Natalia from Colombia Wins $50,000 in Powerball!

It was a very good morning indeed for Natalia Echavarría, a stay-at-home mother with an 11-year-old daughter from Colombia. She received an exciting phone call from one of our customer service representatives. “Did you receive an email from theLotter this morning?” he asked her.

When Natalia said she had yet to check her emails, she was informed that she had won third prize in the previous night’s Powerball draw – $50,000 (before taxes).

“I can’t believe it!”

The numbers on the third line of Natalia’s ticket for the draw of 2 December 2017 were: 28 30 32 36 56 and the additional Powerball number was 6.

The numbers chosen in the draw were: 28 30 32 36 58 and the Powerball number was 6.

“What a thrill!” Natalia exclaimed repeatedly. Natalia, who is an interior designer by profession and loves ballet, happens to be very lucky when she plays the lottery!

Natalia was just one number away from winning the Powerball’s $190 million jackpot!

She said that her selection of the winning numbers on her ticket “was luck, yes luck”.

Buy your Powerball tickets and you can win a huge prize like Natalia!

Playing the Lottery Online with Someone She Could Trust

Natalia has been buying lottery tickets online at theLotter since 2014. Why did she start playing with us?

“The truth is that I was looking for a site that I could trust. A site that was reliable, which gave me confidence.”

“Do you have any plans how to use your prize money?”

“Not at the moment,” she said. “I have not thought about it.”

Natalia said she was “happy, very happy” with her Powerball prize.

Natalia seems to be a very lucky name here at theLotter! Just a short time ago, Nataliia from Ukraine won a $1 million Mega Millions prize. Perhaps next time, one of our lucky Natalias will win the jackpot!

Will you be our next big winner? Play Powerball today!



Luxembourg Couple Wins €36,694.30 Playing EuroMillions

“Good afternoon, my name is Adrian. I am phoning from theLotter in London. It won’t come as a big surprise, but just to confirm, you won third prize in the EuroMillions!”

What an exciting phone call to receive!  A.C. from Luxembourg had already learned of his prize in an email, but then we called to congratulate him and his wife after they won €36,694.30 in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 28 November 2017.

The numbers that came up in the draw were: 1 6 12 18 42 / 2 7

The numbers on A.C.’s ticket were: 1 6 12 18 42 / 3 8

A.C. had successfully matched the five main numbers selected, but unfortunately not the two Lucky Stars.

Play Austria EuroMillions and you could be our next big winner!

Luxembourg Couple Wins €36,694.30 Playing EuroMillions

Success in Austria EuroMillions

A.C., a silver VIP player at theLotter for over three years, had been playing EuroMillions regularly but only recently switched from playing the Spanish version to Austria EuroMillions. Why the change?

“We did that because we were winning more [in that version],” A.C. told us, speaking on his wife’s behalf as well. He also said that if he had won the EuroMillions jackpot, it would be easier for them to travel from Luxembourg to Austria to collect the prize.

The Austrian version of EuroMillions at theLotter has the same draws, and awards the same prizes, as the other versions available. Prices vary, however, due to the fact that the French, Spanish, and UK versions of the lottery also include a raffle entry.

A.C. plays EuroMillions with multi-draw packages. A.C. explained this by saying that he had set a budget to play 10 draws a month, and the multi-draw package made that a very easy way to play.

Couple Trusts theLotter More than Loterie Nationale Luxembourg

It is possible to purchase EuroMillions tickets online at the Loterie Nationale Luxembourg website, A.C. said, but he preferred to play at theLotter. “We really like your website; it is very user-friendly. We have been playing at theLotter for some time. I have more confidence playing with you.”

Congratulations to A.C. and his wife on their very exciting EuroMillions win!

How To Read the Odds of Winning the Powerball

The US Powerball is the most popular lottery in America and the entire world because it offers the biggest prizes in the lottery market. But with so many players and such enormous prizes in the game, what are the odds of winning the Powerball? Do you actually stand a chance to win that huge jackpot? In this article, this is precisely what we are going to analyze.

How To Read the Odds of Winning the Powerball

So, What Are the Odds of Winning the Powerball Exactly?

To get a better idea of what your chances of winning the Powerball actually are, let’s take a look at the statistical data behind the game. And we know that one chance in 292,201,338 does not sound like something you are likely to beat, but rest assured that it is just a matter of perspective.

