Lottery Results in UK National and euromillions lotto
Lottery odds are the important factor when trying to work out which lottery has the best lotto odds of winning the lottery.
Below you will find the odds of winning the lottery, for games from all over the world. You will also see the rough average jackpot amounts*, most figures are in euro’s, however the UK lottery games are show in Great British Pounds. If you click on the lottery name, you will go to a dedicated page for that lottery to find out more about it.
The Player’s Lottery 300,000 to 1 €10,000,000
UK Lotto Hotpicks 317,814 to 1 £130,000.00
UK Health Lottery 2,118,760 to 1 £100,000.00
Japan Loto 6 6,096,454 to 1 € 2,060,073
Swedish Lottery 6,724,520 to 1 €242,364
UK Thunderball 8,060,598 to 1 €635,261
Belgium Lotto 8,145,060 to 1 €1,000,000 (minimum)
Swiss Lotto 8,145,060 to 1 €1,665,131 (minimum)
Austrian Lotto 8,145,060 to 1 €1,800,000
Irish Lotto 8,145,060 to 1 €2,000,000 (minimum)
Swedish Viking Lotto 12,271,512 to 1 €2,400,000
Poland Lotto 13,983,816 to 1 €489,325 (minimum)
Hong Kong – Mark 6 13,983,816 to 1 €835,078 (minimum)
Turkish Lotto 13,983,816 to 1 €585,913 (minimum)
Greek Lotto (OPAP) 13,983,816 to 1 €2,600,000
The UK National Lottery 13,983,816 to 1 €6,102,610
UK National lotto plus 5 13,983,816 to 1 £250,000.00
Romanian Lotto 13,983,816 to 1 €1,700,000
Canadian 649 Lottery 13,983,816 to 1 €2,450,878
Spain La Primitiva 13,983,816 to 1 €2,200,000
South African Lotto 13,983,816 to 1 €200,000
Finnish Lotto 15,380,937 to 1 €700,000 (minimum)
Israeli New Lotto 18,598,272 to 1 €803,170
French Lotto 19,068,840 to 1 €2,000,000
South African Powerball 24,435,180 to 1 €202,515
Californian SuperLotto Plus 41,416,353 to 1 €17,914,623
The EuroMillions 116,531,800 to 1 €15,254,152
USA – Power Ball 175,223,510 to 1 €32,414,152
USA – Mega Millions 175,711,536 to 1 €84,597,737
Italian Superenalotto 622,614,630 to 1 €25,200,000 (minimum)
UK National lottery run games – specific data
So the best odds of winning a lottery jackpot at present (playing United Kingdom based games) are with lotto hotpicks, however the jackpot is only £130,000 so not millions like in most lottery games. Likewise the second best odds of winning a lottery jackpot fall to the new health lottery game, which top level winners scoop £100,000 – again not a massive amount for winning the lottery, however still potentially life changing.
Third best odds of winning the lottery lie with Thunderball which scoops winners £500,000. In joint 4th place is the UK National lottery and the bolt on plus 5 lotto game with the same odds (as the game is drawn and played the same way). Of course winning the UK National lottery will normally net the winner millions (Depending on number of other winners) whilst winning the lotto plus 5 game will only bring home £250,000 for the winner.
Sitting in last place with the highest odds of winning the lottery in our little selection is the ever popular euromillions lotto game. The odds of winning the euromillions are stupidly high, and increased massively when on Tuesday May the 10th 2011 – euro-millions increased the lucky stars from 1-9 to 1-11. Of course with higher odds come much higher jackpot winnings of anywhere from £10 million to £100+ million being won.
So, and this will come as no surprise the odds of winning depend on the amount that can be won. Ultimately the lottery needs to decide, would they like to have better odds of winning the lottery and getting a smaller cash prize or have massive odds of winning, but stand the chance of winning much more money.
From a global perspective the best odds at present come from a new private operator called the Players lottery (little known about this game at present). The worst odds seem to come from Italy at present with the odds of winning the Superenalotto at 622,614,630 to 1. Now those are some stupidly high odds of winning the lottery!
Please note the odds of winning each lottery game were correct as far as the author is aware at the time of writing. As and when UK National lottery games change their playing procedures, we will do our best to update the odds asap. If you spot an errors in our lotto odds, please use the contact us form to tell us.