Is there such a thing as a small jackpot win?
Date: 2011-04-14 14:07:55
Some lotteries live their lives very much under the spotlight! With eye-watering jackpots they are the darlings of the international lottery community.
Irresistible jackpot sizes
It is hard to resist a jackpot sitting at 100 million Euros, or how about an American super-sized Megamillions jackpot of $300 million? With such massive jackpots on offer it is little wonder that these lotteries are so difficult to ignore.
But not all lotteries can be a Euromillions or a Megamillions! And some lotto's are happy to never be an American Powerball, SuperLotto Plus or even an Italian SuperEnaLotto!
Not the biggest, but certainly big enough!
There are some 'middleweight' contenders for the crown. Closer inspection reveal a number of lotteries that never pass the 100 million mark yet do often provide quite sizable amounts in jackpot offerings. The UK Lottery, in fact one of the most popular lottery in the world with it's 6/49 format, has climbed to 42 million Pounds before. Not bad at all!
And the two lotteries from Down Under in Australia, The Oz Lotto and Australian Powerball have both quietly reached some very significant jackpot sizes themselves. The Oz Lotto with its biggest jackpot so far sitting at 68 million Pounds and the Australian Powerball coming in at slightly less with a biggest recorded jackpot of 51 million Pounds!
Are smaller jackpots easier to win?
So, if these three lotteries are still making big waves in the spotlight, who are the smaller, 'camera shy' lotteries? The ones content to live a quiet life in the region of only a few million Pounds?
El Gordo lottery (Gordo de la Primitiva)
Starting at a minimum amount of 5 million Euros, the El Gordo jackpot won't stop rolling-over until it is won! The highest jackpot won to date is a very respectable 25 million Euros.
In addition to the Jackpot prize there are eight other tiers of prizes available to be won in the Sunday El Gordo draw!
Still on the European continent we move to France where the France Loto (know locally as 'Loto Francaise') is giving players the chance to win sizable amounts of cash! The France Loto Jackpot will start at 2 million Euros and rolls over a maximum of 34 times before it has to be won. The biggest jackpot win so far has been 18 million Euros!
So here we have two lotteries that are very big in their local countries, and are content to let the other bigger lotteries steal some of the international limelight.
Inviting a big lottery win
The truth of course is that while certain lotto's may be first on the wish lists of most people, if something smaller and quieter happened to show up, no one would complain! In fact, I think most people might actually celebrate... for the rest of their lives!
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