Winning Requirements Prize Odds of Winning
5 Numbers + PB


1 in 292, 201, 338
5 Numbers


1 in 11,688,053
4 Numbers + PB


1 in 913,129
4 Numbers


1 in 36,525
3 Numbers + PB


1 in 14,494
3 Numbers


1 in 579
2 Numbers + PB


1 in 701
1 Number + PB


1 in 91


1 in 38

At first glance, the Powerball odds of winning clearly look impossible to beat. But this is mainly because you have nothing to compare them with. Moreover, as you are looking at the chart right now, you are most likely looking at the odds of winning the jackpot.

We know your main aim is to win the huge Powerball jackpot, but even the secondary prizes in the game are simply larger than life, so make sure you analyze the entire list. As you get further down the prize list, the amounts get smaller, but the odds become so much more achievable. Just how happy would you be if you won $1 million in the lottery? What about $50,000?

What Are the Odds of Winning the Powerball Exactly?

Powerball Odds of Winning vs Odds of Winning Other Lotteries

Wondering which lottery has the best odds? The table below features the world’s biggest lotteries, their record jackpots, and the odds of winning each and every single one of them. They are organized according to these odds, and, as you can see, the US Powerball is at top of the list.

Lottery Details
US Powerball Winning Odds 1 in 292, 201, 338 Play US Powerball
Jackpot Record $1.58 BILLION
Jackpot Winning
5 Numbers + PowerBall
US Mega Millions Winning Odds 1 in 258, 890, 850 Play US Mega Millions
Jackpot Record $656 Million
Jackpot Winning
5 Numbers + Mega Ball
EuroMillions Winning Odds 1 in 139, 838, 160 Play EuroMillions
Jackpot Record €190 Million
Jackpot Winning
5 Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars
EuroJackpot Winning Odds 1 in 95, 344, 200 Play EuroJackpot
Jackpot Record €90 Million
Jackpot Winning
5 Numbers + 2 Euro Numbers
Canada Lotto 6/49 Winning Odds 1 in 13, 983, 816 Play Canada Lotto 6/49
Jackpot Record CAD64 Million
Jackpot Winning
6 Numbers

But don’t jump to conclusions just yet! If you take a closer look, Powerball’s record amount is of a whopping $1.58 billion, which is more than double the amount of the Mega Millions $656 million prize, the second jackpot on the list. Then, if you compare the winning odds for these prizes, you will see that the difference is rather slim compared to the prizes.

Then, as you go further down the list, the odds become more achievable, but the prizes get significantly smaller as well. Moreover, all the odds included in the table are extremely difficult to beat, so as long as you’re taking a chance, why not make it for the biggest prize?

10 Things More Likely to Happen Than Winning the Powerball

10 Things More Likely to Happen Than Winning the Powerball

If you focus on the math of winning the lottery, then it will seem like an impossible goal. The more you look at the numbers, the bigger they get. And with odds like 1 in 292, 201, 338, they will reach some colossal proportions. In fact, here are 10 things that are actually more likely to happen than winning the US Powerball:

  • Becoming an Astronaut1 in 12,100,000
  • Getting Attacked by a Shark1 in 11,500,000
  • Becoming President of the United States1 in 10,000,000
  • Being Struck by Lightning1 in 2,300,000
  • Becoming a Movie Star 1 in 1,505,000
  • Winning a Gold Medal in the Olympics1 in 662,000
  • Being Dealt a Royal Flush1 in 649,740
  • Getting Killed by Fireworks1 in 616,488
  • Winning the Oscar1 in 11,500
  • Being Drafted by an NBA Team1 in 3,333

Winning the Powerball is Possible! And We Have Proof!

Rationalizing odds like 1 in 292, 201, 338 can be quite disenchanting, which definitely defeats the purpose of the game. First and foremost, the lottery is a game of chance because you need to believe that you can be the one in a million, or even 292 million who takes home the prize. Having faith in yourself is actually the big secret to winning the lottery because it is the best thing you could do when facing such enormous odds.

Winning the Powerball is Possible! And We Have Proof!

Winning the Powerball lottery is entirely possible because so many have managed to do it before. And we definitely have proof right here on theLotter! Let us tell you a little bit about theLotter’s three biggest Powerball winners and their amazing stories.

1. G. From Australia – October 2016

Our very own “Wonder from Down Under” was definitely not intimidated by the Powerball odds of winning. In fact, he is one of our most perseverant players and his effort paid off tremendously, as he won $1 million. “Never doubt yourself and keep your faith, that’s the only thing you can do”, said G. himself.

2. P. from Canada – February 2016

P. from Quebec joined theLotter in January 2016 when the legendary $1.58 billion US Powerball jackpot was up. It took him less than two months to get his lottery fortune worth $1 million, which should go to show you that it can happen anytime.

