Big Jackpot Alert levels
There is a grand total of 4 Big Jackpot Alerts this week, kicking off with not one, but two Level 1 Alerts for 2 American lotteries; American Mega Millions and American Powerball. The first jackpot sits at $301 million and the second is not too far behind with its $270 million top prize.
The Oz Lotto has jumped from a level 1 to a level 2 Big Jackpot Alert and is offering AUD $30 million as the top prize and, finally, EuroMillions sits at Level 3 after rolling over on Tuesday. You can now be in with the chance of winning the €194 million jackpot if you play today.
Big Jackpot alert levels use an algorithm to work out how big the jackpot is in comparison to historical data.
Jackpot league tables
For the second week in a row, there are zero movements on the Jackpot League Table, so the order stays exactly the same. With multiple rollovers, the only changes that we are seeing this week are in the jackpot amounts.
American Mega Millions keeps the top spot, followed by American Powerball and EuroMillions; the power 3 that we generally see securing the podium places week on week.
The Oz Lotto sits in 4th place with a jackpot of AUD $30 million, followed by the Irish Lotto at €7.5 million. The bottom of the table is held by Australian Lotto 6/45, which is the only jackpot not to change, and the French Lotto which have jackpots of AUD $5 million and €4 million respectively.
2 people have come forward to claim the $1.3 billion American Mega Millions lottery win from a drawback in July. They’ve opted to split the lump sum of $780.5 million rather than take the full jackpot over 29 years, giving them $390 million each. Would you make the same decision?
In other news…
A father in Turkey who bought a scratchcard instead of cigarettes with the last bit of cash in his pocket becomes a double millionaire! What a stroke of luck!