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A vagrant from Indiana has scooped $50,000 on a lottery scratch card but says he has no intention of giving up his tent. Dennis Mahurin has been homeless since around 1978, living in his tent, now he has scooped a $50,000 scratch card win, worth around $35,000 after taxes. He says he’ll buy a new home, his tent is shabby and he wants to replace it, but he has no intention of changing his life for a more conventional one.
Mr Mahurin says he’s ‘as happy as he can be in his nature’ and has no intention of moving up in the world, he’s quite happy living in his tent, even with $35,000 in his pocket.
If you’re the kind of player who likes to hunt out the biggest lottery jackpots around then you’ll want to buy tickets for tomorrow night’s £110 million EuroMillions draw, which boasts the biggest lottery jackpot in the world at the moment.
Last Friday, the EuroMillions hosted its first SuperDraw of the year, featuring a guaranteed £85 million (€100 million) jackpot but the massive prize wasn’t won, so it rolled over to the Tuesday night draw. On Tuesday night, anticipation was high but the elusive rollover jackpot just wouldn’t be won. This meant that the prize rolled over again, making tomorrow night’s EuroMillions Lottery jackpot a massive £110 million (€130 million).
As many of us here in the UK are heading for our beds, much of the US is eagerly awaiting the outcome of the Powerball Lotto, which boasts the biggest of all current lottery jackpots across the world. The rollover jackpot of the popular multi-state lottery draw has been growing in size since the last jackpot was won by Christopher McGurran from Florida back in December. Since then the top prize has gotten away from everybody.
It’s not been three months since the last monster Powerball Lotto jackpot was won, when two ticket holders – Cindy and Mark Hill from Missouri and Matthew Good of Arizona – shared the massive $587.5 million record Powerball jackpot and here we are again, talking about hundreds of millions of dollars up for grabs.
On Friday night the record books were rewritten for the EuroJackpot Lottery and also for Finland. ‘Why Finland?’ I hear you say. Because the €29.5 million multi-rollover jackpot was finally won by a player from Seinäjoki, a city in South-West Finland, and then two days later a lucky online slots player, also from Finland, won the world’s biggest ever progressive jackpot as well. Not a bad day all round for the Fins.
News about the lucky EuroJackpot winner is still quite guarded but be assured that we will bring you details about the fortunate ticket holder and their multi-million euro haul of bounty. Until then, you can buy tickets for this Friday’s EuroJackpot draw, which has a €10 million starting value again, and maybe we’ll be writing about you by the start of next week!
The EuroJackpot is one of the newest lotteries around and, considering the competition that it faced from the long established EuroMillions Lottery, it has had a decent first year. The EuroJackpot’s first year is certainly a success story in comparison to the start of the Health Lottery’s playing days. Due to the success of the EuroJackpot, tickets will be sold in a further six European countries, raising the number of EuroJackpot selling countries to 14.
The new countries that have agreed to sell EuroJackpot Lottery tickets are; Iceland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Norway, who will join Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovenia, where the tickets are currently already being sold. Don’t forget that you can also buy EuroJackpot tickets online from anywhere in the world from leading online lottery concierge service The Lotter. The new countries will join the EuroJackpot on 1st February and we’re certain that ticket sales will be on the up from that point.
The UK Lotto draw has just taken place and the £3,468,222 jackpot was shared by three lucky players, so the Wednesday night draw will have a £2.2 million to play for. If you’re a big lottery jackpot hunter then a couple of million may not interest you. What about the EuroMillions? The Pan-European lottery has a £69 million lottery jackpot to play for but there are other big prizes out there too.
Across the world there are literally hundreds of lotteries available to play and right now there’s over £380 million worth of lottery jackpots to play for and you can buy tickets for them all online. Thanks to the internet (and reputable lottery concierge services), you can now play most of the world’s reputable lotteries online. So, let’s take a look at the world’s biggest lottery jackpots.
This week the Health Lottery has announced that they are launching a second draw, a Wednesday draw to compliment the 1-year-old Saturday draw initially launched. The Wednesday draw will give players a second chance to play, and win up to £100,000, but it comes along side news that the Health Lottery has failed to meet its target on charitable donations.
When the Health Lottery launched, Richard Desmond pledged £50 million for charity in the first year, but figures released today show that in fact, the real amount is less than £25 million, putting pressure and criticism on the Health Lottery yet again.
When the Health Lottery launched in 2011, it became the only major competition of Camelot, the UK’s lottery company. Some hailed this is a good thing, others thought Camelot should be left to raise money for good causes, suggesting another lottery company wasn’t needed, but now the two UK lottery companies have locked horns again, in the High Court.
Camelot had attempted to block the Health Lottery from running in its current form in a High Court case against the gambling commission. However, this week Camelot have lost their case against the Health Lottery, a decision that the company is taking as a blow.
The countdown to the London 2012 Olympics are well and truly on now with 116 days to go, and residents in the UK can’t fail to know just how much of the money raised has come from the sale of Lotto tickets and scratchcards in the UK. Lottery sales have helped to raise £2.2 billion towards the Olympic fund and now the National Lottery is giving something back to players with the chance to win one of 2,012 tickets to the Olympic games!
The competition starts on April 4th, that’s Wednesday and entry is free into the London Olympics 2012 prize draw and here are the details of how you can enter!
This certainly won’t be big news around the world where players have been buying lottery tickets online for years, but Illinois is celebrating today after launching what they call ‘groundbreaking’ technology allowing lottery players to buy tickets online for the first time ever.
It’s certainly a first somewhere as Illinois becomes the first US state to allow online lottery ticket sales to players. The launch started at 7am local time today and allows players to buy lottery tickets for the Mega Millions or Lotto online from the comfort of their own home.