3. H. from El Salvador -January 2016

It was January 13th, 2016 and every lottery player on the planet was dreaming about scooping the $1.58 billion prize. H. from El Salvador played his ticket for the big draw on theLotter, and while he did not become a billionaire, he did win as much as $1 million in the Powerball lottery.

3 Reasons Why Playing Powerball Is Truly Worth Your Time

There are so many reasons why the US Powerball is the most popular lottery in the world. Just to put things into perspective, let us tell why it is definitely worth your time to put in your ticket and believe that you can beat the odds of winning the Powerball:

1. The US Powerball Has the Biggest Jackpots

Only the minimum amount of the Powerball jackpot is $40 million, which is the largest starting amount for a first prize in the entire lottery market. Moreover, the US Powerball jackpot does not have a preset maximum amount, which means that it can reach ground-breaking limits. The $1.58 billion is solid proof that the Powerball is truly something else.

 3 Reasons Why Playing Powerball Is Truly Worth Your Time

2. The Secondary Prizes Are Worth the Fight

While the Powerball jackpot usually gets all the attention, the secondary prizes in the game are definitely worth your time. With a million-dollar second prize and a $50,000 third prize, the Powerball secondary prizes are a force to be reckoned with.

The Secondary Prizes Are Worth the Fight3. The PowerPlay Multiplier Can Make Secondary Prizes Larger than Life

The US Powerball has an amazing multiplier, which can make all secondary prizes 2, 3, 4, or even 5 times bigger. For a minimal investment in the PowerPlay, a $1 million win can get as high as $5 million, which makes it entirely worth it!

As you can see, the fight for the US Powerball prizes is one definitely worth getting into! So what if the odds of winning the Powerball are high? Put in your very own Powerball ticket on theLotter because it truly can make you a winner as long as you believe in yourself! Good luck!

The Biggest EuroMillions Syndicate Winners in Lottery History

The Biggest EuroMillions Syndicate Winners in Lottery HistoryThe EuroMillions is one of the biggest lotteries in the European Union, alongside La Primitiva and the UK Thunderball. With jackpots up to $190 MILLION in the game, people from all over the world play this lottery time and time again in the hopes of becoming one of the lucky winners.

In this article, we will tell you about the biggest UK syndicate winners in the history of the EuroMillions lottery because their stories are truly impressive. Playing the lottery as a group has proven to be extremely lucky for these players, as they have managed to change their lives completely.

1. The Irish Lottery Syndicate – €88.5 MILLION

2017 has brought its very first syndicate win in the EuroMillions lottery. A group of very lucky players from Ireland have scooped one of the biggest jackpots in the game on January 25th, 2017 worth a whopping €88,500,000.

While National Lottery officials have confirmed that the Irish winners have been in contact with them and that they have started the prize collection proceedings, their entire story has yet to reach the media, as the syndicate members have decided to preserve their anonymity.

Their tremendous win, however, was the largest syndicate prize to ever be claimed by a syndicate in the entire history of the EuroMillions. In fact, their story had inspired a great many lottery players from the UK and outside it to form syndicates of their own hoping to win the lottery themselves one day.

2. The Mysterious Irish Lottery Syndicate – €86.7 MILLION

The Mysterious Irish Lottery Syndicate - €86.7 MILLIONIt seems that the luck of the Irish is virtually endless when it comes to playing EuroMillions syndicates. Until recently, the largest syndicate win in the EuroMillions was that of yet another Irish syndicate, who won a fantastic €86,700,000 in September 2014.

They also wished to remain anonymous, so their lottery adventures have never made it into the news. Regardless of their choice to remain hidden from the media, they are one of the best-known syndicates in the entire world.

The only details that have been made public are that they said they were “on top of the world” as they got their astonishing prize and that they have purchased their winning ticket in Dublin, which is now considered as one of the luckiest places in the world to buy lottery tickets in.

3. The Davies Family Syndicate – £61 MILLION

The story of the Davies family from Monmouth, UK is no ordinary lottery winner story. Sonia Davies, the mother of the family, went to Florida for a complex surgical procedure meant to remove a tumor in her parathyroid gland. Luckily for her, the procedure was entirely successful, which left her feeling like she had cheated death.

Sonia felt invincible, so she thought that it was the perfect time to play the lottery. So, she called up her daughter and instructed her to purchase the tickets, which ended up being the best possible move for the entire family.

The Davies family syndicate was made up of Sonia, her partner, Keith, her daughters, Stephanie and Courtney, and Stephanie’s boyfriend, Steve. Together, they won a staggering £61,000,000, which they decided to share among them equally.

