Everyone always wants to know - which are the easiest lotteries to win?
The answer to this is fluid and will depend on various factors:
Location Your location may limit which lotteries you may be able to enter. Gambling laws are very area specific, and you may be prevented from playing a lottery in another region or country. That being said, there is a rise of websites that allow you to bet on the outcome of a foreign lottery, thereby allowing you to partake in that lottery and win a specified jackpot, even if you are not strictly speaking purchasing a lottery ticket in that lottery game.
This means that you can participate in lotteries from around the world, that you may not ordinarily be able to play, and you can even take part in some of the lotteries identified below.
Size of jackpot Some smaller lotteries are easier to win, however, due to them being smaller or less popular, the jackpot is significantly less than other larger or more popular lotteries.
Further, you may win a prize but it might not be the prize your were hoping for. For example, the France Lotto gives you a one in six chance of winning a prize, followed by the Spanish Lotto at one in ten.
But simply winning a prize does not necessarily equate to winning the jackpot - it could simply be winning your ticket price back. The Polish Mini Lotto has very high odds of winning a jackpot, but the jackpot is only sixty thousand Euros - a sizeable difference from other European lotteries, but it is also one of the cheapest lotteries to enter.
The Swedish Lotto is considered one of the best lotteries based on odds to win a sizeable prize. When you are researching odds on winning a prize in a lottery, it is therefore important to look at the odds of winning the jackpot (or higher denomination prize), and not just the odds of winning any prize.
Odds Your odds are what determine your chances of winning. Simply put, your odds are calculated based on the different number of variations that are possible from selected numbers. Therefore, the fewer numbers you have to choose from, the higher your odds of winning are. Lotteries that have fewer numbers to choose from (for example, choosing 6 numbers from 30), will likely yield a higher success than lotteries that have higher numbers to choose from (for example, 6 numbers from 49).
In addition, powerball type lotteries, where you have to have all of the selected numbers in addition to a powerball number, greatly reduce your odds and are the hardest types to win. With common powerball games, each player has only a one in 292 million chance of winning. Compare that with the one in six chance that the France Lotto offers, and you can see how picking the right lottery to partake in is crucial.
Number of tickets purchased One of the main factors to increase your chances of winning is to buy numerous tickets of different numbers for a draw. Depending on your lottery of choice, this could greatly increase your odds. Remember, odds are based on a single ticket purchased, so for every ticket you buy, you are increasing your odds at winning a prize.
Number of draws Some lotteries only have weekly draws, whilst others may have multiple draws a week. The more draws taking place, the more chances you have to win, and participate.
Simply put, all lotteries are a gamble. Whilst it is very possible to win a prize in a lottery, it is difficult to win a substantial prize. It is for that reason that you should do your research and consider which lotteries have better odds for a win based on the form of lottery and game, and improve your chances of winning. Someone always wins eventually, and one day that could be you!