This weekend saw mixed results for the lotteries around the world, with some finding jackpot winners and others rolling over for the next week. Most jackpots were fairly low, as many have seen some big winners in the last few weeks; for example, the Euromillions saw its €100 million jackpot won on 28th September 2012, and the US Powerball jackpot of $200 million was won on 26th September 2012. For more about this weekend’s results, read on!
The first lottery to see a jackpot winner this weekend was the UK Lotto, which made history the previous weekend for having its first quadruple rollover jackpot which was then shared by four separate ticket holders. This weekend, however, saw the UK Lotto jackpot of £3.7 million won by a single player, so there will undoubtedly be celebrations in their household this week!
The Euromillions draw, which took place on Friday 5th October 2012, saw no jackpot winners, although there were six secondary tier prize winners who each scooped €296,784 / £209,766. The estimated jackpot for the next draw on Tuesday is therefore a rollover of €34 / £27 million. Also in Europe, the SuperEnalotto jackpot also saw no winners, making it now almost six weeks since that jackpot has been won.
Across the Atlantic, both the big US lotteries saw rollovers too, with no winners found for either the MegaMillions or the Powerball. However, it was a different story further around the world in Australia, with three winners sharing a jackpot of $4,105,028 after the draw on Saturday 6th October 2012. Add this to the three winners who shared the Australian Powerball jackpot of $40 million on Thursday, 4th October 2012 and this was a very lucky weekend for Aussie players!
Written by Grace Mee
World Lottery News Index
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