4. The Corby Bus Driver Syndicate – £38 MILLION

The Corby Bus Driver Syndicate - £38 MILLIONTwelve Corby bus drivers from Northamptonshire, UK made lottery history as they won £38,000,000 in the EuroMillions lottery. This earned each of them an astonishing £3,100,000, which they planned to use to pay off old debts, set up education funds for their family members, and make their most extravagant dreams come true.

It came as no surprise to anybody, including their employers, that none of them came in for work the following day. Their amazing win enabled them to make a significant change in their lives and it served as an excellent example for lottery players from all over the world. With enough perseverance, any dream can be turned into reality.

5. The Kirkby Office Syndicate – £28 MILLION

Ten coworkers from a recruitment firm in Kirkby, UK, hit the lottery jackpot when they won £28,000,000 in the EuroMillions. Their syndicate had been a lottery regular for quite a few years, but their dedication to the game finally paid off for them.

As anybody who finds out they have become millionaires overnight, the Kirkby winners did not show up for work the day following their win, as the sheer excitement for their extremely lucky turnout was reason enough to take the day off.

As you can see, winning the lottery requires quite a bit of perseverance and a huge stroke of luck. Playing the lottery as a syndicate was the best possible move for these lucky players because together they have managed the impossible.

If you want to try out lottery syndicates for yourself, theLotter makes it all extremely easy. All you have to do is purchase your share in the syndicate you want to play in and you can immediately increase your odds of scooping one of the fantastic prizes. Considering the amazing advantages that come with this play option, you simply cannot miss your chance to become a lottery winner!

Viva Europa! Win €163 Million With EuroMillions and EuroJackpot

Want to win €163 million this week? With EuroMillions and EuroJackpot, two of Europe’s biggest and most popular lotteries, you could achieve that goal! Play EuroMillions today in time for Tuesday’s €81 million draw and play EuroJackpot this week for your chance to take home a €82 million jackpot this Friday!

Viva Europa! Win €163 Million With EuroMillions and EuroJackpot

Why EuroMillions?

EuroMillions is the shining star of the European lottery universe. Since 2004, EuroMillions has captivated millions of lottery fans around the world with large jackpots, special superdraws, and dramatic winners’ stories. The EuroMillions jackpot has the potential to reach €190 million – it first reached its jackpot cap in August 2012 and was reached a second time in October 2014. There are also two other ways to play for the EuroMillions jackpot: EuroMillions UK and EuroMillions France. The jackpot is the same (although it’s converted to GBP for UK players), but both games add a special raffle, which guarantees one new millionaire every draw. EuroMillions draws are held every Tuesday and Friday from Paris.

Why EuroJackpot?

EuroJackpot is the baby of European transnational lotteries – started in 2012 – but this year it’s proven that it can play with the big boys! EuroJackpot has a minimum jackpot of €10 million and can reach €90 million. A €90 million winner was finally crowned on 15 May 2015 when a Czech ticket holder matched all five main numbers and two additional numbers called EuroNumbers. Along with the jackpot winner, three other ticket holders won the second place prize and collected over €7 million each! With winning potential like that, it’s time to start playing EuroJackpot. This week’s jackpot is halfway to the jackpot cap with €82 million on the line. Will we see another €90 million winner this year? EuroJackpot draws are held every Friday from Helsinki.

So what are you waiting for? Play EuroMillions and EuroJackpot now and you could be Europe’s next big winner!


Nigerian Wins £20,000 UK Lotto Raffle Prize

UK Lotto raffleFrom London to Lagos and beyond, UK Lotto raffles are moneymakers. A Nigerian playing from Lagos closed out 2017 with a fantastic win! He won a £20,000 UK Lotto raffle prize playing online with theLotter! Our lucky raffle winner wishes to enjoy his winnings anonymously, which we absolutely understand, so we’ll call him S. We can also call him smart, and lucky, of course, because he chose to play the UK Lotto where every entry counts for both the lottery and raffle draws! Read on and find out how S. won big in the UK Lotto’s supplementary raffle. Also, find out which lotteries on theLotter offer these amazing chances to win serious prizes!

Win UK Lotto Raffles Online

S. is our second UK Lotto raffle £20,000 prizewinner almost a year to the day after Jan from Austria became our first £20,000 raffle prizewinner. Like Jan, S. didn’t match a single number correctly in the lottery draw, but his luck picked up in the raffle where he won his prize.

How do Lottery Raffles Work?

Some lotteries offer a supplemental raffle to give players another chance to win. To understand how these supplemental raffles work, let’s take a look at S.’s winning ticket.

