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EuroMillions Lotto: Play the Local or the International? – August 6th, 2012

The question for lottery players is not if to enter to win the world’s biggest jackpots -but where. For some, their own national lottery will be very attractive, while others will have their heart set on scooping the multi-national EuroMillions top prize.

With Tuesday’s draw (August 7th) set to see a jackpot of €190 million – the biggest ever lottery prize inEurope – up for grabs, it is understandable why so many people will choose to enter it.

According to an article in France TV Info, up to seven million French people will try their luck on becoming a EuroMillions winner on Tuesday. Part of the reason for the popularity of the lottery in the nation – it accounts for ten per cent of global sales – is the generous jackpots on offer.

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The minimum top prize is €15 million, which compares favourably with the €2 million offered by the France Loto. Patrick Buffard, deputy director general of the French games, observed a younger demographic takes part in EuroMillions.

Individuals between the ages of 25 and 40 are most likely to take part in EuroMillions, and the lottery’s primary audience is reflected in marketing campaigns. “The slogan is more rewarding intellectually ‘And if your life becomes infinitely richer?’, the characters on screen are thirtysomethings, the music is more punchy,” France TV Info stated.

Because of the chance to win such life changing sums of money, some may wonder how national lotteries manage to attract enough players. However, one of the biggest benefits of entering these draws is that the odds of hitting the jackpot are better.

The chance of scooping the top prize on the EuroMillions is measured at 1:116,531,800. But, entrants in the UK National Lottery (1:13,983,816), Spain’s El Gordo (1:31,625,100), Belgium Lotto (1:8,145,060) and Switzerland Lotto (1:8,145,060) can get access to much more favourable odds.

Obviously participants will not be able to win the mega jackpots on offer with the EuroMillions, but they can still become millionaires. And the good news for people is that all of these games can be played online at theLotter. So, whether it is for a national or international lottery, make sure to buy a ticket.

Picture credit: Money.co.uk