Dec 14

Texas Lottery Halts Sales of Monopoly Millionaires’ Club

The Texas Lottery Commission has decided to stop offering tickets for the interstate game Monopoly Millionaires’ Club (MMC) after citing concerns about sales projections. Players have not been purchasing tickets for the game at a level that could cover the cost of paying out prizes to Texas residents.

Texas, along with 22 other states, launched MMC on Friday October 19th of this year, with the first drawing held on Friday October 24th. The game is operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which also administers popular games such as Powerball and Hot Lotto. Tickets cost $5 and the game offers players the chance to win a jackpot that could roll over up to $25 million in addition to several prizes of $1 million that are unlocked when a player wins the top prize. Unlike Powerball or Mega Millions, Monopoly Millionaires’ Club is designed to award smaller cash prizes to more players.

Executive Director of the Texas Lottery Commission Gary Grief stated in a press release that “unfortunately, players have not embraced the game as anticipated, and our options to change the game while it is being sold are limited in scope and challenging to implement.” The press release also states that sales for the game are down nationwide in the last two months.

Texas-based players of the game will be able to buy tickets for tonight’s Monopoly Millionaires’ Club drawing but sales will stop immediately afterwards. They will have 180 days from Friday December 12th 2014 to claim any prizes they may have won.

by Mike Redfern
Updated June 8th, 2015

Nov 14

Monopoly Millionaires’ Club and Powerball Jackpots Won in the Same Weekend!

Two lucky lottery ticket holders are still celebrating what was a bumper weekend across the US with the jackpots on Powerball and Monopoly Millionaires’ Club both being won! A player from New Jersey became the first-ever Monopoly Millionaires’ Club jackpot winner after correctly matching numbers 1, 9, 11, 12 and 27 with property B. & O. Railroad.

It was only the fledgling lottery’s third drawing and the jackpot being won released another 14 prizes of $1 million to players of the game, which aims for lower top-tier prizes but more big money winners than Powerball and Mega Millions. Monopoly Millionaires’ Club returns tonight with a jackpot of $15 million available, as well as more $1 million awards which can only be won if someone matches all five numbers and the property.

Powerball’s $202 million prize pot was snagged by a ticket holder in Missouri who matched winning numbers 9, 19, 33, 38 and 54 with Powerball 15. The player is still to come forward to collect their life-changing prize but it is known that they bought their winning ticket at the Gateway News shop in St. Louis Union Station.

After no winner on Wednesday night. Powerball’s top prize will stand at $50 million for tomorrow night’s drawing whilst Mega Millions returns tonight, offering a $26 million bounty for matching five main numbers and the Mega Ball.

by Mike Redfern
Updated November 14th, 2014

Oct 14

Monopoly Millionaires’ Club Prepares to Launch

An exciting new interstate lottery is set to launch Sunday October 19 with a top prize of $25 million. Monopoly Millionaires’ Club will not bring the jaw-dropping nine figure jackpots that come with Mega Millions and Powerball but it is hoped that, from the first drawing on Friday, 24th October, more lottery winners will be crowned than in the two more established games.

Based on the popular board game, players pick five numbers between 1 and 52 with an additional number relating to a Monopoly property being automatically generated. Ticket holders pay $5 to play and must match all of their numbers to win the jackpot, which starts at $15 million before rolling to $18 million, $21 million and then to a maximum of $25 million if no player wins big.

In an exciting twist to this 23 state-strong lottery, a computer will select a minimum of ten players at random to win $1 million, but they will only receive their prize if there is also a jackpot winner!

Players will also have the chance to appear on a TV show which will act as a companion to the game when it launches in early 2015. Their tickets will be registered online or through a new smartphone app and those chosen will be treated to a trip to Las Vegas to join the studio audience and play games in order to win cash or other luxury prizes.
The odds of winning the jackpot will be 1 in 72,770,880, with a 1 in 10 chance of winning any prize. Lottery World will bring you the results every week and more information on the lottery as it is released.

by Mike Redfern
Updated October 17th, 2014