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7 Lottery Words You Should Know

Common Lottery Terms to Add To Your Arsenal

New to the lottery world?

While playing the lottery – especially online – is extremely simple to pick up, there are a couple of words you might hear frequently.

LottoExpress has rounded up the top 7 lottery words every player (new or returning) should be aware of!

 

Lottery jackpotJackpot

This is the top prize in any lottery game! Most jackpot amounts range into the millions and are paid either in one lump sum or annuity payments.

Must-Try Jackpot: Spanish Lotto 6/49 is one of the few lottos in the world that offers not one – but TWO – jackpot prizes!

 

lottery Rollover

When the jackpot amount isn’t won, it is added to the next draw’s jackpot. This means jackpots increase in value, until they are won – or hit the jackpot cap.

Rollover King: US Powerball is undisputed rollover champion after it rolled over to a record-breaking 1.56 BILLION this  January!

 

lottery rolloverOdds

Odds calculate your chance of winning. The lower the odds, the better your winning chances.

Odds Master: Australian Lotto 6/45 has the best jackpot odds around at 1 in 8,145,060 – meaning this is one of the easier jackpots to win, compared to the others!

 

lottery comboLottery Combo

Lottery combos combine your favourite lotteries together, for convenient, quick play and are exclusive to LottoExpress!

Best Deal: Australian Outback Special. For the price of 1 Australian Powerball ticket, you can play 3 lucrative Australian lotteries!

 

lotteryPrize Tiers

Prize tiers define the different cash prizes you can win, depending on the number of winning numbers you matched.

Most Prize Tiers: With 13 ways to win, EuroMillions has more prize categories than the other lottos!

 

lotteryQuick Pick

QuickPick is an option that lets you generate random numbers for your tickets instead of choosing numbers yourself.

Quick Fact: According US Powerball website, between 70-80% of tickets sold are QuickPicks – and so are majority of the jackpot winners!  Learn more about QuickPicks here.

 

lotteryDraw

A draw is when the winning numbers are selected by the official lottery operators. All lotteries have fixed draw dates, and many are drawn twice a week.

Did you know: At LottoExpress, you can select the number of draws you wish to play for in advance. This means you’ll always have a chance at the jackpot!

 


About LottoExpress

If you’re tired of playing your local lottery, LottoExpress is for you! With safe, secure and fast access to the world’s richest lotteries, LottoExpress provides an online service carefully designed with lottery enthusiasts in mind. Fully licensed under the Gambling Supervision Commission (eCOGRA and IGC) and operated by professionals with over 25 years of gaming experience, we are committed to providing our players with the best overall gaming experience. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter – we would love to hear from you!

 

 

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Eurojackpot vs EuroMillions : Which European Lotto Is Better?

Which European lottery to play?

In the lottery world, Europe is renowned for its two enormous, transnational lotteries – EuroMillions and Eurojackpot.

But if you’re new to the European lottery scene, it can be tricky to pick between the two. Especially since both lotteries may seem similar at first glance, what with their similar game structures!

To help you out, LottoExpress has rounded up some quick facts and stats to help you decide!

 

EuroMillions

One of Europe’s oldest and largest lotteries, EuroMillions is played across 9 European countries. And now, thanks to the new changes to its game structure, players can expect bigger jackpots than ever!

 

  • Current Jackpot at €156 MILLION
  • Previous record jackpot of €190 Million
  • Overall odds are 1 in 13
  • 13 prize tiers
  • Minimum guaranteed jackpots of €17 million
  • Occasional Superdraws held throughout the year, with special jackpots of around €130 million!
  • Game format: Pick 5 numbers from 1-50 and 2 Lucky Star numbers from 1-12
  • Draws every Tuesday and Friday, at 9pm CET.

 

euromillions vs eurojackpot - which European lotto is better?
Are you team EuroMillions or Eurojackpot?

 

Eurojackpot

A newer lottery in comparison, Eurojackpot was designed to create more jackpot winners! Played across 17 participating European countries, Eurojackpot has some great odds for a lottery of its size.

 

  • Current Jackpot at €90 MILLION
  • Previous record jackpot of €90 million
  • Overall odds are 1 in 26
  • Impressive jackpot odds at 1 in 95,344,200
  • 12 prize tiers
  • Minimum guaranteed jackpots of €10 million
  • Game format: Pick 5 numbers from 1-50 and 2 Euro Star numbers from 1-10
  • Draws every Friday, at 21:00 EET

 

 

So which lottery should I play?

In a nutshell, EuroMillions offers bigger jackpots and payouts – but this also means it has higher odds of winning the jackpot.

On the other hand, while Eurojackpot has relatively smaller jackpot amounts, it has better odds of winning the jackpot.

So it depends on the type of lottery player you are! Do you want to ‘go big or go home’ with EuroMillions or play it smart and safe, with Eurojackpot?

And if you STILL cannot pick between the two, you can always enjoy the best of both worlds with our exclusive Euro pass lottery combo! This lets you get tickets for both European lotteries at 1 great prize, whose combined jackpots are worth €246 MILLION in total, right now!

