Powerball Jackpot Explodes, Could Set New World Record!

The US Powerball lottery is on a major rollover streak and the jackpot could soon surpass $1 billion! If the jackpot doesn’t fall in the upcoming draws, Powerball may very well award a jackpot bigger than its $1.58 billion jackpot, a prize shared by three winning tickets in January 2016.

The current Powerball jackpot is $650 million, which is already one for the record books! This is the highest Powerball jackpot since Powerball set the world record.

The current Powerball jackpot is $650 million

This jackpot is also the 3rd biggest jackpot ever! Mega Millions held the world record for four years when it awarded a $656 million jackpot in March 2012.

When will the Powerball jackpot fall?

The Powerball jackpot has been rolling over since the draw on 10 June 2017 when one lucky ticket holder from California scooped up a humongous $447,800,000 grand prize. At the time, that was the 10th largest lottery jackpot prize ever awarded.

Will the US Powerball jackpot fall in the next draw? Will it roll over once again?

To have a chance at winning the Powerball, purchase your Powerball tickets now!

First Time Dutch Player Wins $15,000 Mega Millions Prize with theLotter

irst Time Dutch Player Wins $15,000 Mega Millions Prize

One lucky player from Amsterdam won $15,000 playing Mega Millions with theLotter ! Believe it or not: it was his first time playing with theLotter ! Make sure to read on, because there’s plenty more to this incredible story that we are happy to share with you, however, to safeguard his anonymity, for now we’ll call our lucky winner K.

He Switched to theLotter and Won Immediately

K. could not have known it at the time, but simply finding theLotter was his first step in his incredible journey to a lottery win! He explains what led him to theLotter in the first place, ‘I’m playing the Dutch lottery (Staatsloterij) for a long time without ever winning anything so I said, “let me have a look at what is possible internationally and especially in the US.”’

It certainly is a good thing that K. looked beyond Holland for lottery success. Once he landed at theLotter , he was off and running! On his very first try, K. matched four numbers plus the bonus number to win Mega Millions’ 3rd prize!

Lucky Numbers, Smart Thinking

Mega Millions’ 3rd prizeK.’s winning entry is pictured above. As you can see, he correctly chose 4 out of 5 numbers plus the Megaball in draw 2017/49 that took place on 20 June 2017. K.’s winning numbers were 2, 15, 49, 63, and Megaball 3. The jackpot winning numbers were 2,15, 41,49, 63, and Megaball 3. There were no jackpot winners, two second prize winners, and 20 third prize winners, including K.!

K. laughed when we asked him how he got so lucky and chalked it up to, ‘perhaps a little magic.’ However, it was not magic but rather smart thinking on K.’s behalf to add the Megaplier to his Mega Millions entry, multiplying his third prize from $5,000 to a very respectable $15,000!

We Make Our Own Luck

It’s easy to look at K.’s story and only see the story of a very lucky player who found success on his first try. But, that way, we’re missing the most important details of K.’s story!

K.’s story is actually one of action and initiative. Fed up with not winning at home in Holland, he went online to theLotter to play bigger lotteries in the US.

Once K. arrived to theLotter, he made sure that if he would win a prize he would win every single dollar available by adding the Megaplier to his Mega Millions entry.

K. absolutely earned his win. You can earn your own win, too! Play Mega Millions, or Powerball, or any other lottery that calls your name, and don’t forget to add the multiplier, if available! Luck can find you, just make sure you’re prepared!

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Australian Player Wins Aussie Prize at theLotter

More and more Australians are turning to theLotter to purchase their lottery tickets and one lucky Aussie just won big in the Australia – Oz Lotto!

Australian Player Wins Aussie Prize at theLotterJ.W. from Australia won AUD $7,065 (approximately $5,560 USD) in the Oz Lotto draw on 8 August 2017. J.W., who has been playing at theLotter for two years, won a 3rd Division Match 6 prize, just one number short of winning the Oz Lotto jackpot.
The win came on a 12-line auto-renew multi-draw ticket, which entitled J.W. to a 15% discount off the normal price.
J.W. selected the following numbers: 4, 6, 15, 25, 40, 43 and 45.
These numbers were generated in the draw: 6, 15, 21, 25, 40, 43 and 45, along with the additional bonus numbers 19 and 26.
If the “4” J.W. had chosen had been a “21” instead, he would have won the jackpot!

