(theLotter) Introducing California Fantasy 5

TheLotter is excited to announce the latest addition to our lottery family: California Fantasy 5. Featuring daily draws and a jackpot that starts at $75,000, the California Fantasy 5 provides exciting winning opportunities every day of the week.

How to Play the California Fantasy 5

To win The California Fantasy 5 a player needs to select five winning numbers from a guess range of 1 to 39.

There are four prize categories total and while the jackpot starts at a scintillation $75,000 it can roll over if no one wins it.

Big Jackpots, Great Odds!

The largest California Fantasy 5 jackpot to date won by a single ticket was $837,593, won on 24 December 2016.

The overall odds of winning any prize in Fantasy 5 are an incredible 1 in 9, the odds of winning the jackpot are a generous 1 in 576,000.

California Fantasy 5 draws take place daily at 18:30 Pacific Standard Time.

Is Today Your Lucky Day?

Try your luck today, play the California Fantasy 5, because today could be your lucky day!


Bonus number, additional number, reintegro…

What is a bonus number? What lotteries have bonus numbers ?

Bonus numbers enable you to increase your chances of winning a secondary prize. A bonus number is selected from the same drum as the regular guess set.

What is a bonus number? What lotteries have bonus numbers ?

The bonus number is not selected by the player and is relevant for secondary prizes only; the bonus number is not required to win the jackpot. For example, if the lottery’s winning numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and the bonus number, 6, a player who guesses 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 qualifies for the 4+1 prize, if such a prize division exists.

When you check lottery results on theLotter, the bonus number will appear in blue at the top of the screen and as X+1 in the prize breakdown.

Austria Lotto Results Online

The following lotteries contain bonus numbers:

Australia-Oz Lotto (2)
Australia-Monday Lotto (2)
Australia-Saturday Lotto (2)
Australia-Wednesday Lotto (2)
Austria-Lotto (1)
Belgium-Lotto (1)
Canada-BC 49 (1)
Canada-Lotto 649 (1)
Canada-Lotto Max (1)
Canada-Quebec 49 (1)
Canada-Western 649 (1)
Finland-Lotto (2)
Finland-Viking Lotto (2)
Greece-Lotto (1)
Hong Kong-Mark 6 (1)
Ireland-Lotto (1)
Italy-SuperEnalotto (1)
Japan-Loto 6 (1)
Mexico – Melate (1)
Mexico – Melate Retro (1)
New York-Lotto (1)
UK-National Lottery (1)
South Africa-Loto (1)
Spain-BonoLoto (1)
Spain-La Primitiva (1)
Sweden-Lotto (4)
Swiss-Lotto (1)

What is an additional number (Powerball)? What lotteries have additional numbers?

An additional number is drawn from a different drum than the regular guess set, usually from a different guess range. Players select the additional number at the time of purchase from a separate number grid. The additional number may colloquially be called “Powerball,” after the famous American lottery’s additional number.

In the prize breakdown, an additional number will be indicated by “PB.” For example, the first prize of the EuroMillions prize breakdown is 5 + 2 PB.

When you check lottery results on theLotter, the additional number will appear in red.

US Powerball Results Online

The following lotteries contain additional numbers:

Australia-Powerball Lotto (1)
EuroMillions (2)
EuroMillions UK (2)
France-Loto (1)
Germany-Lotto (1)
Greece-Joker (1)
Israel-Double Lotto (1)
Israel-New Lotto (1)
Italy-Super Star (1)
Kansas-Super Cash (1)
New Zealand Powerball (1)
South Africa-Powerball (1)
Spain-El Gordo (1)
USA-Hot Lotto (1)
UK-Thunderball (1)
USA-Mega Millions (1)
USA-Powerball (1)
California-Super Lotto (1)
Vermont-Megabucks Plus (1)

What is the Reintegro?

What is the Reintegro?

The reintegro is a unique prize option of La Primitiva and Bono Lotto. At the time of the lottery drawing, an extra number called the “reintegro” is selected. In the event that the reintegro number drawn matches the reintegro number randomly assigned to the player’s ticket at the time of purchase (and visible on the scanned ticket in your theLotter account), the player receives a full refund of the cost of the ticket.

What is Mega Millions Megaplier feature?

The Mega Millions Megaplier feature allows players to increase non-jackpot prizes by multiplying the original amount by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times, depending on the Megaplier number drawn. The 2nd prize of matching 5 numbers on a Megaplier ticket ($1,000,000) will be multiplied by 2-5 time, for a prize ranging between $2 million and $5 million.

What is Mega Millions Megaplier feature?

