29
Sep 13

Mega Millions And Powerball Jackpots Continue To Surge

Mega Millions NewsThe dizzying US lottery rollovers continue as not one ticket managed to lay claim to either Mega Millions or Powerball jackpots this weekend.

Mega Millions swelled to $173 million on Friday night’s draw, yet no player matched all five winning numbers of 9, 23, 27, 49, 51 plus the Mega Ball 38.

This was the eighteenth Mega Millions draw in succession without a top prize winner, and tomorrow’s jackpot is projected to reach a whopping $189 million, which currently stands as the biggest lottery prize available to play for this week.

If there’s still no jackpot winner tomorrow night then we could well see Friday’s draw with a staggering $200+ million windfall up for grabs, which will surely leave many lottery fans hot under the collar.

Meanwhile, life in the Golden State just got a little shinier for one lucky Californian, who managed to match five main Mega Millions numbers to win $259,368 under state pari-mutuel law, where the prize depends on ticket sales and the number of winners in each category. Twelve winners of the Match 5 in other states each scooped $250,000 each.

Powerball News

None of the 16.9 million tickets sold seized the $60 million Powerball bonanza on Saturday, bringing this Wednesday’s rollover up to an estimated $70 million. Fortune favored one lucky player who matched all five main numbers 14, 47, 52, 53 and 54 to pocket $1 million.

Recent lottery wins have shattered existing records with the top five US jackpots of all time having been won since March 2012. This is no doubt due to Powerball game changes which have accelerated rollover totals, and with Mega Millions modifying its own lottery from October, we’re surely set to see some astronomical amounts stacking up over the next year.

Keep on top of the latest Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots and results on aLottery.com.


22
Sep 13

No Weekend Winners Mean Big Midweek Jackpots

Mega Millions NewsSunday 22 September 2013 – Another weekend without a major lottery winner has sent jackpots spiraling for the following midweek draws.

The EuroMillions top prize for Tuesday is now expected to reach £45 million in a quadruple rollover event after no tickets managed to match the five winning numbers 5, 11, 35, 38 and 45 along with the Lucky Stars 2 and 3 drawn on Friday night. Four lucky ticket holders did, however, match five balls and one Star to each net a tidy £288,743.

Stateside, there’s an estimated $160 million now at stake in Tuesday evening’s Mega Millions after no-one won the $145 million on offer on Friday, making it the competition’s seventeenth draw since its last jackpot win. Five players did manage to Match 5 over the weekend to scoop $250,000 each, with those tickets sold in Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Virginia and Washington.

The $40 million Powerball jackpot also remained elusive to players hoping to bag the windfall from Saturday’s draw, but hefty second prizes went to five winners matching five numbers with all of them receiving $1 million. Wednesday’s rollover will see people playing for a projected $50 million grand prize.

Last Wednesday saw a massive $400 million Powerball jackpot won by a single ticket holder who successfully matched all winning numbers drawn, the fifth largest win in US lottery history. The ticket was purchased at a Murphy Express gas station in Lexington, South Carolina, and the Multi-State Lottery Association has said they are waiting for the player to come forward to claim their winnings.

With so many rollover jackpots up for grabs over the next few days, jackpot hunters will no doubt be making a bee line for ticket sellers this week. For the full rundown of lottery results as and when they happen, head on over to aLottery.com.


20
Sep 13

Lottery Changes Means Jackpots Are Set To Break Records

Mega Millions NewsFriday September 20, 2013 – Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot stands at a whopping $145 million and eager players will be lining up to buy tickets for a chance to win this vast windfall.

Mega Millions organizers will no doubt have kept a keen eye on rival Powerball’s statistics. Since changing their format to a $2 play model with minimum jackpots of $40 million in January 2012, Powerball players have enjoyed some lofty top prizes and currently take up four of the top five spots for the highest jackpot amounts in US history. Powerball has the added distinction of the largest ever US jackpot won by a single ticket, when Floridian Gloria McKenzie won a whopping $590.5 million in May 2013. The new Powerball template seems to be working as four of the highest prizes in Powerball’s history have occurred since the 2012 change and a Powerball spokesperson has already predicted we’ll see a $1 billion jackpot before 2022.

From October 22, Mega Millions will respond by introducing a version that will nurture bigger jackpots, allowing them to grow by at least $5 million during a rollover. While the game itself will still cost $1 to play, the minimum top prize will start at $15 million, with $1 million up for grabs by matching five numbers.

Powerball News

The lucky recipient of Wednesday’s $399.4 million Powerball jackpot has yet to come forward, but organizers say that the ticket was bought at a Murphy Express gas station in Lexington, South Carolina, on the night of the draw.

Whether or not the winner opts to step forward, they’ll face another difficult decision – to accept the full jackpot as an annuity payment or as a lower cash lump sum of $222.3 million. Whatever the choice, they can be thrilled to learn that they overcame lottery odds of 1 in 175 million.

For more Powerball and Mega Millions news, visit aLottery.com


18
Sep 13

Mega Millions Jackpot Balloons To $145 Million

Mega Millions NewsWednesday September 18 2013 – For the fifteenth consecutive time, Mega Millions finds no jackpot winner, despite people turning up in hordes to buy tickets for Tuesday night’s rollover draw.

No-one successfully matched the winning numbers 6, 15, 27, 31, 39 and 25, and the prize now carries over to Friday’s draw with an estimated $145 million at stake.

Twelve winners from Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia did manage to match five balls, each scooping $250,000.

Players with a nose for big jackpots will also know that tonight’s Powerball top prize is set to hit $400 million, the fifth highest amount in US lottery history. With over 50 million tickets sold for the last Friday’s $317 million prize, it’s almost guaranteed that there’ll be many more dealt out for this draw. When the Powerball’s jackpot hit $590.5 million in May, over 232 million were bought, and the mammoth amount was finally claimed by Gloria McKenzie of Florida.

Millionaire Raffle

Giuseppe Anelli claimed $2 million after leaving his raffle ticket in his car for two monthsIn other news, a man from Illinois left $2 million sitting in the glove compartment of his car for two months. Giuseppe Anelli (pictured right), of Addison, says he forgot all about his Millionaire Raffle ticket he bought for the 4th of July draw. Upon looking in the vehicle’s drawer only two weeks ago, he spotted the ticket and took it to a gas station to have it scanned, where he was advised to file a claim. Giuseppe and his wife plan to pay off the mortgage and set up college funds for their three children with the newfound fortune.

LotteryWorld urges all players to keep their tickets safe and to check your numbers as soon as possible after a lottery draw: you never know when your numbers will come in. Check up on the latest Powerball and Mega Millions results at aLottery.com.