Australians Win Big at theLotter

J.W. is not the first Australian to win prizes playing Australian lotteries at theLotter. R.D., a native Australian, won a division three prize of AUD $6,427 playing the Australia Powerball in May 2013.

Whether you’re an Australian or not, you can win big playing the Oz Lotto at theLotter!

5 Unbelievable Lottery Stories

You may think that winning the lottery is all about champagne, luxury cars, and dream vacations. But in spite of the stereotype, there are some lottery winners whose stories are absolutely breathtaking. In this article, we will tell you five unbelievable lottery stories that will show you that there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to winning the lottery.

unbelievable lottery stories

1. The Sonia Davies Story

Mrs. Sonia Davies was diagnosed with a malignant tumor on her parathyroid gland and her only chance was a complex surgical procedure. So, she travelled from her home in Monmouth, Wales, all the Way to Florida to have the operation.

When she woke up from her anesthesia, the doctors told her that the procedure had been a complete success and that she would be perfectly fine from that point on. This made Sonia feel unbreakable; in that moment, she felt that she could do absolutely anything.

So, she realized that this would be the absolute best time to play the lottery. She immediately called up her daughter, Stephanie, in Wales and urged her to buy a EuroMillions ticket. While she couldn’t understand her mother’s sudden need to play the lottery, Stephanie eventually bought the ticket to please Sonia.

This brought them a huge EuroMillions jackpot worth £61.1 million. It’s all about doing the right thing at the right time with the lottery, and Sonia certainly did, because her intuition made her a millionaire. The Davies decided to share the winnings among themselves and build a fantastic future together, as a family.

Sonia Davies Story

2. The Peter McCathie Story

Mr. Peter McCathie is one of the most famous lottery winners of all time. But his popularity has less to do with his lottery win, and everything to do with his amazing life story. Saying that Mr. McCathie is one in a million would actually be a gross understatement.

As it turns out, he is actually one in 2.6 trillion people. And let us tell you why! At the age of 14, Mr. McCathie was sailing his boat on a beautiful sunny day. Then, all of a sudden, a bank of black storm clouds gathered above him, and he was struck by lightning.

What makes him special is the fact that he survived to tell the story of this ordeal. Then, in 2015, Peter McCathie and his colleague, Diana Miller, won a whole CAD$1 million in the Canada Loto 6/49. The odds of both events happening to the same person are through the roof, which makes Mr. McCathie a very lucky man.

“I honestly expected to get hit by lighting again first”, said Mr. McCathie about winning the lottery. And to top things off, his daughter has also survived being struck by lightning, which means that maybe luck must run in the McCathie family.

Peter McCathie Story

3. The Pearlie Smith Story

Ms. Pearlie Smith, now aged 70, is the proud mother of seven beautiful children. Throughout the years, she said that she “made it through the grace of God”, as raising them has brought quite some challenges.

But Ms. Smith has proven that anything is possible if you work hard enough. Every once in a while, she played the US Powerball hoping to get at least a part of the immense prizes in the lottery. She tried everything from lucky numbers to birthdays and other special dates, but she never really won anything.

Then, one day, Ms. Pearlie Smith had a dream about the winning numbers for the lottery. She decided to put the numbers in her dream to the ultimate test and she used them to play the lottery. As it turns out, her dream was truly a prophecy because those numbers brought Ms. Smith and her family an enormous Powerball jackpot worth $429 million.

Pearlie Smith Story

 

4. The Bill Morgan Story

Truck driver Bill Morgan had a very bad accident in 1999. He was clinically dead for as long as 14 minutes, and then he fell into a deep coma. While the doctors did not give him much of a chance, Mr. Morgan defied all odds and recovered spontaneously.

