From The Heart-Warming To The Bizarre
Funny Lottery Ads From Around The World
The big lottery news this week, besides this Friday's massive £113 million EuroMillions jackpot of course, is the release of this year's Spanish Christmas Lottery ad. With this in mind we take a look at some of the world's funniest lottery ads - just the thing to wind down a weary Friday afternoon as you wait for work to end, and that massive EuroMillions draw to begin. So make yourself a cuppa, take a break and start the weekend with our lottery-themed chuckle-fest.
The Spanish Christmas Lottery, a.k.a. El Gordo, is the world's biggest lottery and is now available for UK players only at Lottoland by betting on the results online. In Spain it's a major event, on par with the Grand National, with around 90% of the entire population taking part.
There's also plenty of antipation surrounding the first screening of the new ad each year. Spain's Christmas Lottery ads always tugged at the heartstrings but this years' ad, about Justino, a lonely night watchman who works at a dummy factory, managed to top them all.
It's an animated tale, in the style of Dreamworks and Pixar, which went globally viral shortly after its release. A recent article in The Metro commented that the ad even manages to eclipse the Man on the Moon ad from John Lewis in the sentimentality stakes.
This opinion was shared by over 60% their readers, according to a web poll. (Should have kept the penguin if you ask me.)
So, have the Spanish really outdone the sultans of schmaltz? It certainly seems so! Watch the video below and see if you agree.
Touching it most certainly is, but it's also quite funny. Of course there's been lots of amusing ones in the UK over the years, too, but as this is a world tour, we're going to start next door instead with an ad for the Irish Lotto.
You mean swimwear models don't usually love hurling and guys with red hair? I've been lied to!
Funny American Lottery Ads
Heading westward we reach the shores of the new world, first stop, New York City, in this clever little ad for PowerBall.
Personally I'd go for the time machine and Terminator approach to Bieber removal but hey… Anyway, on to far more manly music…
Not everyone appreciates good music, of course, as this ad shows.
Here's another ad from the States, it's not for a lottery, but it's about a lottery and has been one of the most consistently shared ads on the web. Why? Because it's as clever as it is funny.
Heading down under now, we start with an ad from the 90s for the Monday/Wednesday Lotto.
Then we have this ad for the Saturday Lotto (promoting one of their famous Superdraws) – it just doesn't get more Aussie than this!
Funny Lottery Ads Compilation
Finally, to keep you chuckling, we've got this compilation of lottery ads from around the world including the US, Norway and New Zealand.
...It's No Laughing Matter
Not if you miss out on tonight's the big £113 million EuroMillions draw. Imagine your numbers come up but you were too late to bet. You'll be crying, not laughing. So avoid the queues and keep on smiling through the weekend by participating online here at Lottoland. Head on over to EuroMillions, complete your betslip and head to the checkout – it only takes a few seconds to win millions!