 

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How to Pick Winning Numbers for US Powerball

US Powerball Number Stats You Should Know

US Powerball is almost always on a roll, with jackpots that get as large as US$1.5 BILLION. This blog post will tell you everything you need to know about picking winning numbers!

With the current US Powerball jackpot reaching new heights,  picking the right numbers for the next draw has never been more important!

After all, matching those 5 main numbers and powerball means waking up to a brand new life – one where the sky’s the limit!

So before you pick your numbers for US Powerball, here are some stats about this American lottery you should know about.

 

MOST COMMON MAIN DRAW NUMBERS

The top 5 most commonly drawn main numbers for the US Powerball are 26, 22, 16, 41 and 35

Most Common Numbers for Us Powerball Main Draw
Common Main Draw Numbers

 

26 (drawn 268 times)

22 (drawn 260 times)

16 (drawn 259 times)

41 (drawn 259 times)

35 (Drawn 255 times)

 

MOST COMMON POWERBALL NUMBERS

The top 5 most commonly drawn Powerball numbers are 6, 20, 29, 9 and 11.

Most Common Powerball Bonus Numbers
Most Common Powerball Bonus Numbers

 

6 (drawn 78 times)

20 (drawn 77 times)

29 (drawn 72 times)

9 (drawn 71 times)

11 (drawn 71 times)

 

LEAST COMMON MAIN DRAW NUMBERS

The top 5 least commonly drawn main numbers for the US Powerball are 61, 65, 60, 68, and 67

Least Common Main Draw Numbers for Powerball
Least Common Main Draw Numbers

61 (drawn 5 times)

65 (drawn 5 times)

60 (drawn 6 times)

68 (drawn 6 times)

67 (drawn 6 times)

 

HOW TO PICK NUMBERS ON LOTTOEXPRESS 

Now that you have the facts on US Powerball’s number statistics, head on over to US Powerball to enter your winning combination!

To pick your own numbers on LottoExpress, here’s what to do.

1. After you’ve selected the lottery and your number of lines, click on ‘Clear All Lines’.

2. Then click on the box of your line. A drop-down menu with numbers will appear.

3. Select the number you want to play by selecting it from the drop down menu. Repeat this process until you’ve chosen all 6 numbers!

How to Play US Powerball on LottoExpress
How To Pick US Powerball Numbers on LottoExpress

 

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Mega Millions vs Powerball : Which American Lottery is Best?

Which American Lottery to Play? 

Say “American lottery” to any avid lottery player and chances are they’ll think you are talking about US Mega Millions or US Powerball.

After all, these multi-state American lotteries are the largest of their kind and quite well-known around the world.

LottoExpress offers both these amazing lotteries, so we know how difficult it can be to choose between the two! If you can’t decide which American lottery is the one for you, here are some quick facts to help you out.

 

US MEGA MILLIONS

They used to call this American lottery ‘The Big Game’ back in 1996, and with good reason! Played across 44 US states, this American lottery is truly mega-sized!

  • Current jackpot at US$111 MILLION
  • Previous record jackpot of US$656 million
  • Overall odds better than 1 in 15
  • 9 prize tiers
  • Guaranteed second place prizes of at least US$1 million
  • Number range: 5 winning numbers drawn from 1-75 and one bonus number from 1-15
  • Draws every Tuesday and Friday at 11.00 pm ET.

 

American Lottery
Are you team Mega Millions or Powerball?

 

US POWERBALL

This American lottery made headlines all over the world a while back for its record jackpot of US$1.586 BILLION. With its massive jackpots and payouts, it has made its fair share of millionaires!

  • Current jackpot at US$205 MILLION
  • Previous record jackpot of approximately US$1.586 Billion
  • Overall odds better than 1 in 25
  • 9 prize tiers
  • Guaranteed jackpot rollovers of at least US$10 million
  • Number range: 5 winning numbers are drawn from 1-69 and 1 bonus number from 1-26
  • Draws every Wednesday and Saturday at 22:59 EST

 

So now that you know what each of these monster lottos has to offer, what’s the verdict? Are you Team Mega Millions or Powerball?

Luckily, at LottoExpress, you can have the best of both worlds! Check out our American Dream Combo, where you can play both these American lotteries, worth about US$316 million in total! 

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4 Massive Jackpot Rollovers You Should Know About

Want to win it big? Check out these 4 enormous jackpot rollovers this week.

Whether you’re an avid lottery player who plays on the regular, or someone who just plays when the jackpot rollovers are too good too ignore, it goes without saying that a life-changing lottery win is never far from every lottery player’s mind.

LottoExpress is the best place to keep you updated on all the latest lottery news, from jackpot rollovers, upcoming superdraws or special deals on your favourite lotteries.

Here are the top 4 lotteries with enormous jackpots this week.

 

1. US MEGAMILLIONS

 

Current Jackpot: US$449 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from a field of 1-75 and 1 bonus number from 1-15

Next Draw Day:  Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. ET.

