November Mega Week To Give Away New York Holidays

EuroMillions players in the UK will have the opportunity to win a luxury holiday to New York in the November edition of Mega Week. Five winners will be guaranteed in the draw on Tuesday 22nd November, and another five in the following draw on Friday 25th November, and they will all also receive £1 million.

The trip to the Big Apple will allow each lucky winner to travel with a guest and stay for seven nights at the five-star Park Hyatt. A shopping experience at the renowned Bloomingdale’s store will be laid on, with a spending budget of $5,000, while there will also be the chance to enjoy a Broadway show, a visit to the Rockefeller Center and helicopter tour of the city.  The holiday will also feature a Statue of Liberty cruise and offer a generous allowance for meals.

Mega Week was launched in September to replace Mega Friday and create added excitement on both a Tuesday and a Friday in the final week of each month. The prizes will be different each time but will regularly offer thrilling lifestyle experiences and more Millionaire Maker prizes than usual.

There are two prizes of £1 million up for grabs for UK players in every EuroMillions draw, even when Mega Week is not taking place, and a syndicate of marathon runners from Cornwall this week came forward to claim their cheque after matching one of the winning codes on 14th October.

The group only entered the draw because syndicate leader Nicky Morse had a ‘lucky feeling’, but they did not realise initially that they had won £1 million because they only checked the EuroMillions numbers after returning from a weekend of running in Amsterdam. It was only after a closer look at the Millionaire Maker code that they discovered they were all £76,923 richer.

Morse told National Lottery officials: “There were a lot of tears and disbelief when I broke the news. Certainly no one slept that night. I think it has settled in now and everyone has started making plans. Everyone will be doing something different with their share. Some are going to pay off their mortgages, there are a few holidays being booked and I’m planning some home improvements.”

There will be two winners of the UK Millionaire Maker in tonight’s draw, when the EuroMillions jackpot will be worth a magnificent £33 million (€38 million), and then fans can look forward to Mega Week. EuroMillions tickets can be bought online or from authorised retailers in participating countries. Best of luck!

Struggling Auckland Couple Wins New Zealand’s Biggest Ever Powerball Jackpot

A young couple from Auckland has clinched the biggest jackpot in New Zealand Powerball history, just days after being told that they were not eligible for a mortgage.

With the biggest jackpot in the game’s history, there was unsurprisingly an enormous amount of buzz surrounding Wednesday night’s “Must be Won” Powerball draw. The NZ$44 million jackpot prize was, as a New Zealand Lotto official put it earlier in the week, truly life-changing. But the win altered one young couple’s lives in ways that they could not possibly have imagined a few days previously.

Up against it financially, the winning couple, from Hibiscus Coast, Auckland, had been turned down for a mortgage in the exact same week that they purchased the winning Powerball ticket. “We just went to the mortgage broker earlier this week to see what they could do to help,” one of the lucky pair, who have chosen to remain anonymous, told The New Zealand Herald. “But they just couldn’t make anything work for us. We were absolutely gutted and I just said ‘maybe that ship has sailed’.”

But, in an incredible reversal of fortune, the couple matched every number, plus the all-important Powerball, in the gargantuan Lotto draw held on Wednesday evening. “As soon as I saw I had all the numbers on one line I just yelled ‘holy ****,” the husband said. “My boss thought I’d chopped my arm off with a saw.”

The husband immediately jumped in his car to drive to the nearest Lotto retailer to check that he really had won the jackpot, unable to contain his excitement. “As I was driving to the store, they were talking about the big win on the radio and I started screaming out ‘that’s me!'” he said.

The winners, who have a young family, are understandably elated about their win, and are planning to splash out this Christmas before sitting down to carefully plan out their financial future.

The giant New Zealand Powerball jackpot may have been claimed, but the top prize in this weekend’s US Powerball draw currently stands at an eye-popping US$258 million. Tickets are available to buy both from authorised retailers and online.

South Africa National Lottery Raffle Coming This December

November may have only just begun, but South Africa lottery fans are already looking forward to the National Lottery Raffle draw that is set to take place on Friday 30th December. The draw will see 1,560 players rewarded with prizes ranging from R1,000 to one of 15 state of the art Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolets.

Rounding off the year with a National Lottery Raffle win would certainly send any player into 2017 with a spring in their step, especially if that prize happened to be one of the 15 luxury Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolets, a car with a price tag of over R590,000. With a top speed of 154.7 mph, the C-Class offers a feeling of both style and sophistication, especially as the roof retracts in a car that goes from 0-62 in 4.1 seconds. Whether you’re cruising through Cape Town or posing in Port Elizabeth, this is a prize that is certainly worth winning.            

