(how to play Lotto)
The Object of the Game
To correctly guess a combination of numbers or symbols
that are afterwards randomly
drawn by any governing agency. Each governing agency selects the total
amount of numbers to be used in its various games.
How the Game is Played
1.) You buy a lotto ticket.
2.) You mark numbers or symbols on the ticket. (Six out of 49 or
3.) If the numbers you picked match the numbers that are drawn - in
any order - you are a winner.
Types of Games
- Super lottery jackpot
The big jackpot games often go by the name of Lotto, Super
Lotto, Powerball, or National Lottery. This is the type of game
that produces the "instant" millionaires. This game is
normally played once a week, but in some countries you will find
it played twice a week. It is a very low cost game normally
costing little more than $1 depending on where you live. If no one
wins the big jackpot it normally rolls over to the next drawing
and the prize total increases in value.
- Daily lottery games
Some countries also have daily lottery games with prizes
considerably lower than the big lottery jackpots. Some examples
are Pick-3, Daily-4 or Fantasy-5 in the US, or Finland's Lotto or
Spain's Bono Loto, which has four draws a week. In many of these
games you only need to pick three, four, or five numbers to win.
The odds are greatly reduced.
- Scratch-off games
Many countries have scratch off games that are paid off on the
spot. These instant games are launched regularly covering a
variety of themes, designs, and play styles. To play these games
you simply purchase a ticket at your supermarket or newsagent,
scratch off the coating on the ticket and match the required
symbols or numbers. You are normally paid on the spot if you win.
If the winning ticket is over a designated amount, you might have
to present or post the ticket to the lottery headquarters to
collect your prize.