To purchase a ticket with the Megaplier feature:

1. Choose the  USA Mega Millions  lottery
2. Select your lucky numbers on the play form
3. Mark the Megaplier checkbox located below the form (the additional cost will be reflected automatically in the total cost)
4. Click the “Play” button to proceed to checkout.

The results of the Megaplier number can be viewed with the regular winning numbers on the USA Mega Millions Results page.

Please note: the Megaplier applies to all lines on the ticket, multiplying players’ potential wins and affecting the price of the ticket accordingly.

Click for full information about the Mega Millions Megaplier.

What is the Powerball Power Play feature?

PowerBall - Power Play

The Power Play feature allows players to increase prizes in the bottom seven prize tiers (excluding the jackpot and second prize) by 2-5 times, depending on Power Play number drawn.

The second prize of $1 million will always be doubled to $2 million.

To purchase a ticket with the Power Play feature:

1. Choose the US Powerball  lottery
2. Select your lucky numbers on the play form
3. Mark the Power Play checkbox located below the form (the additional cost will be reflected automatically on the total cost)
4. Click the “Play” button to proceed to checkout.

The result of the Power Play number can be viewed with the regular winning numbers on the USA Powerball Results page.

Please note: the Power Play applies to all lines on the ticket, multiplying players’ potential wins and affecting the price of the ticket accordingly.

The result of the Power Play number

Systematic form

What is a systematic form (6-14 numbers)?

systematic form

A systematic form allows you to boost your chances of winning by entering the draw with all possible combinations of your lucky numbers.

You are required to fill in a single line with a specific amount of numbers that is higher than the minimum requirement per line, from which all possible combinations are generated.

On theLotter, you are welcome to choose 6-14 lucky numbers, depending on the availability of this play option in the lottery you select. Lotteries which offer systematic forms will have a systematic tab on the play page. The total number of lines generated will appear in the systematic tab.

For example, in the Europe EuroMillions, you are invited to choose 6 -10 numbers for your systematic form. You will first need to choose the type of systematic form (6 numbers, 7 numbers, 8 numbers, 9 numbers, 10 numbers) you wish to play. Should you choose 6 numbers, a total of 6 lines will be generated from the numbers you choose in the numbered grid. Should you choose 10 numbers a total of 252 lines will be generated; each line made up of a different combination of your lucky numbers.


Europe EuroMillions

Italy SuperEnalotto

Australia Powerball Lotto

Canada Lotto 6/49

Spain La Primitiva

What is a systematic form (6-14 numbers)

Why should I play using a systematic form?

By purchasing a systematic form, you increase your odds of winning a prize. For example, if you guess three out of six winning numbers, the winning combination will appear multiple times in the lines generated by the systematic form selector and multiply your return.

Changes Add Excitement to Viking Lotto

Viking Lotto, Europe’s oldest multi-national lottery, introduced changes to its format this week that make the game more exciting than ever to play.

Viking Lotto, Europe's oldest multi-national lottery

In addition to selecting six numbers from a guess range of 1-48, in the new format you also select an additional number, called the Viking number, from a guess range of 1-8. Match all six main numbers and the Viking number and you win the Viking Lotto jackpot!

Viking Lotto also increased its number of prize divisions to eight. You will win a prize if you match three to six of the main numbers selected in the draw. Matching the Viking number on top of that will increase your prize!

Viking Lotto veterans will be interested to know that this long-running lottery has removed the Lucky Number and the two bonus balls from the game, features which served to determine prize amounts.

Viking Lotto drawings take place every Wednesday and the first draw under the new format will be on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Purchase your Viking Lotto tickets now!

(FAQ) – Loteria National Extra

What is the Lotería Nacional Extra?

What is the Lotería Nacional ExtraLoteria Nacional Extra draws are super raffles (sorteos extradordinarios) from the Spanish National Lottery that take place year round. The Spanish National Lottery holds regular raffle draws twice a week, and in honour of special national holidays or traditions the lottery launches raffles with huge prizes (sorteos extradordinarios) about once a month. theLotter is committed to bringing sorteos extradordinarios to customers world-wide so that you can enjoy some of the best prizes and winning odds found anywhere on the globe!

How do I play the Loteria Nacional Extra?

Loteria Nacional Extra is a raffle in which players purchase pre-printed tickets with five-digit codes. The Spanish National Lottery prints 100,000 tickets for sorteo extradordinario draws in 10 copies (series) and further divides tickets into ten shares. Players can purchase whole tickets or individual shares.

100,000 tickets * 10 copies * 10 shares=10 million shares on the market

To play, select from the available shares here or shuffle the shares to see more raffle codes.