When he came back, Mr. Morgan felt that he had gotten a brand-new lease on life and he decided to make the most of everything in his life. So, he quit his job and proposed to his long-term girlfriend, who gladly accepted to be his wife.

Naturally, Mr. Morgan felt absolutely invincible, so he decided to buy a lottery scratcher ticket one day, just to see what would happen. Much to his surprise, he won a car worth AUD17,000, so he was ecstatic.

Finding out about his amazing story, the Melbourne News wanted to do a story about Mr. Morgan. They wanted to film a clip, so they asked him to buy another lottery scratcher for the reenactment of the lotto win.

Following their script, Bill Morgan scratched off his ticket and he was supposed to say “I won a car”. But, the scene went into an entirely different direction, as Mr. Morgan said “I won AUD$250,000. I’m not joking!”. It seems that the Melbourne news was there just in time to film him winning the lottery a second time.

Bill Morgan Story

5. The Frane Selak Story

We’ve saved the most unbelievable of stories for the end, as the life of Mr. Frane Selak is excellent material for a Michael Bay blockbuster. He’s been called everything from Frane Die Hard Selak to The Man with Nine Lives because he has managed to escape death so many times it seems impossible.

To sum it all up, Mr. Selak has survived a train derailing into an icy river in 1962, a horrific plane accident in 1963, a bus crash that led the vehicle into a river in 1967, a car fire in 1981, then another one in 1984, getting hit by a bus in 1995, then yet another car accident in 1996 that plunged him into a tree, while his Skoda exploded just 300 feet below him.

It is easily understandable why the Croatian music teacher was dubbed both the luckiest and unluckiest man on Earth. Aside from cheating death a ridiculous amount of times, Frane Selak won a £600,000 prize with his very first lottery ticket.

Overall, his life appears to be a series of unfortunate events, but his resilience is absolutely stunning. While people insist on calling him wildly lucky, Mr. Selak himself has a different take on the matter. “I never thought I was lucky to survive all my brushes with death. I thought I was unlucky to be in them in the first place.”

 The Frane Selak Story

As you can see, winning the lottery is a truly life-changing event, but there are some stories out there that exceed even the wildest of imaginations. What about you? Where would a lottery jackpot come into your life story? Put in your tickets on theLotter and find out! Good luck!

The Biggest Lottery Syndicate Winners of All Time

Lottery syndicates are an excellent play tool because they can increase the players’ odds of winning exponentially. In this article, we will tell you about the biggest lottery syndicate winners of all time so that you can get an idea of the amazing opportunities offered by this play method. With a relatively small investment, these players have become millionaires. Take a look!

How do Lottery Syndicates Work?

When you buy a lottery ticket, you have a chance of winning the amazing prizes in the game. To increase your odds of being a winner, you can buy more lottery tickets because the more your buy, the better chance you have. However, increasing your chances in a significant way requires quite a lot of tickets, which is inevitably expensive.

The major advantage boasted by lottery syndicates is that they offer players the possibility of buying a large amount of tickets as a group. As such, each member of the syndicate holds a share of the winnings that the tickets may generate. This has proven to be the key to success for quite a few players along the years and their stories can show you the power of lottery syndicates. So, whether you want to play the US Powerball, the South Africa Powerball, or the France Loto, playing as part of a syndicate could prove to be extremely lucky!

The Biggest Lottery Syndicate Winners of All Time

1. The Three Amigos

Back in 2012, the Tree Amigos became the best-known lottery syndicate winners of all time when they won a third of the enormous $656 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery. The “Amigos” worked together in the Maryland education system and they decided to play as a syndicate. Each of them put in $20 and together they bought as many as 60 tickets.

Their minimal investment paid off tremendously, as they each won a third of their $218.6 million share of the huge jackpot. The Three Amigos wished to remain anonymous, but their story has made numerous headlines in the media because it is an excellent example for lottery players from all over the world.

they won a third of the enormous $656 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery

2. Ocean’s 16

The Ocean’s 16 syndicate was one of the three jackpot winners in the US Powerball draw on August 7th, 2013. They each pitched in and together they bought several lottery tickets, one of which turned out to be very lucky for them. The jackpot was worth $448 million, out of which they got one third. This amounted to $149 million and they opted for the $86 million cash option.

