Last week was extremely good time for playing the lottery on both sides of the pond, as two major lottery games produced jackpot winners. Powerball made someone in Louisiana $55.900.000 richer, while Eurojackpot helped one punter from Norway win a mesmerizing €17.400.000 windfall. Mega Millions players weren’t so fortunate and they’ll have to try their luck again on Tuesday night – a ground-breaking $680.000.000 jackpot awaits in the Mega Millions Max draw.
The winning Powerball numbers on March 24th were 10, 33, 45, 53 and 56, with the Power Ball 24. They were all matched by a single ticket holder from Louisiana, but two players from Florida and Massachusetts also had a reason for celebration. They scooped $1.000.000 each for correctly guessing the five main numbers. This amazing victory comes only a week after a mysterious punter from Pennsylvania snatched $456.700.000. The fortunate millionaire is yet to come forward, but we know at least one thing about them. It was revealed that the winning ticket was purchased at the Speedway store located on Lancaster Road in Manheim, Lancaster County. Lottery executive director Drew Svitko presented the shop with a $100.000 cheque, a sign of gratitude for selling the golden ticket.
When it comes to Eurojackpot, the lucky draw that transformed one player from Norway into an instant millionaire took place on March 23rd. The winning line consisted of the numbers 4, 14, 22, 33 and 42 with the Euro balls 1 and 10. In addition to the jackpot winner, Friday night’s draw also produced seven winners of €425.000 windfall who missed the top prize by one of the bonus numbers. Six of those tickets were bought in Germany, and the remaining one was purchased by a resident of Netherlands. Eurojackpot may be back to its starting jackpot, but Eurojackpot Max isn’t – it always offers a guaranteed prize of €90.000.000!