What do the different numbers on my Loteria Nacional Extra ticket mean?

What do the different numbers on my Loteria Nacional Extra ticket mean?

1 – This is the ticket code – can range between 00000-99999. This is the five-digit code which will be drawn at the time of the raffle.
2 – This is the lottery number and year for the upcoming draw
3 – This is the series number for the ticket – can range between 1-10
4 – This is the share number – can range between 1-10
5 – This is the complete date for the upcoming draw
6 – This is your ticket number

What are the odds of winning Loteria Nacional Extra?

Loteria Nacional has excellent winning odds that outshine many of the world’s biggest lotteries: more than 1 in 3 tickets will win a prize! The odds of the winning the first prize are 1:100,000, and there are 37, 151 ways to ways to win in every super draw! To see the full Loteria Nacional prize breakdown, click here.

How will I know if I won Loteria Nacional Extra?

The winning share and premio especial numbers will be available shortly after the draw, and all Loteria Nacional Extra results will be available within a few hours of the draw. Players can check Spanish National Lottery results using theLotter’s customised results checker. Please note: the premio especial winning number, series, and share will be displayed in a banner on theLotter’s results page and not in the prize breakdown. Additionally, the premio especial prize will not be supported by the results checker, and premio especial winners will be notified by theLotter’s customer support.

What is the premio especial in the Loteria Nacional Extra draws?

The premio especial is a jackpot prize awarded in many Loteria Nacional Extra draws. When awarded, the premio especial could be either €5 million, €15 million, or €20 million, depending on the size of the total prize pool. This prize is awarded to the player with the winning share in a specific series of the first prize winning ticket. As an example, in a draw with a €5 million premio especial, the winner holding the specific share in the specific series of the first prize winning ticket would receive €100,000 (share winnings) + €4.9 million (premio especial) = €5 million total prize.

How do I know when the next Loteria Nacional Extra takes place?

theLotter’s Spain local office is staffed by lottery experts who stay on top of the latest developments in the lottery world. The Spanish National Lottery releases the dates of the major super raffles as they approach, and theLotter will let customers know about the details of the next draw as soon as they are published!


What would you do after hitting the Jackpot? 11 Shocking Lottery Winner Statistics

What would you do if you won the lottery? Would it change your life? Would you move home, leave your job, help your friends or family, or would you keep everything pretty much the same as before, and carry on working in your nine to fives?

We all have pretty fixed ideas about what would happen, we’ve been through the scenario in our heads enough times. And there is no way we’d mess it up like those morons you read about in the newspapers. Heck no. Like the ones that blow all their cash and end up on skid row, or the suckers that keep their nine to five cleaning jobs at Denny’s. But hey, until we hit it big and cash in the US Powerball jackpot (worth a staggering $100 million this week), who can say for sure what we would do? Before moving on to some shocking examples of past winners’ behaviour, it is worth noting that the US Powerball can nowadays be played from Canada as well as other countries!

So what have different lottery winners have done in the past? And what is the statistical likelihood of you doing the same? Of course, this is in no way scientific, and just a bit of fun – but the statistics are based on the answers of 34 real life lottery winners, averaging at 46 years old, with 8 males and 26 females.

When I Win the Lottery….

My marriage won’t be affected.

You’re probably not wrong, with a promising 95% of our respondents staying married to their husbands or wives after winning. Maybe it’s down to becoming super-close after going through probably the most intense and breath-taking experience on the planet, but who knows? Whatever the reason, this heart-warming fact has made us a little bit more optimistic today.

I won’t be any more likely to leave my boyfriend/girlfriend.

The numbers are on your side with this one, with an unbelievable 100% of our sample group staying with their partners after winning. Now we’re wondering why those married slackers don’t pick up their game. Damn quitters.

I will provide for the future generations of my family.

We’re gonna call you a straight up liar on this one, unless you’re one of the thrifty 10% who can keep hold of their money long enough for the third generation to get some. That’s right, a big old 90% of lottery winners have spent up by the time their grandkids come of age, leaving the family fortunes at a big fat zero.

I’ll make the money last a long time.

A long time – that’s a relative concept, right? So let’s just agree on a ball park figure and work from there. Does 5 years sound ok for starters? Ok. Well if you say you would be able to keep at least some of your money past the 5 year mark, you’d probably be right – but not by much. An extravagant 44% of lottery winners have spent all their money within a 5 year period, leaving them with nothing to show for it and one hell of a hangover.

I’ll give some money to my family.

The numbers are on your side with this one. A whopping 83% of winners gave money to their family, which we think is just lovely. We would hate to think that lottery winners become so selfish that they wouldn’t share their luck, and this has justabout restored our faith in humanity.

