LOTTERY DICTIONARY AND VOCABULARY
Lottery wheeling makes use of lottery ‘wheels’ (a list of number permutations) to effectively play ‘extra’ numbers in a lottery line. It is argued that wheeling can increase your odds of winning a prize in the lottery. PlayHugeLottos.com has an automated wheeling function (up to 3 extra numbers) called Extra Numbers. To play using Extra Numbers simply select it from the Play Options menu on the right hand side of the page.
The term voucher is used to denote a free ticket or ticket credit. It can refer to a promotion code or simply a free ticket added to a players account.
(American Powerball) This multi-State American lottery has been around in one form or another since 1988. It boasts the second highest lottery jackpot ever won in the world, a stunning US$590.5 million (2013). Powerball offers a cash or annuity payment option for its massive jackpots. Players can take part in this game twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday.
A digit that over a period of time is drawn less often than the norm. These numbers are favored because they can only reach normality by being drawn.
This refers to a single instance of purchasing a lottery ticket or tickets on the PlayHugeLottos.com website. You can purchase multiple tickets across a number of lotteries in a single transaction. This is convenient as you only have to conduct a single payment and you will receive a single email containing all the transaction information.
Italy’s favourite lottery! Players must choose 6 numbers between 1 and 90. An additional ball (the Jolly number) is also drawn to create an additional prize tier for all Match 5 winners. SuperEna is played 3 times per week on Tuesday,
Every year Euromillions hold special draws with very large guaranteed jackpots. The jackpots are usually set at €100 million and these special draws will usually occur in Feb-March and then again in October. But they have been occasionally known to occur in other months as well. The public receives very little advanced notice of SuperDraws so players need to be quick to take part.
In addition to the five regular numbers that players must choose in Euromillions, they are required to choose an additional two ‘star’ numbers. Players choose two numbers from a possible eleven and matching one or both star numbers in addition to the standard numbers will win players higher prize amounts. To win the jackpot players must match both the five standard numbers and the two star numbers.
(or Bundle Play) This will automatically enter you into every lottery draw available on PlayHugeLottos.com for a standard period of time. The time periods available are 1 week, 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 1 year. Bundle purchases are heavily discounted and thus do not accrue LottoPoints.
This refers to a length of time greater than a single draw. To play a spanned entry is to play tickets for draws in advance of the nearest draw. For example, you play a UK Lottery line that spans 5 weeks. This means that your UK Lottery ticket will be entered into every draw for a period of 5 weeks.
Certain lotteries have a maximum number of times that they can rollover, after which the jackpot prize will be dispersed to lower tiers if there is no winner.
If a lottery draw is not won (i.e. there is no jackpot prize winner) the jackpot prize amount will be carried across to the next draw, resulting in a larger draw size. There are varying rules governing the number of rollovers that can occur and the increments in which the jackpots can increase from lottery to lottery.
An incentive that rewards players for playing the lottery on PlayHugeLottos.com. The more you play, the more free tickets you earn via this rewards program.
A number that contains at least one of the digits that was drawn the previous day or the previous draw.
The Rapid Play function on PlayHugeLottos.com is a play option that allows you to play tickets into all draws for a lottery for a period of 1 week or 1 month with a click of the button. The option is available on the Play Options menu located on the right hand side of the page.
In addition to lottery products PlayHugeLottos.com also offers a number of Spanish raffles including the El Gordo de Navidad and the El Gordo de Verano. Unlike lottery games where players can choose their numbers the raffles provide existing sets of numbers which players are assigned based on availability.
Another term for Quick Pick emphasising here the speed and efficiency elements of having your numbers randomly selected on the play block. PlayHugeLottos.com give you the option of automatically playing the most overdue or the most often drawn numbers as well.
For when you cannot decide what numbers to play or are in a hurry to enter many lines and want the numbers entered speedily. A Quick Pick ticket is one where the numbers have been randomly chosen by the lottery terminal. On PlayHugeLottos.com Quick Pick entries can be played by selecting the “Quick Play” option on the play-block when placing your entry. Quick Picks are often bulk entries which is why we have the option to place up to 50 entries at a time.
A random selection of numbers made by computer.
