Which lotteries are more likely to win

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World lotteries. Review of the best ones.

Many people on the Internet are interested in foreign lotteries or world lotteries, but they don't quite understand, as possible in them play and which lottery is better select. Therefore, I decided to make a small review of the most popular world lotteries and suggest the service, through which you can buy foreign lottery tickets. Now let's start.

The best lotteries in the USA and Europe.

PowerBall — most popular lottery USA with huge jackpots (not less 40 million US dollars). Her story begins with 1992 years and for all the time she made rich 350 man. At the moment the jackpot of this lottery is 127 million dollars. To play this lottery go to the website and select 5 main numbers with numbers from 1 to 69 and 1 additional number from 1 to 26. Draws of this lottery are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

MegaMillions — эта лотерея США является самой богатой лотереей во всем мире. At the moment the jackpot amount is 69 million dollars. To participate in this lottery, go to the website and select 5 main numbers from numbers from 1 to 75 and additional number from 1 to 15. Draws for this lottery are held on Tuesday and Friday.

EuroMillions - one might say, that it is the most popular European lottery. She has one of the best chances of winning a prize (not a jackpot) and he makes 1 by 13. And the maximum jackpot was 190 million Euro. So we can safely say, what EuroMillions is included in world's best lotteries. In order to play this lottery, you need to go to the site and select there 5 main numbers from numbers from 1 to 50 and two additional Lucky Stars numbers from 1 to 11. At the moment the jackpot amount is 15 million Euro. The draw is held on Tuesdays and Fridays.

EuroJackpot is Europe's newest lottery. At the moment the jackpot amount is 28 million Euro. Чтобы играть в эту лотерею перейдите на сайт и выберите там 5 main numbers from numbers from 1 to 50 and two additional numbers from 1 to 10. The draw is held on Fridays.

Chances of winning

World lotteries give us different chances of winning a prize and a jackpot, but the winnings are always different. Let's go through the chances the best foreign lotteries.

  • PowerBall
    • The likelihood of winning any prize: 1 to 24.87
    • Probability of winning the jackpot: 1 to 292,201,338
  • MegaMillions
    • The likelihood of winning any prize: 1 to 14.7
    • Probability of winning the jackpot: 1 to 258,890,850
  • EuroMillions
    • The likelihood of winning any prize: 1 to 13
    • Probability of winning the jackpot: 1 to 116 531 800
  • EuroJackpot
    • The likelihood of winning any prize: 1 to 26
    • Probability of winning the jackpot: 1 to 95 344 200

I also want to remind, that there is a way to increase your chances of winning! I devoted a separate article to this topic "How to win a million in the lottery".

Happy games everyone!

Chances of winning the lottery

Each, who buys the coveted lottery ticket, hopes to hit the jackpot. Well at least win a large sum of money. What are the real chances of winning? What is the probability of winning the lottery?

If you take such popular lotteries as 5 of 36 or 6 of 45, then the probability of winning directly depends on the number of numbers in the drawing. Если вероятность угадать всего 2 number is 1 to 8 in the lottery "5 out of 36", then to get the main prize you need to guess all 5 digits. And here the probability of choosing the correct combinations decreases by almost 50 thousand times and will be 1 : 376 992.

Шансы выигрыша в различных лотереях зависит от количества угаданных чисел и диапазона цифр участвующих в розыгрыше. Увеличение всего одного числа для розыгрыша главного приза сразу снижает вероятность победы в десятки раз.

Here is the math, showing the odds of winning combinations for the most popular lotteries.

5 of 36

Guess numbers Probability of winning
2 1 to 8
3 1 to 81
4 1 to 2 432
5 1 to 376 992

6 of 45

Guess numbers Probability of winning
2 1 to 7
3 1 to 45
4 1 to 733
5 1 to 34 808
6 1 to 8 145 060

7 of 49

Guess numbers Probability of winning
3 1 to 22
4 1 to 214
5 1 to 4 757
6 1 to 292 179
7 1 to 85 900 584

It turns out, that the greatest chance to hit the jackpot in Gosloto is "5 out of 36", but also the prize fund is the lowest of the above. The probability of winning the lottery "7 out of 49" in 230 times less, but the prize fund is more significant.

