There are different types of lotteries around the world. These include the Italian National Lottery, the French Staatsloterij, and the Dutch Staatsloterij. Each has its own history, but these lottery games are similar in many ways. There are some differences between these lotteries, and you should know about them before playing the lottery.
French state-owned Staatsloterij
The Staatsloterij, or French lotto, is a state-owned lottery that pays prize money to millions of people every month. The first lotteries were held in the Low Countries, where they raised money for poor communities. Since then, the lottery has become a popular source of entertainment for citizens and a major source of taxation.
The Staatsloterij has been in operation since 1726 and guarantees 4.3 million prizes monthly. Players must purchase all nine lottery numbers and enter their number in the draw to be eligible to receive the prize. The lottery draws every tenth of the month, and if all ticket numbers are sold, a prize is awarded. The lottery is held in high regard in Holland, so it is no surprise that its popularity is spreading abroad. However, some scammers have taken advantage of the Dutch lottery and impersonated real lottery winners to steal their money. The scammers usually come from West Africa and ask victims to send money to them through MoneyGram or Western Union.
Italian National Lottery
The Italian National Lottery offers a number of games. For example, VinciCasa is a daily lottery game with a jackpot of EUR500,000. The prize money must be used to buy a piece of Italian real estate. Another popular game is Win for Life, which has two versions: Classico and Grattacieli. There are also instant games, such as Play Six, where players choose six numbers from 1 to 36. If at least three of them match, players are awarded a prize.
The SuperEnaLotto draw takes place three times a week in Rome. The draw is held at approximately 20:00 local time and results are posted shortly after the draw. This schedule only changes during public holidays or if there are additional draws during the week. You can check the schedule at theLotter.com.
Dutch state-owned Staatsloterij
The Dutch state-owned Staatsloterij is one of the oldest continuously running lotteries in the world, awarding millions of euros in prizes every month. Originally, the Staatsloterij was a means of raising money for poor people living in the Low Countries. The first lotteries were held in town squares. Today, the lottery supports the education system of the Netherlands and is played by nearly four million people each month.
The Netherlands’ Staatsloterij was founded in 1726, and has been one of the nation’s largest and most successful sources of prize money. Since its founding, the Staatsloterij has given away over EUR 37 million in prize money. The lottery began as a tax-free means of raising money for the poor, but today, it is one of the world’s most popular prize money sources.
Irish National Lottery
The Irish National Lottery is a lottery game that draws numbers from a machine. Since 1988, Ireland has been running this lottery. The first draw featured 36 numbers. Since then, the number of balls has increased to 47. Increasing the number of balls makes winning more difficult, but it also means more rollovers, which means bigger jackpots. This “snowball effect” has made people more likely to play, even with decreasing odds. This practice has resulted in a self-propelled publicity machine for the Irish lottery.
The Irish National Lottery is operated by Premier Lotteries Ireland under a 20-year contract. A preferred bidder was selected to run the lottery. Prior to the lottery’s launch in 1988, the lottery had been operated by state-owned company An Post. The staff of the An Post lottery was transferred to Premier Lotteries Ireland.