30 May 2016

A New Approach to the Traditional Draws

Lottery Alternatives

A lot of Australians play the lottery, often playing more than once a month. Many of these people religiously invest their hard earned cash in the Oz Lotto, little realising there are a number of great alternatives out there.

Lottery Alternatives

Every jackpot has its own odds on winning, as well as banking one of the lower prize divisions. A lot of players aren't aware of how different the odds on big prizes are, so it's well worth searching around (or taking a glance at our handy table) for the ones that are most likely to pay out.  

 

Chances of Winning

The Oz Lotto has significantly worse odds of winning the jackpot than any of our other picks, with the Swedish Lotto having the best chance of banking the top prize.

The UK and Austrian draws are the most likely to return you a prize, with the lowest odds on the bottom prize division.

Lottery

Odds of Winning the Jackpot

Odds of Winning a Prize

Lowest Prize Division (approx.)

OZ Lotto

1 : 45,379,620

1 : 55

$14.65

Polish Lotto

1 : 13,983,816

1 : 57

$8

Irish Lotto

1 : 10,737,573

1 : 72

$4.60

Austrian Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

1 : 12

$1.80

Saturday Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

1 : 85

$12

Swedish Lotto

1 : 6,724,520

1 : 55

$3.50

 

Lottery Draw Days

For players who enjoy the pre-draw rush, the Polish Lotto takes place the most times in a week. The rest, with the obvious exception of the Saturday Lotto, take place midweek and once over the weekend.

Lottery

Draw Days

Oz Lotto

Tuesday

Polish Lotto

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Irish Lotto

Wednesday & Saturday

Austrian Lotto

Wednesday & Sunday

Saturday Lotto

Saturday

Swedish Lotto

Wednesday & Saturday

 

Lottery Prices

Lottery

Price per Game

Tuesday Lotto

$1.20

Polish Lotto

$0.50

Irish Lotto

$3.50

Austrian Lotto

$2

Saturday Lotto

$0.70

Swedish Lotto

$1.50

 

Special Features

Unlike the Tuesday Lotto, many of the other lotteries offer special features. These are ways to customise your bets in order to boost your potential winnings, or enhance your odds on scooping the jackpot.

The Polish Lotto has the Lotto+ feature, which costs $0.50 extra to also bet on the Lotto+ draw, meaning you have twice the chance of winning. The Lotto+ draw has a guaranteed jackpot of $350,000.

The Irish Lotto also has this feature. For $1 extra your selection will bet on the separate IrishLotto Plus 1 and Irish Lotto Plus 2 draws. With an additional jackpot of $1.1 million available for Plus 1 and Plus 2 this is a great additional feature, with a cheap entry fee.

With the Austrian Lotto there is the Joker, which costs $2 extra. This, like the Plus draws, is a separate event that takes place after the main numbers are selected.

In many respects it is more like a raffle than a lottery, as tickets between 000000 and 999999 are available, with one being picked from the drum per draw. You can select up to three Joker bets in total.

For Swedish Lotto players, there is the option of 4 draws in total. One of these is the main draw, then there is Lotto 1 & Lotto 2 and the Drömvinsten (Dream Win). 

Lotto 1 & 2 are supplementary draws that take place immediately after the main one. For each draw you are given 7 random numbers between 1 and 9. To claim a prize your numbers must not only match, but be in the same order as the winning selection.

Importantly, you don't need to win any of the prize divisions in the main Swedish Lotto draw to claim a prize on the Lottos, however you must have bought a bet slip for the main draw in order to bet on them.

The Dream Win is not another draw, instead it is a super jackpot. To bank the jackpot you need to have matched all seven numbers from the main draw, and at least two from the Lotto 1 draw. The Dream Win jackpot starts at approximately $12 million and increases by around $220,000 each time there is a rollover.

Check out or lotteries page to see the wealth of jackpots on offer, and the chance to try your luck at something different. 

 

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