday Lotto Odds

1 : 55

Thursday Lotto Odds

1 : 78

Monday/Wednesday Lotto Odds

1 : 85

Saturday Lotto Odds

1 : 85

MINI Lotto Odds

1 : 124.51

SuperEnalotto Odds

1 : 314 (approx.)

Mega-Sena Odds

1 : 2332


Right at the top we have the French Lotto, with its nifty one-in-six any-prize odds, making it a safe bet for Lotto lovers. On the other side we have the Brazilian Mega Sena lottery - this is because the lottery only has three large prize divisions. 

The UK Lotto, Irish Lotto and US PowerBall underwent rule changes in 2015 improving their any-prize odds. In each case, however, the odds of hitting the jackpot have increased considerably, which brings us on to our next question... 


Which Lottery Has The Best Jackpot Odds?

Go on, be honest, you just scrolled right down here didn't you?

I'm basing that assumption, not on my psychic abilities, but rather solid statistics. In countless surveys of lottery players from all over the world it's always those massive jackpots, more than any other factor, which entices people to play. Playing the lottery is a longshot bet, as you well know, though well worth the potential reward. What's not as widely known, however, are the exact odds of hitting the jackpot - which is exactly why we've created the following table:


Jackpot Odds

Mini Lotto (Poland)

1 : 850,668

Swedish Lotto

1 : 6,724,520

Mon & Wed Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

Saturday Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

Austrian Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

Irish Lotto

1 : 10,737,573

Polish Lotto

1 : 13,983,816

French Lotto

1 : 19,068,840

UK Lotto

1 : 45,057,474

Tuesday Lotto

1 : 45,379,620


1 : 50,063,860

Thursday Lotto

1 : 76,767,600


1 : 95,344,200


1 : 116,531,800


1 : 258,890,850


1 : 292,201,338


1 : 622,614,630


As you can well imagine the lotteries with the largest jackpots also have the biggest odds, whereas those with smaller odds, like Poland's Mini Lotto, have smaller prizes. The sweet spot, for many avid players, lies in the centre; which is why lotteries such as the Irish and Polish lotteries are so popular. Note, also, that local favourites the Monday/Wednesday and Saturday Lotto, are also in that "sweet spot" - alongside other, lesser known, lotteries from Austria and Sweden


Choosing A Lottery For You

There are many factors to keep in mind when choosing the right lottery for you including prize odds, jackpot odds and, of course, the price. Our aim is to give players as much choice and variety as possible, from cheap and cheerful lotteries such as the Mini Lotto, at low odds for just 50c, to America's record-breaking jackpot behemoths like US PowerBall or US MegaMillions, for $5 per game.

In the end it all comes down to player preference - the factors which are most important to you - which is why, to help you make the most informed decisions, we are continuously writing and updating articles such as this one. 

Be sure to also check out our extensive FAQs on each lottery, which will give you background on each lottery plus vital information such as prizes, odds, rules, detailed instructions on how to play plus tips on how to win.

Of course I've never been one to read the manual first and I personally find that sometimes the best way to learn something is to dive straight in and just give it a go. Pick your numbers, submit them to go to the checkout then, for a couple of bucks, you're in with a chance to win millions!

Plus, as a Lottoland player you not only get a huge choice playable lotteries you also get lots of special features and options that you can use to tweak your gameplay even further to suit you. 

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