Sunday, August 31, 2014

Top Jackpot of the Week: American Powerball at $100M

It's another new month and the biggest jackpot to be found anywhere once again belongs to American Powerball, which is offering an enormous US$ 100 Million on Wednesday, September 4th.

Powerball is one of America's two biggest multi-state lotteries and boasts some of the largest jackpot prizes in the world. Here are just a few of the record-breaking jackpots it has paid out in the past few years:
  • US$425 Million on February 19, 2014
  • US$591 Million on May 18, 2013
  • US$338 Million on March 23, 2013
  • US$587 Million on November 28, 2012
  • US$305 Million on August 15, 2012
  • US$336 Million on February 11, 2012
Since the game mechanics changed in January 2012, Powerball jackpots now start at a minimum of $40 Million, and roll over until all numbers are matched. There is no maximum jackpot.

Try your luck now at one of the world's most famous lottery games!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Euromillions Winner to Give Away €33 Million

A Northern Irish woman who won €34m on the Euromillions lottery is giving away almost all of it to benefit her home town.

Margaret Loughrey from Strabane in Co Tyrone will part with €33m of her massive win, keeping just €1.25m for herself.

Margaret said: "I know what it's like to have nothing...That's why I'm giving it away. I can't miss what I never had."

The 48-year-old, who was unemployed and receiving social welfare benefits of about €70 per week when she scooped the big prize, said she wanted to use must of the money to give her hometown a facelift.

Read the full story here