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When Is the Lottery Drawn?

You must be curious to know when the lottery is drawn and the results are out so you can compare your tickets! It is also possible that you want to be sure when you are able to purchase tickets for the next drawing. We listed the most important and popular lotteries and the time of their drawings so you never lose the next winning numbers.

Lottery Drawing Time Schedule

There can be big variations between the drawing time of lotteries, even those from the same country, as they may have different schedules. Given that you may also be playing lotteries from all around the world using the best lottery sitesknowing when their drawing is can let you relax until the right time.

Lottery Name Days Global Draw Time (GMT or UTC) Local Draw Time
Powerball Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 02:59 p.m. GMT 10:59 p.m. ET
Powerball Double Play Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 02:59 p.m. GMT 10:59 p.m. ET
Mega Millions Tuesday and Friday 03:00 a.m. GMT 11:00 p.m. ET
Euromillions Tuesday and Friday 06:30 p.m. GMT 08:30 p.m. CET
Eurojackpot Friday 06:00 p.m. GMT 09:00 p.m. EET
Eurodreams Monday and Thursday 07:00 p.m. GMT 09:00 p.m. CET
Vikinglotto Wednesday 06:00 p.m. GMT 08:00 p.m. CET
Cash4Life Every day 01:00 a.m. GMT 09:00 p.m. ET
Lucky for Life Every day 02:38 a.m. GMT (Subsequent day) 10:38 p.m. ET
Austria Lotto Wednesday and Sunday 06:47 p.m. GMT (WED) / 07:17 p.m. GMT (SUN) 06:47 p.m. CET (WED) / 07:17 p.m. CET (SUN)
Irish Lotto Wednesday and Saturday 06:57 p.m. GMT 07:57 p.m. IST
Polish Lotto Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 08:00 p.m. GMT 10:00 p.m. CET
Quina Monday to Saturday 11:00 p.m. GMT 08:00 p.m. BRT
Mega-Sena Wednesday and Saturday 11:00 p.m. GMT 08:00 p.m. BRT
SuperEnalotto Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 06:00 p.m. GMT 08:00 p.m. CET
El Gordo Sunday 07:30 p.m. GMT 09:30 p.m. CET
Lotto 6aus49 Wednesday and Saturday 04:25 p.m. GMT (WED) / 05:25 p.m. GMT (SAT) 06:25 p.m. CET (WED) / 07:25 p.m. CET (SAT)
UK Lotto Wednesday and Saturday 08:00 p.m. GMT (WED) / 09:00 p.m. GMT (SAT) 08:00 p.m. GMT (WED) / 09:00 p.m. GMT (SAT)
Lotto 6/49 Wednesday and Saturday 00:30 a.m. GMT (Subsequent day) 10:30 p.m. ET

Notice that lotteries tend to repeat drawing days, which makes it much easier to know when your favorite lottery is drawn.

At What Time Does the Lottery Close?

If you were after the lottery time information to buy your tickets on time, be aware that most lotteries won’t be selling tickets up to the drawing time. Instead, there is a lottery closing moment known as sales-stop. We have summarized that information in a separate table to avoid confusion and highlighted where the jurisdiction varies that sales cut time:

Lottery Name Sales Stop
Powerball Varies, so play before 07:30 p.m. ET.
Powerball Double Play Varies, so play before 07:30 p.m. ET.
Mega Millions Varies, so play before 07:30 p.m. ET.
Euromillions 07:30 p.m. CET
Eurojackpot 07:00 p.m. EET
Eurodreams 08:00 p.m. CET
Vikinglotto Varies, so play before 05:55 p.m. CET
Cash4Life 8:45 p.m. ET
Lucky for Life 9:30 p.m. ET
Austria Lotto 06:00 p.m. CET
Irish Lotto 07:45 p.m. IST
Polish Lotto 09:00 p.m. CET
Quina 07:00 p.m. BRT
Mega-Sena 07:00 p.m. BRT
SuperEnalotto 07:30 p.m. CET
El Gordo 07:30 p.m. CET
Lotto 6aus49 06:00 p.m. CET
UK Lotto 07:30 p.m. GMT
Lotto 6/49 10:30 p.m. ET

FAQ

Does the Lottery Draw Time Change?
Not considering exceptional cases that may delay or alter the lottery draw, there are no regular changes to when the lottery is drawn.
Do I Need to Know When the Lottery Time Is?
No, you can always check the lottery winning numbers and results later here on this same website.
Why Can’t I Buy Lottery Tickets Right Before the Drawing?
There is a sales-cut time in which no one can purchase tickets. After that short period of a few hours, sales resume for the next drawing.

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