Released on: September 15, 2009, 7:15 am
Author: Sam Weren
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.”