Evolution's Lightning Lotto: Where Traditional Lottery Meets Electric Multipliers
Evolution Gaming, a name synonymous with innovation in the live casino industry, is just about to unveil a new instalment in the iconic series: Lightning Lotto. This game combines the thrill of traditional lottery draws with the electrifying features that Evolution's "Lightning" series is known for. If you're a fan of games like Lightning Roulette or Lightning Dice, Lightning Lotto is sure to captivate your attention.
What is Lightning Lotto?
Lightning Lotto is a live dealer lottery game that brings together the best elements of classic lotto and the unique "Lightning" features that can significantly multiply winnings. Players buy the numbered tickets, much like in a traditional lottery, and then wait for the live draw to see if their numbers come up. But here's the twist: before each draw, certain numbers are struck by lightning, increasing their payout potential dramatically.
How to Play
The gameplay is straightforward, with the aim of matching as many numbers as possible on a single ticket. To win, you must match at least three numbers on your card, including the Powerball number.
- Number selection: Players choose to buy up to 500 tickets with random numbers, per game, each valued at 0.01 up to 50 EUR.
- The Lightning effect: Before the draw, the Lightning feature will strike two numbers, assigning them multipliers from 2x to 10x. If any of your tickets have the number, it'll be multiplied accordingly or even added together if a ticket contains two of the lucky numbers.
- The draw: A live dealer conducts the draw, pulling 5 numbers from a pool of 25 balls in real-time, including one Powerball from a separate drum that contains 10 balls numbered from 1—10. As the balls are drawn, the tickets will be automatically sorted, where the tickets closest to winning are placed at the top.
Lightning Lotto payouts are as follows:
- 6 numbers 4,999 – 99,999: 1
- 5 numbers 499 – 9,999: 1
- 4 numbers 49 – 999:1
- 3 numbers 1 - 39:1.
Why Lightning Lotto Stands Out
Several features make Lightning Lotto a standout game in Evolution's portfolio:
- Live interaction: Unlike traditional lotteries, players get to experience the draw in real-time, hosted by a live dealer. This adds a layer of excitement and authenticity to the game.
- The Lightning Multipliers: Guaranteed Lightning numbers and potential to accumulate two multipliers for a single ticket.
- Powerball: Increases the chances of matched numbers.
- Accessibility: The game is designed to be user-friendly and fast-paced, catering to both seasoned lottery players and newcomers.
- Return to Player: 96.08% (optimal strategy).
With that said, Lightning Lotto is a fresh option to have next to Evolution's older games of similar, bingo-style category: Mega Ball and Monopoly Big Baller. If this is your type of game, then other new lotto releases to check would be Pragmatic’s Vegas Ball Bonanza which offers payouts of up to 20,000x bet.
P.S. Lightning fans, stay tuned for Xxxtreme Lightning Baccarat (based on their 2020 release) which will be out in a few weeks!