Three of the biggest online global lotteries come from the United States, but that doesn’t mean that only US citizens can be in with a chance of winning them! Powerball, Mega Millions and Super Lotto Plus offer some of the largest jackpots worldwide, and have made many multi-millionaires over the years.
In the fiscal year 2015-16, Powerball sales reached US$707 million – by far the greatest figure out of the three. Mega Million Sales were US$355 million, and sales from Super Lotto Plus tickets were US$274 million. So, according to all you out there – Powerball is the lottery to pick!
If you’re unsure which game is best for you, here are some facts on each:
Played in 44 states (and globally online), Powerball’s minimum jackpot for the draw is US$40 million. The lottery is drawn twice per week. Every time that a draw goes by and nobody matches all of the numbers correctly, a bonus of at least US$10 million is added to the jackpot total.
Also played in 44 US states (and globally online), Mega Million’s minimum jackpot for the draw is US$15 million. The lottery is drawn twice a week, and US$5 million is added to the jackpot each time a draw is made in which nobody matches all the numbers.
Super Lotto Plus is known as the old-school Californian lottery game and also has twice weekly draws. The minimum jackpot is US$7 million, and this is increased by US$1 million when nobody correctly manages to match all of the drawn numbers.
According to lottery spokesman Alex Traverso, Super Lotto Plus is won the most often and has a loyal following; however it does also have the smaller jackpots out of the three lottery giants. Deciding which lottery is ‘the best’ depends on whether you value the game by your odds of winning it, or the size of the jackpot that you could win. Perhaps the best option, if you’re unsure is to buy lottery tickets for all 3 lotteries, from online sites such as Lotto Booker and Lotto365, and then you can decide which lottery is best for you!