Not only does this allow gamblers to spice things up by placing a bet on different types of games, but international lotteries are also attractive thanks to the legendary jackpots and big payouts they offer.
Before we start, we should make clear that most of these lotteries normally need you to live in the country or region where they take place in order to participate. This changed when savvy online companies found a method of letting people elsewhere into the action of these lotteries without breaking the law, by placing a bet on an event instead of literally buying lottery tickets. Here are some examples of popular lotteries and why they hold such appeal.
The US Powerball is renowned around the world for the amazing payouts it offers. It is no surprise that it holds the Guinness World Record for the largest lottery jackpot ever, as on 13 January 2016 three lucky winners split a whopping $1,586,400,000 (over 24 billion Rand). The huge jackpot had accumulated after an astounding 19 lottery draws that did not see any winner claim the biggest prize. No wonder that US Powerball has fans around the globe – including South Africa.
Another legendary US lottery, Mega Millions offer tough odds but big payouts, with extra elements like the Megaplier – a multiplier that increases your winnings. A draw is twice every week and even though it is considered one of the hardest lotteries to win, the incredible prizes it offers could make it all worthwhile.
French Lotto is incredibly popular thanks to the great odds it offers for winning, not only its grand prize but smaller prizes as well. In fact, it offers some of the best chances of winning across any lottery around the world, and it is very easy to get a grasp of its mechanics. Add to that the fact that the French Lotto offers three draws every week it is no wonder that it is so popular beyond French borders, both with casual and seasoned players.