Different ways to win in the lottery

Everything played, to a greater or lesser extent, dreams of winning the lottery. Even those who, without being regular players, sometimes feel the tingle of tempting luck.

And luck has to be, because it is a game of chance, for which no magic tricks or infallible mathematical experiments are useful, although sometimes it helps a personal premonition, or even consult statistics to make a calculation of probabilities.

Winning the lottery is great, but we should ask ourselves two questions:

How much do I want to win in the lottery? And how do I want to win them?

Let us think that there are also other ways to win in the lottery. Almost all modern lotteries worldwide, are based on combinations of 5, 6 or 7 main figures, plus 1 or 2 complementary or refund, as we see in the box below:

World Lotteries Hits – Jackpots Refunds
Powerball USA 5 +1
Megamillions
French Lotto
El Gordo de la Primitiva 5 1
Euromillones 5 + 2
Eurojackpot
Polish Lotto 6 + 0
UK Lotto 6 + 1
Superenaloto
Primitiva 6 + 1 1
Bonoloto
Saturday Lotto 6 + 2
Mon & Wed Lotto
PowerBall AU 7 + 1
OZ Lotto 7 + 2

But in addition to the first-rate special prize also known as “Bote” or Jackpot, there are other categories that receive interesting prizes by matching part of these winning combinations.

Thus, we consider that there are three ways to win in the lottery, and that each player can choose the one that suits his interests:

– Playing to win a Jackpot

– Play to win some important second prizes

– Play to win lower prizes more easily

Winning the Jackpot in the world lotteries

Winning the special category prize or Jackpot, is the illusion of almost every player, but is especially difficult to get, although not impossible, and that is seen in each draw of the various world lotteries in which each draw shows a winner of some of the jackpots in play, either in its minimum guaranteed amount or the “jackpot” accumulated.

Let’s see a table with the probabilities of winning the lottery jackpot that LottoHoy.com makes available.

World Lotteries Probabilities

Winning the Jackpot

Price

Bet

Powerball USA 1  /  292.201.338 3,12 €
Megamillions 1  /  302.573.350 3,12 €
French Lotto 1  /    19.068.840 3,20 €
El Gordo de la Primitiva 1  /    31.625.100 2,50 €
Euromillones 1  /  139.858,160 3,30 €
Eurojackpot 1  /    95.344.200 3,20 €
Polish Lotto 1  /    13.983.616 2,01 €
UK Lotto 1  /    45.057.474 4,01 €
Superenaloto 1  /  622.614.630 3,00 €
La Primitiva 1  /  139.838.160 2,00 €
Bonoloto 1  /    13.983.616 1,00 €
Saturday Lotto 1  /      8.145.060 1,11 €
Mon & Wed Lotto 1  /      8.145.060 1,00 €
Powerball AU 1  /  134.490.000 1,50 €
OZ Lotto 1  /    45.379.620 1,50 €

Second prizes of the world lotteries

Very interesting are the second category prizes in the various world lotteries.

Prizes that generally provide good earnings with a much lower odds arc than jackpots.

Here is a table with the odds of winning the second prize of the world lotteries available LottoHoy.com

World Lotteries  Prize amount Odds to win prize second category

Bet price

Powerball USA 1.000.000 $ 1  /    11.688.053 3,12 €
Megamillions 1.000.000 $ 1  /    12.607.306 3,12 €
French Lotto 100.000 € 1  /      2.118.760 3,20 €
El Gordo de la Primitiva 200.000 €* 1  /      3.513.900 2,50 €
Euromillones 500.000 €* 1  /      6.991.908 3,30 €
Eurojackpot 500.000 €* 1  /      5.959.013 3,20 €
Polish Lotto 7.500 PLN* 1  /           54.201 2,01 €
UK Lotto 50.000 GBP* 1  /      7.509.579 4,01 €
Superenaloto 350.000 €* 1  /  103.769.105 3,00 €
La Primitiva 500.000 €* 1  /    13.938.816 2,00 €
Bonoloto 100.000 €* 1  /      2.330.636 1,00 €
Saturday Lotto 10.000 AUD* 1  /         678.755 1,11 €
Mon & Wed Lotto 10.000 AUD* 1  /         678.755 1,00 €
Powerball AU 175.000 AUD* 1  /      7.078.443 1,50 €
OZ Lotto 75.000 AUD* 1  /      3.241.401 1,50 €

The amounts indicated with (*) are estimated, as it will depend on the collection for that draw. Depending on how the amount for the main prize increases, (“jackpot”) also increases the amount allocated to that category.

The amounts indicated with an amount without (*) are fixed prize amounts, regardless of the amount collected for the draw.

Win smaller prizes in the various lotteries.

Sometimes it is very interesting to direct the lottery bets towards those that demand less success in order to obtain the smaller prizes, but that are easier to guess.

These smaller prizes are usually interesting if we discard the last prize provided, which is usually for the same amount of the bet, and in this case there is no profit.

Let’s see an example of a smaller prize, with profit, in the lotteries offered by LottoHoy.com.

World Lotteries

 

Bet Price Award Probabilities Return
Powerball USA 3,12 €   100 $ 1  /  14.491 1  /    38
Megamillions 3,12 € 500 $ 1  /  38.792 1  /    37
French Lotto 3,20 € 500 € 1  /    9.631 1  /    18
El Gordo Primitiva 2,50 € 200 €* 1  /  14.342 1  /    10
Euromillones 3,30 € 200 €* 1  /  31.075 1  /    21
Eurojackpot 3,20 € 125 €* 1  /  15.134 1  /    42
Polish Lotto 2,01 € 200 PLN* 1  /    1.032 1  /    57
UK Lotto 4,01 € 100 GBP* 1  /    2.180 1  /    10
Superenaloto 3,00 € 300 € 1  /  11.907 1  /    22
La Primitiva 2,00 € 100 €* 1  /    1.032 1  /    10
Bonoloto 1,00 € 100 €* 1  /    1.032 1  /    10
Saturday Lotto 1,11 € 100 AUD* 1  /       733 1  /  144
Mon & Wed Lotto 1,00 € 75 AUD* 1  /       733 1  /  144
Powerball AU 1,50 € 75 AUD* 1  /       892 1  /    66
OZ Lotto 1,50 € 75 AUD* 1 /     3.430 1  /    87

The amounts indicated with (*) are estimated, as it will depend on the collection for that draw. Depending on how the amount for the main prize increases, (“jackpot”) also increases the amount allocated to that category.

The amounts indicated with an amount without (*) are fixed prize amounts, regardless of the amount collected for the draw.