Lottery Power and Lottery Fever
Across the world people are playing the lottery every week, some twice a week as every Tuesday and Friday night is Mega Millions night – this is when the live draw takes place. The jackpot is guaranteed a prize amount that includes annuity interest. Sometimes it is a “roll-over”. As the jackpot grows, so does Mega Millions fever!
On April 1st Mega Millions produced yet another winner with a Match 5 winning ticket, sold in Ohio, and worth $2 million – Ohio’s second Megaplied Match 5 winner in the past month. The Mega Millions jackpot has been rolling over since March 8 when it was last won in Seattle, Washington wherein the winner received a whopping $157 million. Surprisingly enough this winner purchased only one $5 Mega Millions ticket choosing the one-time cash payment option of $102.8 million after tax.
You do your bit too by playing the Lottery. Since 1982, Washington’s Lottery has generated more than $3 billion to support state programs like the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account which helps students achieve their higher education dreams and also supports early childhood education learning programs. This State’s Lottery offers several types of games like Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto and many more. No matter what – Play Responsibly! – is the message from the Lottery Groups. Apart from the Mega Millions, EuroMillions a lottery that is played across nine European countries produces a fair amount of its own millionaires. Similarly draws take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings with a minimum guaranteed jackpot of €15 million, which can roll over to an impressive €190M. When a EuroMillions player is lucky enough to win the jackpot or a very large amount, a tough decision is to be made, whether to go public or remain anonymous. While many winners decide to claim their prizes quietly, there are those who decide to reveal their identities and speak publicly about their wins.
This goes for the UK National Lottery as well. According to a 2014 interview in The Telegraph with Winners Advisor Andy Carter, who works for the UK National Lottery, just 15 percent of UK lottery winners choose to go public with their prize. Regardless of whether they tick the “no publicity” box or choose the press conference and champagne reception, all UK lottery winners are promised support, including financial and
legal advice, from the National Lottery.
Crossing over to Africa where a Pretoria resident won the R21.4 million PowerBall Jackpot on April 13th 2016.
“Lady luck” struck a Pretoria lottery player – now a whopping R21.4 million richer after winning the PowerBall jackpot on Tuesday evening with the winning ticket, this year’s third biggest win, bought in Rosslyn, north of Pretoria. This ticket holder the only winner of the PowerBall jackpot. The biggest PowerBall jackpot winner this year was a player also from Gauteng who received R42 million. PowerBall, which recently surpassed Lotto as the most popular lottery game, has already had 14 Jackpot winners since Ithuba took over the national lottery 10 months ago. PowerBall Plus has already recorded three millionaire jackpot winners. Ithuba has already produced 50 millionaire jackpot winners across all of the lottery games since taking over. Lotto has recorded 30 millionaires, Powerball 14, Lotto Plus four and PowerBall Plus three. An impressive record for a ‘’young’’ company, don’t you think.
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