New Jersey Lottery Ticket Wins Powerball Jackpot

The biggest lottery success story of recent days took place last night in the USA, when the Powerball game delivered a massive jackpot worth $429,600,000 to a single ticket. That ticket had been purchased in the state of New Jersey, and whilst the prize that it won eclipsed all others, it wasn’t the only Powerball entry that gave its owner millionaire status. Read on for further details about that game, and for results from the other main lottery draws that were held over the last few days…

New Jersey Lottery Ticket Wins Powerball Jackpot

EuroJackpot

12 – 24 – 38 – 45 – 46 Euro Numbers: 06 and 10

One German ticket matched all seven of the numbers that were needed to win the top prize in Friday’s EuroJackpot game, which was worth €14,476,862. This is the second jackpot that has been won in the last three drawings, and both of them have been landed in Germany, so players in other participating nations are no doubt hoping that it will be their turn next. Three tickets matched all five main numbers plus one Euro number to win €352,345 each, whilst seven tickets won €53,295 each by matching the five main numbers only. There were more than 390,000 prizes landed across the lower levels, and there will now be a brand new jackpot of €10 million for players to pursue in the next game on Friday 13 May.

EuroMillions

32 – 34 – 40 – 45 – 48 Lucky Stars: 01 and 10

EuroMillions players were aiming to win a jackpot worth £51.34 million (€64.87 million) on Friday night, but nobody succeeded, and so the top prize rolled over for the seventh draw in a row. Four tickets won €381,863 each at the second tier by matching the five main numbers and one Lucky Star number, and the third tier saw 10 tickets matched the five main numbers only to win £36,804 (€50,915) each. There were 41 tickets that won £4,488 (€6,209) each at the fourth tier by matching four main numbers and both of the Lucky Stars, and more than 2.03 million tickets won smaller prizes. The jackpot in the next game on Tuesday 10th May will be worth an estimated £57 million (around €73 million).

Mega Millions    

14 – 26 – 27 – 32 – 36 Mega Ball: 07

The Mega Millions game offered the second biggest jackpot of the last few days, with an advertised $138 million on offer to anyone who could match all six numbers. No player was able to do that, but one ticket, which had been purchased in California, made its owner $1 million richer by matching all five main numbers. There were 46 tickets that won $5,000 each by matching four main numbers as well as the Mega Ball number, and another 500 tickets matched four main numbers only to win $500 each. The total number of prizes won in Friday’s Mega Millions game exceeded 1.72 million, and the next draw on Tuesday will offer a jackpot worth around $150 million.

Powerball

05 – 25 – 26 – 44 – 66 Powerball: 09

We have already said that the Powerball jackpot was won by one ticket that had been sold in New Jersey, and that brought a sequence of 18 consecutive rollovers to a life-changing end for the lucky player concerned. There were plenty of other big winners too, and at the second tier no fewer than seven entries matched all five main numbers to land each of their owners a consolation prize worth $1 million. Over 2.60 million prizes were won by standard entries, and prizes were also landed by more than 406,000 Power Play entries. The next game on Wednesday 11 May will now offer a brand new jackpot worth $40 million.

UK Lotto

04 – 14 – 17 – 27 – 34 – 36 Bonus Ball: 28

The UK Lotto game offered a jackpot worth just over £3.93 million on Saturday night, but no player was able to match all six main numbers required to land that sum. There was one ticket that matched five of the main numbers plus the Bonus Ball to win £89,768 at the second tier, and the third tier was heavily populated by 162 tickets that matched five main numbers only to win £583 each. There were over 1.68 million prizes won across the lower levels, and two players won £1 million each by matching one of the Lotto Millionaire Raffle numbers, which were PINK 6132 2213 and PLUM 2645 8955. Players will now be able to play for a rollover jackpot worth an estimated £6.1 million on Wednesday.

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