Which lottery is the best to bet on in UK? Everyone knows about the UK Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life – but have you ever wished you could bet on more and better alternatives to hit the jackpot? We’ve got you covered.

In this article we’re going to talk about three better alternatives including the Irish Lotto, Mega Millions and how to win Cash 4 Life!

UK Lotto v Irish Lotto

The UK National Lottery is the main lottery in the country and is organised by the National Lottery. The Irish Lotto is the national lottery in Ireland. The Irish Lotto has gained its popularity in Europe for many different reasons, the main reason being that it has good odds in comparison to other European lotteries.

Those who play the Irish Lotto have better odds of winning compared to those playing the UK Lotto. The probability of winning the UK Lotto (1: 45,057,474) is a lot lower than the probability of winning the Irish Lotto (1: 10,737,573).

Not only does this account for the jackpot, but the UK Lotto also has a lower chance of winning any other prize tier (1:98) compared to winning any prize tier odds than the Irish Lotto (1:29). Some people also find the Irish Lotto a lot easier to play in comparison to the UK Lotto.      

The main draw offers a minimum jackpot of a minimum of £1.4M, with an additional £900,000 possible with the Plus 1 draw and a further £225,000 on the Plus 2 draw. This means you have the chance to win 3 jackpots for just £3!

Ultimately, winning the lottery is all about going the extra mile. In order to boost your odds of winning, you need a lottery that makes it easier for you. The Irish Lotto does just this by maximising your chances of winning with the lower odds and the chance to win 3 amazing jackpots!  

EuroMillions v Mega Millions

Traditionally, the probability of winning the EuroMillions (1: 139,838,160) is higher than the probability of winning the Mega Millions (1: 302,573,350).

However, with Lottoland, for just £1 extra you can select the MegaPlier option when betting on Mega Millions for the chance to boost all non-jackpot prize tier winnings by up to x5. So, although you may have a slightly lesser chance on hitting the jackpot with the Mega Millions, you are more likely to win any other prize with this feature.

In terms of the largest ever won jackpots, a UK bettor cashed in £184 million on the EuroMillions jackpot - they became the UK's biggest ever National Lottery winner. However, the largest Mega Millions jackpot wins in this race as it occurred on 23rdMarch 2018, hitting a whopping $1.537 Billion.

In terms of payouts, the Mega Millions by far outshines the EuroMillions!

Set for Life v Cash4Life

Both Set for Life and Cash4Life differ from traditional lotteries. This is due to the fact that they offer to keep on paying out over a period of years, rather than a lump sum of winnings. This means winners can relax safe in the knowledge that a new lump sum is making its way to their bank account every day, week or month.

Set for Life is offered by the UK National Lottery while Cash4Life game is a New York Lottery. However, thanks to Lottoland, Cash4Life is now available to you in UK! Let’s dive a bit deeper in both lotteries and see which one will have you set for life!

The probability of winning the Set For Life Jackpot is slightly higher than Cash4Life’s Jackpot with the odds being 1:15million compared to Cash4Life’s odds being at 1:21 million.

However, the jackpot for Set For Life is £10,000 per month for 30 years. Meanwhile the jackpot for Cash4Life is £1,000 per day for the rest of the winner’s life. Both great prizes, but there is a great difference in the prize value. Set For Life works out at £120,000 per year for a total of £3.6 million over 30 years. On the other hand, Cash4Life is giving away £365,000 per year which would work out at £10,950,000 over the course of 30 years. Remember that Cash4Life's top prize is paid out for life, so it will keep paying out for as long as the winner is there to receive the cash!

Cash4Life from Lottoland does exactly the same as the traditional lottery - it pays out £1,000 every single day for the rest of your life if you win the top prize. Second prize is not to ignore either, since it is £1,000 a month for the rest of your life. Definitely a nice comfort blanket in a lottery.

So, although Set For Life may seem like the more attractive offer at first glance, Cash4Life actually works out to have a way better worth for value. Hence why the slightly higher odds make sense.  

Time to put it your knowledge to practice!

Now that you’ve learnt about the better alternatives in the lottery world and that they are now all available to you to bet on in the UK with Lottoland, find the best lottery for you at Lottoland today.

Discover all the over lotto’s available to you from around the world with just a touch of a button and find your go-to lottery or mix-it-up if that’s how you roll!

Just a little reminder – players must be 18 or over and Lottoland is not affiliated with the official Irish National Lottery or its operator Premier Lotteries Ireland. However, your chances and jackpot prizes remain the same, and you get to play from the UK! A win-win situation!  

Goodluck and bet responsibly!