Monday, April 14, 2014

Two Winners Share Saturday's UK Lotto Jackpot

Two tickets matched the six numbers required to win Saturday's UK National Lottery £8.7 million Lotto jackpot. The identity of the winners is not yet known, but each ticket-holder will receive £4,390,682.

Over in America, many of the major jackpots proved more elusive.

Nobody managed to match the five main numbers and the Powerball in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, so the estimated jackpot for Tuesday night's drawing is $28 million.

There was another jackpot rollover on Saturday night in sunny Florida so if the Florida Lotto can kick its rollover habit on Wednesday someone could be picking up a $34 million check later in the week.

Saturday's US Powerball drawing also resulted in a rollover so the Wednesday night drawing now boasts a jackpot of $110 million. That's serious money, but it's still small change by Powerball standards. On February 18, 2006, a syndicate from Nebraska won $365 million.