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Lottery Lowdown: The World’s Largest Lotteries, Explained

Mega Millions – This one is a beast

The Mega Millions has been around since 1996 and is famous for its mammoth lottery jackpots.

Originally known as, ‘The Big Game’, its format has changed over the years. Remarkably, it now boasts a massive starting jackpot of AUD$54 million! This guarantees that each twice weekly draw offers enough cash to fund the lifestyle you dream of.

Its jackpots regularly reach into the hundreds of millions. On October 23, 2018, the highest ever jackpot for a single winning ticket was won, to the value of AUD$2.1 BILLION!

One lucky person was able to bring home enough wealth to rival royalty and the mega successful.

The right to remain anonymous isn’t always allowed for US lottery winners. However, all winners with The Lottery Office have the right to protect their privacy by withholding their identity from the public. Living the billionaire life is a lot easier without your face splashed all over the TV!

Aside from the massive jackpots, the Mega Millions also offers a huge second division prize of AUD$1.3 million. This can be multiplied by up to 5 times to AUD$6.5 million if the Multiplier option is selected!

In fact, for an extra $3.45, the Multiplier option can multiply all non-jackpot prizes by up to 5 times!

For each ticket you buy in our USA Mega Lotto, we buy a matching ticket in the Mega Millions. This guarantees you the chance to be the next one to win a ridiculous amount of cash!

Find out more about USA Mega Lotto and its matching lottery, the Mega Millions.

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US Powerball – Highest jackpot of all time

Launched in 1992, US Powerball was the first lottery to use 2 separate drums of numbers in the draw.

This innovation proved so popular that it’s now a feature of many lotteries the world over.

US Powerball also holds the world record for the largest lottery jackpot of all time.

Won on January 13, 2016, three people split an incredible AUD$2.18 BILLION! With prizes like this and starting jackpots of AUD$54 million, it’s no wonder US Powerball is a favourite amongst lottery players.

For an extra $3.45, the Multiplier option allows players the chance to double the second division prize. Not only that; it can also multiply lower division prizes by up to 10 times!

This means a second division win would give you AUD$2.6 million. Amazingly, a third division win could give you up to AUD$680,000; an obscene amount for a third division winning!

For each ticket you buy in our USA Power Lotto, we buy a matching US Powerball ticket, so we can guarantee your winnings.

You could be the one taking home the next world record jackpot!

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EuroMillions – AUD$295 million? Yes please!

Since 2004 the EuroMillions has been making lucky Europeans filthy rich.

It’s drawn twice each week and offers a great combination of solid chances of winning and impressive jackpots, starting from a minimum of AUD$26 million, and reaching up to a remarkable AUD$295 million!

With 13 prize divisions, it’s easy to win with EuroMillions.

On top of this, Superdraws are also a regular EuroMillions feature, so keep a lookout for the next big one.

For each ticket you buy in our European Millions, we buy a matching EuroMillions ticket.

The maximum AUD$295 million prize has already been taken out several times by lucky European punters. Will you be the first Aussie or Kiwi to stake your claim to this massive fortune?

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Irish National Lottery – 30 years of lottery winners

The first Irish National Lottery draw took place way back in 1988.

It’s still going strong, and so far more than 800 people have taken home at least AUD$1.5 million. Not bad for a country the size of Tasmania!

With 2 draws each week, it combines great chances of winning with a minimum jackpot of AUD$3 million.

For each ticket you buy in our Irish Lotto, we buy a matching ticket in the Irish National lottery.

Will the luck of the Irish rub off on you? Your pot of gold could be a few clicks away.

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UK National Lottery – Winning has never been easier

As well as life changing jackpots, the UK National Lottery has a unique feature that allows even lower division winners the opportunity to collect substantial payouts.

If the jackpot isn’t won after 5 consecutive draws, the jackpot prize is shared amongst the lower divisions. This translates into millions of extra dollars being pumped into the non-jackpot prizes. Called ‘Jackpot Rolldowns’, these draws mean more money in everyone’s pocket!

And with the chances of any prize being 1 in 9.3, this is a great lottery for those who don’t need a gargantuan jackpot to be happy.

For each ticket you buy in our UK Lotto, we buy a matching ticket in the UK National Lottery.

So grab a cup of tea (or a warm beer!), and see if you can win one for the colonies!

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The Lottery Office – Your ticket to the world’s biggest lotteries

At The Lottery Office, we offer you the opportunity to win from the draws of some of the most popular and lucrative lotteries in the world.

We have something for everyone, whether you’re after monstrous jackpots, great chances of winning, or a bit of both.

We’ll be adding to our range of lotteries in the near future, so keep checking back to see which exciting new games we can offer you.

To access the world’s largest lotteries, create your free account here.

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Is lotto online legit?

Playing lotto online with The Lottery Office is a convenient and legitimate way to win from overseas lottery draws. We are Government licensed and continuously audited, so you can be sure that we abide by strict guidelines. Our licence number is IGL1001.

Can a non-resident win the lottery in Australia?

To win from the draws of overseas lotteries, you don’t have to be a resident in the country of the overseas draws. If you are a resident of Australia or New Zealand you can win from international draws by playing with The Lottery Office. When you purchase a ticket in one of our Government licensed lotteries, our agents abroad buy the same ticket in the matching lottery overseas. If this ticket has any winnings, we collect them, and then we pay you the same amount we collected.

How to play lotto Australia

To play lotto with The Lottery Office, you must be over 18 and a resident of Australia or New Zealand. You can sign up for free with the link below. You can then play to win from the draws of international lotteries, some with world-record breaking jackpots that have never been reached by traditional Australian lotteries.

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