National Lottery alternatives


As well as the National Lottery and EuroMillions, it’s possible to play foreign lotteries from the UK.

Lotteries such as the US Powerball and MegaMillions offer huge jackpots twice a week, while there’s millions to be won in other lotteries such as the Eurojackpot, Spanish El Gordo, Spanish La Primitiva and the German Lotto.

Here’s some National Lottery alternatives you might want to try.

Play US Powerball from the UK and Europe

The Powerball is the biggest lottery in the USA, with a minimum jackpot of $40m (£27m).

US Powerball logoThe jackpot reached a record $1.3billion in January 2016.

Draws take place at at 4am GMT on Thursdays and Sundays – 10.59pm Eastern Time on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2million.

To play from the UK and Europe, each ticket costs €5 – £3.74.

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Play US MegaMillions in the UK and Europe

The US MegaMillions is another popular lottery in the USA, with a minimum jackpot of $15m.

US MegaMillions logoThe US MegaMillions draw is held at 11pm on Tuesday and Friday evenings in the USA, 4am on Wednesday and Saturday mornings GMT.

The largest MegaMillions jackpot in history was $656m in March 2012.

The odds of winning the MegaMillions jackpot is about 1 in 258 million.

To play US MegaMillions ticket in the UK and Europe, tickets cost €2.70,

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Eurojackpot lottery

The Eurojackpot lottery is an alternative to the EuroMillions played in countries including Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Spain.

Eurojackpot logoPlayers from the UK can play online. Each line costs €5.40 (about £4).

The Europjackpot jackpot starts at €10m and can rollover up to €90m.

The draw takes place on Fridays at 5pm GMT.

The odds of winning the Eurojackpot are 1 in 95.3m.

Compared with EuroMillions, the Eurojackpot is designed to pay out more often. The odds of winning EuroMillions are 1 in 117m.

Spanish lotteries

Players from the UK can play three lotteries in Spain – the El Gordo Lottery, the Spanish La Primitiva and Bonolotto.

Spanish La Primitiva lottery logoThe El Gordo lottery has been made famous by it’s Christmas draw, which sees millions of Spaniards buy tickets in the hope of winning big.

But the El Gordo lottery is drawn on Sundays at 1pm GMT.

To play El Gordo from the UK, onlineSpanish La Primitiva Online cost €4.40 (about £3.30).

The Spanish La Primitiva lottery is drawn on Thursdays and Saturdays at 9pm GMT.

Online tickets cost €2.90 (£2.17).

The Bonolotto jackpot is normally a lot lower than the others but there are four draws every week – at 9pm GMT on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Tickets cost €1.90 (£1.42).

Play German lottery online

The German lottery has been running since 1974, and its full title is Lotto 6 aus 49.

German Lotto logoThe draw takes place on Wednesdays at 5.25pm GMT and Saturdays at about 6.25pm GMT.

The minimum jackpot for Wednesday draws is €1m, while Saturday’s jackpot minimum is €3m.

The odds of winning the top Lotto 6 aus 49 prize are 1 in 140m, while the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.

To play the German lottery from outside Germany online, tickets cost €2.90 (about £2.17). Buy your tickets here.


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