Their story is actually one of the most heartwarming lottery stories out there, as six members of the Ocean’s 16 syndicate were among the victims of Superstorm Sandy that struck Ocean County just one year before. They went to collect their winnings together and finally, each of them got a $3.8 million share of the huge jackpot.

3. The Tennessee Twenty

The Tennessee Twenty are the latest lottery syndicate winners

The Tennessee Twenty are the latest lottery syndicate winners. They won $420 million in the  lottery on November 29th, 2016 and they each got an equal share of the prize. The twenty members of the syndicate work together in a metal manufacturing plant and they had been playing the lottery together for as long as eight years.

One of the Tennessee Twenty told the press that they buy lottery tickets worth $120 every Wednesday and Saturday. On November 29th, it was their lucky day and they couldn’t be happier to collect their prize. They chose the $254 lump payment, which earned each of them $12.7 million before taxes.

4. The French Villagers

The biggest lottery syndicate winners in the EuroMillions lottery were from France – the village of Venelle, the Bouches-du-Rhône department. A group of 15 men and women aged 34-62, they scooped a staggering €100 million in September 2009 and they split their winnings amongst them. The mayor of Venelles described them as decent people who “get up early and work hard, basically good people”. With more than 6 million euros in their pockets each, they’ve got a sudden chance to change their lives. For their prize claiming ceremony, they received a royal welcome from the official French lottery operator, including dinner in a prestigious restaurant and a night in a palace, all paid for by the FDJ.

The Mysterious Irish Syndicate

5. The Mysterious Irish Syndicate

The second biggest lottery syndicate winners in the EuroMillions lottery were from Dublin, Ireland. They won a staggering €86.7 million in September 2014 and they split their winnings amongst them. Luckily for them, they were the only winners of the draw, which entitled them to the full amount of the jackpot. They became known as the “Mysterious Irish Syndicate” because they wished to remain entirely anonymous.

6. The Dublin EuroMillions Bus Drivers

July 1st, 2016 was a very lucky day for 22 bus drivers who won a whopping €23.8 million in the  lottery. They were so thrilled with their win that none of them went into work the following day, but Dublin Bus had no problem with that. “I certainly wouldn’t be here if I’d won a million quid”, said the company’s area manager.

The company actually provided them with an additional day off to celebrate their amazing lottery win, but as many as five of the 22 bus drivers came to work that day. A Dublin Bus representative told the press that some of the lucky winners have a longstanding experience of up to 40 years with the company and that they would not have gotten as far in the company as they did “if they weren’t decent blokes”.

Now that these stories about lottery syndicate winners have put things into perspective for you, maybe it is time for you to try online lottery syndicates for yourself. On theLotter, you can buy a share in a syndicate and actively increase your odds of winning the amazing prizes. Good luck!

 

The Best Lottery Commercials of All Time

While it may not seem to be a usual target of advertising, there were some lottery commercials over the years that have exceeded all standards and stood out as some of the best on the market. Playing the lottery is fun, so most of these ads are extremely entertaining. So, without further ado, let us show you the best lottery commercials in advertising history!

1. Justino – The Spanish Christmas Lottery

This is the best lottery commercial of all times because it features an unexpectedly moving story about a man who always goes out of his way to make a better day for those around him. Justino is a night guard in a mannequin factory in Spain. As his job leaves him quite lonely, he uses the mannequins to make special installations for his colleagues to find in the morning.

With Christmas on the way, Justino begins a majestic plan to build a very special Christmas tree for them. Being very busy putting his plan into practice, Justino forgets about putting in his share for the Loteria de Navidad raffle. The Christmas Lottery is the biggest lotto event of the year in Spain and it is part of the local holiday traditions.

