Review, Tips, and Strategy: Evolution’s Lightning Lotto

Lotto games have long been the red-headed stepchild of the online casino gaming industry.

This is mainly because of their comparatively low RTP. Since discerning players tend to seek out the best odds possible – and since lottery-style games generally entail worse odds for players than the more popular, classic table games – lotto games tend to be overlooked within the industry.

But this ignores a crucial fact: players love them!

Indeed, there are millions of gambling enthusiasts who absolutely treasure these titles. What’s more, those numbers are trending upwards!

That’s only part of the reason why Lightning Lotto Live, the noteworthy 2023 release from Evolution Gaming, is worthy of attention.

Another salient point is that, while lotto games might not be the most mathematically advisable gaming options out there, they remain a hot zone of interesting development for the industry as a whole. Case in point: Evolution has practically made a miniseries about this style of title!

There is Lightning Dice; Lightning Blackjack; Lightning Roulette; even Lightning Baccarat! Each of these has been a jewel in the crown of Evolution’s mighty catalogue…

… and that makes us excited to see just how brightly this new addition shines.

Generally speaking, all online lotto games tend to follow the same procedure. For each round of betting, a large drum containing numbered balls is used – the goal is to correctly predict which of them will be drawn during the round. There are 40 balls in the drum, of which 5 will be drawn during each round. Bets are placed before the round begins, with no new bets allowed after the draw has begun.

But of course, the brilliant Evolution isn’t content with business as usual!

They shake things up here, offering not one but three drums. This means two sets of numbers on which to place regular bets, as well as more ways to win. What’s more, in addition to the five numbers on the betting ticket, there is a sixth “golden” number as well.

That’s where the third drum comes in! That would be the special Lightning drum that draws a single ball out of ten – this is the way the win multiplier is determined, normally ranging from 2x-25x. If the sixth number on your betting ticket matches that multiplier, any and all winnings on that ticket are multiplied!

Of course, no title is perfect, and this one is not likely to be the exception. RTP looks very promising for a game of this variety, ranging from 93-96%, but of course there’s no way to make a lotto game compete with the likes of Baccarat when it comes to house edge.

Still, in our humble opinion, this release is promising enough to be worth checking out for just about every fan of online gambling. The level of innovation, combined with the high quality associated with Evolution’s Lightning series, make sure that this is a top attraction in the online casino milieu.