Three Ticket Holders Split Massive Powerball Jackpot
A mind-blowing Powerball jackpot worth $564.1 million has been won by three ticket holders from North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas. The top prize for one of America’s biggest lottery games had been rolling over since Saturday 29th November 2014, and when its value surpassed $450 million last Saturday, ticket sales exploded. The jackpot was re-valued at $485 million on Tuesday, $500 million during the day on Wednesday and finally hit $564.1 million on Wednesday evening.
According to Powerball officials, there were 125 million tickets purchased for the big game on the day of the draw alone, which enabled them to push the jackpot up to its final value. State lottery officials were telling a similar story, as ticket sales in some areas averaged out to thousands per minute. Players across the United States were grabbing entries, starting syndicates and dreaming big.
The prize is the third largest ever for Powerball and the fifth largest in U.S. lottery history. The Puerto Rican ticket holder is the first player outside of the continental U.S. to win a Powerball grand prize. All that is currently known about the winning ticket from Texas is that it was sold at the Appletree Food Mart in Princeton, Texas. Information about the winner from North Carolina is not currently available.
There were 5,971,080 prize winners created last night as lucky participants matched some – or all – of the winning line, which was 11, 13, 25, 39 and 54 with Powerball 19 and Power Play 3. The Match 5 prize tier saw an amazing 33 players win $1 million each, with another player in Pennsylvania clinching $2 million for matching five main numbers with Power Play. Visit the Powerball Results page of Lottery.net to learn more about this amazing draw.
As it stands, each of the three grand prize winners would receive $188 million before taxes if they choose annuity payments. If they receive their prize as a lump sum, they would receive approximately $127 million before taxes. No matter what, that’s more than enough to buy a mansion, a fleet of sports cars and a holiday home on some sunny Caribbean island!
Saturday’s Powerball jackpot will be worth $40 million, with a cash option of $27 million.
Lotto Jackpot Worth £5.5 Million for Wednesday 4th February 2015
Lotto players have a rollover jackpot of £5.5 million to play for tonight after Saturday’s draw ended in a rollover. Although the top prize remained intact, two players celebrated winning a very welcome £163,425 after matching five main numbers and the Bonus Ball. A further 50 players matched the winning Lotto Raffle codes to scoop £20,000 each.
Other prizes won on the night ranged from £25 for matching three main numbers up to £821 for matching five main numbers and you can find a full prize breakdown plus a list of the victorious Lotto Raffle codes at the Lottery Results page of Lottery.co.uk.
With £5.5 million in the bank, you could look after your family and friends with plenty left to enjoy and invest. You could move into your dream house, employ a cleaner and a gardener to do the hard work and trade in that old banger that you’ve been driving into the ground. The world would be your oyster!
As well as tonight’s healthy jackpot, Lotto is getting all lovey dovey soon by making ten millionaires on Valentine’s Day – a sight better than picking up someone’s chocolate and champagne bill for them! Everyone who buys a ticket for the draw on Saturday 14th February will be entered into the draw, with ten emerging as freshly minted millionaires.
In order to win any of the amazing prizes on offer over the next couple of weeks, you have to buy Lotto tickets, which are available now by clicking the link to the right or by visiting an authorised retailer across the UK. Make sure you buy them in plenty of time though, as sales close at 7:30pm on the night of a draw. Good luck!
EuroMillions Results for Tuesday 20th January 2015
Two lucky ticket holders shared a EuroMillions jackpot of £24.8 million (€32.5 million) last night to become the second and third top prize winners of 2015. The Portuguese and French players both matched all five main numbers 15, 33, 41, 44 and 47 and Lucky Stars 8 and 10 on a night when 3 ticket holders also picked up €352,332 for matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star and four more matched five main numbers to bank £65,134 (€88,083).
Other prizes distributed after Tuesday’s draw ranged from £3.20 (€4.30) for matching two main numbers up to £3,101 (€4,194) for matching four main balls and two Lucky Stars. There is a full prize breakdown, including the winning Millionaire Maker code, which has made one UK player £1 million better off, at the EuroMillions Results page of Euro-Millions.com.
Players will battle it out to claim an £11 million (€15 million) jackpot when the balls are drawn again in Friday in Paris. For fans of big jackpots, UK Lotto also has a healthy double rollover prize this week, with an estimated £8.7 million up for grabs in this evening’s draw.
Both prizes would come in handy with still so much of January to go before many people’s first post-Christmas payday. You can get hold of entries for both games by clicking on the links to the right or by visiting an authorised retailer. Good luck!
EuroMillions Results for Tuesday 6th January 2015
Friday night’s EuroMillions draw will offer a jackpot of £24 million (€31 million) after no one matched all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars last night. There were a huge number of cash prizes won on the night, though, with two ticket holders banking a fantastic £360,756 (€492,755) for matching all five main numbers and one Lucky Star and four players receiving £60,126 (€82,125) for matching five main balls.
The other prizes ranged from £3.20 (€4.40) for matching two main numbers up to £4,146 (€5,663) for matching four main numbers and two Lucky Stars. The winning line was 14, 20, 30, 38 and 49 with Lucky Stars 3 and 4, and there is a full prize breakdown along with the Millionaire Maker code, which is worth £1 million to a UK ticket holder, at the EuroMillions Results section of Euro-Millions.com.
UK lottery fans will have two very decent jackpots to play for this week, with Friday’s £24 million EuroMillions event preceded by a sweet £9.5 million triple rollover Lotto jackpot on Wednesday night. Both are likely to be hugely popular with players who are looking for a way to ease the financial burden of January – a big lottery win would not just make things easier, it would transform your life and mean that you could afford to truly live your dreams without having to worry about how to fund them.
Tickets are available by visiting authorised retailers across the UK or by clicking the link to the right, wherever you are in the world. Turn those dreams into a reality tonight!
EuroMillions Jackpot Won by Spanish Ticket Holder
A series of EuroMillions rollovers was brought to a halt last night after a ticket holder from Spain grabbed the £31.4 million (€39.5 million) top prize. The top prize for Friday 19th December will now be worth £11 million (€15 million).
The winning numbers were 3, 7, 12, 13 and 25 with Lucky Stars 5 and 8. Five players matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star to grab themselves €222,312 each and another 11 participants won £23,584 (€33,683) each for matching five main numbers.
There were 131 ticket holders who bagged £990 (€1,414) when they matched four main numbers and both Lucky Stars while 1,889 players have just won £60 (€85.80) for matching four main numbers and one Lucky Star. The remaining participants who won prizes have picked up amounts worth between £2.20 (€3.20) for matching two main numbers and £30.80 (€44) for matching four main numbers. The winning Millionaire Maker code was ZGL268466.
If you think that you can pull off a repeat performance on Friday and grab the top EuroMillions prize, then make sure that you buy your tickets by clicking on the banner to your right or by visiting an authorised retailer to purchase them in person. Good luck and have fun!