The lottery will continue to inspire the dreams of so many, as millions sign up every year in the hope of winning big. Here is a breakdown of the easiest lotteries to win, alongside some advice on how to win a prize
We all know the temptations of the lottery, but by definition the grand prize is nearly impossible to win.
The EuroMillions for example, has a one in 139,838,160 chance of winning.
Unlikely to say the least — but it isn’t all about the grand prize.
Taking home any of the big prizes is extremely unlikely and sometimes its better to focus on the smaller prizes.
Some are easier to win than others.
So which lotteries are the easiest to win? We breakdown the best chances and odds…
Believe it or not, the easiest to win is the Polish Mini Lotto.
The odds of winning the jackpot prize is a cool 850,668 to one.
But these are far and away the best odds.
Next up is the Swedish Lotto, which you’ll have a one in 6,724,520 chance of winning.
The Polish Mini Lotto’s grand prize has a maximum total cap of £72,000, so it isn’t going to buy you the countryside estate you would like, but might just help pay off the mortgage.
Lottoland offered their opinion on which was is the best to play: “If you’re looking for a great all-rounder lottery our pick has to be the Swedish Lotto. Why? Because it’s got our second-lowest jackpot odds and it’s therefore your best chance to win a multimillion pound jackpot,” they said.
“A basic game costs just 50p. Add the bonus from as little as £1.50 extra plus the Lotto 2 draw for another 50p. Now you’ve got 16 different ways to win for only £2.”
The top five is as follows:
Polish Mini Lotto – maximum prize of £72,000, played every day with 1 : 850,668 odds
Swedish Lotto – maximum prize of £18 million, played Wednesday and Saturday with 1 : 6,724,520 odds
Austrian Lotto – maximum prize of £6.8 million, played Wednesday and Sunday with 1 : 8,145,060 odds
OZ Lotto – maximum prize of £545,000, played Monday and Wednesday with 1 : 8,145,060 odds
Irish Lotto – maximum prize of £13 million, played Wednesday and Saturday with 1 : 10,737,573 odds
Lottery top tips
The best chance of winning a small prize lies with the French lottery, with a one in six chance.
Next is the UK Lotto’s odds of around one in nine, while Spain’s El Gordo De La Primitiva has odds of one in 10. Austrian Lotto, meanwhile, has odds of one in 12.
Generally speaking, lottery numbers with the best chance of winning are the ones that are spread apart.
Popular numbers, like five, seven and 10 are picked more commonly. This means there is a higher likelihood of, if you are lucky enough to win, of splitting your prize with another person.