Best International Lotteries
GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL LOTTERIES
HOW TO SIGN UP TO AN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
Registering an account is quick and easy. You need to select an international lottery from the list after which you will be taken to the agent’s website. As is the case with most websites, you will be required to provide personal details.
Once you have done that, head over to the payments tab and select the most appropriate method you want to use to make a deposit.
You will find all the standard banking methods including debit and credit cards along with e-wallets such as Skrill and Neteller. Once you made a deposit simply head over to a game of your liking, pick our numbers and off you go!
MOST POPULAR GAMES IN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERIES
Played across 46 states in the USA, Mega Millions is one of the largest lotteries you can participate in. The draws happen every Tuesday and Friday nights with the minimum jackpot set at $40 million, a life changing amount regardless of where you are living. In order to win this enormous sum, all you have to do is match five numbers from 1 to 10 along with the Mega Ball. You are also eligible for a prize if you successfully match just the Mega Ball. In the event that no winner is crowned, the amount rolls over the next drawing.
How to Play Mega Millions
Using the international lotteries listed on the site, open an account and pick your five numbers along with the Mega Ball. A single ticket will cost you $2 (₹144). Make sure you provide the correct details in case you are lucky enough hit the jackpot. There a couple of variations to Mega Millions which makes this international lottery even more exciting to play.
The first is called ‘Just the Jackpot’ whereby if you spend $3 (₹216) you can get two shots at the jackpot. It is important to note that you are buying the tickets for just one prize albeit a massive one. Whether you win or lose, you will not be able to participate in any of the lower level prizes.
The second variation gives you the option of adding a ‘Megaplier’ which multiplies any non-jackpot winnings by the Megaplier number drawn and will cost you an extra $1 (₹72).
If you do end up winning, you need to head over to the withdrawal page and withdraw the funds. You can also use the winnings to buy more tickets if you are feeling super lucky!
Talking about feeling lucky, the life of one individual changed for the better when on October 2018, he or she (identity of the winner is remains a mystery) ended up winning $1.537 billion at the Mega Millions jackpot. This was the second time in history that the online lottery jackpot had passed the billion-dollar mark.
Going strong for nearly three decades, tickets for this American lottery are sold in 44 states in the US and is now available to residents in India as well. The drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday night and the starting pay out is identical to Mega Millions at $40 million or 280 crores!
You are required to select five numbers from 1 to 69 along with a Powerball number from 1 to 26. You can also win smaller prizes for matching fewer numbers. By paying a small fee you can supercharge the value of your non-jackpot winnings by adding the ‘Power Play’.
January 2016 saw the online lottery break into the record books by dishing out a jackpot of $1.586 billion that was shared between three tickets.
How to Play Powerball
Similar procedure to playing Mega Millions, you need to select an international lottery from the list and head over the Power Ball sign up page. Fill in the relevant details and deposit the funds. Then you will need to select your five numbers along with the Powerball number. You can also decide if you want to add the separate Power Play number.
If you are lucky enough to win then the amount will appear in your account which you can then withdraw safely and securely. You can also use the funds to buy more Powerball tickets.
You don’t have to worry about checking the results as the lottery site you used to buy the tickets will inform you via email if your chosen numbers have proven to be lucky.
If you are looking for tips on how to increase your chances of winning, then I would suggest you read ‘Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery’ written by Richard Lustig. The name Lustig will ring a bell for online lottery aficionados as the man who defied the odds and ended up winning the Powerball seven times!
Can I Buy a Powerball Ticket from India?
Yes, you can. All you need to do is select one of the international lotteries that I have listed and then create the account and deposit the funds.
Once the funds have been deposited using a payment method of your liking, you will be able to purchase a Powerball ticket in India.
Do I need to be of a certain age to play Powerball?
Yes, you will need to be at least 18 years of age to play this international lottery. You will also be required to provide proof of address and ID.
Are Powerball tickets expensive to purchase?
Powerball tickets are in line with other international lotteries and cost a minimum of $2 (₹144). If you can stretch your budget to add another $1 (₹72) then you can also take part in the Powerplay draw as well.
Big paying lotteries are not just found in USA. Head over to European lotteries where you can take part in SuperEnalotto, EuroMillions or UK Lotto.
While a more recent entrant to the world lottos, EuroMillions has amassed a massive following thanks to jackpots going as high as 1400 crores! For what started as a joint lotto between United Kingdom, France, and Spain now includes a total of nine European countries.
Lottery drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday nights with the minimum value of the jackpot set at 17million euros or 130 crores. Jackpots are rolled in the event of no wins and can balloon up to an eye watering 190 million euros or 14500 crores!
For Euro Millions you are required to match five numbers between 1 and 50 along with two ‘Lucky Star’ numbers between 1 and 12. Match all seven and enjoy the hundreds of crores in your bank account!
In October 2019, one ticket-holder from the UK was able to win an enormous £170 million jackpot in the Euro Millions draw. The previous record for the highest win was £161 million also won by ticket holders in the UK.
Launched more than two decades ago, the UK lotto drawings occur every Wednesday and Saturday nights. You need to match six numbers between 1 to 59 to win the jackpot. You can also pick a bonus ball from the 53 numbers that are left behind.
If no one is able to match the six numbers, then the prize rolls over to the next week. The jackpot keeps on rolling for five weeks after which points the jackpot is split amongst players depending on the number of their matches.