But exciting, ‘box-office’ cricket matches might only come around once every couple of months. So what do we do in the meantime? We think we’ve found the answer if you like cricket and huge jackpots. It’s called the Cricket Lotto and is incredibly simple to play.
Cricket Lotto is the only cricket-themed lottery that’s on the market and it’s an interesting concept that’s for sure. It’s an exclusive lottery to Lottoland, one of the world’s leading online lottery sites and can be played from many countries, including India. The rules of the game are simple – pick six numbers from 1 to 49 and if you match all six you scoop the jackpot! Let’s take an in-depth look at the game to see what it’s all about.
To play Cricket Lotto, all you have to do is pick your six lucky numbers, or select the Quick Pick option which will choose them for you. It’s up to you how many tickets you want to buy, but it has to be said that they are pretty reasonably priced at just ₹80. The minimum jackpot is ₹3.6 Crores which is obviously a huge sum of money in itself, but it has been known to rise to ₹73 Crores before. Howzzat for a jackpot?! There are also two more choices you can make to increase your potential winnings. Let’s take a look at them.
Firstly, you have to decide whether you want to double down and play the double jackpot or not. This will double your ticket price to ₹160 but will also double the jackpot that’s up for grabs (but not the lower prize tiers). Secondly, for an extra ₹19 you can play the Extra Innings draw option which provides a nice cricket-themed extra for customers. Extra innings offers another guaranteed prize pool of approximately ₹1.8 Crores. Check out the table below to see your chances of winning various prizes.
|Numbers Matched||Probability of Winning||Estimated Winnings (Main Draw)||Estimated Winnings (Extra Innings)|
|6||1 in 13,983,816||₹3,64,05,025||₹1,81,54,268|
|5||1 in 55,491||₹94,684||₹63,527|
|4||1 in 1032||₹2,994||₹1,815|
|3||1 in 57||₹436||₹181|
You can increase your chances of winning by choosing to enter a syndicate. What is a lottery syndicate I hear you ask? A lottery syndicate is when you share the cost of lottery tickets across a group of people. This means that you can increase your chances of winning by having more tickets, but also means any prize money will be shared proportionally across the syndicate members.
So when can you play Cricket Lotto? The draw takes place three times a week – on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 02:10am (IST). The best thing about playing online lottery, apart from how quick and easy it is, is the fact that you can choose to play your numbers on repeat indefinitely or for a certain period of time. Whatever option you go for, Lottoland will email you automatically informing you of any wins so there’s no need to watch the draw or check the numbers yourself. Just wait for that winning email!
Are you eligible to play the Cricket Lotto? As long as you are 18 or over, can provide ID and proof of address then you are able to play this great lottery game.
If you are a keen gambler and cricket fan then Cricket Lotto provides a great alternative to betting on the cricket. It provides much larger jackpot wins, takes place 3 times a week and costs just ₹80 for a ticket. What’s not to love?