Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Weekend Rollovers Push Jackpots Higher

Several lotteries were teasing lotto loving punters with big jackpots over the Easter weekend, but players who dreamed of securing a nice Easter nest-egg were forced to save those dreams for another day.

The two big Easter Friday draws were (US) Mega Millions and EuroMillions. Neither game produced any first or second tier winners, so both games will be trying to tempt players with even larger jackpots on Tuesday, April 22.

The Tuesday night Mega Millions draw has an estimated jackpot of $48 million and its European counterpart is more tempting still because EuroMillions players will be shooting for an estimated jackpot of £47 million (US$78,880,100).

Jackpot-hungry (US) Powerball players were also disappointed during the Easter period because the Saturday night Powerball drawing  failed to  produce any first or second tier wins either and the Easter rollover has inflated the Wednesday night jackpot to a mind-blowing $150 million.

The Florida Lotto also seems to have acquired a rollover habit as well of late. That habit persisted on Saturday and the lotto's latest rollover has increased the Wednesday night Florida Lotto jackpot to $36 million. The jackpot hasn't been won since January 18, when one ticket matched all six numbers necessary to secure the $12 million prize.

Not to be outdone by its rival in Florida, the California SuperLotto Plus drawing also ended in a rollover on Saturday and did so in a big way because SuperLotto players are now doing some California Lotto dreaming about winning the $53 million jackpot on Wednesday night.