Players Pursue Festive Jackpots

December brought with it a slew of massive jackpots for players to pursue, with all of the most popular games enjoying at least two back-to-back rollovers in their previous games. The biggest jackpot was up for grabs in the Powerball game in the USA, and the top prize there was worth an incredible $127 million. Elsewhere, the Mega Millions lottery boasted a jackpot worth $47 million, the UK Lotto game offered a quintuple rollover jackpot worth £20 million and the EuroJackpot and EuroMillions games gave players the chance to win €18 million and €44 million, respectively.

Players Pursue Festive Jackpots


14 – 16 – 26 – 34 – 38 Euro Numbers: 02 and 08

EuroJackpot players were just seven numbers away from claiming a jackpot worth €18 million on Friday 4th December, but there were no tickets that succeeded in matching all of those numbers. Five entries matched all five of the main numbers plus one of the Euro numbers to win a second tier prize of €220,909 each, and another four tickets won €97,460 each by matching the five main numbers only. There were more than 543,000 consolation prizes landed across the lower levels, and the next game on Friday 11th December will now offer a triple rollover jackpot worth an estimated €24 million.


08 – 17 – 18 – 27 – 39 Lucky Stars: 01 and 07

The jackpot in the EuroMillions game had rolled over in each of the three draws leading up to Friday’s game, and that sequence of rollovers continued thanks to no player being able to match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars. There were five tickets that matched the five main numbers plus one Lucky Star to win £249,490 (€322,434) each at the second tier, and a dozen entries won £34,651 (€44,782) each by matching five main numbers only. The total number of prizes won exceeded 2.93 million, and there will now be a jackpot of around £36 million (around €51 million) for players to get excited about on Tuesday 8th December.

Mega Millions    

26 – 42 – 47 – 61 – 73 Mega Ball: 06

Mega Millions players were pursuing a jackpot worth $47 million on Friday, and they will be chasing even more next time because no player was able to match the five main numbers as well as the Mega Ball. There were two tickets that won their owners $1 million each by matching the five main numbers only, whilst a third tier prize of $5,000 went to each of 20 tickets that matched four main numbers plus the Mega Ball number. Over 1.11 million tickets won smaller prizes by matching fewer numbers, and the jackpot in the next game on Tuesday will be worth an estimated $57 million.


13 – 27 – 33 – 47 – 68 Powerball: 13

Continuing the rollover theme, the Powerball jackpot of $127 million also eluded players on Saturday night. The good news is that three tickets matched the five main numbers only to win $1 million each, and the third tier delivered a prize of $50,000 to each of 23 tickets that matched four main numbers plus the Powerball. There were more than 567,000 prizes won by standard Powerball entries, and over 136,000 Power Play entries also won prizes for their owners. The jackpot in the next game this Wednesday 9th December will be worth an advertised $147 million.

UK Lotto

10 – 11 – 15 – 50 – 51 – 56 Bonus Ball: 23

UK Lotto players were hoping to win the biggest top prize in 10 years on Saturday thanks to the game offering its first ever quintuple rollover jackpot. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen because no ticket could match all six of the main numbers that were drawn. A single ticket matched five of the main numbers as well as the Bonus Ball number to win a second tier prize worth £111,755, and more than 1.41 million prizes were won at the lower levels. The Lotto Millionaire Raffle number NAVY 2780 9650 won its owner £1 million, and another 20 Lotto Raffle prizes of £20,000 each were also won. The next game on Wednesday will now offer a jackpot worth an estimated £22.6 million.

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