US Lotto vs UK Lotto

Due to the immense popularity of American lotteries, many players do not take other games into consideration like the UK Lotto, for example. The UK lottery has a lot to offer players, but they often focus too much on American games and miss out on amazing jackpot opportunities. Let’s go on to discuss how American lotteries differ from the UK Lotto.  

The American lottery giants exist in the form of Mega Millions and US Powerball. Who wouldn’t want to enter these exciting jackpots? They are always so huge! Just this month, Powerball saw the second-biggest jackpot being drawn. A single player won the incredible $758 million jackpot. 

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It’s understandable that most people turn to these American giants to play the lottery, but that doesn’t mean UK Lotto isn’t an advantageous game to play. UK lotto may have smaller jackpots in comparison, but the game comes with its own advantages. Let’s take a look at the breakdowns for each game. 

Mega Millions

This game has produced many millionaires. For a long time it had a record-breaking jackpot that was unrivalled. That all changed in January 2016 when Powerball had the biggest draw of all time amounting to $1.6 billion. It’s a favourite among lottery players because of its big jackpots and smaller tier prizes that have people a decent amount of cash. 


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If you think about it, it really is a tempting thought to be able to win millions using just 6 numbers. In order to win the jackpot, you must match five main numbers including the bonus ball. The primary numbers are drawn from a pool of 75, and the bonus ball is drawn from a pool of 15. Understandably, not everyone wins something, but that doesn’t mean they never will. Many people have had their dreams realised by playing this exciting game!

A good example would be a lucky pair who won $218 million in April 2012. The pair are from Illinois and their ticket shared the record-breaking $656 million win. It’s the biggest lottery prize ever to be won in the state of Illinois. The winners have described themselves as ordinary people who were lucky enough to experience the extraordinary. 

US Powerball

US Powerball is another jackpot that has changed many people’s lives. US Powerball currently holds the record for the largest-ever jackpot draw. Powerball smashed Mega Millions’ record of $656 after its jackpot reached $1.6 billion on the 13th of January in 2016. 

Similar to Mega Millions, US Powerball has a very simple game format. All it takes is six lucky numbers to change your destiny. From the first pool, a player must pick five numbers from a possible 69. For the 6th ball, also known as the “Powerball”, players must pick one number out of a possible 26.


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UK Lottery

We’ve discussed the two popular American lotteries, now let’s move on to the famous British game, UK Lotto! The jackpots might be very small in comparison, but as we’ve mentioned before, it’s easier to win a smaller tier prize that could change your life! 

We don’t see the problem of winning a smaller jackpot…A jackpot is a jackpot! You should be happy that you get to win millions! All you need is 6 lucky numbers from one set of balls! You don’t have to fuss with any extra numbers. Just pick six out of a possible 59 and you’re ready to go. 

When it comes to winners, they have the choice to remain anonymous if they want protection and privacy. The odds of winning a smaller prize tier that is a substantial amount are better than with US Powerball and Mega Millions.

So, do you see what we mean by each lottery being unique and having its own advantages?

All games are great! It all depends on what mood you’re in and what you’re looking for…

So look no further and play your lucky numbers for the next biggest draw NOW!

This article forms part of our UK Lottery Resource Centre.

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Posted by PRADIP (29/08/2017)

both r very very attractive.

Posted by PRADIP (30/08/2017)

both r good.

Posted by PRADIP (30/08/2017)

if i won both , then both will be lucky draw to me.

Posted by PRADIP (31/08/2017)

every draw has own dignity.

Posted by PRADIP (4/09/2017)

comparison then possible, how much i have won than two draw ?

Posted by Leyla (16/09/2017)

Good news

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