The Best Lottery Commercials of All Time

While it may not seem to be a usual target of advertising, there were some lottery commercials over the years that have exceeded all standards and stood out as some of the best on the market. Playing the lottery is fun, so most of these ads are extremely entertaining. So, without further ado, let us show you the best lottery commercials in advertising history!

1. Justino – The Spanish Christmas Lottery

This is the best lottery commercial of all times because it features an unexpectedly moving story about a man who always goes out of his way to make a better day for those around him. Justino is a night guard in a mannequin factory in Spain. As his job leaves him quite lonely, he uses the mannequins to make special installations for his colleagues to find in the morning.

With Christmas on the way, Justino begins a majestic plan to build a very special Christmas tree for them. Being very busy putting his plan into practice, Justino forgets about putting in his share for the Loteria de Navidad raffle. The Christmas Lottery is the biggest lotto event of the year in Spain and it is part of the local holiday traditions.

On his way in to work, Justino reads the newspaper and finds out that the factory syndicate has won the Loteria de Navidad raffle. This is the moment when he realizes that he had forgotten to put in a share. While he feels sorry for missing out on the prize, he goes in ready to congratulate his colleagues on their big win. But their reaction takes Justino completely by surprise. To find out why, watch this adorably heartwarming Christmas Lottery commercial.

2. #Pleasenotthem – James Blunt – The UK National Lottery

This is one of the most amusing lottery commercials we have ever seen. It features singer James Blunt talking about how he would use a lottery win to give back to the people. His aim is that everybody should feel better about themselves, everybody should feel beautiful.

And, in his view, the ideal way for them to get that is to have James Blunt himself tell them that every single day. While hearing that “You’re beautiful” from the star may seem exciting at first, having that every single day may not be the inspiring experience you may think it to be.

You have to watch the video to find out just how bad things would be if James Blunt won the UK National Lottery. Everybody has a chance to become a winner when playing the lottery, but after seeing this commercial, we definitely hope that it won’t be James Blunt.

3. Snowfall – California Lottery Powerball Commercial

This moving commercial was made to celebrate the US Powerball lottery coming to California, which was one of the happiest lottery news to hit the United States. In fact, the ad was made precisely to relay the size of this exciting event.

The best thing about this amazing commercial is the dramatic rendition of “California Dreaming”, which was specifically made for the Powerball ad. So, watch how sunny California is taken by the irresistible lottery fever of the US Powerball, but you should know that this type of fever is extremely contagious.

4. “Big Enough To Go Island Shopping” – EuroMillions

 

Everybody knows that the jackpots in the EuroMillions lottery are simply larger than life. But exactly how big is a million-dollar jackpot? Well, as you can see in this hilarious commercial, it is just big enough for winners to go island shopping with their lotto prize.

Watch this adorable ad to find out just how an island purchased by an Irishman for his local community would look like. If you’ve never seen an exotic island with a very intense Irish charm, then take a look at this EuroMillions commercial because it will seduce you irrevocably. Watch out for that crisp sandwich!

5. The Megaply Commercial – Mega Millions

If you’ve ever played the Mega Millions lottery, then you must know the golden rule: Don’t forget to Megaply! This hilarious ad was made precisely to point out how important it is to check the Megaplier option. With only $1.00 extra, you can increase your winnings significantly!

The man in this commercial finds out he’s won an amazing $10,000 and he’s on top of the world. He gives his wife the amazing news, and she’s obviously thrilled, but she immediately asks about the Megaplier. And then, the man realizes that he forgot to megaply.

So, instead of winning $20,000, $30,000, or even $40,000, his prize will stay at $10,000. So, learn from his mistakes and don’t ever forget to megaply when playing Mega Millions! $1.00 can get you a very long way when it comes to the Mega Millions.

Did you enjoy our selection of the best lottery commercials of all time? Which of them did you like most? Will it be adorable Justino, dramatic Snowfall, delightfully annoying James Blunt, the charming Irish island, or the man who forgot to megaply?

Advertisements

7 Years of Amazing Spanish Christmas Lottery Adverts

One of the most anticipated moments of the year in Spain is the release of the amazing Spanish Christmas Lottery adverts because they set the ideal mood for Christmas and, moreover, because they remind everybody that the year’s biggest lottery is coming up. While the Loteria de Navidad has a longstanding tradition with its adverts, the ones they have released in the past few years have set a new standard for lottery commercials everywhere. So, watch and be amazed as we give you the fabulous Loteria de Navidad adverts of the past seven years.

1. “December 21st” – 2016

“December 21st” tells the story of Carmina, a retired teacher from a small town in Spain. After making breakfast for her nephew, she sees the Loteria de Navidad on television and she immediately takes out her ticket and says “The lottery? Now? I don’t even know what day it is.”. After the children from the San Ildefonso school sing the very number on her ticket, Carmina is overwhelmed with joy because she is convinced that she has won the lottery. She immediately runs off to tell her friends and celebrate her fabulous win with them.

