This weekend was an exciting one for lottery players all around the world, as there were numerous lotteries which all had good sized jackpots – including the Euromillions (€26 / £21 million), the UK Lotto (which at £11.4 million was a triple rollover), the Australian Powerball ($20 million) and the US Powerball ($174 million). However, not one of these jackpots were won this weekend, which means there will be excitement at the ticket sales kiosks this week as players clamber to be in with a chance of winning some mega lottery jackpots.
Also coming this weekend to compound the excitement amongst players is a special €100 million Euromillions “Mega Draw”, which will see a guaranteed jackpot of €100 million (an estimated £80 million). This jackpot is classed as a Mega Draw as it must be won; if there is no player to successfully match five numbers and two Lucky Stars then the jackpot will roll down to the next winning tier, so this is a weekend where you could potentially have a higher chance of winning the jackpot!
The Euromillions jackpot is already at an estimated €33 / £27 million this weekend, and there are currently two options open to players. One, the current jackpot could be won on Tuesday’s draw, which would mean that Friday’s jackpot would instantly be set to €100 million. Or two, it could roll over again, meaning the jackpot would simply be topped up by an estimated €70 million to reach €100 million. Either way, it is a jackpot that players not just all over Europe, but all over the world will want to be in with a chance of winning.
Players are advised to buy their tickets in plenty of time for the draw and not leave them until the last minute when queues are likely to be big. However, if players prefer, they can buy their Euromillions tickets online and beat all the queues, and instead purchase their tickets from the comfort of their desk. However you choose to buy your tickets, good luck and don’t leave it until the last minute!
Written by Lottie McDonald
World Lottery News Index
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