Friday, March 29, 2013

€130 Million Euro Millions Superdraw on March 29!

On March 22, 2013, the Euro Millions jackpot was raised to €100 Million or £85 Million, making it a Superdraw. There was no winner for that draw and the jackpot prize was increased to €113,430,166 or £96,302,211 for the March 26, 2013 draw. Still, there was no winner for that draw.

For the draw on March 29, 2013, the jackpot prize will reach €130 Millions or £110 Million. Now is the best time to get your Euro Millions Superdraw tickets as the prize money could be waiting for you.

What is Euro Millions?

Euro Millions is a pan European lottery that is participated in by France, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Monaco. Euro Millions draws are held Tuesday and Friday of each week at 8:45 p.m. in Paris, France. Euro Millions prizes are paid in lump sum and are tax-free in the participating countries except Switzerland.

The game is played just like the other popular lotteries in the world. Five main numbers are to be chosen from 11 to 50 then the player will select two different lucky star numbers from a pool of 11 numbers. The prize pool is formed by the stakes generated from the participant countries. The main jackpot prize starts at €15 Million. If the jackpot prize is not won in a specific week, it will be rolled over to the following week, making the jackpot prize bigger and bigger. Beginning in November, 2009, however, a maximum jackpot had been pegged at €185 Million with any additional prize money rolled over added to the prize pool for the lower prize level with at least one winner. The Jackpot Pool Cap gives additional money to the winners of smaller prizes instead of continuing to add more money to the jackpot prize.


A Euro Millions Superdraw is the event when the regular jackpot prize is increased to a minimum of €100 Million, or approximately £85 Million. It is typically done only once or twice a year, when there is enough money in the prize pool, making the Superdraw unpredictable and irregular which means it can take place at any time.

A Superdraw works when funds are added to the existing Euro Millions jackpot. Let's say the Euro Millions jackpot has €40 Millions and the Superdraw fund would add another €60 Million, the jackpot will then reached €100 Millions to make it a Superdraw. A Superdraw can roll over to the next week if the jackpot prize is not won.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

$338M USA Powerball Jackpot Won on March 22!

The March 23, 2013 USA Powerball draw produced a single winner from Passaic, New Jersey. The Saturday draw winning numbers were 17, 29, 31, 53, 53 and Powerball 31. The jackpot for the draw reached $338 million. If the winner will choose a lump sum cash payout, he will receive $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes. The winning ticket, the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history, was sold by Eagle Liquors in Passaic.
Thirteen tickets matched all but the Powerball number on this March 23, 2013 draw. Each of the thirteen tickets will receive $1 million. Those thirteen tickets were sold Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

A Dominican immigrant, Pedro Quezada, showed up on Monday afternoon at the Eagle Liquors where he purchased the winning to ticket to have it validated. New Jersey Lottery officials scheduled a news conference Tuesday afternoon to formally declare Pedro Quezada the winner of $338M Powerball jackpot.

The Quezada family migrated to the U.S. in the 1980s from the city of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. The Quezadas are running the family-owned bodega, the Apple Deli Grocery. Neighbors claimed that Quezada is a hard-working man who they hardly see in the apartment they live in because he goes to work very early and come back home very late.

The Quezadas suffered misfortunes and setbacks before winning this huge Powerball jackpot. Fire had destroyed much of their bodega and thieves broke into their apartment taking almost everything. It seems that the hard work and perseverance of Pedro Quezada is finally rewarded. He promised to help his family with the money he won from the Powerball jackpot.

USA Powerball is a lottery game sold by state lotteries in the U.S. as a shared jackpot game. The Powerball lottery is coordinated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), a non-profit organization formed by an agreement by the state lotteries involved. The jackpot starts at $40 million. Draws are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Powerball is played in 42 states (43 states when California joins in April 2013), Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The largest Powerball jackpot reached $587.5 million in November, 2012. This huge jackpot was split between two winning tickets, one bought by a Missouri couple and the other one by one man from Arizona. The largest USA Powerball jackpot won by a single ticket, $365 million, was purchased by eight Lincoln meatpacking plant workers in February 2006.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ex Reprographics manager won $33M on Mega Millions

Massoud Ardalan of Walnut Creek, laid off reprographics manager won $33 million on Mega Millions Lottery.

He and his wife Homeira Ardalan, a hairdresser at Walnut Creek salon received a lump-sum of $22.9 million.

He plans on starting his own reprographics business so he can employ his friends and family who are unemployed. He also wish to buy a salon for his wife to run.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Co-op food store syndicate won £2.4M on UK National Lottery

A syndicate won £2.4 million on UK National Lottery.