S. played a three-line entry to the UK National Lottery draw on 9 December 2017. For each line he played, he automatically received an additional, unique code for the raffle that takes place alongside the lottery draw. In total, S. had six chances to win, three in the lottery and three more in the raffle! S.’s additional raffle number, AQUA 3201 8851, won £20,000!

It’s always possible that the lottery jackpot will roll over if no one guesses the drawn numbers correctly.

The supplemental raffle draw, however, will always produce a winner. The raffle draw happens immediately after the lottery draw. A winning number is randomly chosen from the codes that were assigned to the purchased tickets. This way, it is guaranteed that there will be a winner.

A raffle winner will never have to share their prize because each assigned code is unique and therefore there will never be two matching codes.

The UK Lotto draw on 9 December 2017 in which S. won his £20,000 raffle prize had a jackpot of £13.9 million, which no one won. However, that same draw awarded one £1 million raffle prize and twenty £20,000 raffle prizes!

Winning Picks: Lotteries With Raffles

theLotter offers five lotteries with raffles, giving players more chances to win!

Holidays and special occasions are always time for celebration and many of these lotteries offer additional raffle prizes to mark the occasion. In addition, most of these lotteries offer monthly special prizes!

Take a Winning Chance

S. has been playing with theLotter since August 2016. He has an Anglo angle to his lottery play, preferring US Powerball and Mega Millions, as well as UK EuroMillions and of course, UK Lotto.

If you’re chasing a big lottery win of your own, you can certainly follow S.’s example and play the UK Lotto with its additional raffle draw. Or, play for the world’s biggest jackpot! The important thing is that you give yourself a chance to win and play the lottery online now!

Play Like the Italians! Play SuperEnalotto!

Can you believe it? SuperEnalotto offers the biggest lottery jackpot prize in the world! Wouldn’t you like to win it?

Play Like the Italians! Play SuperEnalotto!

Soccer is the most popular spectator sport in Italy. It is an essential aspect of Italian lifestyle. Can you guess what the most popular national lottery game in Italy is? It’s called SuperEnalotto. It’s just as exciting and it is played by millions of people every week. Since 1997 SuperEnalotto has been bringing its players jackpots of record-breaking proportions and the good news is there is no cap on the amount of times a SuperEnalotto jackpot can roll over. It’s easy to see why players continue to take their chances on this game.

Right now the SuperEnalotto jackpot is at €81.6 million and the next drawing is Tuesday. Get in on this incredible jackpot now and join the growing list of big SuperEnalotto winners.

The Five Largest SuperEnalotto Jackpot WinnersThe Five Largest SuperEnalotto Jackpot Winners

The largest jackpot won in the SuperEnalotto was in May, 2010 for €177.7 million. It was won by a syndicate of 70 players in Milan.

The second biggest jackpot was won in August, 2009 for €147.8 million in Tuscany.

The third biggest payout was in February, 2010 for €139 million also in Tuscany.

The fourth largest jackpot of €100.7 million was won in October, 2008 from a ticket purchased in Catania, Sicily.

Finally the fifth largest jackpot was hit in May, 2012 for €94.8 million and that ticket was also purchased in Catania, Sicily. This Tuesday’s SuperEnalotto jackpot is already close to the fifth largest jackpot at €87.1 million.

How to Play SuperEnalotto

Playing SuperEnalotto is easy. All you need to do it select six numbers between 1 and 90. You can win a prize by matching anything from two balls to all six balls.

You can also play an optional SuperStar number which is an extra number drawn and offers you the opportunity to increase your payout by winning even bigger prizes. The SuperStar game was introduced in 2006 in order to create new ways to win prizes. You select one number between 1 and 90 and then the SuperStar ball is drawn from a separate set of balls. If the SuperStar ball is matched along with a winning combination in the main game it can vastly increase your payout because it creates additional prize categories for more ways to win.

SuperEnalotto vs. SuperStar

Feature SuperEnalotto SuperStar
Jackpot (example) €52.8 Million €54.8 Million
Prize Divisions 6 14
Second Category Approximately €300,000 €300,000 + special bonus of €1 M
Third Category Approximately €32,000 Multiplied by 25
Fourth Category Approximately €300 Multiplied by 100
Fifth Category 25 Multiplied by 100
Minimum Prize Match 2 Balls Match SuperStar number

Draw Details

The SuperEnalotto drawings are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Don’t miss out on your opportunity for the €81.6 million jackpot. Play SuperEnalotto now!  The next drawing is on Tuesday!