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The weather affected Mega Millions lottery sales

There isn’t a single time in the year when there are people who don’t want to win the lottery. It doesn’t seem possible, surely, for somebody to want the exact opposite of winning the lottery, which is why it’s surprising that something as simple as the weather could affect lottery sales as much as they did last December.

The multi-state Mega Millions lottery in America has confirmed that its Massachusetts ticket sales in December 2013 were almost $1 million less than the previous year, despite the $636 million huge Mega Millions jackpot that was won on Tuesday, 17th December 2013. (read more…)

Tuesday 17th December may well have been an important day in the lottery world, but it was also the day a snowstorm ripped through the state of Massachusetts, deterring thousands of regular lottery players from buying their tickets for the lottery’s second highest ever jackpot.

Another snowstorm during the festive month meant that the state’s total sales for the month were much less than in previous years, however the Mega Millions throughout the US has achieved its highest ever profit level on record in 2013.

2013 was a landmark year for the Mega Millions lottery due to the changes that were made in October with better odds, higher prizes and more of a chance of beating the staggering prizes paid out regularly by its rival lottery, the other multi-state American lottery, the Powerball. And within a matter of weeks, the Mega Millions managed to do that, as it paid out its second highest ever amount.

2014 is looking like it will be another phenomenal year for the Mega Millions lottery, and here’s hoping that one of its committed players wins another record breaking jackpot… just don’t let the weather put you off, and buy online!

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