The past week found international lotto players pocketing winnings around the globe. Payouts were unusually high this week with multiple wins on two big lotteries. The two big Australian International Lotteries alone paid out 50 Million Australian Dollars, the equivalent of 48 Million US Dollars. Include the International Powerball USA and four international lotteries from Europe and you could have been part of over 300 million dollars in winnings.
You needed to have picked 5 numbers from between 1 and 59. After that, picked 1 Powerball number from between 1 and 35. The Powerball number is drawn separately from the main numbers. The winning Powerball USA numbers for Wednesday, October 23, 2013, were: 3, 23, 31, 34, and 47, and lucky 13 was the bonus number. For matching all five numbers plus the Powerball the winner walked away with US$ 213,400,000.00.
In Oceania, a multi-millionaire was created from the OZ Lottery. The numbers drawn on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, were 7, 15, 20, 21, 24, 28, and 42. The bonus numbers were 8 and 40. The person who matched the 7 “main” numbers took the prize of A$ 20,000,000.00. To play this lottery you need to pick 7 numbers from between 1 and 45. Match all 7 numbers to win the jackpot. In addition to the jackpot, there are 6 other prize tiers, so players have several ways to win and the chance at numerous cash prizes each week. To win the second prize level you need to match 5 main numbers, plus 1 of 2 supplementary numbers drawn from the same machine.
Once again down under, a Powerball Australia win resulted in a cool A$ 30,000,000.00 on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Playing 6 Primary numbers from between 1 and 40 along with a single Powerball number from between 1 and 20. The numbers drawn from one machine were: 2, 12, 14, 20, 30, and 38. The Powerball number which was drawn from a separate machine was 15. The lucky player who matched all 7 numbers won the jackpot.
Europe was also a great location for the winner of the EuroMillions international lottery. Friday, October 25, 2013, saw a jackpot of € 31,714,000.00 claimed by one winner. To play you must select 5 main numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars between 1 and 11, which are drawn separately. To win the jackpot you need to match all 7 numbers. One very lucky person did just that with the main numbers being 2, 3, 10, 31, 38 with lucky stars 6 and 10. The equivalent in US Dollars for Euromillions jackpot is $ 43,787,519.00.
UK international lotto winners
The UK National Lotto saw two winners this week on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, and Saturday, Oct 26, 2013. The winning numbers for the draws respectively were 10, 18, 27, 37, 41, and 47 with bonus number 33 which yielded a jackpot of £ 2,665,000.00. Secondly numbers 10, 14, 20, 22, 45, 49 with bonus number 9 allowed another lucky bloke to cash GBP 5,206,000.00. This is the equivalent of US$ 12,730,555.40.
Another international lottery across the pond had two winners this week. The Irish Lotto had jackpots claimed on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, and Saturday, Oct 26, 2013. This 6/49 format lotto had a winner of € 3,950,000.00 for the Wednesday draw with the numbers 14, 31, 32, 34, 35, 40, and bonus number 20. On Saturday, numbers 9, 12, 18, 19, 31, 44 and bonus number 1 allowed a winner to pick up winnings of € 2,000,000.00. These two draws account for US$ 8,215,165.00.
All in all, this allowed for a total from three different continents of more than 326 Million United States Dollars. If you want to become part of the winning you need to have a ticket.