Where Are The Biggest Jackpots In The World This Week?
EuroMillions may have witnessed one of its biggest ever draws last month, but lottery players around the world can still set their sights on a number of stupendously high jackpots at the start of March. Powerball, Mega Millions and SuperEnalotto are all offering nine-figure prizes at the moment, so which one will you be playing?
The Powerball jackpot is up to $348 million for the next draw on Wednesday night following a sequence of 16 consecutive rollovers. The last time it was won was on Saturday 6th January, when a player from New Hampshire pocketed $559.7 million, although the lucky woman has not yet claimed her money due to a row over anonymity.
Having signed the back of her ticket, the winner will not be able to keep her identity private due to the state’s ‘Right to Know’ law. However, she has gone to court after being advised by an attorney that she could have put the name of a trust fund on her ticket, which would have allowed a legal representative to claim the money on her behalf and effectively preserved her anonymity. New Hampshire Lottery officials insist their hands are tied and a hearing will now be held to determine whether she must go public to receive her prize.
The Mega Millions jackpot is not far behind Powerball at $265 million, having also gone 16 draws in a row since it was last won. Shane Missler from Florida snagged a top prize of $451 million on Friday 5th January and quickly declared that he wanted to ‘do some good for humanity’. He also retired from his job at a company that performs background checks on prospective employees, despite being just 20-years-old.
A number of changes were made to Mega Millions last October to help create big jackpots on a more regular basis and generate more excitement, after a number of years when Powerball had grabbed most of the lottery headlines in America. The odds of winning the jackpot lengthened and the price of a ticket went from $1 to $2 to drive up the top prize more quickly. The chances of winning in the second tier are now better, though, and the prize payouts have improved for most of the tiers.
SuperEnalotto currently offers the third-largest jackpot in the world, having recently powered past the €100 million mark. Nobody has won the top prize since a player from Caorle in the province of Venice won €77.7 million on Tuesday 1st August 2017. If anyone can land the top prize of €109.1 million in the next draw on Tuesday, they will claim the fifth-biggest jackpot in the game’s history.
Whereas Powerball and Mega Millions are drawn twice a week, SuperEnalotto players have the opportunity to get involved every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, and there are hundreds of thousands of prizes given away every week across all the different prize tiers.
Choose Numbers Online
Whether you want to give SuperEnalotto, Mega Millions or Powerball a go, or even try a different game such as Australia’s Oz Lotto or Brazil’s Mega Sena, you can choose numbers online from wherever you are in the world to give yourself a chance of winning.