Two Win Rollover JackpotMonday June 15th 2009
Two tickets matched five main numbers and the two Lucky Star numbers to share a EuroMillions jackpot of £50 on Friday 12 June, 2009. The winning lottery tickets were bought in Great Britain and Ireland, but at the time of writing neither winner had come forward, so further details are scarce. What we do know is that this win will undoubtedly inspire Mega Millions players to land their own rollover jackpot...
The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday 16 June is worth around $46 million after it rolled over yet again last Friday. This means that you could buy lottery tickets for Mega Millions if the EuroMillions rollover jackpot eluded you. And if nobody wins Mega Millions on Tuesday, an even bigger rollover jackpot will be up for grabs this Friday 19 June!
It has to be said that winning the Mega Millions lottery is more difficult than winning EuroMillions. That’s because the Mega Millions player needs to correctly select five numbers from the range 1 to 56 and one number from the range 1 to 46 in order to win the jackpot. The odds of doing that are 1 in 175,711,536, which means that the odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot (1 in 76,275,360) are considerably better.
Of course, if lottery players allowed the odds of winning to guide their decisions, everyone would play the Irish Lottery because it gives players a 1 in 8.1 million (that’s eight point one, not eighty-one!) chance of winning. But lottery players don’t usually do that, preferring instead to let their instincts guide them to the lottery game that appeals on a personal level.
And so we come back to the massive jackpots offered by Mega Millions, Powerball and EuroMillions. Many players like to enter all of those games and maybe one or two national lotteries such as the UK Lotto and Irish Lottery as well. And why not? After all, if you get the lottery results you need to become a multi-millionaire you aren’t likely to care which lottery you won – you’ll just be delighted that you did!
If you fancy expanding your lottery-playing horizons this week – and maybe winning a Mega Millions or EuroMillions jackpot as a result – take a look at the range of games offered on our Buy Lottery Tickets page.