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Lottery.co.uk Anticipates A Bumper EuroMillions Draw

Released on: September 15, 2009, 7:15 am
Author: Sam Weren
Industry: Entertainment

Lottery.co.uk, an independent web site dedicated to the UK National Lottery, is anticipating a bumper level of interest in the EuroMillions Mega Jackpot draw that takes place this Friday 18 September, 2009. The Mega Jackpot will be worth around £85 million, and that fact – combined with the current economic climate and the ‘end of summer blues’ that many people experience – could make players even more keen to buy themselves a ticket or two.

A EuroMillions Mega Jackpot draw adheres to the same rules as the regular EuroMillions game, so the odds of winning the jackpot are exactly the same at 1 in 76,275,360. Tickets are also the same price as in a regular draw, so the only difference is the amount of money that can be won by a player who matches the five main numbers and the two Lucky Star numbers – a regular minimum jackpot is around £13 million, so the £85 million Mega Jackpot is almost seven times bigger.

Lottery games always tend to be more attractive in times of economic difficulty and many players also buy lottery tickets to cheer themselves up. These two observations have led commentators at Lottery.co.uk to predict that the coming Mega Jackpot game will be particularly popular.

Sam Weren, spokesman for Lottery.co.uk, said: “A jackpot of £85 million is enough to encourage millions of people to play the EuroMillions Mega Jackpot game all by itself. So if you combine that fact with the widespread desire to defeat the recession and the need for people to cheer themselves up as we say goodbye to the summer, we could well see a noticeable increase in the number of EuroMillions players buying tickets this week.”

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Lottery.co.uk Reports Euromillions Win Could Set A New Record

 

Released on: May 7, 2009, 8:53 am
Author: Lottery.co.uk
Industry: Entertainment

Lottery.co.uk, an independent web site dedicated to the UK National Lottery, has announced that the EuroMillions jackpot on Friday 8th May, 2009, could help a UK winner to set a brand new lottery record for the ever biggest lottery win in Britain. If a UK player wins the £110 million EuroMillions prize outright they will smash the previous record of £35.4 million currently held by Angela Kelly.

Angela, who lives in Glasgow, won her £35.4 million by winning the EuroMillions jackpot in August 2007, and the moment that she did so she became the biggest lottery winner in the UK. If a single UK player wins the £110 million jackpot that is on offer, they will beat her record by almost £75 million.

Although Angela Kelly is the biggest UK lottery winner at the time of writing, she isn’t the biggest individual EuroMillions jackpot winner. That particular accolade goes to Dolores McNamara of Ireland, because Dolores won a jackpot of £77 million in July 2005. There have been bigger EuroMillions jackpots, but those have eventually been shared by several winners, leaving Dolores’ record intact for the time being, however, if a single player wins £110 million this weekend then Dolores’ record will be smashed as well.

Of course, winning the EuroMillions lottery jackpot requires a hefty amount of luck. Players need to pick 5 main numbers from the range 1 to 50 and 2 Lucky Star numbers from the range 1 to 9, then match all of these to win the top prize. The odds of achieving that feat are 1 in 76,275,360, but there are eleven other prize levels in addition to the jackpot, so the overall odds of winning any prize at all are a much better 1 in 24. Lottery.co.uk has a full listing of the available EuroMillions prizes together with the odds of winning them.

For the past six weeks there have been no players who have matched all of the numbers required to win the EuroMillions jackpot, so the jackpot has rolled over six times in succession. It is this extended rollover sequence that has generated the £110 million jackpot for this Friday’s game, and players all over Europe are already buying their tickets at a frenzied pace.

EuroMillions players who want to participate in the coming draw without spending time waiting in queues can now buy their tickets online and be assured that they will not lose their ticket, and take advantage of automatically being notified of any winnings by email, regardless of whether they remember to check the EuroMillions results themselves.

“The prospect of winning any EuroMillions jackpot is always exciting,” said Sam Werren, spokesman for Lottery.co.uk, “but when the jackpot is worth £110 million that excitement is almost palpable. We’re rooting for all EuroMillions players this week, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the jackpot will go to a single player. If it does, we’ll have our first lottery record breaker of 2009.”

About Lottery.co.uk
Lottery.co.uk is a truly independent lottery web site that provides lottery players with everything they need to get the most from their favourite hobby. Check the latest lottery results for all National Lottery games, read all about the latest lottery news stories, make use of an informative articles archive and much more. 

Lottery.co.uk PR contact details:
Sam Weren
The Lottery Company Ltd
PO Box 200
Harrogate
HG1 2YR
01423 507545
www.lottery.co.uk

Lottery.co.uk celebrates 250th EuroMillions Lottery draw

Released on: November 28, 2008, 6:03 am

Press Release Author: Take That

Industry: Entertainment

Press Release Summary: Lottery.co.uk is celebrating the 250th EuroMillions draw, which proved to be so successful, it may be used as a template for a World Lottery in the future

Press Release Body: Lottery.co.uk, Britain’s most popular independent website dedicated to the UK National Lottery, is celebrating the 250th EuroMillions draw that took place on Friday 21st November.

The 250th EuroMillions lottery draw was widely considered a landmark in the history of lottery gaming. Since it’s launch, the game has created a plethora of European millionaires and enjoying a high level popularity that shows no signs of waning.

Only three countries participated in the original Euro lotto on its launch in February 2004 but the game is now played in nine separate European countries, making it the biggest lottery in the world, with a jackpot which is never worth less than €15,000,000. If no one gets the EuroMillions results required to win the top prize, the jackpot fund rolls over to the next draw.

Due to the success and popularity of the EuroMillions draw, it may well be used as a template for a larger World Lottery in the future, which some have said could be available to play within the next five years. Sam Weren from Lottery.co.uk said, “Lottery players prefer larger jackpots and there are signs that EuroMillions, with its much bigger jackpots, is attracting players away from the UK Lotto game. So it stands to reason that a World Lottery Draw with even bigger jackpots would attract players across the board.”

Under a proposal from Dianne Thompson, the chief executive of Camelot, the company that operates the National Lottery, “up to 100 millionaires” would be created every month with one annual game that could result in a prize of £250 million for one lucky winner. Twenty countries would need to sign up to create the £250 million prize, which would rival the jackpots of American state draws. To date, the largest pay out has been to Andre Whittaker from West Virginia, who won $315 million (£160 million) in 2002.

A total of 48 countries have expressed an interest in a World Lottery following the unveiling of the proposal last year.

About Lottery.co.uk
The Lottery Company Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under the number 2949433, and the website lottery.co.uk are both owned by Take That Ltd, also a private company registered in England and Wales, but under number 2147008. Take That Ltd is not connected with Camelot plc or any other lottery operator in any way – independence of information is therefore guaranteed.

Take That Ltd has also published The International Lottery Magazine, The National lottery Book, Playing Lotteries for the Big Money and other publications even before the UK National Lottery commenced, in line with our other gambling related titles. Representatives of the company appeared on the BBC lottery programme as their numbers ‘expert’ for eight weeks, wrote a weekly lottery column in The Daily Mail as well as being featured as their “lottery guru”. Ad hoc articles and series of articles have appeared in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Express, The Sunday Mirror as well as a host of local and international papers.

Web Site: http://www.lottery.co.uk/

Contact Details: PR Contact:
Sam Weren
The Lottery Company Ltd
PO Box 200
Harrogate
HG1 2YR
01423 507545