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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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4 Amazing Rio 2016 Athletes and Their Home Lotteries

Caught up in Athletic fever?

We profile some of the world’s best athletes competing in the 2016 Games as well as the best lotteries from their home countries!

With the Summer Games underway, athletes from around the world are competing across hundreds of events in the hopes of achieving their ultimate dream—standing on the podium and seeing all their hard work and determination finally pay off.

Like these athletes, lottery players are always in the hunt for gold! So to inspire you in your quest for jackpot victory, LottoExpress brings you some amazing athletes competing in Rio, and the best lotteries from their home countries!

4 Amazing Rio 2016 Athletes and Their Home Lotteries
Michael Phelps. Photo Courtesy of Fernando Frazão (Agência Brasil)

Country: USA

Athlete: Michael Phelps

Sport: Swimming

Any discussion of the biggest winners in Summer Games history starts with Michael Phelps. He’s been to four Summer Games and has won more gold medals than any other Olympian in history.

Phelps, who came out of retirement in 2014, has already won 3 gold medals at this game, building on his legacy as one of – if not the – greatest Olympic athlete in history!

Want to play a lottery that shattered the record books? Try US Powerball, which reached US$1.586 BILLION earlier this year!

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4 Amazing Rio 2016 Athletes and Their Home Lotteries
The Pearls. Photo Courtesy of Land Rover Mena (Flickr)

Country: Australia

Team: The Pearls

Sport: Rugby Sevens

The Women’s Rugby Sevens team has already won big in Rio, taking home the gold medal!

The “Pearls”– as they are known back home – won decisively in Rugby’s grand return to the Olympics. The last time Rugby was in the Summer Games? Way back in 1924!

Looking for a great way to plays sevens, lottery-style? Check out the Australian Oz Lotto – pick 7 numbers out of a pool of 45 for a chance to win some of Australia’s biggest-ever jackpots!

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4 Amazing Rio 2016 Athletes and Their Home Lotteries
Katie Taylor (in red). Photo Courtesy of cormac70 (Flickr)

Country: Ireland

Athlete: Katie Taylor

Sport: Women’s Boxing

Few athletes are as adored in their home country as boxer Katie Taylor.

Dominating the international lightweight boxing division since 2006, Taylor won the gold medal in the 2012 games in London and is heavily favoured to repeat as champion in Rio!

If you’re looking for a lottery that specializes in Irish Gold, play Irish Lotto 6/47! Match 6 numbers in this small pool to win jackpots up to €18.9 MILLION!

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4 Amazing Rio 2016 Athletes and Their Home Lotteries
Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol. Photo Courtesy of Christopher Johnson (Flickr)

Country: Spain

Team: La Roja

Sport: Men’s Basketball

Okay, this one isn’t a lock to win it all, what with the USA Men’s Basketball team heavily favoured to win yet another gold medal. But if anyone can dethrone the champs, it’s the Spanish men’s team!

Led by a mix of decorated professional players like Pau Gasol and Ricky Rubio, this team certainly has the talent to pull off the ultimate upset this summer and take home the top hardware!

For a lottery as big as Pau Gasol is tall, check out Spanish Lotto 6/49 La Primitiva! Get your tickets for the “early one” for a chance at jackpots in excess of €101 MILLION!

PLAY SPANISH LOTTO 6/49 LA PRIMITIVA


No matter which country you’re from, you can share in the excitement of the competition this summer and play one of the world’s great lotteries with LottoExpress!

Who knows, maybe you’ll be flying some new colours when you win the ultimate prize!

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Ring in the New Year and Make Lottery History

It’s official: at an estimated £57.8 million, Saturday’s National Lottery jackpot will be your chance to play for the biggest prize in UK history!

What’s more, due to recent changes made by National Lottery operator Camelot, Saturday’s British Lotto 6/59 jackpot must be won, no matter the odds. The new changes, which were announced in October 2015, declare that once a jackpot reaches £50 million, one final rollover may occur, then the prize must be awarded, whether or not all six numbers are matched.

That jackpot threshold was crossed Wednesday, when the prize of £50.4 million remained unclaimed. Because no one took home the money, Saturday’s draw will be the first time the new rules kick in to effect.

So what does this mean for lottery enthusiasts like us?

It means that if no one matches all six numbers in Saturday’s jackpot, then the prize will be won or shared by whoever matches the most numbers. In other words, a prize previously available at much lower odds will now be worth £57.8 million!

Excitement for this unprecedented moment has been steadily building all week: in the hours leading up to Wednesday’s jackpot draw, an estimated 200 tickets per second were sold as people clamoured for the chance to win the previously record-setting prize. And once the numbers were announced on Wednesday evening, the National Lottery’s website crashed almost immediately as thousands of people rushed to check their tickets online.

Despite the buying frenzy, no winning ticket was announced, which meant that the suspense will continue to grow and ticket sales will keep soaring up to the final weekend draw.

If the past week is any indication, Saturday’s Lotto jackpot promises to generate even more adrenaline-fueled buzz. Now is the perfect time to join the party and grab your ticket from LottoExpress. As a licensed retailer, LottoExpress is a trusted site where you can easily and quickly make your picks. And now you can play up to 20 lines for this mammoth draw to increase your chance to win the payout of a lifetime.

Don’t miss your chance to win big. Buy your ticket from LottoExpress.com now for a chance to make history in style!

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