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We’ve been mentioning the upcoming changes to the Powerball Lottery for weeks now, but they are finally here. Last night’s Powerball draw was the final draw under the old Powerball rules and from today, players buying lottery tickets for the US Powerball will see some big changes.
The biggest and most significant change is the ticket price, which is increasing to $2 for players in the US. Lottery players buying Powerball tickets from online merchants around the world will also see an increase and this may vary from teller to teller.
If you live in the UK, you may have heard the news that there is a brand new, private enterprise lottery launching. The Health Lottery has now launched, and online ticket sales are available with the first Health Lottery draw to take place on 8th October.
Just like the UK Lotto, the Health Lottery costs £1 to play, but as a private enterprise, it does have smaller lottery jackpots on offer than the UK Lotto and Euromillions drawings.
It’s a triple rollover draw and whether it’s won or not, next week’s jackpot will be a staggering €100 million due to the Superdraw. However, tonight’s draw was worth an estimated £41 million and that’s a big lottery jackpot! The draw has now taken place and the lottery results are in for the Euromillions draw, Friday 30th September 2011.
Tonight’s winning numbers are 5 – 15 – 28 – 31 – 44; Lucky Stars 1 – 6. Do check those lottery tickets carefully and if you’re in the UK or Ireland you have extra numbers to check. Tonight’s Millionaire Raffle number is BPM772053 and in Ireland the Euromillions Plus results are 8 – 14 – 21 – 23 – 40.
A controversial private ‘health’ lottery has launched in the UK today despite many claiming it is profiteering on the back of charity. The Health Lottery, run by Northern & Shell media company, which owns the Express newspapers and Channel 5 will offer a lottery jackpot of £100,000.
The private enterprise offers 20.34p in every pound to health causes in the UK, unlike the 28p offered by Camelot for the National Lottery, which has caused many people of accusing the company of profiteering.
Jersey is about to make history, as the first European country to launch an electronic lottery service. The scratchcard-style lottery would all be virtual, allowing players to buy, scratch off and play lottery games on in-store terminals. It’s thought the lottery terminals will be similar to video gaming machines currently seen in pubs; so you would enter your cash, and then use the touchscreen to play the game. Should you win, a printed receipt will be issued, allowing you to collect your lottery prize.
These instant play lottery machines are always popular across the US and used in many states. In the UK, instant wins are available to play from the National Lottery‘s player website, but so far there have been no plans to take these games onto the streets and into the shops.