Worldwide Lotteries

For information purposes only

Comparison

Lottery jackpots vary hugely around the world - some are designed to pay out regularly, while others aim for rare but huge jackpots.

The figures below are intended to be illustrative - individual wins will depend on how often the jackpot has rolled over, and the number of jackpot winners sharing the pot, but this table gives an idea of the 'ball park' figure for each game.

Game Region Prize Tiers Jackpot Odds Min. Jackpot
El Gordo Spain 9 1 in 31,625,100 EUR 5 mil.
EuroJackpot 17 EU countries1 12 1 in 95,344,200 EUR 10 mil.
EuroMillions 13 EU countries2 13 1 in 139,838,160 EUR 17 mil.
La Primitiva Spain 7 1 in 13,983,8163 EUR 2 mil.
Lotto 6aus49 Germany 9 1 in 139,838,160 EUR 1 mil. (Wed)
EUR 3 mil. (Sat)
Mega Millions USA 9 1 in 258,890,850 USD 15 mil.
New York Lotto USA (NY) 5 1 in 45,057,474 USD 2 mil.
Oz Lotto Australia 7 1 in 45,379,620 AUD 2 mil.
Oz Powerball Australia 8 1 in 76,767,600 AUD 3 mil.
US Powerball USA 9 1 in 292,201,338 USD 40 mil.
SuperEnalotto Italy 5 1 in 622,614,630 EUR 1.3 mil.
SuperLotto Plus USA (CA) 9 1 in 41,416,353 USD 7 mil.
UK Lotto UK 6 1 in 45,057,474 GBP 2.5 mil. (Wed)4
GBP 5 mil. (Sat)4

1 Participating countries include: Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

2 Participating countries include: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

3 La Primitiva also has a 'special' jackpot at odds of 1 in 139,838,160 , which can reach tens of millions of euros.

4 This figure is an estimate since there is no fixed minimum jackpot amount for the UK Lotto game.

Game Region Estimated Jackpot Time to Draw
Mega Millions USA USD 151,000,000 25-03-2017 16:00:00
EuroJackpot Europe EUR 49,000,000 25-03-2017 08:00:00
US Powerball USA USD 40,000,000 26-03-2017 15:59:00
EuroMillions Europe EUR 37,000,000 25-03-2017 08:45:00
SuperEnaLotto Italy EUR 23,000,000 26-03-2017 08:00:00
SuperLotto Plus USA USD 23,000,000 26-03-2017 15:45:00
La Primitiva Spain EUR 18,000,000 31-03-2017 08:40:00
Oz Lotto Australia AUD 15,000,000 29-03-2017 00:00:00
Oz Powerball Australia AUD 15,000,000 26-03-2017 00:30:00
El Gordo Spain EUR 7,000,000 27-03-2017 00:00:00
Lotto 6aus49 Germany EUR 4,000,000 26-03-2017 06:25:00
UK Lotto UK GBP 3,000,000 26-03-2017 08:30:00
New York Lotto USA USD 2,000,000 26-03-2017 16:21:00

Key Facts

Game Weekly Draws Draw Days Draw Times Sales Deadline Claim Period
El Gordo 1 Sun 09:00 CET 21:00 CET 12 weeks
EuroJackpot 1 Fri 21:00 EET 19:00 EET 30 days -
1 year1
EuroMillions 2 Tue
Fri
21:00 CET 20:30 CET 60 days -
3 years1
La Primitiva 2 Thu
Sat
22:00 CET 21:15 CET 90 days
Lotto 6aus49 2 Wed
Sat
18:25 CET
19:25 CET
18:00 CET
19:00 CET
13 wks.
Mega Millions 2 Tue
Fri
23:00 EST 22:45 EST 60 days -
1 years1
New York Lotto 2 Wed
Sat
23:21 EST 03:00 EST
23:00 EST
1 year
Oz Lotto 1 Tue 21:00 AED 20:00 AED See below2
Oz Powerball 1 Thu 17:30 AED 20:00 AED See below3
US Powerball 2 Wed
Sat
22:59 EST 22:45 EST 90 days -
1 year1
SuperEnalotto 3 Tue
Thu
Sat
20:00 CET 19:30 CET 12 weeks
SuperLotto Plus 2 Wed
Sat
19:45 PST 19:45 PST 180 days
UK Lotto 2 Wed
Sat
19.30 GMT 19:30-21:00 GMT 180 days

1 The prize claim period for EuroJackpot, EuroMillions and Mega Million depends on the state from which the ticket was bought. This varies from State to State. This period can be from 30 days to 1 year for EuroJackpot, from 28 days to 3 years for EuroMillions and from 90 days to 1 year for Mega Millions and Powerball.

2 The Oz Lotto Claim Period:

  • Northern Territory, Victoria and Tasmania – 6 months to 3 years
  • New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory – 6 years
  • South Australia – 12 months

3 The Oz Powerball Claim Period:

  • Northern Territory, Victoria and Tasmania – 6 months
  • Western and Southern Australia – 12 months
  • New South Wales – 6 years