Lottery fans, it’s time to get excited: lotteries are getting bigger and bigger, and this means that there’s a chance that you might be the lucky winner. Well, that is: if you actually win. But you can’t win if you don’t play. If you’re looking for reasons to get motivated about the lottery, we hope that this will be your guide.
You see, there are lotteries all around the world. Just about every country you can think of has a lottery, but we wanted to see who had the biggest ones.
The winner has to be Spain’s “Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad”, the Spanish Christmas Lottery. It truly is the world’s largest lottery. In 2012, the total prizes shattered 2.52 billion Euros! The main jackpot and cash prize was well over 700 million Euros. This is a huge lottery for sure, and many people have gotten lucky enough to win the 4 million Euros.
Spain isn’t the only country that has a lottery. The United States actually has multiple lotteries of note. One is the Mega Millions, which went up to 640 million USD in 2012. The cash payout was 474 million. There was also the Powerball, which was split by two tickets and had a cash payout of 384.7 million dollars.
Moving back to Europe, there’s the EuroMillions. This lottery had a huge jackpot of 161.7 million pounds. It was at this amount when someone won in 2011 — wow!
There’s also Italy’s SuperEnalotto, which had a whopping 147 million Euros when it was won in 2009.
Not to be left out, Germany has a lottery — Lotto 6, which went up to 45 million Euros.
Sweden has a lottery, called Svenska Spel — it went up to SEK 215 million, which was the largest jackpot in the lottery’s history. It hit this amount in 2010.
Getting a ticket might be seen as a waste but there’s no need to feel that way. Most people play the lottery as a source of entertainment. Sure, you might not win but who hasn’t hung around the office dreaming about finally getting a chance to really do what you’ve always wanted to do? Why not buy a ticket in your country’s lottery today? You’ll be glad that you did!