What an eventful and exciting time in the world of international lotteries!
- We have a massive American Powerball jackpot waiting to be won. Will Saturday be the night after 24 draws in a row without a winner?
- The March 12 Mega Millions jackpot winner has come forward and claimed his new life as lottery millionaire.
- Australia has lottery fever in anticipation of Tuesday night’s Oz Lotto’s biggest jackpot in years.
Catch up on the biggest lottery stories of the week right here.
American Powerball Jackpot Reminder
For the fourth time ever, the American Powerball jackpot has surpassed $600 million.
The jackpot climbed to an estimated $625 million for the Saturday, March 23 drawing after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn on Wednesday night.
Saturday’s advertised jackpot now ranks as the fourth largest in American Powerball history and the seventh largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
This is a jackpot not to be missed.
Meet the Newest Mega Millions Jackpot Winner
A Missouri Lottery player has claimed a $50 million jackpot prize from the March 12 Mega Millions drawing
Hira Singh of Shawnee, Kansas, bought the winning ticket at QuikTrip on Truman Road in Kansas City, and matched all six numbers drawn – 10, 12, 16, 49 and 57 with a Mega Ball of 18.
“That’s where I get gas,” Singh said, sharing that he often fuels up his vehicle and buys Lottery tickets at this QuikTrip location as he travels back and forth to work.
He also purchases Mega Millions tickets on the other side of the state line in Kansas, but it was the Missouri Lottery ticket that proved to be the biggest winner – something Singh didn’t realize for several days following the Tuesday drawing.
On Saturday, he used a Check-A-Ticket machine at retail to check his Missouri tickets.
“I prayed upon my God and then scanned it,” he laughed. “Then I checked it like three more times!”
Singh claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City just days later, “still surprised” by the win on his Quick Pick ticket and thinking about how to best use the prize money.
The win is also good news for the retailer. QuikTrip will receive a $50,000 bonus check as a result of selling the jackpot ticket.
Oz Lotto Jackpot Alert
For the first time this year since 2013, Oz Lotto’s jackpot has cracked $70 million for this Tuesday’s draw – paving the way for any of the next draw’s division one winners to enjoy a massive multi-million dollar treat just before Easter.
Last Tuesday’s $50 million division one prize eluded players across the nation, prompting the Oz Lotto prize to climb higher for the seventh week in a row.
Lottery spokesperson Matt Hart said up to one-in-four Australian adults were expected to have an entry into next Tuesday’s $70 million draw.
“So far this year, only one entry has snagged the sought-after Oz Lotto division one prize. We’re still waiting to crown our second division one winner for 2019,” he said.
“I know many Australians will be hoping to have a winning feeling themselves next Tuesday night after the numbers are drawn.”
Good Luck everybody!