(Voucher code) A 16 digit code that can be inserted into the promotion code page and redeemed for an entry or number of entries. These codes are either promotional in nature or can be purchased on the site, for example via the gift voucher page.
Prize tiers could be considered prize ‘groups’. Depending on the number of balls that a player has correctly matched in the draw, they will win a corresponding value. Every lottery game differs in the number of prize tiers available and the values available to be won in each. In some games the prizes are fixed and do not vary (for example, the 2nd tier prize for USA Powerball is fixed at $1 million) in other games the prize values will vary on the number of other winners in the tier and the total prize fund available.
This comprises all the prize values across the various tiers in a particular draw. In other words, it is the total cash available to be won in a draw across all the prize tiers. Depending on the lottery, a large percentage of the prize pool value will be assigned to the jackpot tier.
A lottery pool comprises a group of people who join together as a group to purchase lottery tickets. By combining together they are able to afford more tickets and thus increase their odds of winning. The only downside is that in the event of a win the prize then gets split between all members of a group. A large number of prizes are won by pools.
(Australian Powerball) Modelled on the American Powerball game this popular Australian lottery was launched in 1996 and later revised in 2013. Players must match a total of 7 numbers to win the jackpot prize. The biggest jackpot won to date is AUD$80 million (2009). Players can chance their luck once a week on Thursday.
(or Super 7's Oz Lotto or Oz 7 Lotto) Australia’s biggest lottery! This is one of the few lotteries in the world in which 7 numbers are selected from the same ball set. To win the jackpot players must match all 7 numbers. A further 2 numbers are also drawn known as the supplementary numbers; these create additional prize tiers for Match 3, 5 and 6 tiers. The biggest Oz Lotto jackpot ever won was AUD$112 million jackpot won in November 2012.
A digit that has not been drawn in more days than the norm. These numbers are favored because they can only reach normality by being drawn.
A game where tickets are purchased through a network of computer terminals located at retail outlets. The terminals are linked to a central computer that records the wagers. Examples of online games include lotto, keno and numbers games.
A game that does not require the use of a computer terminal for purchase. Instant and passive games are examples of off-line games.
A 3 or 4 digit number that contains no double digits as in the 'Double' or 'Double-Double'.
The Multiplier is an addition to your entry that will effectively double, triple or quadruple your winnings in the event of you matching the required numbers on the various winning tiers of each lottery (excluding jackpot and second tier wins). This option can be applied per ticket on your entry confirmation page. You can select a X2, X3 or a X4 multiplier depending on how much you wish to multiply your winnings by.
In the USA certain lotteries are played across a number of different States. Ticket sales are combined across all the various States to create some truly spectacular jackpot amounts. Examples of a Multi-State lottery include Powerball and Mega Millions.
A separate drawn number used in SuperLotto Plus of the California Lottery. Players choose 5 numbers from 1 to 47 and a MEGA number from 1 to 27. There are 9 ways to match and win. In fact, you can win even if you just match the MEGA number. To win the Jackpot, you must match all five numbers plus the MEGA number. For each SuperLOTTO Plus draw, a pool of two draw machines is used. The first machine is designated as the SuperLOTTO Plus draw machine, with the remaining machine designated as the Mega draw machine.
Mega Da Virada
Once a year on New Year’s Eve the Brazilian Mega-Sena lottery offers a very special draw called Mega Da Virada. This special draw features a giant jackpot comprised of a percentage of every prize fund from each Mega-Sena draw throughout the year. Tickets are available in December from PlayHugeLottos.com.
In addition to the standard 5 numbers drawn from a possible 75, Mega Millions players have to pick an additional 1 number out of a possible 15. This 6th number is called the Mega Ball. The Mega Ball acts like a bonus ball and is applied to any player who has matched 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 standard numbers in the Mega Millions draws, increasing the value of the prize. A small prize is also awarded for matching the Mega Ball alone. To win the jackpot a player must match all 5 standard numbers plus the Mega Ball.
Another term for Quick Pick, it refers to a ticket with numbers that are randomly selected by the lottery software.
The name of the PlayHugeLottos.com rewards program. Players earn ‘points’ on every cash transaction. Points accumulate over a 30 day cycle and can be redeemed for free lottery tickets.