In order to play, tickets must be purchased online or from any authorised South Africa National Lottery retailer. Every player will receive a unique raffle code that is generated via a quick play system, with entries costing R20 each. Players, who must be over the age of 18 to play, will have the opportunity to purchase as many entries as they desire. The draw will take place at 4:00pm on Friday 30th December, with ticket sales closing at 3:30pm on the day of the event.

Once the draw has taken place, winning ticket holders will be able to claim their prizes in a number of ways, depending on the value of the reward. The 1,000 winners of R1,000 can collect their prize from any authorised South Africa National Lottery retailer, the 500 winners of R10,000 must visit any authorised ITHUBA National Lottery payment centre and for those lucky enough to win R100,000 or a Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolets, prizes can be claimed from the ITHUBA National Lottery regional office.

In the meantime, the South Africa Lotto jackpot total is worth an estimated R28 million, with Powerball hitting R48 million –  both totals that would see any winner end the year with quite a bang! Tickets for Saturday’s draw can be bought online or from any authorised retailer. Good luck!

EuroMillions Players Set for First European Millionaire Maker Draw

This Friday will see EuroMillions fans treated to their first glimpse of the brand new European Millionaire Maker raffle. The game, which is included in the price of a EuroMillions playslip, will be played by ticket holders from all nine participating countries and is guaranteed to create 25 millionaires.

The new game, which was announced in September as part of a number of changes to EuroMillions, is known as European Millionaire Maker in the UK, EuroMillions Raffle Draw in Ireland, Pluies de Millionnaires in France and a host of different names across the continent. The format will be more familiar to players from the UK and France as it works in the same way as UK Millionaire Maker and My Million, however, players from the seven other participating nations may be less well acquainted with the process.

Every player who purchases a ticket for Friday’s draw will receive a unique European Millionaire Maker code alongside every line they play. Following the conclusion of the EuroMillions draw, the 25 winning codes will be randomly selected, banking their owners €1million/£1million. Every player’s code is entered into the draw, regardless of whether or not they have won a prize in the main game.

The codes generated will consist of four letters and five numbers, with every nation’s codes beginning with a different letter. Each code has an equal chance of being drawn, so it is vital that players check their tickets following the end of the event. However, it is worth noting that the odds of winning vary and are dependent on how many tickets are bought in advance of the draw. It also means that the more lines a ticket holder plays, the more chances they will have of winning one of the prizes on offer in the raffle.    

As the European Millionaire Maker prepares to make its debut, excitement surrounding EuroMillions is already sky-high following a second jackpot win in the space of two weeks. Tuesday’s draw resulted in a Belgian player making it back-to-back victories for one of EuroMillions’ smallest nations by scooping a jackpot of €50.1 million after matching the numbers 3, 15, 20, 21, 28 and the Lucky Stars 1 and 5.    

If you would like to be in with a chance of becoming one of the first players to taste success thanks to European Millionaire Maker, what are you waiting for? Tickets can be purchased online or from any authorised retailer in participating countries. There is also the matter of a £15 million (€17 million) jackpot waiting to be won in the main draw. Good luck!

UK Lotto Player Wins £26.1 Million Jackpot

A gigantic UK Lotto top prize of £26.1 million had to be won on Wednesday night after going past the jackpot cap, and one lucky player pocketed the lot after matching all six of the main numbers. drawn. The result extends a remarkable run of big winners in 2016, as there have now been six occasions this year when a jackpot of more than £20 million has been given away.

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 2, 3, 4, 32, 54 and 59, with Bonus Ball 12. The jackpot had exceeded its cap of £22 million in the previous draw, so the rules dictated that the top prize had to be won. If nobody had matched all six main numbers, the full jackpot amount would have been split between players in the next winning tier. In the end, one ticket holder matched five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball to win £67,814.

Three players had shared a prize of £24.4 million the last time the jackpot had to be won, on Wednesday 14th September, after matching five main numbers and the Bonus Ball. The last time that someone matched all six main Lotto numbers was on Saturday 13th August, when a single participant scooped £16.1 million.

The record Lotto jackpot stands at £66 million, which was shared between David and Carol Martin from Hawick and an anonymous ticket holder from Worcester. Among a host of other big winners this year, the largest win on a single ticket came on Wednesday 6th April when one player snapped up £35.1 million.

The latest lucky winner has 180 days to come forward and collect their eight-figure reward, and all Lotto players are being urged to check their tickets. The top prize will now be reset for Saturday’s draw and will be worth an estimated £3.7 million, while there will also be one Millionaire Raffle code worth £1 million and a further 20 Lotto Raffle prizes of £20,000 each. Tickets can be bought online or from authorised retailers if you have been inspired by the latest win. Good luck!