I’ll definitely give some money to my friends.

While you might be right about this, there’s a surprising twist. Who would you expect to be more sharing and caring, men or women? Who has more close friends, men or women? So which gender would give money to more friends, men or women? Well, men gave money to three friends, on average, while women gave to just one. Come on ladies, share the wealth!

It won’t change anything between me and my best friend.

We are happy to say that you’re probably right on this one. An amicable 90% of the respondents stated that they kept the best friends they had from before their big win. We were impressed with this statistic, as well as the previous two, because it seems that money doesn’t come between important relationships.

I’ll finally get round to hitting the gym.

Maybe you would, but with a mouth-watering 32% of our respondents gaining weight, it seems like some finally got round to hitting the best restaurants in town. This might not be such a bad thing, as it shows they’re making the most of their winnings – and hey, if you can’t dodge that salad bar after winning the lottery, what’s it good for anyway?

I’ll move to my dream home.

Not according to the stats, my friend. Some of the group did move into a new house, no doubt with champagne filled jacuzzis and pet lions guarding the property, but a stubborn 62% of our winners stayed exactly where they were. Home is where the heart is, and we salute those winners who had already found that ideal homestead.

I’ll quit my day job – obviously!

Well this might seem like a sure-fire life choice after winning, and actually the whole point of even playing the lottery, but you may be more likely to keep that job than you think. Only 52% of our respondents actually left their jobs after winning the lottery. This means that the odds on this are justabout even with an eager 48% continuing to set their alarm clock every night. Interesting life choice!

What would you do after hitting the Jackpot?

I’ll quit buying lottery tickets.

Well, maybe you would buck the trend, but you’re a lot more likely to continue buying tickets than not. A bold 68% of lottery winners continue to buy tickets each week, quietly confident that they will hit the jackpot again before long. They even decide to expand their horizons, using the services of an online lottery concierge such as theLotter  to enter the world’s biggest draws, while benefiting from many other benefits such as theLotter  joining syndicates, playing with multi-draws or using systematic forms to boost their odds of hitting it big (again!).

Australian Lottery Guide – Everything You Need to Know

Sometimes, it seems that everywhere you turn, all you hear about are the American and European lotteries. It is true that the biggest lottery jackpots in the world are regularly awarded by Powerball, Mega Millions, and EuroMillions, but lottery fans will be interested in knowing that winning odds are much better Down Under. Australian lotteries are definitely worth playing and the prizes they offer are tax free! Get acquainted with exciting Australian lotteries and get ready to win!

Breaking News: The Saturday Lotto will stage an AUD$21 Million Superdraw on Saturday 13 May 2017. Staged several times a year, the Superdraw offers an increased jackpot and this time you could win an AUD$21 Million prize. Entries are on sale now at the regular price so purchase your Saturday Lotto tickets now!

Australian Lottery Guide

Why Are Australian Lotteries Special?

There are plenty of reasons to play Australian lotteries, especially if you are looking for variety in your game play. Each and every Australian lottery has something special to offer, but they have things in common as well

** Australia has a lottery draw nearly every day of the week.

** Australian lotteries offer some of the best winning odds anywhere.

** Lottery prizes in Australia are all paid out 100% tax-free!

Comparison of the Australian Lotteries

The odds of winning an Australian lottery are relatively high and the jackpots are quite attractive, giving players the precise balance between rollovers and wins to keep everything fresh, interesting, and exciting. It should come as no surprise that many of these lotteries regularly appear at the top of theSmart lottery ranking Let’s take a look at the basic stats here before moving on to read more in depth about each lottery:

Australia Monday Lotto

The first Australian lottery draw of the week takes place on Monday nights. Purchase your tickets now for the next Australia Monday Lotto draw!

How Australia Monday Lotto is Played

Australia’s Monday Lotto is played with a 6/45 format and there are two bonus balls from the main drum that are added to every draw to determine secondary prizes. Monday Lotto guarantees a fixed Division 1 prize of AUD$1 million per winner, up to four winners each draw. If there are more than four Division 1 winners, the AUD$4 million Division 1 prize pool is divided equally between them.

Australia Oz Lotto

The second day of the week is Tuesday and that is when people all over Australia play Oz Lotto. This lottery’s record is AUD$112 million, set in November 2012, and it’s the biggest jackpot ever won in Australia!

How Australia Oz Lotto is Played

To play Australia’s Oz Lotto, choose seven numbers from a range of 1-45. As with the Monday Lotto, Oz Lotto features two bonus balls, drawn from the same drum. These balls help determine some of the exciting secondary prizes you can win if you don’t claim the jackpot!