Lottery Winning Numbers
The numbers that are picked in the lottery draw are known as the winning numbers. If a player matches above a certain combination of the winning numbers he will win a prize, the value will vary depending on the amount of numbers matched. If a player matches all the winning lottery numbers they have won the biggest prize on offer, the jackpot.
This refers to the outcome of a lottery draw and is a broader term than simply the winning numbers. Lottery results can include the total number of prize winners and the amounts won per player and per tier in total in addition to the winning numbers.
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A lottery jackpot is the top prize available to be won in any lottery game. To win a jackpot a player must match all of the balls correctly. Jackpot values vary from lottery to lottery from more modest values in games like Mega Sena and UK Lottery to record breaking jackpot amounts offered on games like USA Powerball, Mega Millions and Euromillions. Jackpot values will also depend on tickets sales for the draw, the number of rollovers that occur, the odds of matching all the balls and whether a rollover or jackpot cap is in place.
Also known as a ticket. An entry consists of a set of numbers that will be entered into a draw. If the numbers on the entries match the winning numbers then you will win the jackpot.
Lottery Ticket – This is the ‘base unit’ of any transaction and is an entry into a lottery draw. It contains a set of numbers that are either chosen by the player or randomly selected by the lottery software. If the numbers on your lottery ticket match the numbers drawn on the correlating lottery draw, you will win the lottery jackpot.
(Or ‘prize draw’, ‘jackpot draw’ or simply ‘draw’) The event at which the winning numbers for the lottery are established. In most instances the draw is held at the same particular venue for every draw, with balls being randomly chosen by the lottery machine. Draws are held on consistent, particular days either once, twice or three times a week.
Lottery Affiliate Program
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A lottery affiliate is an entrepreneur who promotes lottery products and earns a commission on all sales made by referred players. Anyone can become a lotto affiliate provided they have the means to promote online or offline. Find out more on the PlayHugeLottos.com official affiliate program, LottaRewards.com.
A lottery is a contest where players buy tickets and have a random (and low) chance of winning.
LottaRewards.com is the name given to the official affiliate program for PlayHugeLottos.com. Affiliates can join LottaRewards and earn fantastic commission when they refer players.
Loteria Nacional Extra
The name given to the series of exceptional ‘super raffles’ held over the course of the year in Spain, including the giant summer raffle held in July.
A lottery line is synonymous with ‘ticket’ or ‘entry’. It means a single set of numbers entered into a lottery. For example: “I entered 1 line into the UK Lottery last night. The numbers were 6 – 10 – 22 – 24 – 31 – 47 and I’m hoping they win!”
This is the name given to bonus ball in the SuperEnaLotto. The Jolly number gives players an extra chance to those who have matched 5 balls. If they have also matched the Jolly number they will win a higher “5 + 1” prize. This bonus ball only applies to players who have matched 5 balls.
Certain lotteries such as Eurojackpot and Euromillions have a maximum value that a jackpot can reach, after which it will stop growing. There are varying rules governing what will occur when the maximum jackpot amount is reached depending on the lottery involved.
This is a set of pre-defined rules that ensures you never miss any lottery draws when your entry criteria have been met. You can specify to automatically be entered into draws once the jackpot has reached a certain level or once a certain number of rollovers have occurred or in the event of a special SuperDraw.
(Or most often draw numbers) These are numbers that have been appearing regularly in recent lottery draws. They are numbers that commonly appear as winning numbers.
A general term used to refer to the big Spanish raffles that occur over Christmas and mid-year.
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(6aus49) With a top jackpot of €43,382,458 it’s little wonder that this is the biggest National lottery in Germany. Draws take place twice a week with jackpots starting at a minimum of €1 million for a Wednesday night and €2 million for a Saturday night draw.
Loto Francaise has been played for many years in France and offers jackpots starting at €2 million, increasing by €1 million for every rollover. Players must choose 6 numbers from 2 sets of balls and can play 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
(or Extra Play) This play option approximates the lottery wheeling function of playing an extended number selection. The Extra Number function allows you to play an extra 1, 2 or 3 numbers per line. Simply select the extra numbers you wish to play and the system will automatically work out all the possible combinations using the permutations available from your extended number selection. To play using Extra Numbers simply select it from the Play Options menu on the right hand side of the page.
