EuroMillions Triple RolloverWednesday June 10th 2009
A EuroMillions triple rollover has created a jackpot worth £50 million for the draw to be held this Friday 12 June, 2009. This makes the next EuroMillions jackpot bigger than either of those offered by Powerball or Mega Millions in the USA. In fact, as far as this week is concerned we’re pretty sure that it’s the world’s biggest lottery jackpot!
Thanks to the ability to buy lottery tickets online, anyone the world can participate in EuroMillions. All you have to do is select five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two supplementary Lucky Star numbers from the range 1 to 9. If you match all seven of those numbers (the odds of doing this are 1 in 76,275,360) then you win the jackpot.
As with many other lottery games, if more than one player wins the EuroMillions jackpot, it is shared equally between the winners. If nobody matches all seven numbers then the jackpot fund will roll over again to create an even bigger quadruple rollover jackpot for the following draw.
Of course, there is more than the jackpot itself to play for. There are actually eleven non-jackpot prize levels and your overall odds of winning any EuroMillions prize at all are a very impressive 1 in 24. That doesn’t automatically mean that if you buy 24 tickets you are absolutely guaranteed to get the results you need to win a prize, but you would certainly have a decent chance.
A EuroMillions triple rollover jackpot worth £50 million (around $81.8 million) doesn’t come along every week, so it’s well worth taking a shot at when it does. Unlike American lottery games, EuroMillions pays out the full amount of the jackpot as a cash lump sum with absolutely no penalties – players in the UK don’t even have to pay income tax on their win!
If you are a lottery player who hasn’t yet purchased a ticket for this Friday’s EuroMillions draw, you might want to act sooner rather than later. Buy your tickets today and all that stands between you and a £50 million fortune are seven numbers. Will they be a lucky seven for you?