There are three major categories of lottery games. These are instant games, draw games and scratch-off games.
Instant Games, also known as “scratch-off” games, do not require any input from the player. Instead, the game is automatically selected by the computer. The numbers are randomly generated.
Draw Games are games where players have to select a series of numbers. Usually, the odds of winning are much lower than in instant games. However, if you win, you will receive a larger prize.
Scratch-off games are instant games that offer prizes. They range from a few dollars to over $2 million. You can play them any time. In addition, they offer second-chance contests.
Lottery Games – In the US, there are several different types of lottery games. Each game has its own rules. For example, you have to choose five or six numbers from a range. Most ranges have 1-49 numbers, but other ranges are used.
Powerball – This is a lotto game with a very large jackpot. It is played in 29 states. To win, you must correctly pick five numbers from a field of 55.
Mega Millions – Every state has its own version of this game. In addition to the Megaball, there is a bonus ball. Typically, there is a minimum jackpot of $40 million.
The odds of winning in the Mega Millions game are enormous. If you are lucky, you could win the biggest jackpot in the US.