Five of the Worldwide Lotteries with Biggest Jackpots
Lotteries are often considered as one of the easiest ways to earn money. The tickets do not always cost you much, but the prizes that you may win are exciting! There are hundreds of lotteries all over the world. Here are the top five among them:
American Mega Millions
Though the other forms of gambling are illegal in America, lottery is considered to be a kind of healthy gambling. Mega Millions is one of the most popular lotteries in America offering unbelievably high amounts of money as prize. Recently, on 9th July 2016, a lucky winner got $540 million in the game. The 2012 game also deserves mention in this respect. There, the jackpot money won was worth $656 million. The three winners were from Maryland, Kansas and Illinois. It is considered to be one of the biggest lotteries of the US ever! The very next year, the same lottery gave away a jackpot worth $648 million to winners from Georgia and California.
Spanish “EL GORDO”
Do not get surprised by the name of the country thinking of the present economical status of the country. The country is no less than the other European nations in terms of lotteries! During the 2014 Christmas, as much as 2.5 billion Euros were distributed by El Gordo. Yes, you heard that right! The amount here was not in millions but in billions.
The Euromillions has been giving out some of the biggest prizes in the history of lottery since 2004. In 2011, a couple from Scotland won the jackpot of 200 million Euros while the very next year, another couple from UK won as much as 190 million Euros. If this is not enough, Euromillions gave birth to as many as 100 millionaires and that too overnight in its Raffle Draw! It was in the same year, i.e. 2012.
This is one of the greatest lotteries in the history of the world. In the October 2010, this lottery gave out 177 million Euros to as many as 70 winners. This is the greatest prize money to be given in the history of SuperEnalotto. A year back, it gave away 148 million Euros to one of the lucky winners. The jackpot prize for this July was about 104 million Euros. Such high prize money often associated the fear of the winners being kidnapped by the local gangsters. That is why the winners refuse to disclose their identity to ensure safety!
Australian Oz Lotto
In definitely deserves mention in the list of top five biggest lotteries in the world. In 2012, this lottery gave away AUD111 million to its four jackpot winners. Recently, in May 2016, a Victorian couple won 40 million dollars in this lottery.