Hot Mediterranean Lotteries
Lotteries of the World Part Three
Time for some fun in the sun! In this, the third of our Lotteries of the World series, we head south to the shores of the Mediterranean to visit three of Europe's biggest and most popular lottos from France, Italy and Spain.
In part one we visited two very different countries, Brazil and Sweden, before heading to central Europe in part two to check out two highly affordable Austrian and Polish Lotto. Now we head south to visit another three of the best and most popular lotteries in the south of Europe.
Loto – From France
It's time for a little of what the French call joie de vivre with the French Lotto. Just pick five numbers from a range of 1 to 49 and a lucky (bonus) number from a range of 1 to 10.
There's a minimum of €2 million (approx. $2.9 million) to be won and three weekly draws each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening in France.
Each time the jackpot rolls over it's increased by €1 million (approx. $1.45 million), potentially allowing it to grow by €3 (approx. $4.45) million a week until it hits the max cap of €36 (approx. $45) million.
The French Lotto costs just $3 to bet on and offers a one in 16 chance of winning any prize. The jackpot odds, meanwhile, are 1 : 19,068,840, which is quite good for a major national lottery of this size and scale.
Get A Taste The Good Life – Bet on the French Lotto
SuperEnalotto – From Italy
Now here's a lotto with some serious chest hair!
SuperEnalotto is the world's largest national lottery responsible for some of the largest lottery jackpots in the world. The record so far is the 2010 jackpot of €177 million (approx. $265 million), placing SuperEnalotto up there with titans EuroMillions, MegaMillions and US Power.
Draws are held each Thursday and Saturday at 8pm in Italy. To play select six numbers from a pool of 1 to 90 inclusive. That's quite a lot of numbers, to be sure, and as a result the odds are much higher than other lotteries, at 1 : 622.6 million.
Still, this does allow the jackpots to grow quite large quite quickly following regular rollovers. And, at just $3 per game for your chance to win some of the world's largest jackpots it is, to quote another famous Italian export, "an offer you can't refuse!"
The other advantage of this lottery is that the there are many other ways to win too. There are five prize divisions in total and the second division regularly eclipses many other nations' national lottery jackpots.
Get Rich With Style! – Bet on the Italian Lotto
El Gordo De La Primitiva – From Spain
El Gordo – you've heard the name, now play the game!
The Spanish Lotto, El Gordo De La Primitiva, is Spain's most popular lotto. Draws are held every Sunday in Madrid at 9.30pm.
To play simply pick five regular numbers from a range of 1 to 54 inclusive plus the bonus SuperBall from a range of 0 to 9 inclusive.
It costs just $2.50 to bet and if you manage to just get the SuperBall right you'll win back the price of your game. Only the Spanish Lotto gives you that 1 in 10 chance of winning your money back. Not that this should be your primary focus, of course.
The Spanish Lotto offers a minimum jackpot of a guaranteed €5 million (approx. $7.4 million) though this value generally rises much higher. The odds of hitting the jackpot are 1 : 31.625.100. There are also eight other prize divisions making nine in total.
Wondering what El Gordo means? Literally it translates as "The Fat One" and, in the context of lotteries, refers to the jackpot. With the launch of El Gordo De La Primitiva, Lottoland now brings you all three of Spain's famous El Gordo lotteries. In addition to El Gordo De La Primitiva, the Spanish Lotto, you can also play Spain's massive raffle lotteries. Most famous of all we have the world's biggest lottery, The Spanish Christmas Lottery and it's sibling the Spanish Summer Lottery, both huge annual events in Spain.
Join the Spanish Fiesta! – Bet on El Gordo Primitiva Lotto
The World's Biggest Jackpots
So, as you've seen we've got quite a lot of new lotteries here at Lottoland but the truth is we're only getting started. We've got lots of new products in the pipeline including a really big announcement we'll be making soon, so watch this space!
In the meantime check our biggest jackpots of this week!