Massive International Jackpots on Offer This Weekend
Last Updated: Friday 6th May 2016, 09:11 am
Lottery fans have huge prizes to play for this weekend across the globe, with EuroMillions reaching £51 million tonight and America’s Powerball hitting an enormous $415 million on Saturday. UK players can take part in this multistate favourite from the US thanks to online lottery concierge services, which take your order and buy tickets on your behalf.
Powerball is played by 47 US jurisdictions and was responsible for the world’s biggest ever lottery jackpot when three players shared $1.58 billion on Wednesday 13th January. Ticket holders select five white balls between 1 and 69 plus a Powerball from 1 to 26 and can win prizes starting at $4 for matching just the Powerball and climbing to the multimillion-dollar jackpot for matching all six numbers.
Jackpots begin at $40 million and can quickly grow to extraordinary amounts, with the current total of $415 million the result of 18 rollovers since James Stocklas of Pennsylvania scooped $291.4 million on Wednesday 2nd March. James was holidaying in Florida with his brother Bob when he bought his lucky ticket and Bob also won a prize in the draw, although Bob’s award was a slightly more modest $7! Find out more about the game and how easy it is to play Powerball online from the UK at the Powerball page.
EuroMillions has now witnessed six rollovers since a UK player pocketed £51.8 million on Tuesday 12th April. Many players across the UK and Europe will be considering forming syndicates to take advantage of the odds-slashing buying power lottery groups can boast. To find out the kind of precautions you should take when putting together a syndicate to ensure there are no disagreements or to join an online lottery group where the hard work is done for you, see the Syndicates section.
EuroMillions tickets are on sale until 7:30pm today and can be bought online or from authorised retailers in any of the participating countries, with Powerball ticket sales closing on Saturday at midnight UK time through the lottery concierge service. Why not try both big-money games this weekend to see if you could be starting next week rich beyond your wildest dreams!
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