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Lottery Games to Beat the Budget Blues

Lottery Games to Beat the Budget Blues
Updated: Wednesday 9th April 2014

It’s Budget Day today, and that means we can virtually guarantee plenty of heightened media discussion of cutbacks, shortfalls and economic hard times for the rest of the week if not the rest of the month. The good news for anyone reading these words is that lottery games are perfectly poised to help you beat the budget blues. There is a brand new jackpot of around £2 million to play for in the Lotto game this evening, and then this Friday 22 March the EuroMillions game will give us all the chance of winning a guaranteed jackpot of €100 million, which should be worth around £80 million!

The jackpot in the EuroMillions game was always going to be worth €100 million this Friday because it is one of those special draws that are announced in advance from time to time. As things turned out, it comes on the back of a EuroMillions rollover, because none of the tickets entered for last night’s game managed to match all seven numbers drawn. The EuroMillions results for Tuesday 19 March were 19, 32, 35, 37 and 44, and the Lucky Star numbers were 01 and 09. 

Two tickets – one in the UK – matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star to win a second-tier prize of £363,234 each, whilst another seven tickets – none of them in the UK – won €49,796 each by matching five main numbers only. 49 tickets matched four main numbers plus both of the Lucky Stars to win a fourth-tier prize worth £2,471 each. The total number of prizes won in last night’s EuroMillions game was 1,579,700, and the Millionaire Raffle number JHR283407 gave one player the very useful sum of £1,000,000.

If the Millionaire Raffle winner is already aware of their win then they will be able to watch George Osborne present his budget and continue smiling no matter what the Chancellor announces. Having £1,000,000 at your disposal affords that kind of quiet equanimity, so we imagine that having £80,000,000 would be 80 times better. And that’s the kind of money that all of us can give ourselves the chance of winning this Friday.

So forget the budget blues, and don’t get too sucked in by the doom and gloom media frenzy that is sure to sweep through the UK over the next few days. Instead, think positive, click here to buy yourself a ticket or two for the lottery games coming up and you could be just a handful of numbers away from having an extra £2 million or even £80 million in the bank. And best of all, every penny of your lottery jackpot win would be 100% tax free. Take that, Mr Osborne!

Written by Tony Sharpe

Published: Wednesday 20th March 2013

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