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11 March 2016

The First Step To Winning Is Knowing How To Bet

How Many Numbers You Need To Win the Jackpot: Full List

Lottoland lets you bet on the results of over twenty individual lotteries from around the globe. While they are all based on the same principles, each game has its own unique odds and requires a different amount of matching numbers to claim the jackpot. They also offer lots of different prize tiers, meaning that just a couple of numbers could win you a cash prize.

How Many Numbers You  Need To Win the Jackpot: Full List

We've drawn up two handy tables so you can see just what it takes to scoop the jackpots on some of the UK's most popular lotto draws.

First of all, the information we know you want to know – how many numbers do you need to win the jackpot? In our list below you'll find several popular games from both here in the UK and all across the different regions Lottoland operates in. We've also included stats on the UK Lotto, which isn't available at Lottoland, but rather is here for comparison's sake.   

Lottery

How Many Numbers To Claim The Jackpot?

EuroMillions

7

EuroJackpot

7

PowerBall

5 + the PowerBall

MegaMillions

5 + the MegaBall

Irish Lotto

6

Oz Lotto

7

Multi Keno

10

UK Lotto*

6

 

Of course getting all of those numbers right ain't easy – though there's more to winning than just the jackpot. Therefore, in the table below, we feature the same lotteries but this time we focus on the lowest amount of numbers you need to guess correctly in order to win a prize.

Lottery

How Many Numbers To Win a Prize

EuroMillions

2

EuroJackpot

2 + 1 bonus number

PowerBall

PowerBall only

MegaMillions

MegaBall only

Irish Lotto

2 + bonus ball

Oz Lotto

3

Multi Keno

1

UK Lotto*

2

 

Both the international European lotteries require seven matching numbers to claim the jackpot; five main numbers, which are between one and 50, and two special numbers. In EuroMillions the special numbers are called Lucky Stars and the range is one to 12. In rival lottery EuroJackpot they're called and the number range is one to ten. (The fact that there's ten compared to 12 reduces the jackpot odds considerably compared to EuroMillions.)

The lowest prize tier for EuroMillions just requires two matching numbers, with odds of 1:23. For the EuroJackpot it's a little trickier, as two numbers and one correct bonus ball are needed, and the odds of this are almost double its European counterpart at 1:42.

The American PowerBall and MegaMillions require 5 correct numbers and the special bonus ball. For the PowerBall draw players pick 5 numbers between one and 69, and the bonus is between one and 26. For the MegaMillions it's the same to win but with one to 75 for regular numbers and a bonus number range of one to fifteen.

Irish Lotto is one of the most popular lotteries, thanks to very appealing odds on taking home the jackpot. To win, it requires 6 matching numbers. The lowest prize tier can be won by matching two numbers and the bonus ball. For the UK lottery only two matches are required.

Australia's Oz Lotto is another 7-ball jackpot, with people able to take home a prize with either 3 matching numbers, or one of the two supplementary bonus picks, which takes place straight after the initial draw.

Multi Keno operates very differently to the others (because Keno is a lottery game with a casino-style twist). There are 10 different prize tiers, with the jackpot needing 10/10 matching numbers.

However, there are two ways that users can dramatically improve their odds of winning. The first is to use the PLUS function, which doubles their stake and seriously improves the odds.

The second is to increase the stake, for example: players who increase their stake by 10x have 10x the chance of winning.

Lots Of Ways To Win

So, as you can see, Lottoland not offer offers you a huge range of lotteries to bet on, but also a whole host of ways to win, from great odds on small prize tiers, to big odds on massive jackpots like the legendary MegaMillions!

Nigel

The lottery is so much more than a weekly draw, behind every game is a wealth of amazing stories and fascinating facts, and that's why I love it.

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