You’d be wrong if you thought you’d seen the last Lightning range of games.
Evolution has created Lightning Lotto Live, a lottery-based game with lighting multipliers.
The concept is quite straightforward. You buy a lottery ticket containing six numbers. Two numbers between 1 and 25 are randomly chosen as lightning numbers with multiplier values between 2x and 10x. If your card contains one of the numbers, your payout will be multiplied by that number should you win.
A minimum of three numbers is needed for a ticket to win!
You can play up to 500 lottery tickets in this fast and fun game.
In this review, I’ll explain how to play Lightning Lotto Live, give you my thoughts on what I think and how it compares with Mega Ball. I’ll also briefly look at playing strategies and where you can play this game online.
Lightning Lotto and Mega Ball are very different games but have some common features. If you want an edgier game with more going on, Mega Ball is an excellent alternative to Lightning Lotto.
Mega Ball uses Bingo cards, so you get payouts for completed lines on cards. Each card contains 24 numbers, and you can play up to 400 cards. The multipliers are assigned at the end of the game, where a multiplier value is chosen before the last ball is drawn. You get the multiplier payout if the ball completes a line on a card.
There’s more going on in Mega Ball and more balls in the bingo machine, fifty-one, as opposed to twenty-five in Lightning Lotto.
The RTP is lower on Mega Ball at 95.05%, so the potential return is not as good, but the payouts are bigger, with a maximum possible win of 999,999:1!
Lightning Lotto is a more straightforward game and probably a good way to start if you want to try bouncing ball machine entertainment games.
Lightning Lotto compliments the other bouncing ball live bingo games Evolution has previously released. Unlike the bingo game, where cards have multiple lines, Lighting Lotto has just a single line of six randomly generated numbers. The Powerball gives a one in ten chance of matching the sixth number on a ticket.
The lightning numbers boost the payout of tickets if you happen to have one on your ticket. You don’t need to get the number; having it on the ticket is enough to boost any wins.
Base wins are very low. A three-number win only pays 1:1, which is way below the true odds of about 12:1.
Playing up to 500 tickets is great for Evolution but not for the player. You can’t possibly follow what’s going on.
Part of the fun of playing the lottery is being able to pick your numbers. While it’s impossible to pick numbers for loads of cards (up to 500) yourself, just having the RNG engine do it for you for all cards somewhat defeats the point of the lottery, in my opinion.
It would be nice if there were an option to allow you to pick your numbers for a few cards. I understand how this may slow the game down, but surely it’s about player enjoyment rather than how many game rounds you can fit into an hour!
I think Lighting Lotto is OK, but I can’t see it being a game you’d play for ages. It just doesn’t hold your attention and provide any variety.
Lightning Lotto is a lottery-based live dealer game from Evolution with its famous multipliers, which boost payouts.
The maximum multiplier is 20x, given for two 10x multipliers on one ticket. This provides a maximum payout of 99,999:1 for six numbers.
The two games are different. One is a single-line game, and the other is a bingo game with multiple lines on a Bingo card. The payouts are better on Mega Ball, while Lightning Lotto is a more straightforward game with which most people will be familiar.
The RTP is 96.08%.
There is no strategy. You don’t get to pick the ticket numbers and do not influence the balls as they are drawn from the machine. The only system is how many cards you should play, which I recommend to be no more than ten.