Mega Millions Price Increase (This Tuesday)

October 29th, 2017

Big Changes For Mega Millions

The big changes start with the draw this Tuesday (Oct 31 2017).

Here are the Mega Millions changes:-

  • Ticket price increases from $1 to $2 per play
  • Starting jackpots will increase from $15 million to $40 million
  • Main balls will now be 1 to 70 (instead of 1 to 75)
  • Mega Balls will now be 1 to 25 (intead of 1 to 15)
  • Jackpot odds will now be tougher at 302 million to 1 (instead of 258 million to 1)
  • Odds of a Match 5 prize ($1 Million) will be better at 12 million to 1 (instead of 18 million to 1)

Are The Changes Good?

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Lotto Winner Almost Misses A $24.1 Million Prize

October 29th, 2017

This lucky man almost threw away a $24.1 million lottery jackpot because he doesn’t check his tickets regularly. His habit of watching the news on TV saved him.

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Railroad Worker To Continue Working After £1 Million Win

October 25th, 2017

Railroad Worker Wins £1 Million

A railroad worker struck lucky on Friday the thirteenth by winning £1 million in the Euromillions lottery. The next day he just had a haircut and went back to work.

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Lottery Syndicate Celebrates Big Friday The 13th Win

October 25th, 2017

Many people consider Friday the 13th an unlucky date. But 14 residents of the same street in Garson will surely disagree. They bought a very lucky Lotto Max ticket on Friday the 13th, and when it was drawn later that day they became $10 million richer.

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NJ Man Finds $24.1M Ticket Files Claim Just In Time

October 22nd, 2017

A New Jersey man almost missed out on a huge lottery win just because he can’t be bothered to check his tickets promptly.

Jimmie Smith, of East Orange, has been buying tickets ever since the 1960’s.

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Arizona Lottery Glitch Causes Same Winning Numbers To Be Drawn

October 22nd, 2017

Arizona Glitch

When lottery games are hit with technical glitches, it can be costly for the operator. Such is the case with the Arizona lottery these days as it has been hit with the problem of duplicate winning numbers from supposedly random number generators.

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Lottery Players Suspect A Fix As Two Numbers Seen In One Ball

October 22nd, 2017

Same lottery number fix

Having lottery draws televised improves transparency. But then any glitches become immediately apparent and sometimes cause controversy.

This was the case in Saturday night’s Ireland’s Lotto Plus 1 draw where the top prize was £4.5 million.

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Why UK Lotto ‘Must Be Won’ Draws Are Awesome

October 20th, 2017

Personally I really dislike lotteries with endless rollovers. But some games do stop this madness by using a ‘roll down’ rule.

The UK Lotto is one of them.

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This Week’s Top Stories

October 18th, 2017

Lottery Stories Of The Week

This week there are a lot of really big winners from around the world. In the UK, the landlord of the Mallard pub just posted a million pound win and in Canada, a couple posted an even larger $60 million Lotto Max win.

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£6.75 Million Lotto Winners Say They’re Happy To Run A Pub

October 18th, 2017

Lotto Winners Still Run A Pub 11 Years On

Dean and Stella Hardman have learned that winning a large lottery jackpot opens a lot of possibilities. After their £6.75million lottery win in 2006, there were a lot of letters asking for money, one even suggesting they buy the Bury FC team.

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