20 December 2016

Prepare Yourself For The Biggest Draws Of The Year!

Saturday Lotto Megadraw and other Christmas jackpots

“It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas” everywhere, and Lottoland is no exception. The most amazing holiday jackpots are already available and, since they only take place once a year, we decided to make a quick guide so you don’t miss any of them! From the long waited Saturday Lotto Megadraw to the world famous El Gordo, they are all here in Lottoland! 

Meet the biggest annual lottery jackpots, and learn how to bet on them, from the comfort of your home!

Saturday Lotto Megadraw and other Christmas jackpots

Celebrate the holidays in style with the Saturday Lotto's massive $31 million Megadraw jackpot. Just one of the several jackpots available this Christmas at Lottoland! 

So, if you were looking for a reason to try out some new lotteries this is the perfect opportunity: these insane jackpots might be just what you need to make your 2017 an unforgettable year. 

Read on to learn how to have a go on the most waited draws of the year and which of these lotteries is the best one for you!

Saturday Lotto Megadraw

Let’s start with our well-known annual Megadraw. This year, Saturday Lotto’s special draw will be held on New Years’ Eve, so prepare some extra champagne! This draw has the same rules, same prices and same odds of winning as the weekly draws. Except, of course, for the inflated jackpot of $31 million, to make the night of the 31st even more magical!

The last edition of the Megadraw was held on January 3rd of 2016 and 15 lucky winners started the year with $2 million extra in the bank! The huge jackpot was fairly divided among several winners, creating 15 new Aussie millionaires overnight! 

To bet on the Megadraw at Lottoland, simply select your numbers (or click on “Quicky +1” for an automatic pick) in the bet slip and choose “31 Dec 2016” option on the dropdown on the “Place bet when...” box, as shown in the below image. 

Saturday Lotto Megadraw and other Christmas jackpots


Now submit your bet and fingers crossed! 

The Spanish Christmas Lottery

Once a year, just a few nights before Christmas, Spain comes together in anticipation to watch the famous El Gordo draw. With a prize pool of over $3.2 billion, El Gordo de Navidad (Spanish Christmas Lottery) spreads wealth amongst hundreds of Spanish people every year.

Unlike traditional lottery draws, which generally pay the largest prize to one lucky winner, the El Gordo prize is designed to go to numerous ticket holders, meaning dozens, if not hundreds, of players can become millionaires.

To discover more details on this Spanish institution, check out our El Gordo guide to find out how you can bet and win your share of the $3.2 billion jackpot!

Saturday Lotto Megadraw and other Christmas jackpots

El Niño Jackpot

Miss out on the El Gordo jackpot? Have no fear: its little brother, El Niño, offers you another chance at a big money prize. No, Spaniards don’t settle for small jackpots!

The draw happens on January 6th, Epiphany day, which is a highly celebrated date in Spain. While the jackpot pool is "only" €630 million (aprox. $900 million), the draw is very similar in format to its older brother's – meaning there are plenty of prizes to be won.

Saturday Lotto Megadraw and other Christmas jackpots

Mega 2017

If you want to start 2017 some million dollars richer, Lottoland offers you another chance to scoop a big jackpot in New Year’s Eve: meet Mega 2017, an exclusive jackpot for Lottoland players! 

We are talking about a $150 million jackpot and the odds of winning are much better than most international lotteries, like American Powerball or MegaMillions.

Saturday Lotto Megadraw and other Christmas jackpots

Which Lotto Is Right For Me?

We know some of you will tuck into all of these amazing annual lotteries, but for the more descerning lotto connesuer we've put together this handy comparison so you can see how they stack up:


Jackpot Odds

Prize Money First Division

Minimum Cost Of A Single Bet

El Gordo

1 in 100,000

$6 million*


El Niño

1 in 100,000

$3 million*


Mega 2017

1 in 50,063,860

$150 million


Sat Lotto Megadraw

1 in 8,145,060

$31 million 



Lottoland – A World Of Choice

We comb the world for the very best lotto jackpots, giving you a whole world of choice, and this Christmas is no exception!

Can't decide weather you want to try your luck on the $31 million jackpot of this years' Megadraw, on the $3.2 billion El Gordo jackpot, on El Niño's $900 million prize, or on the incredible $150 million Mega 2017 jackpot? Have a go on all of them and guarantee a truly happy 2017!