Lotteries

Would you spend $2 to win $1.5 billion or £2.50 to win £148 million?

Of course!

Lucky lottery players have won those amounts playing Powerball and EuroMillions, respectively. With that in mind, consider a lottery ticket your small investment towards becoming a millionaire. Besides, you probably have enough change sitting at the bottom of your purse or under your car mat!

Lotteries are played in most countries around the world—though some exceptions have banned gambling for either religious or cultural reasons.  However, there’s a shift on the horizon. Japan recently legalized casino gambling, and the United States Supreme court struck down a federal law banning sports betting.

Lotteries are easy to play online! You can participate in lotteries around the globe – just check with the specific lottery’s rules before you click to buy.

Lottery Critic has listed over 30 lotteries that have collectively paid out billions of dollars in winnings.

Check them out below, and good luck!

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Australia Saturday Lotto

Though only held once a week, the Australia Saturday Lotto gives tons of reasons to keep coming back--from uncapped rollovers to tax-free prizes and more!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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South Africa Lotto

South Africa Lotto, one of the flagship games of National Lottery South Africa, offers simple mechanics and several ways to win. Plus, uncapped rollovers!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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South Africa Powerball

South Africa Powerball may not offer the same astronomical jackpots as its US counterpart, but good odds and uncapped rollovers make it worth a look!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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Poland Lotto

One of the most popular lotteries in its country, Poland Lotto offers good odds and uncapped rollovers—making it ideal for those looking to win big.
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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New Zealand Powerball

New Zealand Powerball may be a bit odd, but that doesn't mean it's bad. It's easy to learn; prizes are tax-free; and it's quite lucrative, too!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 24, 2018
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Italy Lottomatica

Italy Lottomatica, one of Italy's more well-known games, is a lucrative, albeit very unique, lottery. Would you believe numbers are drawn from 11 wheels?
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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Hatoslottó

It's easy to see why Hatoslottó is quite popular in its native Hungary - the odds are good and jackpots can become quite massive!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 1, 2018
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Viking Lotto

The Pan-Scandinavian lottery, Viking Lotto, offers a lot of things to like—such as big jackpots, tax-free prizes, and nine ways to win!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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Dupla Sena

Brazil's Dupla Sena is known for its unique double draws format. On top of that, it also features good odds, rollovers, and more!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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Ukraine Megalot

With eight ways to win, decent odds and uncapped jackpot rollovers, it's easy to see why Ukraine Megalot is popular in its country.
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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Brazil Quina

From uncapped rollovers to frequent draws to tax-free prizes, and more--Brazil Quina justifies why it is one of Brazil's more popular lotteries.
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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Austria Lotto

One of Austria's favorite lottos is Austria Lotto, an easy 6/45 lottery game that offers tax-free prizes, good odds, eight ways to win, and more!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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Swiss Lotto

With big jackpots, good odds, rollovers and several ways to win, it's no surprise Swiss Lotto has endured for more than three decades.
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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Australia Monday Lotto

Australia Monday Lotto promises a AU$1M jackpot, generally favorable odds and tax-free prizes. More info, fun facts and the latest results, inside!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 23, 2018
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Ontario 49

Ontario 49 offers a fixed $2M jackpot; familiar, easy-to-grasp mechanics; tax-free prizes; and 7 ways to win!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 24, 2018
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Jersey Cash 5 XTRA

Jersey Cash 5 XTRA's daily draws, rollover jackpots, relatively good odds and multiplier make it a worthwhile mid-range lottery.
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 24, 2018
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BonoLoto

Spain's BonoLoto offers simple mechanics, lump sum payouts, jackpot rollovers and draws held six times a week!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 24, 2018
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California Fantasy 5

With daily draws and great odds, California Fantasy 5 is a lottery game that should be on your radar! Don’t expect huge jackpots though.
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: September 24, 2018
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New York Cash4Life

New York Cash4Life is a simple, bi-weekly lottery game with a simple, but enticing hook: get the chance to win $1,000 a day for life!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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UK Thunderball

The UK Thunderball lottery may not offer large jackpots, but they make up for it with favorable odds - as well as nine ways to win!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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Canada Lotto 6/49

Canada Lotto 6/49 allows you to win CA$1 million on top of other prizes. More than that, prizes are 100% tax-free and paid out in lump sum form.
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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La Primitiva

La Primitiva, one of the oldest lotteries in the industry, offers a unique take on a tried and tested formula. Plus, you can win at least €3M!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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Oregon Megabucks

Oregon Megabucks offers favorable odds, tri-weekly draws, and a multiplier option that allows you to win by up to 4x!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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France Loto

France Loto is one of France's most popular lotteries. It's simple but offers good odds and many chances to win!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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Lotto 6 aus 49

Germany's Lotto 6aus49 offers straightforward mechanics, decent odds, tax-free lump sum payouts, and nine ways to win!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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UK Lotto

UK Lotto offers an easy but rewarding lottery game where you can even win a free entry! Even better, prizes are 100% tax-free and paid out in cash!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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Mega-Sena

Mega-Sena is one of Brazil's most popular lotteries - with good reason. It offers good odds, rollovers don't have a cap, and jackpots start at R$2M!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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Oz Lotto

Oz Lotto is one of Australia's most popular lotteries--thanks in part to a large minimum jackpot, tax-free prizes, and good odds.
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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SuperLotto Plus

SuperLotto Plus is a straightforward, bi-weekly lottery game that offers everyone the chance to win more. Even better, jackpots start at $7M!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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SuperEnalotto

Though notorious for its incredibly long odds, SuperEnalotto is still quite popular due to the large jackpots, tri-weekly draws, and easy mechanics.
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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EuroJackpot

EuroJackpot differs from other big lotteries in that it is designed to produce winners more frequently. Plus, jackpots are quite impressive, too!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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EuroMillions

EuroMillions promises great odds, mega-sized jackpots that keep growing until someone wins, and tax-free prizes paid out in cash!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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Mega Millions

With huge jackpots and the chance to win bigger secondary prizes, it’s no wonder why Mega Millions is one of the most popular lotteries around!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 20, 2018
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US Powerball

The US Powerball is the biggest and most popular lottery around for a reason: jackpots start at a whopping $40M and could go up to billions of dollars!
By Nicholas Christensen
Last Updated: October 20, 2018