Why Playing LuckyNumbers Is So Popular

Lotto is betting on the result of the official lottery draw like SA lotto, SA Powerball and several other lotto draws available, when you are betting on lotto, you must pick the numbers that you think will be drawn and if those numbers are drawn, you will win yourself prizes. Lucky Numbers on the other hand is betting not on the actual lotto, but rather you will be betting on the outcome of the lottery draw. It is important to note that Lucky Numbers betting is hugely reliant on Lotto draws.

Despite the fact that punters may not truly understand what lucky numbers are, the popularity of lucky numbers in South Africa is amazing and that is the reason why almost all bookmakers in South Africa like Hollywoodbets Lucky Numbers and several others are offering this product. This article seeks to investigate what really makes LuckyNumbers so popular.

Opportunity To Bet On International Lotteries

If you are into betting, you will understand that it is very difficult to bet on international lotteries like the US Powerball, Megamillions and other popular international lotteries, that is where lucky numbers come in because they give you an opportunity to bet on those lotteries in a way. While it is true that when you are betting on Lucky Numbers, you wouldn't be betting on the actual lotto, at least you get the feel of betting on these lotteries.

More Betting Markets

When you bet on lucky numbers, you will have access of a number of betting markets because with lotto, you just have to predict the numbers to be drawn and you will win prizes based on the amount of numbers you would have guessed correctly, however, with lucky numbers, there are several betting markets namely; (these vary with the draw):

Set Odds

Very few people want to share money and that is the reason why people enjoy betting on lucky numbers because unlike most lotteries which are parimutuel, lucky numbers payouts are not determined by how many people win because lucky numbers uses fixed odds and therefore the payout is fixed.


With most South African bookmakers, you will be able to place a Lucky Numbers bet for as low as R1 and this is great especially considering the financial challenges people are facing at the moment. As a result people are opting to bet on the cheaper option than betting on lotto draws even if lotto draws offer huge potential payouts.

Breaking: R2.5 Billion Jackpot Announced For Next EuroMillions Superdraw!

The EuroMillions is a European-based lottery with drawings held twice a week on Tuesday and Friday at 21:00 SAST. Fixed payouts are awarded for 13 different winning combinations except for the jackpot, which depends on the number of tickets sold with a minimum amount of €17 million (approximately R338 128 338). The amount rolls over to the next drawing if no jackpot is won to create an even larger jackpot up to a maximum amount of €250 million (approximately R4 972 475 560).

The EuroMillions underwent big changes in February 2020 related to the game’s prize structure. The jackpot cap increased from €190 million (approximately R3 779 081 425) to €200 million (approximately R3 963 118 000) and more money is given to the top prize in every draw. The amount of Superdraws will also increase from the usual two times per year to three times per year.

The Superdraws are planned once there is enough money in the EuroMillions reserve fund. The fund receives 10% of the common prize fund up until a total of five draws and then 18% in every drawing after that until the jackpot is won.

Historical SuperDraws Payouts

The table below shows the previous Superdraw Jackpots and the date when they were drawn.

Date Final Jackpot (€) Final Jackpot (R)
7/7/2020 €144 m R2,864,145,922
7/2/2020 €130 m R2,585,687,291
11/6/2019 €138.7 m R2,758,729,440
19/2/2019 €175.4 m R3,488,688,852
21/9/2018 €162 m R3,222,164,162
20/4/2018 €138.7 m R2,758,729,440
15/9/2017 €190 m R3,779,081,425
30/6/2017 €100 m R1,988,990,224
30/9/2016 €168 m R3,341,503,576
6/11/2015 €163 m R3,242,054,065
5/6/2015 €129 m R2,565,797,388
6/3/2015 €100 m R1,988,990,224
3/10/2014 €190 m R3,779,081,425
6/6/2014 * €137 m R2,724,916,606
7/3/2014 €129 m R2,565,797,388
15/11/2013 €100 m R1,988,990,224
7/6/2013 €187 m R3,719,411,718
22/3/2013 €132 m R2,625,467,095
28/9/2012 €100 m R1,988,990,224
4/10/2011 €117 m R2,327,118,562
10/5/2011 €121 m R2,406,678,171
1/10/2010 €129 m R2,565,797,388
5/2/2010 €129 m R2,565,797,388
18/9/2009 €100 m R1,988,990,224
6/3/2009 €100 m R1,988,990,224
9/2/2007 €100 m R1,988,990,224

There will now be a third draw this year on Friday, 25 September 2020. The previous two draws were held on the 07 February 2020 and 03 July 2020. The EuroMillions winning numbers for the February draw were 9, 15, 17, 25,40, 3, 9 and the winning numbers for the July draw were 12, 16, 23, 33, 41, 8, 10.

The one lucky ticket holder in Spain won the entire amount in February, it was the first time in three years the jackpot didn’t rollover to the following draw. As for the UK EuroMillions, a lucky player won an amount of €191 276 659 for the October 2019 draw. This was the UK’s biggest ever winner.

No other changes have been announced by the National lottery. More Superdraws will take place and thus creates even bigger jackpots to be won. Many players are excited and trying their luck for the last Superdraw for this year.

For More Information

For more information about the EuroMillions Superdraws, visit www.lottoland.co.za.