Watch your clocks and hold your breath– it’s leap second time! Tonight, when the clock hits 23:59:59 UTC, its next move won’t be midnight. Rather, the entire globe will get an additional second — 23:59:60 UTC. Which is great news because it only takes a second to win millions!
It’s a special night, so choose a more unique lottery option! Consider playing these lotteries with amazing jackpots that unfortunately get overlooked from time to time:
Germany isn’t just about luxury cars and bratwurst — it’s also a land of huge jackpots. Germany Lotto is featuring a €26 million jackpot for this Wednesday night! Playing Germany Lotto is simple — just pick six numbers from 1 to 49 and one Super Number from 1 to 9. If you match all six main numbers and the Super Number, you win the jackpot. Both the first and second prize divisions can change your life; on 27 June, three ticket holders won the second prize by matching all six main numbers for a total cash prize of €646,976 each. Germany Lotto has one of the most valuable second prize divisions in the lottery world, even topping €1 million on occasion! Germany Lotto jackpots start at €1 million and can continue to roll over 13 times. If it hasn’t been won after 13 draws, then the prize money will be redistributed to the other prize tiers. The jackpot record was set in 2007 with €45.4 million. Germany Lotto prizes are tax-free*.
El Gordo de la Primitiva
Spain has been in love with El Gordo de la Primitiva since its first draw in 1993. Known simply as “El Gordo”, it is now one of the country’s most popular games. To win, a ticket must match all five main numbers ranging from 1 to 54 and the reintegro number from 1 to 9. The current jackpot is an impressive €11.4 million; El Gordo has a total of nine prize divisions — something for everyone! The €33 million jackpot record was set in 2011. Draws occur every Sunday night.
Canada Lotto 6/49
Canada is known for its friendliness and its lotteries are no exception! When you buy a Canada Lotto 6/49 ticket, not only do you get a chance to win seven brilliant prize divisions, but you also get an automatic entry to the Guaranteed Prize Draw. The Guaranteed Prize Draw is a raffle which guarantees one CAD$1 million winner every draw. Talk about courteous! The Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot starts at CAD$5 million — match all six numbers ranging from 1 to 49 to win. The current jackpot is a stupendous CAD$13 million — just CAD$50 million short of its record set in 2005. Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday; all cash prizes are tax-free*.
* Consult the tax laws in your country of residence for any local taxation for which you may be subject.