Just last week the Powerball lottery jackpot was won by a single ticket, the owner of which suddenly became worth an estimated $423 million overnight. This means that the Powerball jackpot amount has gone back down to a slightly less substantial $60 million, paving the way for the Mega Millions lottery game to finally have its time to shine.
America’s other favourite multi-state lottery has been won just once this year, and that big winning dates right back to the 3rd January, meaning that the jackpot total is now worth an estimated $195 million for the next draw on Tuesday, 25th February 2014. And while the lottery jackpot total after 14 rollovers may only be a small prize compared to last week’s Powerball grand prize or last year’s huge Mega Millions jackpot, we only have to look to the American lottery history to see how quickly the jackpot total can climb high.
And while we watch the jackpot climb and wait for lightening to strike on a lucky lottery player, we mustn’t forget that there is always a second prize, and the Mega Millions lottery often pays out $1 million in second tier prizes despite not finding a first prize winner.
Just last week a $1 million winning lottery ticket was sold in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and American lottery officials are searching for the winner of this ticket who matched all of the five white balls in the draw on Friday 21st February 2014, missing just the Mega Ball number. The ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Norristown in the lead up to Friday night’s draw, and the owner of the store will receive a generous prize of $5,000 for selling a winning ticket in the Mega Millions lottery game.
Don’t miss your chance and purchase your Mega Millions lottery tickets online at Lottery24.com. Good luck with your numbers whether or not the jackpot is banked in the draw this Tuesday!