As she leaves the room, her nephew continues to watch the TV program and it turns out that the entire material was just a news recap of the Loteria de Navidad from the previous year, as the date was December 21st. Then, Carmina’s son walks in and the nephew tells him that she thinks she’s won the lottery. When he sees his mother so happy, though, he decides to let her enjoy the moment a little bit longer.

However, the entire situation snowballs towards an enormous town-wide movement to keep Carmina believing that it is December 22nd and that she really has won the lottery. Everybody in town is in on the plan and the effect is simply astounding. Then, as the entire town gathers in the lighthouse to celebrate Carmina, her son decides that it is time to tell her the truth. To find out how this adorable short film ends, watch “December 21st” and you will get into that Christmas spirit regardless of the weather outside.

2. “Justino” – 2015

2015’s Spanish Christmas Lottery advert was definitely one for the books. “Justino” was named the year’s best Christmas ad and it has even received a Cannes Lions Cyber Grand Prix. This 4-minute animated short film tells the story of a night-guard named Justino, who works at a mannequin factory. Since he spends his nights among the mannequins, Justino gets to use them to make special surprises for his colleagues who work during the day.

You will get to meet the members of the team in the mannequin company as they enjoy the gestures made by Justino. The biggest of his surprises is the one he prepares for Christmas, when he makes them a very special Christmas tree. Then, as Justino rides the bus into work the next day, he reads in the local newspaper that the mannequin factory has won the El Gordo, the grand prize of the Loteria de Navidad. This is when he realizes that he forgot to put in his share for the factory syndicate.

While still sad that he missed the Loteria de Navidad, Justino goes in prepared for yet another day at work. However, this is when he gets a special surprise of his very own. Watch the ending of this enchanting advert to find out what Justio gets for Christmas.

3. “Antonio’s Bar” – 2014

This Spanish Christmas Lottery advert may seem like a prequel to Justino, as if follows a similar storyline. It starts with Manuel looking out the window and trying to keep his tears back. Then, his wife comes in to tell him that he has to go out to the bar and send out his congratulations to his friends.

We then find out that Manuel was sad that for the first time, he has forgotten to buy a ticket for the Loteria de Navidad. Fortunately for his friends, the bar syndicate wins the El Gordo in the Spanish Christmas Lottery, but unfortunately for Manuel, he is not part of it.

Still saddened by his misfortune, he goes to the bar and congratulates his friends over at Antonio’s Bar on their fantastic holiday win. He hugs Antonio with all of his heart, and he decides to stay for a cup of coffee, as the people celebrate their win. That’s when Antonio gives him a very special side order to his coffee. Watch this lovely Christmas ad to get into the proper holiday spirit.

4. “Pon tus suenos a jugar” – 2013

In 2013, the Spanish Christmas Lottery advert was meant to warm up audiences through music. For this one, Monserrat Caballé, Marta Sánchez, Raphael, Niña Pastori and David Bustamante came together to sing “Pon tus suenos a jugar”, a very special song about the Loteria de Navidad.

So, watch the grandiose video for this enchanting song, which manages to relay the heart and soul of the Loteria de Navidad. “Pon tus suenos a jugar” is the perfect musical representation of the joy surrounding the Spanish Christmas Lottery. Enjoy!

5. “La Fabrica de Suenos II” – 2012

This is one of the most impressive Spanish Christmas Lottery adverts in the entire series because it relays this magical lottery from a fantasy standpoint. The soundtrack for this fabulous ad is one of the best-known songs to ever be composed for a fantasy film, Danny Elfman’s “Ice Dance” from the official score to Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands”.

So, enjoy the magic of the Loteria de Navidad in this epic advert. Let your imagination roam free and remember that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to this special Spanish lottery. Be part of the game and you will do wonders.

6. “La Fabrica de Suenos” – 2011

The 2011 Spanish Christmas Lottery advert is the first glimpse that players have gotten into the magical world behind the Loteria de Navidad. When you buy your tickets for the game, remember that they came from the Dream Factory and let the fantastic charm of the game fuel your enthusiasm for this special draw.

7. Loteria de Navidad Advert – 2010

The Loteria de Navidad is the stuff of fairytales, as it has granted people from all over the world the possibility to make their wildest dreams come true. So, watch your favorite characters like Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Captain Hook and Peter Pan, as they get to meet the most enchanted character of all, Lady Luck.

We hope that these fantastic Spanish Christmas Lottery adverts have gotten you into the holiday spirit and that they have inspired you to see all the magical things in amazing world. So, buy your tickets for the Loteria de Navidad on theLotter and you will be a part of this truly enchanting game! May Lady Luck be on your side this year!