SuperEnalotto Offers World’s Largest Lottery Jackpot

SuperEnalotto could be set to attract even more players than usual in the next few days as the jackpot is currently the largest on offer in the world. A phenomenal €145.5 million will be up for grabs in the next draw on Saturday night, a prize pot which leaves all other games trailing in SuperEnalotto’s wake.

After a Powerball top prize of $246.8 million was won by someone from Atlanta, Georgia last Saturday night and a Mega Millions jackpot worth $133 million was won in Tuscola, Illinois on Friday, SuperEnalotto currently stands alone as the one lottery offering a nine-figure top prize.

It is not only the biggest lottery prize on the planet, but also the third-largest SuperEnalotto jackpot in the 19-year history of the game, having recently gone past the €139 million which was split between two participants back in 2010. Another rollover or two will see the current jackpot eclipse the €147.8 million given away in 2009 and move into second place on the leaderboard. The record SuperEnalotto jackpot is the €177.7 million claimed by a syndicate of 70 players who bought their ticket in Milan for the draw on 30th October 2010.

The last time the SuperEnalotto jackpot was won was on 16th July 2015, but excitement is steadily building as the top prize creeps ever upwards, and the fact that it is now the largest lottery prize in the world is sure to spark even more ticket sales.

Thousands of players still win great prizes in every draw, even when the jackpot rolls over, and in the most recent draw on Thursday 22nd September there were six participants who matched five of the six main numbers to win €35,571 each. You can visit the SuperEnalotto page to find out more about the game and see the latest results.

With Powerball already back up to $50 million and a EuroMillions Superdraw on Friday 30th September set to raise the jackpot to €130 million, it may not be too long before SuperEnalotto is overtaken, but it could also be won before that happens. You can play by clicking on the Lotto Tickets page if you’re not in Italy to go to an authorised retailer, and you could just make SuperEnalotto history!

September Mega Week Prizes Revealed Ahead of EuroMillions Changes

A number of changes to EuroMillions are set to come into force on Saturday 24th September, giving ticket holders the opportunity to play more regularly for big jackpots and special prizes. The new era will be marked in the UK by the launch of the first official Mega Week, with a magnificent 100-day, round-the-world holiday on offer for ten lucky winners.

The UK Millionaire Maker has always guaranteed that one player in every draw will win £1 million, but after the 23rd of September, this will now be doubled to two. In Mega Week, though, there will be even more millionaires created, and all ten of the winners in the draw on Tuesday 27th September will have the chance to enjoy a luxurious globe-trotting trip to some of the top destinations on the planet.

The winners can choose to jet off to either Italy, South Africa, the Maldives, New Zealand, Tahiti, Los Angeles and Mexico, or head to St Lucia, New York, Hawaii, Australia, the Philippines, Japan and Thailand. Winners will enjoy five-star accommodation everywhere they go, and can decide whether to spread out the holiday over as many as seven different trips in four years, or take the whole trip in one go.

The EuroMillions jackpot will then be increased to a guaranteed €130 million (approximately £109 million) for the following draw on Friday 30th September, making it the biggest prize offered on the game since €132.3 million was split between a French player and an Irish player on 29th January 2016.

Mega Week will permanently replace Mega Friday in the UK from now on, giving UK participants the chance to land more great prizes in both the Tuesday and Friday EuroMillions draws in the final week of every month. Among the other changes will be the introduction of a special Europe-wide raffle called European Millionaire Maker, providing players across the continent with more opportunities to become millionaires on special occasions throughout the year.

Starting jackpots will rise from €15 million to €17 million, the number of Lucky Stars will increase from 11 to 12 and the cost of entries will change. Tickets will go on sale for the new EuroMillions on 24th September and ten UK players are guaranteed to become millionaires and win the exciting holiday round the world in the first draw under the new rules. Visit the Lotto Tickets section to play EuroMillions ahead of tonight’s draw, which will offer a jackpot of €39 million (£33 million). Good luck!

UK EuroMillions Celebrates Paralympics with Extra Prizes

EuroMillions players in the UK are being thanked for their support of ParalympicsGB with two special draws in which ten prizes of £1 million and a luxury trip to Brazil will be given away. The draws tonight and Tuesday will each offer five Millionaire Maker prizes, with winners receiving the cash before jetting off in business class with three guests to Rio de Janeiro, where they will stay in five-star comfort for ten nights.