The syndicate composed of 10 employees at the Great Bardfield Co-operative Food Shop.

Each member received £240,000 each and none of them will give up work. They will still continue to work.

Andrew Watson, one of the members said “It’s all a bit mad and unreal at the moment and I’m just taking time for it to sink in."

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Unclaimed winning Powerball ticket will expire on April 4

A winning Powerball ticket worth $10,000 bought at Kajan Mart in Carenco has until April 4, Thursday before it will expire. The ticket was bought for the October 6,2012 draw.

Customers were given 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.

The winning numbers were 15-26-34-36-59 and the Powerball 35. The ticket matched the four of the five main numbers and the Powerball number.

All unclaimed prize money will go to Lottery's unclaimed prize fund, which is returned to players in the form of increased payouts on scratch-off tickets and promotions.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Japan “Dream” Jumbo Draw Set for June 2013

The Japan Jumbo Draw is the highest paying among all the Japanese Takara-kuji (fortune or treasure) Lotteries. Next to the Spanish El Gordo Draw, the Japan Jumbo Draw is the biggest lottery draw in the world. Tickets to the Japan Jumbo are exclusively sold for a limited time before each draw by the Mizuho Bank. The lottery has a very large following in Japan that tickets are typically sold out long before the actual draw. Many Japanese lottery players are usually surprised when it is announced many days before the draw that ticket sales are over. Because of the manner Japanese grab every available tickets for the Japan Jumbo Draw, there is a very limited opportunity for people outside of Japan to play the lottery. Since foreign players were allowed to take part in the Japan Jumbo Draw after 2003, the limited number of tickets that were made available to players outside of the country must be reserved well in advance.

Japan Jumbo Draw has a 1 to 9 winning odds and a huge cash payout that reaches up to $2 Billion. It is the richest lottery draw in the whole of Asia. Japan Jumbo Draw prizes are paid out in lump sum, unlike most lotteries in the world that pay annuities. Japan Jumbo Draw prizes are absolutely tax-free.

There are four regular Japan Jumbo Draws each year, as follows:
  • Green Draw - It is held every March with a prize pool of ¥25Billion or US$278 Million.
  • Dream Draw - It is held every June with a prize pool of ¥37 Billion or US$469 Million.
  • Summer Draw - It is held every August with a prize pool of ¥36 Billion or US$465 Million.
  • Year-End Draw - It is the biggest draw of the year that is held every December with a staggering pool of ¥102 Billion or US$1.3 Billion.
It is the staggering amount of prizes that make both Japanese and foreign players scramble to buy the limited tickets very early. International lottery outlets that sell the limited Japan Jumbo Draw tickets accept bet placements a lot early.

June 2013 Green Draw

The Green Draw was held on March 15, 2013, producing the following results:

                         1st Prize         - ¥350 Million to the winning number 
                         - ¥100 Million to the ticket number before the winning number 
                      - ¥100 Million to the ticket number after the winning number 

Second to 7th prizes were handed to several ticket holders with huge payouts also 

This early, players are already anticipating the ¥25 Billion jackpot prize for the upcoming Japan Dream Jumbo Draw in June 2013. Foreign players must make their bet placements now with their lottery outlet.

Unemployed driver won $2M on Powerball

James Lovell, unemployed truck driver from Clinton won $2 Million on Powerball Lottery last February 23.

He spent extra $1 for the Power Play Option.

He plans on buying a new pickup truck, setting up trust funds for his granddaughters.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Unemployed worker won $1M on Powerball

Michael Lazdauskas, unemployed casino worker and Shanely Hotel volunteer from Connecticut won $1 million on Powerball Lottery

He plans on buying a new house and planning to relocate from New London to Napanoch.

He opted for a lump-sum of $661,800.

He said "This win couldn't have come at a better time."

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Barber won $1M on scratchies

Teddy Williamson, barber from Greensboro won $1 Million on Holiday Millions scratchies.

He plans on buying a new home, helping his family, take a vacation and save for the future.

He opted for a lump sum of $408,006 after taxes.

"This is going to put me in a good place," Williamson said.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Unclaimed winning Powerball ticket will expire on March 18

A winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million bought in Adams Mart at 11130 East Independence Boulevard in Matthews has until March 18, Monday before it will expire. The ticket was bought for the September 19,2012 draw.

Customers were given 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.

The ticket matched the five white balls that were 1-5-8-39-50.

All unclaimed prize money will go to the Mecklenburg County education program.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Ludlow couple won £6M on UK National Lotto

Robin, commercial and export sales manager and his wife Christine, health care assistant from Ludlow won £6,299,421 on UK National Lotto.

