First of all, thanks for clicking on this link and reading this.
I am a lotteries fan, and I always wanted to have a site where the top lotteries and best online lottery ticket providers could be compared.
US lotteries (Mega Millions and Poweball) publicize big Jackpots, but based on a annual payment basis. When you choose a lump sum payment, the prize is cut easily by a half.
On top of that, you have to discount also Federal and State taxes. Taxes varies depending on whether you are a US resident, and in which state you (or someone in your behalf) purchased the ticket.
At the end, you receive roughly a third of the announced Jackpot.
Euro Millions, on the other hand, is a tax free - cash only lottery. The announced jackpot is what you receive. The problem with this lottery is that plays once a week, and therefore, its jackpot accumulation is slower.
To complicate things, the jackpots of these three lotteries varies frequently due to the [B]rollovers[/B], so one day Euromillions can have a "modest" £11 millions, and Powerball can be having US$50 million, and the next day Euromillions can have £15 millions and Powerball US$15 millions, and so on. US lotteries plays twice a week, so this information is always changing.
The web page gather all that information and presents it in an easy-to-compare fashion. The data is captured automatically with no human participation. I made this using PHP parsing processes to get the information directly from the main source.
You may be asking... where is the business here?
This is an affiliate web page. The idea is to provide a free service (top world lotteries comparison), with the indication of which online lottery providers could provide you with the lottery ticket purchase service. The affiliate commisions should sustain this service.
- Is the information useful?
- Is it too intrusive? (It requests country of residence for tax calculations)
- Is it easy to navigate?
- What may need to be changed?