It could be argued that the current year’s record of 14 rollovers from 15 draws isn’t one that will encourage players to be particularly optimistic about the jackpot being landed this time around. Our response to that kind of observation is that extended sequences of rollovers always seem to pack a surprise ending. In many cases, players get so used to the jackpots rolling over that they take their eye off the ball and are caught unawares when someone finally lands the biggest prize of all.
That’s exactly what happened in the Powerball game last week. We had watched the $40 million starting jackpot grow to $100 million, $200 million, $300 million and $400 million, so it wouldn’t have been any great surprise to see it climb to $500 million or more. What was a surprise was the seemingly effortless way in which a single ticket matched all of the numbers drawn to win the $425,300,000 in a matter of moments, proving yet again that lottery success, like lightning, has a habit of striking when you least expect it.
We don’t know if the Mega Millions jackpot will be landed this Tuesday or whether it will roll on for a while longer, but we wish everyone taking part in the game the very best of luck with their numbers. For more information about Mega Millions, and to see the results of previous draws, we highly recommend paying a visit to Lottery.net.