Current Jackpot: US$ 1,600,000,000
The Mega Millions Lottery is one of the most popular lotto games in the United States. In fact, it's popular all around the world! First started in 1996 and known then as “The Big Game,” it was renamed Mega Millions Lottery in 2002. It is America's largest jackpot game. The minimum jackpot is $15 million and this amount will continue to increase until there is a grand prize winner. Mega Millions Lottery is known for its mammoth jackpots, the largest jackpot to date was $656 million in 2012. You don't have to hit the jackpot to win as there are many lesser winning combinations where you can win up to $1 million. Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday night at 11pm EST. You can buy tickets online.
Current Jackpot: US$ 620,000,000
The Powerball Lottery is one of the most popular in the United States and in fact, all around the world. It began in 1988 as “Lotto America” which was changed to Powerball in 1992. Powerball boasts the biggest jackpot in US lottery history: $1,600 million on the 13th of January 2016. The minimum Powerball jackpot is $40 million. You don't have to hit the jackpot to win with Powerball as there are many lesser prizes. Drawings are help every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59pm EST.
Current Jackpot: € 58,000,000
EuroMillions is a transnational lottery first launched in 2004. Initially, participation was limited to France, Spain and the U.K. Other countries have since joined, including Luxembourg, Switzerland, Portugal, Ireland, Austria and Belgium. The minimum jackpot is €15 million. To date, the biggest EuroMillions jackpot was €190 million in 2012, won by a couple from the U.K. Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday night in Paris at 20:45. As with the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries, there are many ways to win even if you don't get the top prize.
CALIFORNIA SUPER LOTTO
Current Jackpot: US$ 16,000,000
California SuperLotto Plus began in 1985 and is a California state lottery that is styled much like Mega Millions. The largest jackpot prize to date was $193 million in 2002. The minimum jackpot is $7 million and this amount increases, or rolls over, if there is no top prize winner. Even if you aren't lucky enough to match all of the winning numbers for the grand prize, there are still multiple ways to win. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday evening at approximately 7:45pm PST. Tickets may be purchased online.
Michigan Lottery - Classic Lotto 47
The Michigan Lottery first started in 1972. It has a variety of draw games as well as scratch-off games. This lottery has created many instant millionaires with a lot of ways to win even if a player doesn't hit a top prize jackpot. Lotto 47 is the most popular draw type game. Lotto 47 jackpots start at a cool $1 million and increase in increments of 4100,000 each time there is no grand prize winner. Drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29pm CST. Tickets may be bought online.
The Florida Lottery is a state run organization started in 1988. It has a variety of games including drawings and scratch-off tickets, but Florida Lotto is one of the most popular. This is a draw game and allows players to multiply their winnings as much as 5 X with the “XTRA” feature. The minimum jackpot depends on the number, if any, of XTRA plays chosen at $1 per play. If there is no top prize winner, the jackpot keeps rolling over and getting bigger with each drawing. There are a variety of ways to win even if you don't hit the big jackpot. The biggest Florida Lotto jackpot to date was $106.5 million in 1990. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at 11:15pm EST. You can purchase Florida Lotto tickets online.
New York Lottery
The New York Lottery was begun in 1967 and was the third modern lottery in the U.S. There are a number of draw games as well as scratchers. Of these games, New York Lotto is one of the most popular with a minimum jackpot of $3 million which continues to increase by $300,000 with each draw if there is no top prize winner. Unlike a lot of other lotteries, in New York Lotto it isn't just the grand prize jackpot amount that rolls over, but two lower tiers, as well. There are many ways to win. The biggest New York Lotto jackpot to date was $65 million in 2007. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at about 23:21 EST.
The Texas Lottery is a state run organization started in 1991. It offers both draw type lotteries and scratch-off games. Since it first began, The Texas Lottery has awarded more than $46 billion in prizes to lucky players through March 15, 2015. The record jackpot so far of Texas Lottery game was $145 million in 2004. Lotto Texas and Texas Two Step are two of the hottest and most popular games. The minimum jackpot for Lotto Texas is $4 million, which rolls over and increases with each drawing that has no top prize winner. Draws for Lotto Texas are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:12pm CST. The Texas Two Step game has a minimum jackpot prize of $200,000. Drawings are held each Monday and Thursday night at 10:12pm CST. You can buy tickets online.