A pan-European lottery game that spans a number of countries including Spain, France and UK. Euromillions has been around since 2004 and is arguably the most popular lottery game in Europe, possibly even the world. Players must match a total of 7 numbers to take home the jackpot prize which is capped at an unbelievable €190 million. In 2011 a second weekly draw was added giving players the chance to win millions every Tuesday and Friday.
The 2nd biggest pan-European lottery in the world. EuroJackpot incorporates the European countries that are not included in the Euromillions lottery ensuring that all European nations now have a chance of winning the big one. Launched in March 2012 this lottery is growing in popularity and with giant jackpots starting from €10 million it’s very understandable. Play
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Del Turista raffle
The name given to the Spanish Sorteo Extraordinario that takes place in September each year. The name is a reference to the country's tourist industry that booms during that time of the year.
(Or Deadline or Close of play) Every lottery has a cut-off time by which entries must be submitted. PlayHugeLottos.com sets the deadline in advance of land-based terminals to ensure that staff has adequate time to purchase all last minute entries. It is always advisable to get your entries in well in advance of the deadline if possible. If a player misses the deadline for a draw the entries are placed automatically in the next draw.
(Or most overdue numbers) These are numbers that have not appeared in a lottery draw for a long time. In other words, these are numbers that are currently not appearing as winning numbers very often.
(Or Cash option or Lump sum payout) Certain lotteries offer the choice between an annuity payment of the jackpot prize or of taking a lesser value but paid immediately as a cash, lump-sum value. The cash value is determined based on a percentage of the total jackpot value available. The American lotteries: USA Powerball, Mega Millions and SuperLotto Plus are examples of lotteries that offer the choice between a cash or annuity payment.
The Camelot Group are the operators of the UK National Lottery. They were awarded the National Lottery franchise in May 1994.
Caixa Econômica Federal is a Brazilian bank and also the largest government-owned financial institution in Latin America. They are the organising body of the giant Brazilian Mega-Sena lottery.
The bundle play option represents a more efficient and easier way to play a collection of different lotteries with a simple click of the button. Players have the choice between 3 types of bundles – Standard, Super 7 and Big 5. The bundles differ based on the number of lotteries they include. The bundle play option lets you play a number of different lotteries at once over a predefined period while simultaneously enjoying a healthy discount on the entries. All numbers entered are quick pick entries.
A bonus ball is an additional ball that is drawn after the standard numbers have been drawn. This will usually apply to only one or two of the prize tiers and creates an additional prize tier with bigger prizes than a player would get without matching the bonus ball. For example, the UK Lottery has six standard numbers which are drawn. An additional bonus ball is then also drawn and applied to all players who matched 5 balls. If a player matches 5 balls and the bonus ball they win more money than if they had simply matched 5 balls alone. Bonus balls are not applied to the jackpot prize tier. For example, if you match all 6 balls and the bonus ball you will not win anything over the jackpot amount.
Big 5 Bundle
The Big 5 bundle features 5 of the most popular lotteries in the world – Eurojackpot, Euromillions, SuperEnaLotto, Mega Millions and US Powerball. It operates exactly as the other bundle play options with the exception that it only includes 5 lotteries.
The lottery ‘ball set’ simply means the physical set of balls that are used for a particular lottery. These will vary in number depending on the game involved with the most common ball set comprising 49 balls. Lotteries will also vary on the number of ball sets that are available for possible use in a draw. The UK National Lottery for example has 14 different sets of 49 balls which they make use of.
An annuity payout is when the full jackpot value is paid out to a winner but the value is paid out in annual instalments over time (for example, Mega Millions pays out an annuity jackpot over 26 years). This is in contrast to the cash payout that is paid out immediately but the player receives only a percentage value of the total jackpot value (about 60%). The American lotteries: USA Powerball, Mega Millions and SuperLotto Plus are examples of lotteries that offer the choice between a cash or annuity payment.
It is like a mortgage. Lotteries sometimes use annuities to create higher jackpots than they have the cash for. An annuity backed jackpot winner collects the money in installments over several years, typically over 20 or 25 years.
Bonus Ball - A seventh ball drawn in the UK National Lottery. Matching 5 numbers and the 'Bonus Ball' wins the second highest prize.
A retail outlet for lottery tickets.