Sunday, December 4, 2011

The World’s 4 Largest Year-End Lottery and Raffle Draws

Every year, the world’s largest lotteries are waited for by millions of fans, both new, inexperienced bettors and hardcore players alike. There are 4 major raffle draws to look forward to this December, namely: the El Gordo Draw, the Japan Jumbo Draw, the El Gordo Group Play, and the Australian Superdraw

The first draw would be the El Gordo Draw, happening this December 22nd. Since the draw is traditionally played during the Christmas season, it has also become known as the “Navidad” draw. Despite its expensive ticket prices, the El Gordo Draw is the world’s largest and longest running lottery. Just in the previous year, the winnings from this draw amounted to $3,000,000,000! Best of all, the winner of the draw may claim his prize all in one go, instead of it being spread over several years, and may even have it tax-free! This makes the El Gordo lottery draw very popular with the Spanish, 98% of whom are estimated to be participating this year!

Despite the popularity of the draw, the odds of winning a prize in the El Gordo draw is actually quite high. Over 100,000 tickets are produced for the draw, while over 37,000 cash prizes will be given out in every draw, giving you almost one in three chances of winning! Tickets are sold in local shops and bars throughout Spain, but may be purchased by non-residents through internet providers, such as Platinum Placements International.

However, there is also another option for those who would like to participate in the El Gordo draw, but cannot afford to purchase a ticket. The El Gordo Group draw allows participants to pool their betting money as a group, giving you more tickets and more chances of winning! This is the more practical and economical option. This option is also open to international player through Platinum Placements International for only $23 per share.

The next major lottery draw, Japan’s “Year End” Jumbo Draw, is done only 4 times a year; the biggest draw being the one held at the end of the month, to celebrate the coming year. On a global scale, it is second only to the El Gordo draw in terms of cash prizes. However, it is the biggest in Asia; paying out over $2,000,000,000, tax-free! The draw this month will result in 132 winners of about 200,000,000 Yen each! There will also be second, third and fourth prize winners who will receive large sums of money, as well.

However, tickets to this draw are not very accessible and are sold in Japan exclusively by the Mizuho bank. The demand for these tickets are extremely high and tickets are usually sold out just days before the draw itself. Entries from non-residents of Japan will find it even more difficult to enter this draw, making it necessary to place their bets way before the set deadline. Interested individuals must get in touch with Platinum Placements International as soon as possible.

Lastly, there’s the Australian Superdraw. Held 7 to 8 times a year in Australia, this draw offers cash prizes that are much larger than the usual weekly draws. The jackpot prize for the Australian Superdraw is funded by the earnings from weekly Australian draws, such as the Powerball, Saturday Lotto, and the Oz Lotto. This puts the jackpot prize at about 20-30 Million Australian dollars. This draw uses the 6/45 matrix, wherein players are made to choose a combination of any six numbers between 1 to 45. The players whose numbers match the winning combination will be named the winner! However, there will be 2 extra numbers that will be drawn, in order to increase the players’ chances of winning.

The Australian Superdraw is extremely popular because while it offers the largest cash prize in the Asia-Pacific region, it is still very accessible. Its tickets don’t cost any more than that of the weekly draws. The chances of winning are the same as that of the weekly draws, too.

The last and largest Superdraw will be held on the very last day of the month, December 31st, in order to ring in the new year. The jackpot of this draw will pay out at least 31,000,000Australian dollars, along with hundreds of consolation cash prizes. Residents are already lining up to get their tickets and place their bets, so interested players who live abroad will have to get in touch with organizations, such as Platinum Placements International, to secure a ticket for this draw.

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