Australia Wednesday Lotto

On Wednesday nights, play the Australia Wednesday Lotto! Wednesday Lotto boasts a jackpot record of AUD$6 million, set in January 2009. Following changes introduced in 2012, Wednesday Lotto guarantees a fixed Division 1 prize of AUD$1 million per winner, up to four winners each draw. If there are more than four Division 1 winners, the AUD$4 million Division 1 prize pool is divided equally between them.

How Australia Wednesday Lotto is Played

The Australian Wednesday Lotto is played in the classic 6/45 format. As with many lotteries Down Under, two bonus balls are drawn from the same drum to determine prizes in four of the secondary prize divisions. In total, there are six secondary prizes players can win if they don’t capture the jackpot.

Australia Powerball Lotto

Thursday features the Australia Powerball. This is one of the biggest and most popular lottery games in Australia! Taking its name from its American counterpart, the US Powerball, the Australian Powerball has an incredible jackpot record of AUD$80 million, which was shared by two winning tickets in July 2009!

In May 2013, native Australian R.D. played the Powerball online with theLotter and claimed a fantastic third division prize of AUD$6,427! Read his story here.

How Australia Powerball Lotto is Played

To play Australia Powerball lottery, select 6 numbers out of 40, as well as an additional Powerball from a range of 1-20. There are eight prize divisions. The Powerball jackpot starts at AUD$3 million and has no rollover cap. After it reaches AUD$10 million, every rollover brings at least another AUD$10 million with it, so the potential for gigantic prizes is always huge with this lotto!

Australia Saturday Lotto

Saturday’s main event is the Saturday Lotto. This national Australian lottery is actually marketed in different Australian states under different names: Tattslotto, Gold Lotto, X Lotto, Lotto, and Saturday Lotto. These draws are all one and the same and you can purchase your tickets for the upcoming Australia Saturday Lotto draw right now!

The starting Saturday Lotto jackpot is AUD$4 million and the top prize is often shared by multiple winners. The jackpot record for this super exciting lottery is a whopping AUD$47.9 million, set in a Superdraw in April 2008.

The Saturday Lotto is a regular fixture atop theLotter’s theSmart lottery category, which takes into account the lottery odds, jackpot prizes, ticket price, and taxes to determine the lotteries with the best cost-benefit ratio. Yet another reason to play the Saturday Lotto!

In January 2013, O.S. from Russia won the Saturday Lotto’s second division prize worth US $11,061. He had been playing at theLotter for just under a year when he matched five numbers and the bonus number in the lottery’s 2013/3289 draw. You can read more about his exciting win here!

Saturday Lotto Superdraw

Seven times a year, the Australia Saturday Lotto stages special Superdraws. Superdraws offer a starting guaranteed jackpot of around AUD$20 million and are extremely popular.

Once a year, Saturday Lotto stages a Megadraw with an even bigger prize pool. The Megadraw takes place around Christmas/New Years and offers an incredible AUD$31 million jackpot prize!

How Australia Saturday Lotto is Played

Australia’s Saturday Lotto is played by selecting six numbers from a guess range of 1-45. Two bonus balls are selected from the same drum in the draw and they determine winners of four out of the six secondary prize divisions.

Australian Lotteries – an Abridged History

Australia joined the modern lottery world with a television broadcast on 24 June, 1972. The jackpot was a mere AUD$50 thousand and the game was actually a raffle. The first non-raffle draw took place in November 1979 with newspapers announcing “Today’s the Day to go Lotto!” The first prize was worth a whopping AUD$384,975 and the format was 6/40.

Australian lotteries are today played all over Australia and fans from around the world regularly play an Australian lottery online. When they first started, each Australian lottery was run independently and only operated in a specific Australian state. Oz Lotto became the first national Australian lottery when it launched on 22 February 1994.

The record Australian Powerball jackpot stands at AUD$80 million, which was shared by two winning tickets in July 2009. Oz Lotto’s record is AUD$112 million, set in November 2012, and it is currently the biggest lottery jackpot ever won in Australia!

Australian Lottery Guide

Why Play an Australian Lottery?

A better question would be – why not? With high chances of winning, incredible secondary prizes, frequent Superdraws, and no taxes on winnings, Australian lotteries deserve to receive as much attention as the leading European and American lotteries.

Play an Australian Lottery Online Now!

No matter where you are in the world, you can play all of the exciting Australian lotteries online right now! Make sure to purchase your tickets to the Monday Lotto, the Oz Lotto, the Wednesday Lotto, the Australia Powerball, and the Saturday Lotto and you will become the next big Australian lottery winner!