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Solar Eclipse Brings Triple Rollover

Solar Eclipse Brings Triple Rollover

The Vernal Equinox occurs this Friday 20 March, and that makes it the first day of spring. Those of us in the UK will also get to enjoy a partial solar eclipse, where the moon will obscure up to 98% of the sun’s disc and temporarily plunge the nation into darkness. Any lottery player who enjoys looking for ‘signs from above’ to guide their involvement will no doubt be very keen to buy themselves an extra  ticket or two for the Friday EuroMillions game, where they will have the chance to win a triple rollover jackpot worth an estimated £32 million.

We will talk more about that triple rollover jackpot draw in a few moments, but first we should bring you up to date with what happened in the midweek Lotto game. The main numbers drawn on Wednesday 18 March were 04, 07, 09, 17, 20 and 48, and the Bonus Ball number was 11. Just one ticket succeeded in matching all six main numbers, so the lucky owner of that winning entry can now claim the jackpot sum of £1,364,946.

Nine tickets matched five main numbers as well as the Bonus Ball number, and each of those won a second tier prize worth £12,105. More than 191,000 tickets won smaller prizes at the lower levels, and the Lotto Raffle game awarded a prize of £20,000 to each of 50 players who matched one of the winning numbers. The next Lotto game on Saturday will offer a jackpot worth around £4 million.

Returning to the triple rollover jackpot game this Friday, the most overdue main numbers to watch out for are 16, 35, 36, 48 and 01, and the most overdue Lucky Star numbers are 05 and 06. The most common main numbers are 50, 04, 38, 44, 25, and the most common Lucky Star numbers 03 and 05. If you are someone who enjoys following the EuroMillions Statistics then you may want to include one or more of those numbers on your entries, just in case.

We have already said that this Friday will bring a solar eclipse and the Vernal Equinox, but what we haven’t mentioned is that a ‘Supermoon’ will be visible on Friday evening too (weather permitting). This is something that makes the Moon look much larger than usual due to its orbit bringing it closer to the Earth than at other times.

It isn’t often that so many astronomical events take place on the same day, so if you want to view this coincidence as a portent of good fortune we certainly won’t dissuade you. Head this way to buy your tickets online and if your numbers come up your bank balance could soon be astronomical too!

Written by Tony Sharpe

Thursday 19th March 2015

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