This has been a tough week for Lottery players world wide. Simply put, the emotional roller coaster that we have been on was massive. First we had the massive Powerball Lottery of over $338 Million that was finally won. Then we had the huge £112 Million Euro Million Lottery that also went. All of this in the space of a week.
It is going to take a few rollovers for the lotteries to reach this kind of level again and for us to begin hoping again. None of the major lotteries has been won by a UK Lottery player and this is a run that is becoming longer by the week. Yes we are saying that none of the lotteries was won by a UK player as UK Lottery players are able to play the Powerball Lottery via our authorized Powerball Lottery service.
Although the identity of the holder of the winning Euro Millions ticket has not yet been released, we suspect that it is a French Euro Millions player. The winning ticket was bought in France. The French for some reason do not like their identities to be revealed. Perhaps that is a wise course of action to take in these dire economic times. Even Gerard Depardieu has left the country to avoid the tax regime.
Euro Millions also seems to have a lot of winning tickets whose prizes are often left unclaimed. In the last week we have noted that players from Ireland and England have missed out on collecting prizes for wins on the Euro Millions Plus and Millionaire Raffle sections of the Lottery. This is the primary reason why it is always best to buy lottery tickets online. Prizes are then awarded automatically.
Other significant lottery news this week involves the Jamaican Govt cracking down on scam artists targeting seniors in the USA. If you read our Jamaican Lottery Scam Artists article you will have noted that they use the same kind of tactics that the ” we have $20 million dollars to transfer to you ” scam artists use. Remember if you have not bought a ticket to a Lottery it is not possible to win one.
Other assorted Lottery news that keeps cropping up is the usual amount of people mainly in the USA getting arrested for stealing or trying to cash in stolen lottery tickets. We think that this is a pretty daft way to try and go about getting some cash as the lottery will inevitably have strict controls and will know what has been stolen. Either these people are pretty dumb or pretty desperate. Whatever the case is, it is very sad to see this kind of thing happening.
So with both the major lottery prizes being won this week, the biggest lottery of the week is the Euro Jackpot Lottery. The current value of this Lottery is a worthy €39 Million and the next draw takes place on Friday. Do not confuse the Euro Jackpot Lottery with the Euro Millions Lottery. They are two separate lotteries. If you want to know more about the lottery read our Euro Jackpot Lottery review here.