 

2. US POWERBALL

 

Current Jackpot: US$257 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from a field of 1-69 and 1 powerball bonus number from 1-26

Next Draw Day: Wednesday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

 

3. SPANISH LOTTO 6/49

 

Current Jackpot: €57 Million

How to Play: Pick 6 numbers from a field of 1-49

Next Draw Day: Thursday at 9:30 p.m. CET.

 

4.EUROJACKPOT

 

Current Jackpot: €48 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from  1-50 and 2 bonus numbers from 1-10

Next Draw Day: Friday at 9:00 p.m. CET.

 

Now that you know which lotteries have MASSIVE rollovers this week, why not give them a try at LottoExpress? You never know, this just might be the draw that changes your life forever!

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Top 5 Lottery Jackpots to Play this Week for a Big Win!

Happy Monday, lottery lovers! Check out the top 5 lottery jackpots to play for this week.

All lottery players have one thing in common – we all dream of winning a huge lottery jackpot!

Here at LottoExpress, we are here to help by keeping you informed about the best lotteries to try your chances with.

Here are the top 5 lotteries with enormous jackpots this week.

 

1. US MEGAMILLIONS

 

Current Jackpot: US$390 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from a field of 1-75 and 1 bonus number from 1-15

Next Draw Day:  Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. ET.

 

2. US POWERBALL

 

Current Jackpot: US$222 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from a field of 1-69 and 1 powerball bonus number from 1-26

Next Draw Day: Wednesday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

 

3. SPANISH LOTTO 6/49

 

Current Jackpot: €52 Million

How to Play: Pick 6 numbers from a field of 1-49

Next Draw Day: Thursday at 9:30 p.m. CET.

 

4.EUROJACKPOT

 

Current Jackpot: €40 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from  1-50 and 2 bonus numbers from 1-10

Next Draw Day: Friday at 9:00 p.m. CET.

 

5.BRITISH LOTTO 6/59

 

Current Jackpot: €11 Million

How to Play: Pick 6 numbers from field of 1-59

Next Draw Day: Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. GMT

 

Now that you know which lotteries are on fire this week, why not give them a try at LottoExpress? You never know, this just might be the draw that wins you millions!

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13 Lucky Leap-Day Facts for Hitting US$435 MILLION

Leap of the morning to ya! Ever wanted an extra day of symbolic good luck for your lottery fortunes?

It’s 29 February and this day only comes around roughly once every four years. It’s like a free day, so take a leap and have some fun. Your life could change luxuriously in the blink of an eye!

LottoExpress is here to celebrate Leap Day with our Irish-American combo. You will receive a FREE TICKET into the Irish Lotto and play the US Mega Millions, US Powerball and the Irish Lotto for a chance to win a grand total of over US$435 MILLION.

And in the spirit of Leap Day, here are some facts about the holiday you’ve maybe never heard of:

  1. Leap Day exists because it takes the earth approximately 365.25 days to gravitate around the sun in a year, so 29 February compensates for that extra quarter day.
  2. Leap Year was created by the Ancient Roman dictator Julius Caesar, with consultation from the Ancient Greek astrologer Sosigenes of Alexandria. Together, they created what became known as the Julian calendar, the first to feature Leap Years.
  3. Caesar and Sosigenes had the right idea but they oversimplified the mathematical logic in making any year divisible by four a leap year; this issue wasn’t resolved until over 1,500 years later with the introduction of the Gregorian calendar under the rule of Pope Gregory XIII. Now, a leap year is every year divisible by four except for years both divisible by 100 and not divisible by 400.
  4. Leaping frogs are the unofficial animal of Leap Day. They are a symbol of good fortune, and might even be the official food of Leap Day if there was one!
  5. 29 February is also Rare Disease Day.
  6. The modern Chinese calendar adds a whole extra leap month every three years; but which month is often almost a surprise since it varies!
  7. People born on Leap Day are often known as “leaplings” or “leapers.”
  8. The chances of being born on Leap Day are about one in 1,461—better than the chances of bowling a perfect game (about one in 11,500)!
  9. In Taiwan, it is tradition for married daughters to spend Leap Months with their parents; they often bring pig-trotter noodles to wish their parents good health and good fortune.
  10. Only two families in history are thought to have given birth to three Leap Day babies: The Henriksens from Norway in 1960, 1964 and 1968, and the Estes from the United States of America in 2004, 2008 and 2012.
  11. Famous “leapers” include composer Gioacchino Rossini, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, jazz musician Jimmy Dorsey, actor Dennis Farina, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and rapper/actor Ja Rule.
  12. The leap year of 1848 is known for the famous discovery of gold in California, leading to the lucky Gold Rush of the West!
  13. In Ireland, Leap Day is known as Bachelor’s Day, when it is tradition for women to offer marriage proposals to men; in the custom begun by Queen Margaret of Scotland in 1288, if a man refuses the proposal, he must offer a kiss, a silk dress or 12 pairs of gloves.

Act today and PLAY NOW, and maybe you could turn these 13 lucky Leap Day facts into 435 million reasons to leap for joy!

Happy Leap Year!