Powerball Won as EuroMillions Rolls
The Powerball lottery game in the USA finally ended a streak of 18 consecutive jackpot rollovers on Saturday night thanks to one player in New Jersey matching all six of the numbers drawn. That ticket is now worth a massive $429.6 million, which isn’t a bad return on an entry costing just $2, and the big win after a lengthy series of rollovers should encourage lottery players everywhere. It should particularly inspire EuroMillions fans, who saw the £51.34 million jackpot roll over for the seventh draw in a row on Friday.
The main numbers appearing in the EuroMillions game on Friday 6 May were 32, 34, 40, 45 and 48, and the Lucky Stars were 01 and 10. Four tickets purchased overseas matched all five main numbers and one of the Lucky Star numbers to win a second tier prize worth €381,862 each, whilst another ten entries – five of which had been purchased in the UK – won a third tier prize of £36,804 each by matching the five main numbers only.
A fourth tier prize of £4,488 went to each of 41 tickets that matched four main numbers and both of the Lucky Stars, and more than 2.03 million tickets won smaller prizes by matching fewer numbers. Over 560,000 of those consolation prizes were landed by players in the UK, and their combined value was worth in excess of £3.59 million. Additionally, a prize of £1 million was won by a UK ticket bearing the Millionaire Maker code, which was XKM780699.
The jackpot in the next EuroMillions game this Tuesday 10 May will be worth an estimated £57 million, and the most overdue numbers as we head to that draw are 18, 35, 47, 29 and 46, along with the Lucky Star numbers 04 and 08. For players who would prefer to keep an eye on the most common numbers, the main numbers to look out for are 50, 44, 04, 19 and 38, and the most common Lucky Stars are 08 and 03.
Will someone follow in the footsteps of the New Jersey Powerball winner by taking down the £57 EuroMillions jackpot this Tuesday? Only time will tell, so download one of our free Lottery Apps to be able to access the results on your mobile device just as soon as the draw has taken place, and good luck with your numbers!Published: Monday 9th May 2016
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