Weekend bonanza for Jackpot winners around the world
It was a weekend for celebrations with both the Mega Millions and UK Lotto draws producing jackpot winners. This follows jackpot wins in the EuroMillions lottery and the Australian National Lottery earlier in the week.
The Mega Millions jackpot was finally won in the draw held on Friday August 22. A single ticket won the $180m jackpot, the first time the top prize had been won since the June 27 draw. The winning numbers were 5,31,34,41 and 74 with the Mega Ball 3.
The lucky winner is guaranteed to have won over $100m because if they decide to take the one-off lump sum payment they will receive $107.1m. The winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Calimesa, California. The win comes just four months after a jackpot ticket worth $30m was sold in Los Angeles for the April 4 draw.
One other ticket managed to match the main five numbers winning $1m. The next draw takes place on Tuesday August 26 with an estimated jackpot of $15m.
There were no Powerball jackpot winners in the draw held on Saturday August 23. The winning numbers were: 28, 32,35,36,52 and Powerball 31. There was one ticket that matched the five main numbers making that ticket holder $1m richer. The next draw takes place on Wednesday August 27 and the jackpot will be $80m.
The UK Lotto draw held on Saturday August 23 also produced a big winner. One ticket managed to match the main six numbers and win £7.7 million. The winning numbers were: 1,7,11,30,41,42 and the bonus ball was 45.
It was a blank weekend for Thunderball players with no one winning the top prize of £500,000 in either of the draws held on Friday and Saturday.
The EuroMillions jackpot draw held on Friday August 22 didn’t produce a second consecutive jackpot winner. Earlier in the week a ticket holder from Austria won the €53.57m jackpot.
The winning numbers in Friday’s draw were 4, 17,29,35,49 with the Lucky Stars 1 and 2. Let’s hope for better luck in the next draw on Tuesday August 26, when the jackpot is €21m.
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