How to play Lottery

Before we get into the specifics of lottery rules, remember that they do vary considerably from state to state, region to region. Therefore no matter where you may be, ensure that you check the rules as applicable in the specific region or area that you are in.


To play HotLotto, you are expected to pick any 5 out of a total of 39 numbers. For the Hot Ball, you can pick up 1 out of any 19 options. Remember that you can either pick these numbers yourself or have the computer pick them up for you. Drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:40 pm.
If you match all 5 numbers as well as the Hot Ball, you win the Jackpot which starts at no less than a cool $1 Million!


MegaMillions involves picking a total of 6 numbers from 2 different sets – 5 from numbers between 1 to 56 and 1 from 1 to 46. Of course you can opt for Easy Pick whereby all 6 numbers will be chosen by the machine.
Winning the Jackpot in this case would be as simple as matching all 6 numbers!
With tickets costing just $1 for a single play, and a very high probability of as much as 1 in 40 of winning a prize, you wouldn’t want to give MegaMillions a miss!


A very popular lottery across much of the United States, PowerBall requires just a $1 or a $2 investment to end up winning Jackpots worth millions!
Like MegaMillions, here too there are 2 sets of numbers from which selections need to be made – 5 balls out of a drum containing 59 white balls that are numbered from 1 to 59, and just one ball from another drum that contains 42 red balls, numbered from 1 to 42.
The more numbers you are able to match with the draws made, higher the likelihood of your bagging mega prizes, with the Jackpot available for an exact match.
Winnings can also be multiplied by applying the Power Play option, which can cost as little as 1$.


EuroMillions involves picking two sets of numbers, like the predecessors mentioned above – 5 from a set between 1 – 50 and 2 more numbers from between 1 – 11. The Jackpot is bagged when all 7 numbers match exactly.
EuroMillions can be played across the UK as well as the rest of continental Europe. Tickets for EuroMillions are available for purchase online as well as offline across a variety of retail stores in UK and elsewhere in Europe.


EuroJackpot is a relatively recent lottery launched only in March 2012 across much of the major European nations, which requires selecting 7 numbers in all – 5 main and 2 additional. Winning the jackpot mandates matching all 7 numbers. The jackpot is always a minimum of €10 Million, with a rollover increasing that amount incrementally.

National Lottery UK

National Lottery UK is a lottery with relatively simplistic rules – a total of 6 numbers have to be chosen. Matching all 6 gets one the Jackpot, with prizes decreasing in value as the matched numbers decrease. Here too there is a rollover phenomenon at work which means that the Jackpot amount can always end up being a very large number.

Thunderball UK

Thunderball UK is another relatively simple lottery game on offer in the UK. Here the endeavor on the behalf of players would be to match 5 numbers and then the Thunderball number in order to bag the Jackpot prize, which may go up to as much as £500,000, subject to certain capping regulations.
Overall, Thunderball UK certainly offers an excellent avenue for lottery patron to try out their luck, given the reasonably high odds of winning.

Oz Lotto

With the entire western world being so active as far as lotteries are concerned, it was only a matter of time before Australia would become an emphatic participant in this realm, which it did with Oz Lotto.
Oz Lotto is played out every Tuesday night; there are nine numbers drawn in all – 7 main numbers and 2 supplementary ones, from 45 balls numbered 1 to 45. If all 7 numbers are matched with the balls drawn, then the Jackpot is indeed on hand!
Prize typically start at Australian $2 Million and can go up to as much as $50 Million and even more!