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15 July 2015

Which Lotteries Give You The Best Chance Of A Winning Bet?

Learn Which Game Gives You The Best Lotto Odds

With so many lotteries to bet on, and so many new ones being added all the time, Lottoland certainly gives you plenty of choice. But which jackpot is right for you? 

Learn Which Game Gives You The Best Lotto Odds

I'm going to tell you something that may well surprise you – winning the lottery is easy. Hitting the jackpot, well that's the tricky part, sure, but it is possible. The people who win huge jackpots each and every week are a testament to that fact.

What doesn't get reported, however, but what happens with even greater frequency, is that people win lower tier prizes of considerable value. Which, while they may not be enough to make headlines, are still more than sufficient to change people's lives.

As for the jackpots, yeah, winning isn't easy, but then nothing worthwhile in life is easy. Having a little flutter at the races and winning a few quid can be a fun experience, for sure. But nothing can compare with the unbridled joy of winning that massive lottery jackpot.

Whenever there's a discussion about which games of chance offer the best odds lottery games are always dismissed. Which is a shame, because many do offer some incredible winning odds and for far less financial outlay.

The Biggest Lottery Jackpots

It's very the first thing any lottery player wants to know – how big is the jackpot?

Well wonder no more. In the table below you'll find a full list of all available lotteries at Lottoland with all their record jackpots. Also included, for comparison, is the UK Lotto. 


Record Jackpots

PowerBall (US)

£1.119 billion 

MegaMillions (US)

£419. 8 million


£161 million

SuperEnaLotto (Italy)

£125.7 million



UK Lotto

£66.1 million

Oz Lotto

£59.7 million

MegaSena (Brazil)

£56.29 million

Oz PowerBall

£42.7 million

Spanish Lotto

£25.9 million

Swedish Lotto

£18 million

Saturday Lotto

£17.6 million

French Lotto

£16.9 million

Irish Lotto

£13 million

Polish Lotto

£9.4 million

Austrian Lotto

£6.8 million

Mini Lotto (Poland)


Which Lottery Has The Best Chance Of Winning?

So, now that you know the biggest jackpot each lottery has paid out it's time to see how they stack up in order to determine which one offers the best lottery odds. The below table represents the overall odds of winning any prize. (This table has been updated as of November 2015 and therefore takes into account the recent changes to the UK Lotto, Irish Lotto and US PowerBall.) 


Overall Chance

French Lotto Odds

1 : 6

Spanish Lotto Odds

1  : 10

UK Lotto Odds

1 : 9.3

Austrian Lotto Odds

1 : 12

EuroMillions Odds

1 : 13

MegaMillions Odds

1 : 14.7

Eurojackpot Odds

1 : 26

German Lotto Odds

1 : 31

Powerball Odds

1 : 24.8

Irish Lotto Odds

1 : 72

Polish Lotto Odds

1 : 57

Swedish Lotto Odds

1 : 55

Tuesday Lotto Odds

1 : 55

Thursday Lotto Odds

1 : 78

Monday/Wednesday Lotto Odds

1 : 85

Saturday Lotto Odds

1 : 144

MINI Lotto Odds

1 : 124.51

SuperEnalotto Odds

1 : 314 (approx.)

Mega-Sena Odds

1 : 2332


Right at the top we have the French Lotto, with its nifty one-in-six any-prize odds, making it a safe bet for Lotto lovers. On the other side we have the Brazilian Mega Sena lottery - this is because the lottery only has three large prize tiers. 

The UK Lotto, Irish Lotto and US PowerBall have all seen recent rule changes improving the any-prize odds. In each case, however, the odds of hitting the jackpot have increased considerably, which brings us on to our next question... 

Which Lottery Has The Best Jackpot Odds?

Go on, be honest, you just scrolled right down here didn't you? I'm basing that assumption, not on my psychic abilities, but rather solid statistics. In countless surveys of lottery players from all over the world it's always those massive jackpots, more than any other factor, which entices people to bet. Betting on the lottery is a longshot, as you well know, though well worth the potential reward. What's not as widely known, however, are the exact odds of hitting the jackpot - which is exactly why we've created the following table.


Jackpot Odds

Mini Lotto (Poland)

1 : 850,668

Swedish Lotto

1 : 6,724,520

Mon & Wed Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

Saturday Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

Austrian Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

Irish Lotto

1 : 10,737,573

Polish Lotto

1 : 13,983,816

French Lotto

1 : 19,068,840

Spanish Lotto

1:  31,625,100

UK Lotto

1 : 45,057,474

Tuesday Lotto

1 : 45,379,620


1 : 50,063,860

Thursday Lotto

1 : 76,767,600


1 : 95,344,200


1 : 139,838,160


1 : 258,890,850


1 : 292,201,338


1 : 622,614,630


As you can well imagine the lotteries with the largest jackpots also have the biggest odds, whereas those with smaller odds, like Poland's Mini Lotto, have smaller prizes. The sweet spot for many lies in the centre, which is why lotteries such as the Irish and Polish lotteries are so popular. Lottoland customers are also starting to bet on the Swedish Lotto and the Austrian Lotto since they offer large jackpots, at reasonable odds, for an even more reasonable price. 

Choosing A Lottery For You

There are many factors to keep in mind when choosing the right lottery for you including prize odds, jackpot odds and, of course, the price. Our aim is to give people as much choice and variety as possible, from cheap and cheerful lotteries such as the Mini Lotto, at low odds for just 30p, to record-breaking jackpot behemoths like MegaMillions, for £2 per line. In the end it all comes down to player preference, what factors are most important to you, so to help you make the most informed decisions we are continuously writing and updating articles such as this one. 

Be sure to also check out our extensive FAQs on each lottery which will give you background on each lottery plus vital information such as prizes, odds, rules, detailed instructions on how to bet, plus tips on how to win.

Of course I've never been one to read the manual first and I personally find that sometimes the best way to learn something is to dive straight in and just give it a go. Pick your numbers, submit your Betslip to go to the checkout then, for a couple of quid or so, you're in with a chance to win millions!

Plus, as a Lottoland customer you not only get a huge choice of lotteries to bet on, you also get lots of special features and options that you can use to tweak your betting even further to suit you.