Lottery Compare

There are some great games to play in China and around the world and it can be difficult to know which ones to try out. It may be that you have set your sights on the biggest jackpot possible or would prefer to go for the lottery which has the best odds of winning a prize.

The following table shows how the China Welfare Lottery’s Double Colour Ball and the China Sports Lottery’s Super Lotto stack up against some of the major international lotteries, such as EuroMillions, EuroJackpot, Mega Millions and Powerball. 

To find out more information, click on the game of your choice from the Lotteries tab.

  Double Colour Super Lotto EuroMillions EuroJackpot Mega Millions Powerball

Biggest Ever Jackpot

RMB570 million

RMB497 million

€190 million (RMB1.2 billion)

€90 million (RMB610 million)

$656 million (RMB4.2 billion)

$590.5 million (RMB3.77 billion)

Minimum Jackpot

n/a

n/a

€15 million (RMB101.8 million)

€10 million (RMB68 million)

$15 million (RMB96 million)

$40 million (RMB255 million)

Can I play from China?

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Time to Claim a Prize

60 days

60 days

Depending on where the ticket was purchased, you have between 90 days and three years to claim a large prize. Smaller wins will be paid automatically into your Lottery messenger service account.

Smaller wins will be paid automatically into your Lottery messenger service account. For bigger wins, it depends on where the ticket was purchased.

Depending on the state in which the ticket was bought, the claim period will be between 180 days and one year.

Depending on the state in which the ticket was bought, the claim period will be between 90 days and one year.

Age Limit

18 and Over

18 and Over

18 and Over (16 in the UK)

18 and Over

18 and Over

18 and Over

Overall Odds of Winning a Prize

1 in 17

    1 in 15

1 in 13

1 in 26

1 in 15

1 in 25

Odds of Winning the Jackpot

1 in 17,721,088

1 in 21,425,712

1 in 116,531,800

1 in 95,344,200

1 in 258,890,850

1 in 292,201,338

Does the Jackpot Roll Over

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Are Winnings Taxable?

Prizes of RMB10,000 and over are taxed at 20 percent.

Prizes of RMB10,000 and over are taxed at 20 percent.

In some countries winnings are taxable. Players from China should check with an international tax specialist if they have a big win.

In some countries winnings are taxable. Players from China should check with an international tax specialist if they have a big win.

Federal and state tax laws apply. Players from China should check with an international tax specialist.

Federal and state tax laws apply. Players from China should check with an international tax specialist.

Draws Per Week

Three

Three

Two

One

Two

Two