On Wednesday night, after weeks and weeks of rollover draws, the Irish Lotto jackpot was finally won. It had been nearly two months since the Irish Lotto results produced a jackpot winner, which is how the jackpot had managed to climb quite so high.
Wednesday night’s Irish Lotto jackpot winner was from the Mid-West of Ireland, which makes a change from Dublin. The lucky ticket holder took home a massive €8,302,204, which is stark contrast to the previous jackpot winners. On 18th January, SIX ticket holders shared the €3,528,865 multi-rollover jackpot, each taking home just €588,144.
The media is in a frenzy about Friday’s EuroMillions Lottery SuperDraw and the guaranteed €100 million jackpot on offer, but past SuperDraws have shown that the jackpot isn’t always won, in fact in more than half of the past EuroMillions SuperDraws, there has been a rollover.
With the EuroMillions cap at €190 million, a SuperDraw rollover can quickly escalate to the jackpot limit in just a few rollovers because when SuperDraw jackpots roll, they grow quickly and lottery fever tends to take hold.
There were some big US Powerball Lotto winners at the weekend including several new millionaires, but no one has won the big jackpot and that means it’s rolled again, this time to $400 million for the midweek draw!
While it’s not the biggest jackpot ever seen, it’s almost guaranteed to create a frenzy of play across the US and from online players around the world. The Powerball currently holds the world’s biggest lottery jackpot, and as such it’s world news!
Once again, the giant US Powerball Lotto boasts the biggest lottery jackpot in the world, standing at a mighty $284,000,000 ($162,700,000 cash value) going into the midweek draw. This is over double the size of the world’s second biggest lottery jackpot – US Mega Millions – which currently stands at $139,000,000 ($76,000,000 cash value) for Friday night’s draw.
The last time that any Powerball Lotto players got their hands on the jackpot was on Christmas Day, when one solitary ticket holder from Missouri bagged the $71,500,000 rollover jackpot, making 2013 a Christmas to remember for one household in particular.
It’s the weekend and that can only mean one thing…lotteries! Saturday night is the home of lottery draws, with balls being drawn from the UK to Australia and just about everywhere in between. There are a number of big Saturday night lottery jackpots that are up for grabs tonight, including the massive $70 million US Powerball Lotto jackpot and the €22.9 million SuperEnalotto jackpot.
Unusually, the Canada 6/49 Lotto draw boasts one of the world’s biggest lottery jackpots, standing at a huge CAN$55 million. This is ahead of the EuroMillions, EuroJackpot and the Oz Powerball, just behind the two US multi-state lottery draws – Powerball ($70 million) and Mega Millions ($74 million).
With the EuroMillions Lottery jackpot being won last night and the US Powerball Lotto jackpot being claimed a week ago, you may think that there are no big prizes out there currently but you’d be wrong. There are still plenty of big lottery jackpots this Saturday evening, with prizes of up to $50 million to play for.
Even though it was won just seven days ago by a lucky ticket holder from New Jersey, US, the Powerball Lotto jackpot is the biggest of the world’s lottery jackpots that can be won tonight. We’re not looking at the monster jackpot offerings of a week or two ago but there are still plenty of life-changing chunks of cash floating about, waiting to be won.