In order to understand what playing the lottery is most profitable, you just need to calculate the probability of winning for one ruble invested.

At the moment, the following data is available:

Lottery Ticket price Grand Prize Win for one ruble
5 of 36 80 3 000 000 37 500
6 of 45 100 222 150 000 22 215 000
7 of 49 50 100 000 000 2 000 000

We received the size of the winnings for each ruble invested. But the probability of hitting the jackpot is different for everyone.. Нам нужно уравнять шансы выигрыша главного приза для всех трех лотерей. How to do it? Increase the amount of money invested in 2 other lotteries.

For example. If the chance of winning is 10% at ticket price 100 rubles, spending 200 rubles and buying 2 ticket, we increase the probability of winning to 20%, when investing in 300 rubles - up to 30% etc. Let's do the same with our examples..

The highest probability of winning in Gosloto 5 of 36 — 1 : 376 922. Respectively, нам нужно по другим лотереям увеличить вложения, by buying more tickets, thus leveling the probability for all three draws.

As a result, we got the following data:

Lottery Winnings for each ruble invested
5 of 36 37 500
6 of 45 1 028
7 of 49 164

The results were quite unexpected.. With the same probability of winning, the most profitable was the lottery 5 of 36. Difference with the latter (7 of 49) nearly 230 time.

Types of lotteries

From all the variety of possibilities presented, an ordinary person can blow a roof. There is 2 simple advice:

  1. Play only domestic lotteries, so as not to travel to another country to receive a win.
  2. Select only the most popular draws. At first, is to talk about the honesty of the organizers. Secondly, they usually have a very solid prize pool.

All lotteries can be conventionally divided into 2 categories:


The most simple. The result can be seen immediately after buying a ticket. Winning information (or not to win) already indicated on the ticket. Just wipe off the protective layer. Small prizes, usually before 3 — 5 thousand can be received immediately without leaving the checkout - at the place of purchase. За крупными нужно обращаться к организаторам. There is only one drawback - it is the possibility of manipulation of the prize fund by the organizer, namely big wins. Winning tickets may simply not go on sale or get smaller.

There is another nuance. Organizers, releasing tickets on sale, they cannot exactly determine in advance what percentage of the circulation will be sold: 100, 50 or all 20%. And prize tickets for a certain amount must be printed in advance. There is of course certain data, based on past sales statistics. But so that it doesn't turn out like this, that the prize fund in circulation was 10 million, and tickets were sold only for 2 million and purchased winning tickets were 3 million, organizers insure, reducing the number and amount of winning tickets to a very modest figure.

The advantage is a fairly high probability of getting lucky tickets. And although the size of such winnings is very small (usually 5-10 times the ticket price), there are a lot of them.


More popular than instant. They, in turn, are divided into 2 kind. Some already have a set of numbers applied. Others give the participant the right to choose the combinations of numbers he likes.. And although the probability of winning is the same in both cases, the second is preferred by avid joke lovers, when you can influence the results yourself (or so they think).

What a punishment for the traviata lottery

Participation in illegal lotteries involves more than foul play and deception, but also penalties:

  • Conducting unauthorized draws - organizers from 800000 rubles, the participants (individuals) from 4000 rubles;
  • Provision of premises for holding lotteries - administrative responsibility and a fine from 200000 rubles.

Now you know, what lottery can you really win. Buying a ticket from a pioneer in the person of Sportloto 6 of 49 ", or a lottery of a new formation, eg "First National Lottery", can end up in decent wins. The main thing is to get lucky

Absolutely every citizen of our country, never mind, he spent on her purchase 10 rubles or several thousand, can win!

Video experiment: trying to win different lotteries

In this video, Evgeny Dorofeev will conduct an experiment, which will buy 100 different lottery tickets and will tell, which one turned out to be more winning:

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