Millionaire Maker is an additional game open only to UK participants in the pan-European lottery. For each line played in the main game, players receive an automatically-generated code that is entered into a raffle on the night of the draw. Usually there is one winner of £1 million selected, but on special occasions there are more awards offered, with additional luxury experiences included.

The winners from the two draws will head to Rio, where the Paralympics are currently taking place, staying at the opulent Copacabana Palace hotel for the duration of their trip. Whilst in Brazil, they will sample a traditional samba show, take a sunset cruise, trek into the rainforest to take a closer look at the country’s exotic wildlife and enjoy a breathtaking helicopter flight over the imposing Christ the Redeemer statue that towers above the city.

The special draws recognise the contribution made by UK National Lottery players to the Paralympics team. The Good Causes Fund benefits from 28p for every £1 spent on lottery tickets, of which 20 percent is contributed to UK sporting projects, including supporting Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

You can play EuroMillions online through the Lotto Tickets section, wherever you live in the world. Don’t forget to check the Latest Results page to find out whether you have struck gold, with the winning numbers updated soon after the draw takes place. Good luck!

California SuperLotto Plus Reaches Biggest Jackpot in Over a Year

The California SuperLotto Plus jackpot has hit $31 million for Saturday’s draw, the highest the top prize has reached in more than a year. The total has been rolling since Wednesday 8th June, when a single ticket holder matched all five main numbers and the Mega Ball to claim £13 million and a run of 24 draws without a winner since then has led to this weekend’s bumper jackpot.

The last time the Golden State’s homegrown lottery game offered a larger prize was Saturday 8th August 2015, when a single ticket won $63 million. However, the player failed to claim their award by the cut-off point of 5pm on Thursday 4th February 2016, missing out on the life-changing fortune. It is the largest unclaimed prize in California Lottery history.

California SuperLotto Plus players have 180 days to make contact with lottery officials and pick up their prize or the full amount is redistributed to public education in the state. To avoid losing out on a major windfall, you should make sure you check your ticket against the latest California SuperLotto Plus results on Lotto.net.

You can play California SuperLotto Plus online from wherever you live in the world through the Lotto Tickets page. You will be directed to a trusted lottery concierge service, who purchase the entries on your behalf using the numbers you select. Any non-jackpot prizes you win are paid into your player account, with the support staff guiding you through the process of claiming the jackpot. You might even be flown out to California to collect your cash in person!

Tickets are also available at authorised retailers across the state. Good luck!

Woman Discovers Irish Lotto Ticket Worth €139,025 in Handbag

A woman from Kilkenny is €139,025 better off are finding a winning Irish Lotto ticket in her handbag. The unsuspecting winner had been carrying the lucky playslip with her for two weeks before she finally discovered that she was in line to receive a sizeable six-figure sum.  

Having purchased the ticket for the draw on Saturday 6th August, the woman correctly matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball, but overlooked the fact that the lucrative lottery ticket was still nestled deep in her bag. Upon collecting her prize, the woman told National Lottery officials how she managed to stumble across the ticket: “My handbag was bulging and I decided to clear the load. There were a few Lotto tickets in there. I’d just seen the news that the big jackpot was won in Leitrim but I thought, sure you never know, there might be a few quid on these.”

The woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was understandably shocked by the news of her big win: “I checked the tickets on the scanner in the shop and was surprised when I got a message to contact the National Lottery. When I found out how much I won, I was absolutely delighted,” she said. The winning numbers had been randomly generated on a Quick Pick ticket that had been bought from the MacDonagh Station branch of Dunnes Stores in Co Kilkenny, an event that the woman clearly recalls; “I remember buying my ticket that day – I thought to myself that I was due a bit of luck. Someone must have been listening!” She now plans to spoil those closest to her with her newfound wealth.

If you would like to take home an Irish Lotto prize of your very own, this Saturday’s jackpot is worth an estimated €2.5 million and you certainly need to be in it to win it. Irish Lotto tickets are available to buy online or from any authorised retailer throughout Ireland. Best of luck, and keep those tickets in a safe place!

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