Are you in? Play for five of the world’s biggest jackpots
With America’s colossal lotteries Powerball and Mega Millions now available in Ireland we profile the world’s top 5 lottery jackpots.
Multilotto has launched in Ireland, giving Irish customers the chance to win the world’s biggest lottery jackpots.
In total Irish customers can now win 11 of the world’s biggest jackpots. Let’s take a closer peek at the top 5.
1. Powerball – Biggest Jackpot in the World
Powerball is the world’s biggest lottery. The American giant created a record-breaking $1.5 billion (€1.3bn) jackpot in January 2016 and has created several other jackpots in excess of half a billion dollars.
In the end the jackpot was split three ways. Two of the winning ticket holders came forward soon after the draw, but it took six months for the final winners to come forward - a very lucky couple from Chino Hills, California. Will the next winner come from Ireland?
2. The Massive Mega Millions
While Powerball grabbed the headlines in January 2016, Mega Millions, also from the USA, is responsible for creating the second and third biggest jackpots of all time.
The second biggest was a whopping $656 million in 2012, which was split between three winning tickets from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.
The third biggest ever jackpot weighed in at hefty €648 million, with the bounty eventually divided in half between winners from California and Georgia.
3. Embrace Euromillions
Irish people are already very familiar with Euromillions and new customers across Ireland at Multilotto can get 3 EuroMillions tickets for just €3.50 here.
Europe’s most popular transnational lottery is also its biggest. The EuroMillions has created the biggest jackpots ever seen this side of the pond, including a €190m winner in 2012.
EuroMillions also stages regular ‘super draws’ where the jackpot is set at a very high minimum figure, typically in excess of €100 million.
4. EuroJackpot is Emerging
EuroJackpot is a hugely popular transnational lottery, with a minimum set jackpot of €10 million that’s capable of rolling over to create jackpots worth up to €90 million. The draw takes place every Friday evening. And, while the jackpots aren’t typically as big as those available on EuroMillions, the odds of winning are better.
5. Italy’s sensational Superenaotto
The Superenalotto from Italy creates bigger jackpots than every other state lottery in Europe. The main reason for this is that there are three draws per week which creates lots of exciting rollovers. The current record is a whopping €149m set in 2010.
Multilotto are offering all new customers in Ireland 3 EuroMillions tickets for just €3.50. Get yours today here.
* Multilotto was first established in 2012 and holds a Class 1 on 4 Remote Gaming License from the Malta Gaming Authority and a Remote Gaming License from the Republic of Ireland National Excise License Office.
Multilotto.ie offers customers the opportunity to bet on the world's biggest lotteries, including EuroMillions, in order to win the same prizes, including the jackpot.
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