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After three rollovers, tonight’s Euromillions jackpot was an inflated, stupendous €44 million and as such, ticket sales have been high. If you haven’t yet checked the Euromillions news and results then you should do that now. A single lottery player from Spain has scooped the entire Euromillions jackpot and there were lots of other big winners too!
Across the prize tiers there were some big winners, but mostly we’d like to congratulate tonight’s winner on this massive Euromillions jackpot win!
We finally have confirmation from Mega Millions officials on last night’s $640 million world record lottery draw. With 1.5 billion tickets to be checked, it was always going to be a long process but news in is that three players have shared the world’s biggest lottery jackpot!
The lucky Mega Millions players hail from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland and will share the biggest ever lottery jackpot in the history of the world!
On Friday night, the Euromillions kicked off the weekend in style with a bumper rollover lottery jackpot reaching €73 million. It was, without doubt the best way to kick off the New Year and the results meant it will grow no more as the Euromillions jackpot is split between Spain and Portugal.
When the Euromillions draw took place, we speculated that with the highest number in the main draw being 31 it could ensure the jackpot was won, or even shared, as so many players play memorable dates.
The El Gordo is by far the richest and best known lottery draw in the world. The El Gordo, or the Fat One as it’s known around the world is held in Spain on 22nd December every year with a prize pool that far outweighs any other in the world, at around €2.5 billion!
For years, holidaymakers have purchased tickets for the El Gordo while on their week away and then kept hold of the tickets until they return to the country. Now of course that isn’t necessary as it’s possible to buy tickets for the El Gordo from anywhere in the world.
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A few weeks ago it looks as though Spain would float the Loterías y Apuestas del Estado on the stock exchange, where it was hoped that it may raise up to €9 billion for Spain’s struggling coffers. However, Spain has now cancelled the sale of the lottery, citing an uncertain market.
But the move comes after much opposition from the People’s Party, who have been fighting to keep the lottery, part of Spain and nationalised.
Whenever large companies see stock market flotation, someone, somewhere makes a lot of money. So there’s no doubt that a number of city bankers are likely to make a fortune as Loterías y Apuestas del Estado – the Spanish state run lottery organisers – float the Spanish Lottery on the stock market. A move that is likely to be the equivalent of a lottery jackpot to some city bankers.
The flotation is likely to be Spain’s largest ever stock market listing, worth around €9 billion for a 30% share in the lottery. It’s little wonder the value is so high, considering the Spanish El Gordo Christmas Lottery is the richest lottery in the world (by lottery jackpot pool).