“As soon as the numbers came on the screen, I realised we had all six on one line. I couldn’t believe it and thought it was a mistake.

I checked and checked and in disbelief, I asked one of my colleagues to come and check for me. I can remember I was shaking and couldn’t take it in.” Robin said.

They plan on sharing the prize money with their four grown up children and grandchildren. They also plan on moving and going on a holiday to Rome.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Unclaimed winning Mega Millions ticket will expire on March 13

A winning Mega Millions ticket worth $170,827 bought in Escape Snack Bar at Naval Base in San Diego has until March 13, Wednesday before it will expire. The ticket was bought for the September 14,2012 draw.

Customers were given 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.

The winning numbers were 40-21-51-16-17 and the Mega Ball 20. The ticket matched the five main numbers but not the Mega Ball.

All unclaimed prize money will go to California schools.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Probation Officer won $85K on Missouri Lottery

Allen Rowley, 57, a probation officer, won $85,000 on Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash jackpot.

He plans on paying all their bills, their house.

“Always keep on dreaming,” he advised other players. “Keep on playing. The dreams can come true.”

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Unclaimed winning Mega Millions ticket will expire on March 11

A winning Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 bought in Fas Mart, 1411 South Boston Road in Danville has until March 11, Monday before it will expire. The ticket was bought for the September 11,2012 draw.

Customers were given 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.

The winning numbers were 5-11-20-33-36 and the Mega Ball 11.

All unclaimed prize money will go to the state Literary Fund.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Podiatrist won $5M on scratchies

Dr. David Shaffer, 61, a podiatrist from Long Island won $5 million on a $5 Million Multiplier scratchies.

He will take home $3.1 million after taxes.

He doesn't plan to stop working but he will devote more time to his hobby which is songwriting.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Massive Jackpot Prize by Japan Jumbo Draw in June 2013

The main reason why there are millions of lotto players all around the world is its lucrative prizes. For instance, the Japan Jumbo lotto draw is open to all lotto players all around the world and attracts millions of players every draw.

The lottery system of this one is comprised of other lotto games common in Japan and known as the Takara-kuji. The Japan Jumbo draw is the culmination of all the big draws of the year. However, there are regular draws the rest of the year which also give out massive prizes.

The Japan Jumbo Draw can be accessed worldwide and everyone is welcome to play especially the international subscribers. One of the best features of this lottery game is that it has very high odds of winning.

The Japan Jumbo draw is some of the few example of a non-exclusive lotto that can be accessed in Japan. This lotto game creates a name for itself starting with the date the tickets are on sale because there are limited amount of tickets and not everyone can buy the tickets. Even Japanese themselves are not assured that they can purchase tickets. The local and official lotto ticket distributor, which is the Mizuno Bank, keeps the tickets until it is time to sell them. Most often than not, the tickets are sold out immediately.

The expansion of this lottery game to international players began in 2003 and done through secured online purchasing system. Through this expansion, Japanese and international players gained access to buy lottery tickets easily and simply.

For the upcoming June 2013 draw, Japan Jumbo Draw offers as much as US$ 278 Million in its cash prizes and is broken down as follows:
  • 17 First Prize Payouts Totaling ¥5.9 Billion (Over ¥350 Million each)
  • 68 Second Prizes Worth Over ¥680 Million (Over ¥10 Million each)
  • PLUS: At least ¥18 Billion in cash payouts for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and other subsidiary Prizes!
The massive prizes from the Japan Jumbo Draw are the main reasons why more players are attracted to play here than other standard lottery worldwide. The best part is is that there are no government taxes imposed by the Japan government.

Horse trainer won €125,000 on Irish Lottery

Michael Croke, a horse trainer from Barrettsgrange, Fethard Co. Tippery won €125,000 on the Valentine's Diamond Promotion of Irish Lotto last February 16.

“I’m thrilled”, he continued. “This will make things that bit easier".

He plans on paying off his bills, do some work on the house, go on a nice holiday.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Grandfather won $26M on Mega Millions

A grandfather from Mt. Airy won $26 million on Mega Millions last February 19.

The man who chose to remain anonymous plans to buy a beach house or two.

He opted for a lump-sum of $12.6 million after taxes.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Part-time school bus driver won $1M on Sweet Millions

Philip Domser, 65, part-time school bus driver in Whitesboro won $1 million on Sweet Million ticket.

He opted for a lump-sum of $661,800 after taxes.

He will keep his part-time job as a school bus driver and plans on paying his bills and will decide once the shock wears off on what to do with his prize money.

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