Lotto facts every lottery player should know

Today we are taking a closer look at the lotteries our players have come to know and love so much. From starting jackpots to the highest prizes ever won, below are the lotto facts every lottery player should know.

1. US Powerball

This lottery is a household name across the globe because of its massive jackpots and excellent track-record of changing players' lives overnight.

Lotto facts every lottery player should know - Powerball Jackpot

When does US Powerball draw?

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET in Tallahassee, Florida.

How many numbers do you need to match to win the jackpot?

Five numbers plus the red Powerball.

What is the starting jackpot?

It is now a massive US $20 million.

What is the highest Powerball jackpot ever won?

US Powerball drew for a highly impressive US $1.586 billion on the 13th of January 2016. Three extremely lucky lottery players matched the winning numbers, and the prize was evenly split between them.

2. Mega Millions

Mega Millions is another American powerhouse known for its big jackpots and excellent chances to change your life with a few lucky numbers.

When does it draw?

Every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET in Atlanta, Georgia.

How many numbers do you need to match to win the jackpot?

Five numbers plus the Mega Ball.

What is the starting jackpot?

It is currently US $20 million.

What is the highest Mega Millions jackpot ever won?

Mega Millions drew for a monumental US $1.537 billion on the 23rd of October 2018. While this jackpot is the second-highest in the world, it currently holds the record for being the highest jackpot won by a single lottery player. The winner claimed this gigantic prize anonymously, so not much is known about this lucky player, only that they live in South Carolina.

3. SuperEnaLotto

This is an iconic Italian lottery that first launched on the 3rd of December 1997. It was initially a very elaborate game that based its winning numbers on the first winning numbers from seven other draws held around Italy. It was not until 2009 when this was changed and SuperEnaLotto started drawing its own numbers.

When does it draw?

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7.30 p.m. CET.

How many numbers do you need to match to win the jackpot?

Six lucky numbers.

What is the starting jackpot?

A very exciting €2 million.

What is the highest SuperEnaLotto jackpot ever won?

On the 13th of August 2019, €209.1 million was won by a single ticket holder.

4. EuroJackpot

Lotto facts every lottery player should know - EuroMillionsJackpot

This lottery was created in 2011 by the various countries that did not participate in the Pan-European EuroMillions lottery. These countries were looking for a way to provide life-changing opportunities to the people in their countries, so they created one in the form of EuroJackpot.

When does it draw?

Every Friday at 9 p.m. local time in Helsinki, Finland.

How many numbers do you need to match to win the jackpot?

Seven numbers.

What is the starting jackpot?

Draw cycles start at €10 million.

What is the highest EuroJackpot jackpot ever won?

On Friday 15th May 2015, a Czech man matched the five main numbers and the two Euro numbers. He walked away with a massive €90 million prize.

5. FranceLoto

This is one of the oldest lotteries in the world. The French government picked the first set of lucky numbers in 1976.

When does it draw?

Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8.30 p.m. CET in Paris, France.

How many numbers do you need to match to win the jackpot?

All six numbers.

What is the starting jackpot?

It is always €2 million. €1 million is added to the jackpot after every draw that is not won.

What is the highest FranceLoto jackpot ever won?

A huge €24 million was won by a family from Val-d'Oise in June 2011.

6. Mega Sena

Brazil has over a dozen lotteries, but Mega Sena is the most popular lottery played by both local and international lottery players alike. Since first launching in 1996, this lottery has changed its initial playing structure to make it easier to understand and easier to enter.

When does it draw?

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. BRT. Unlike most lotteries which draw in a set location week after week, Mega Sena has a special lottery truck. It travels around Brazil to ensure that every draw takes place in a different city each week.

How many numbers do you need to match to win the jackpot?

Six.

What is the starting jackpot?

It is currently R$2 million.

What is the highest Mega Sena jackpot ever won?

The current record is a life-changing €43 million!

Lotto facts every lottery player should know - Mega Sena

7. Oz Powerball

Not to be mistaken for the American version, this is the Australian counterpart which launched in 1996.

When does it draw?

Every Thursday at 8.30 p.m. AEST in Melbourne.

How many numbers do you need to match to win the jackpot?

Eight in total.

What is the highest Oz Powerball jackpot ever won?

On the 17th of January 2019, A$107 million was won by a single entry by a mom in Sydney. She initially thought she won A$107,000 and was later shocked when she discovered she was now a multimillionaire.

8. UK Lottery

Lotto facts every lottery player should know - UK Lottery

This national lottery has quickly become a favourite in Europe and with players at PlayHugeLottos.com.

When does it draw?

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 9 p.m. BST.

How many numbers do you need to match to win the jackpot?

Six numbers in total.

What is the starting jackpot?

It is £2 million for Wednesday draws and £3.8 million for Saturday draws.

9. EuroMillions

This is another European favourite known to make multimillionaires overnight.

When does it draw?

Every Friday and Tuesday at 8:55 CET in Paris.

How many numbers do you need to match to win the jackpot?

All seven.

What’s the highest EuroMillions jackpot ever won?

On Tuesday the 8th of October 2019, one lucky lottery player won a massive €170.2 million.

Best of luck,

The PlayHugeLottos.com Team



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