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Lotto v EuroMillions: Which To Play as Jackpots Rise?

Last Updated: Friday 29th September 2017, 12:19

A thrilling weekend lies in store for lottery fans in the UK as there are huge jackpots up for grabs in both EuroMillions and Lotto. The top prize in EuroMillions has grown to a phenomenal £157 million, while £14.4 million is also on offer in Lotto. But which game suits you best and why?


The chances of winning a Lotto prize are 1 in 9.3. The odds are longer for EuroMillions, but there is still a 1 in 13 chance that you will land a prize. You have a 1 in 45,057,474 chance of scooping the Lotto jackpot, while the possibility of winning the EuroMillions jackpot is 1 in 139,838,160.


EuroMillions has 13 prize tiers, meaning that you can pick up a reward for matching just two of the five main numbers, or even for matching one main number plus both Lucky Stars. There are six ways to win prizes in Lotto, starting with a free Lotto Lucky Dip for matching two main numbers.


Both Lotto and EuroMillions are guaranteed to create millionaires in every draw, even when the jackpot is not won. The Millionaire Maker ensures that two EuroMillions ticket holders in the UK will always win £1 million, whe Lotto Millionaire Raffle offers one prize of £1 million and 20 additional prizes of £20,000. Players are automatically entered into the respective supplementary game when they buy a ticket, and if they match the winning code they will receive the life-changing reward. Both games also run special promotions from time to time with even more millionaires than usual or, in the case of EuroMillions, Superdraws where the jackpot is raised to a guaranteed amount.


Lotto offers a multimillion-pound jackpot in every draw and the top prize regularly gets into eight figures, just like it is ahead of Saturday night’s game. EuroMillions jackpots, though, often hit nine figures as the prize fund is pooled from players in nine different participating countries. The jackpot currently stands at an astonishing £157 million (€177 million), and it could grow as high as €190 million.

Which Game To Play?

Both games offer a lot of positives, and as they are both played twice a week it means there are more opportunities to enter and win. Lotto has better odds, great prizes across six tiers and some fantastic extras such as the Lotto Millionaire Raffle. EuroMillions, on the other hand, offers incredible jackpots and 13 ways to win.

It is always worth keeping an eye on the jackpots to see where you could win huge prizes, and then decide on the right time to play. With great jackpots available in both games this weekend, you can give yourself a chance of winning by going to an authorised retailer or choosing numbers online. Good luck!

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