8 of the most popular lottery games on the web

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Want to know the most well-liked lotto games from the UK and around the world?

With websites like theLotter allowing UK players to play lotteries in different countries, we went looking for the best lotto games online right now. Whether its buying tickets or placing bets, we’ve included where to play and how to play.

Here you’ll find our pick of lottery that’s popular on the web. There’s sure to be a jackpot here worth playing to win.

1. New York Cash4Life

Cash4Life is a popular lottery to play on the web

The New York Cash4Life is one of the most sought-after prizes online. As a daily windfall, imagine what you could do with £1,000 every day. That’s right; you can win £1,000 every day for the rest of your life. Second place isn’t too shabby either – winning £1,000 a month forever!

When: The New York Cash4Life lottery draw takes place each day at 2am GMT.

How: Players choose 5 numbers from a pool of 1-60 and a ‘Cash Ball’ from a pool of 1-4.

Where: Jackpot.com UK

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2. US Powerball

US Powerball

One of the world’s two big super jackpots, the US Powerball doesn’t mess around – this is about as serious as winning gets! If you win the US Powerball, you’ll have the serious burden of trying to spend it. Producing the biggest jackpot of all time at $1.6 billion, it’s no wonder this lottery is popular.

When: The PowerBall draw takes place every Wednesday and Saturday evening in the US – or Thursday and Sunday mornings at 4am UK time.

How: You choose 5 numbers from a pool of 1-69 and a ‘Powerball’ from 1-26. An additional feature is the Powerplay option, by selecting Powerplay players can multiply non-jackpot wins by up to 10x.

3. EuroJackpot


EuroJackpot is a huge lottery that has a prize pool created by 18 participating European countries. And because it’s so big – the lotto game pays out on 12 fantastic prize divisions. What makes EuroJackpot so attractive is the prize roll-down. Prize roll-down means that once the jackpot reaches 90 million euros (the cap), excessive prize money is rolled down to boost lower-tier wins for winning tickets.

When: EuroJackpot draws take place on Friday nights at 7pm GMT.

How: You select 5 numbers from a pool of 1-50 and two additional numbers from 1-10.

Where: Buy EuroJackpot tickets or syndicate shares at The Lotter

4. Mega 2020

Lottoland Mega 2020 lottery

New Year, new bank balance; how does a top prize of £100 million sound? Lottoland’s exclusive event, allowing players to bet on the Brazilian Mega Da Virada draw is unprecedented. Mega 2020 is the ultimate New Years Eve lottery set to change someone’s life and improve others considerably. It’s popular because players are buying tickets now in preparation for the lotto party of all lotto parties.

When: São Paolo Brazil on 31st December

How: Pick six numbers ranging from 1 – 60.

5. Irish Lotto

Irish Lotto

With some of the best odds of winning, the Irish Lotto is a clear favourite with online players. Twice weekly, the 47 number draw game has a minimum jackpot of £1.4 million and two smaller prizes of £900,000 and £225,000 using +1, and +2 draws. An additional bonus ball means eight tiers of prizes for lucky winners.

Because you are 4x more likely to win the Irish Lotto than you are the UK Lotto, it is one of the most popular lottery games on the web. Let’s just hope the luck of the Irish has your back.

When: The Irish Lotto draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday night at around 8pm (GMT).

How: Choose 6 numbers between 1 and 47.

6. UK Thunderball


Thunderball gives you the chance to win £500,000 with draws taking place four times a week. It’s a smaller lottery, but a fan favourite amongst UK lotto players. The game also carries fantastic odds with a 1 in 13 chance of winning. You can win from a prize table of 9 tiers including the single Thunderball while 5 main numbers pay £5,000.

We’ve added Thunderball to this list based on syndicate shares. If you’re looking to play this type of lottery, then popularity suggests a syndicate. With regular draws, smaller prizes and better odds – Thunderball online syndicates can do well with lots of shares (for such a small bet).

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

How: Buy syndicate shares – One share gives you 21 chances of winning a Thunderball prize.

Where: Join a Thunderball syndicate at Jackpot.com from £1.99 a share

7. Oz Powerball Lottery

Oz Powerball

The Oz Powerball is one of the most popular lotteries in Australia. It’s also available to UK players via lottery betting sites. But why do people like this game from down under? Like all Powerball lottos, jackpots get big, really big. It’s got a minimum jackpot of AU$3 Million and a 9 tier paytable. There’s also something about Australia that makes us think about sunshine, holidays, oh and sharks! Let’s hope we can get out there.

When: The draw takes place on Thursdays in Australia at 20:30 AEST (11:30 GMT).

How: Select 7 numbers between 1-35 and 1 Powerball number between 1-20.

Where: Bet on the outcome of the Oz Powerball at Jackpot.com

8. New York Keno 24/7

New York Keno 24/7 Lottery Lottoland

We’re back in New York again and for a good reason too. If you’ve never heard of KENO 24/7 before, then you’re in for a treat! Easily one of the best lottery games on the web right now, this is one of the internets most frequent jackpots – paying up to £10 million every 4 minutes.

It’s fast, fun and frequent.

When: Every 4 minutes.

How: Select between 1 and 10 numbers for each bet. The more numbers you choose the higher your potential profit.