Friday, June 13, 2008

Tonight's Euro Millions Jackpot is Big But Billion Euro Raffle Offers Better Odds Than UK National Lottery, Euro Millions or Powerball

Tonight's Euro Millions jackpot is large since it has rolled over from last week, so there will be a flood of last minute ticket sales before tonight's draw., a raffle-style numbers game, is challenging state monopolies on lotteries around the world by offering better odds and bigger prizes than the UK National Lottery, Euro Millions and Powerball.

Odds of winning the Euro Millions lottery jackpot are a staggering 1 in 76,275,360. Odds of winning the UK National Lottery jackpot prize are 1 in 13,983,816. By comparison the odds of winning €1,000,000 with Billionairio are 1 in 1 million and for an interim prize of €10,000,000 the odds are 1 in 10 million.

Even in the lower prize classes Billionairio ticket buyers have better odds of winning prizes comparable in size to state lotteries. Billionairio players have a 1 in 10,000 chance of winning €10,000 or more -- 58 times better than chances of winning a comparable prize in a Powerball lottery. Odds of winning €1,000,000 are almost 14 times better than the UK National Lottery or German 6 of 49 Lotto. Chances of winning Billionairio’s staggering billion-dollar jackpot are twice as good as winning the German 6 of 49 Lotto or Powerball jackpot.

“Do the math – which is the better investment?” asked Managing Director Joseph Crivici. “State lotteries have had a monopoly on lotteries for too long. Ticket buyers that shop around, though, will find that the big state lotteries give relatively unfavourable odds. That’s why Billionairio is catching on so quickly in the UK and all across Europe!”

Why do people buy state lottery tickets when the odds are so bad? Why do ticket sales skyrocket – making the odds of winning even worse – when jackpots get especially big?

“People don’t think about the odds. They just think about how great it would be to win millions,” said Crivici. “The bigger the prize, the more they want to win it. With Billionairio they can have it both ways – a billion Euro jackpot and better odds than any state lottery.” offers the biggest prize pool ever available anywhere and is the first game to offer a single player the opportunity to win a billion Euros. The prize pool linearly increases with every ticket purchased. Each ticket is eligible for as many as five separate cash prizes from €1000 to the incredible €1,000,000,000 final jackpot. tickets are available for €25 each (about £20) only at