29
Aug 13

Florida Welcomes Mega Millions Game Enhancements

Mega Millions NewsThursday August 29th 2013 – The Florida Lottery, which begun selling tickets for Mega Millions in May, is welcoming the new changes to the game which are due to begin on Saturday October 19.

What are the changes?

The new improved Mega Millions game will see increased starting jackpots of $15 million (up from $12 million), increases of $5 million between rollover jackpots plus an increase in the second tier prize from $250,000 to $1 million.

The matrix of the game will also be changing to in increase the overall odds of winning a prize from its current 1 in 40 to an incredible to 1 in 15. Currently, players must match five main numbers from a possible 56 plus the Mega Ball from a second batch of 1- 46.

As of October 19, players will have to choose their five main numbers from an increased matrix of 1-75 and the Mega Ball from a reduced matrix of 1 – 15. This will increase the overall odds of winning the jackpot from its current 1 in 175.7 million to 1 in 258.9 million but will significantly reduce the overall odds of winning a prize.

Why are they changing it?

The Mega Millions changes are being introduced to re-energize the brand and breathe some life back into the game to create bigger and better jackpots, in the same way the Powerball changes in early 2012 did (read more about that here).

As one of the newest states to join Mega Millions, Florida Lottery has declared they are 100% behind the changes and believe they will help booster the multi-state lottery’s waning popularity in the state.

What do Florida say?

Florida Lottery

Since joining the second multi-state game in May 2013, Mega Millions ticket sales in Florida have been sluggish and failed to live up to expectations. Initially, sales of $4 million per week were anticipated but actual weekly sales have been closer to a disappointing $2.2 million. However, the expected reduction in Powerball and Lotto ticket sales has not occurred as expected.

While lottery officials are quick to state that the recent monster Powerball jackpots and their own recent $59 million state lottery jackpot have been contributing factors in the poor figures, they have nevertheless slashed their annual ticket sales for the game estimations from $209 million to $125 million. Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell commented that the success of the other games “had really taken the wind out of the sails” for Mega Millions first year in Florida.

On the plus side, the year has been a buoyant one for the Florida Lotto overall, with high sales of Powerball and Lotto tickets helping to keep overall projections on track.

In Other Lottery News

The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots continue to roll after yet another week with no jackpot winners. The estimated jackpot for the Mega Millions draw which takes place on Friday is now $77 million and Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is now an estimated $142 million.

To get the latest results as and when they are drawn, bookmark Lottery.net, where you can also find details of how to buy tickets online for each game.

by Sadie Walton
Updated April 5th, 2016

29
Aug 13

Powerball Results for Wednesday August 28th 2013

Powerball News

Here are the Powerball Results for Wednesday 28/08/2013. Along with the winning numbers for this draw you can see a full prize breakdown below as well as a draw schedule showing the days of the week that the Powerball draw takes place:

Main Balls: 6 - 7 - 9 - 19 - 32
Powerball: 13

Next Draw: Saturday September 7th 2013
Next Jackpot: $142,000,000

Powerball Prize Breakdown for 8/28/2013

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 5 plus Powerball $116,000,000 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 $1,000,000 4
Match 4 plus Powerball $10,000 55
Match 4 $100.00 1,593
Match 3 plus Powerball $100.00 2,548
Match 3 $7.00 75,410
Match 2 plus Powerball $7.00 36,387
Match 1 plus Powerball $4.00 194,912
Match 0 plus Powerball $4.00 340,792
Match 5 (with Power Play) $2,000,000 0
Match 4 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $40,000 11
Match 4 (with Power Play) $200.00 291
Match 3 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $200.00 519
Match 3 (with Power Play) $14.00 14,550
Match 2 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $14.00 6,920
Match 1 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $12.00 34,473
Match 0 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $12.00 57,527

Draw Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No Yes No No Yes No

I hope you had good luck in Tonight's Powerball draw!

Tags: , ,

by Mike Redfern
Updated August 29th, 2013

28
Aug 13

Irish Lotto Results for Wednesday August 28th 2013

Irish Lotto News

Here are the Irish Lotto Results for Wednesday 28/08/2013. Along with the winning numbers for this draw you can see a full prize breakdown below as well as a draw schedule showing the days of the week that the Irish Lotto draw takes place:

Main Balls: 22 - 34 - 36 - 40 - 44 - 45
Bonus Ball: 15

Next Draw: Saturday August 31st 2013
Next Jackpot: €3,500,000

Irish Lotto Prize Breakdown for 8/28/2013

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 6 €2,982,545 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 plus Bonus €25,000 1
Match 5 €1,713 28
Match 4 plus Bonus €211.00 57
Match 4 €69.00 1,068
Match 3 plus Bonus €34.00 1,443
Match 3 €5.00 17,834

Draw Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No Yes No No Yes No

I hope you had good luck in Tonight's Irish Lotto draw!

Tags: , ,

by Mike Redfern
Updated August 28th, 2013

28
Aug 13

Six Lucky New Yorkers Pocket a Total of $12 Million from Lottery Scratch-Offs

Wednesday August 28th, 2013New York seems to be the lucky state at the moment as yesterday six residents all showed up at Lottery headquarters to collect their winnings which totaled $12 million.

The group of lottery winners, pictured to right (image sourced from NYLottery.ny.gov), consisted of a MTA bus driver, pharmacist, unemployed construction worker, marble polisher and a college accountant who all won a lottery prize from a variety of New York Lottery scratch-offs.

Arnon Perelman, a marble polisher from Queens, was the biggest winner who won a cool $5 million from the Set For Life game. The winning scratch-off was purchased at Andy Pharmacy in Manhattan and Perelman, along with his wife IIana, plans to spend their winning on helping their two children and other family members.

Another winner was Jamel Wright, a bus driver, who played 50X the Money scratch-off to win $3 million. Wright, a 44 year old Manhattan resident, stopped at a convenience store and purchased his winning lottery scratch-off because “he felt the luck” after taking his mom to a doctor’s appointment.

Prizes of $1 million were won by Korede Mojeed, a 64 year old retired pharmacist who immigrated to the US 30 years ago, and Sang Yoo of Elmhurst who played the Cash Blowout scratch-off game and plans to spend his wealth on his children and perhaps buy himself a new car.

Korede Waving to Reporters Image source NYDailyNews.com

Korede Waving to Reporters
Image source NYDailyNews.com

Igor Topchiy, 27, also won $1 million and owes his win to his fiancée who purchased the winning Sliver & Gold scratch-off for him. This win couldn’t have come at a better time for Topchiy because he is currently unemployed. The final $1 million winner is Melissa Beck of East Meadow who played the Cash Blast scratch-off because “it was pleasing to her eyes” and plans to buy a new home.

Igor collecting his winnings Image source NYDailyNews.com

Igor collecting his winnings
Image source NYDailyNews.com

New York Lottery is currently one of the biggest state lotteries in the US and gives players the chance to win prizes in a variety of lottery games which include Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto, Sweet Millions and over 120 scratch-offs.

To view the latest New York Lottery winning numbers, visit Lottery.net.

by Patrick Fitzgerald
Updated June 8th, 2018

28
Aug 13

Mega Millions Results for Tuesday August 27th 2013

by Mike Redfern
Updated August 28th, 2013