Everyone dreams of winning the lottery and getting their hands on a life-changing sum of money.
While people will have differing opinions on how they would like to spend their fortune, one thing everyone will have in common is that they’re all desperate to win.
The big decision facing people is what lottery to enter. There are many lotteries around the world and they all have their own strengths. Here are a rundown of some of the best.
One of the globe’s best-known lotteries, the big jackpots that are always on offer mean it is very popular.
It recently gave away €190 million – which represents its biggest ever top prize – to Adrian and Gillian Bayford. In order to win, all people have to do is match five numbers with two Lucky Stars.
Although, if it stays at the €190 million jackpot cap for two draws, the top prize can then be rolled down to a secondary prize winner.
Spain El Gordo
Known for its impressive jackpots and unique reintegro prize feature, this Spanish draw has been operating on a weekly basis since 1997, after four years of being held once a month.
It has a starting jackpot of €5 million and in order to scoop this players have to match five numbers with an additional number drawn from a different machine. In 2011, it handed out over €33 million as a top prize.
US Powerball Lotto
Hosted in 42 US states, the US Powerball Lotto has always been a popular draw. It has given out $337 million in 2012, which shows you that it is definitely worth a play.
Lottery players have to pick five numbers and the Powerball correctly to take home the top prize and they can choose between a lump payment or annual instalments.
Saturday Lotto Australia
Offering one of the best cost-to-benefit rations of any lottery in the world, all you have to do is match six numbers drawn out to take home the money.
The key stat that sees people play the lottery is that one-in-31 entrants get some form of cash prize.