International Lotteries

A lottery is called an international if it can be played not only in the country where it’s held but also in other countries. With international lotteries, even people in India can play American lottos that are known to give out insane amounts of cash! This is made possible by the existence of online world lotteries.

Notice that international lotteries are also held in other countries, not every country

Are international lotteries legal in India?

The law that regulates lottery playing in India varies depending on which state you are in. Fortunately, foreign lotteries take place outside of India and are not subject to India’s gambling restrictions. As stated on Lottothrill, you can play online international lotteries from India regardless of which state you live in.

However, you can’t play foreign lotteries straight from their official sites. Most world lotteries tickets can only be directly purchased in the country where the lottery is held.
If you want to play international lotteries, you must buy the ticket from a lottery agent site. Even if you play through international lotto sites, not all international lotteries are available in India.

Most popular international lotteries in India

The US Powerball is one of the biggest world lotteries out there. They draw every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 3:39 a.m. UTC (9:29 a.m. IST), and one ticket costs $2 if you purchase it directly from their site. Their estimated jackpot is $151 million.

Mega Millions
Along with Powerball, Mega Millions is one of the two world lotteries with the highest number of jackpots. Even though the current estimated jackpot sits at around $45 million, Mega Millions had once given out a $1.5 billion jackpot which is roughly the same as Powerball’s highest awarded jackpot. They do drawings every Tuesday and Friday at 4:00 a.m. UTC (9:30 a.m. IST) and the ticket costs $2.

As implied by the name, Euromillions lottery is available in a number of countries in Europe. They have an estimated jackpot of €89 million and a ticket costs €2.50. The drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday at around 7.45 p.m. UTC (1:15 a.m. IST).

Eurojackpot is another world lottery in Europe. One ticket costs €2 and drawings are held every Friday at 7 p.m. UTC (12:30 a.m. IST). Its estimated jackpot is around €10 million.

La Primitiva
La Primitiava is a Spanish lottery with €17.4 million estimated jackpot. One ticket costs €1, and drawings are held every Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:40 p.m. UTC (3:10 a.m. IST). It is said to be one of the world lotteries with the highest chance of winning.

El Gordo
Unlike the previous lotteries mentioned, El Gordo is a holiday special yearly lottery that draws every December 22. Just like its name “El Gordo” which means “The Big One” in Spanish, the estimated jackpot is as big as €2.4 billion. However, because one ticket costs a whopping €200, a lot of people buy a sub-ticket at the price of €20 to gain a chance of winning 10% of the jackpot.

Brazil Mega Sena
Mega Sena is the biggest lottery in Brazil. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00 p.m. UTC (4:30 a.m. IST). You can buy a ticket for a minimum price of R$10 and the jackpot is estimated at R$76 million or around 13,71 million USD.

Canada Lotto 6/49
Canada Lotto 6/49 has an estimated jackpot of $17 million and a ticket costs $3. They hold drawings every Wednesday and Saturday at 3:30 a.m. UTC (9:00 a.m. IST).

It should be kept in mind that estimated jackpots change from time to time. The jackpot estimations listed above should give you the idea of how big of a jackpot you can get from the world lotteries mentioned. Furthermore, the prices listed don’t include the fee of the lottery agent sites.
All the world lotteries above are popular in India because they can be played in India. You can find them on most of the popular lottery agent websites in India, therefore they are very easy to play.

How to play international lotteries from India

Visit an international lottery ticket seller website
There are many websites where players can play lottery from India. Some of the most famous sites are Lotto247 India and LottoThrill. Don’t forget to do a little online research to make sure the site you’re playing on is secure and verified.

Choose the world lottery you wish to play

Usually international lotto sites sell more than one type of lotto ticket. Select which lottery you wish to play, or you can just google both the name of the site and the lottery.

Choose the quantity of tickets

Some websites will automatically generate several tickets so make sure you are buying the right amount of ticket. Don’t forget to check if the price is correct.

Choose the numbers to play

Put in your numbers of choice in the slots or let the system generate random numbers for you.
Input your personal data

All world lotteries will ask for personal data so they can contact you if you win. Most sites won’t share your personal info (including your name) against your wishes if you win.

Pay for the ticket

Select how you want to pay for the ticket. The methods of payment vary depending on what international lotteries site you’re using, but the most common method of payment is via credit or debit card (VISA or MasterCard). Some sites like offer other payment methods such as UPI, Netbanking, or the India-specific RuPay.

Wait for results
The lottery site will notify you if you have won. Some world lotteries also broadcast a live stream of the drawing event so you can monitor the winning numbers live.

Receive your winning if your numbers have won
If you have won, you will go through a series of verification processes. The prize will then be transferred to you through your preferred withdrawal method.

Online international lotteries websites enable people to play the biggest world lotteries from anywhere. Payments are even customized to suit players’ needs through localized sites. Try your luck at the next drawing!

Author's Bio: 

Pa Pie Ya Chan , she is writer and marketing analyzer