On his way in to work, Justino reads the newspaper and finds out that the factory syndicate has won the Loteria de Navidad raffle. This is the moment when he realizes that he had forgotten to put in a share. While he feels sorry for missing out on the prize, he goes in ready to congratulate his colleagues on their big win. But their reaction takes Justino completely by surprise. To find out why, watch this adorably heartwarming Christmas Lottery commercial.

2. #Pleasenotthem – James Blunt – The UK National Lottery

This is one of the most amusing lottery commercials we have ever seen. It features singer James Blunt talking about how he would use a lottery win to give back to the people. His aim is that everybody should feel better about themselves, everybody should feel beautiful.

And, in his view, the ideal way for them to get that is to have James Blunt himself tell them that every single day. While hearing that “You’re beautiful” from the star may seem exciting at first, having that every single day may not be the inspiring experience you may think it to be.

You have to watch the video to find out just how bad things would be if James Blunt won the UK National Lottery. Everybody has a chance to become a winner when playing the lottery, but after seeing this commercial, we definitely hope that it won’t be James Blunt.

3. Snowfall – California Lottery Powerball Commercial

This moving commercial was made to celebrate the US Powerball lottery coming to California, which was one of the happiest lottery news to hit the United States. In fact, the ad was made precisely to relay the size of this exciting event.

The best thing about this amazing commercial is the dramatic rendition of “California Dreaming”, which was specifically made for the Powerball ad. So, watch how sunny California is taken by the irresistible lottery fever of the US Powerball, but you should know that this type of fever is extremely contagious.

4. “Big Enough To Go Island Shopping” – EuroMillions

 

Everybody knows that the jackpots in the EuroMillions lottery are simply larger than life. But exactly how big is a million-dollar jackpot? Well, as you can see in this hilarious commercial, it is just big enough for winners to go island shopping with their lotto prize.

Watch this adorable ad to find out just how an island purchased by an Irishman for his local community would look like. If you’ve never seen an exotic island with a very intense Irish charm, then take a look at this EuroMillions commercial because it will seduce you irrevocably. Watch out for that crisp sandwich!

5. The Megaply Commercial – Mega Millions

If you’ve ever played the Mega Millions lottery, then you must know the golden rule: Don’t forget to Megaply! This hilarious ad was made precisely to point out how important it is to check the Megaplier option. With only $1.00 extra, you can increase your winnings significantly!

The man in this commercial finds out he’s won an amazing $10,000 and he’s on top of the world. He gives his wife the amazing news, and she’s obviously thrilled, but she immediately asks about the Megaplier. And then, the man realizes that he forgot to megaply.

So, instead of winning $20,000, $30,000, or even $40,000, his prize will stay at $10,000. So, learn from his mistakes and don’t ever forget to megaply when playing Mega Millions! $1.00 can get you a very long way when it comes to the Mega Millions.

Did you enjoy our selection of the best lottery commercials of all time? Which of them did you like most? Will it be adorable Justino, dramatic Snowfall, delightfully annoying James Blunt, the charming Irish island, or the man who forgot to megaply?

Australia Saturday Lotto Stages AUD$20 Million Superdraw!

Saturday night fever heads Down Under this weekend with the Australia Saturday Lotto’s exciting AUD$20 million Superdraw!

The Australia Saturday Lotto offers players amazing jackpot odds and now with an increased jackpot prize, this is the time to play it!

Approximately seven times a year, the Australia Saturday Lotto hosts a Superdraw. What differentiates the Superdraw from the regular weekly draws is its starting jackpot, which typically is set between AUD$20 million and AUD$30 million.

the Australia Saturday Lotto hosts a SuperdrawThe jackpot in the draw on 29 July 2017 has been set at AUD$20 million!

To win the Australia Saturday Superdraw jackpot all you have to do is match the six winning numbers. If no player successfully matches all six numbers, the jackpot prize rolls over to the next Australia Saturday Lotto draw. Usually when a Superdraw takes place, however, there are multiple winners of the jackpot due to the huge interest in this special lottery draw.

The Australia Saturday Lotto regularly features at the top of theSmart, our list of lotteries offering the best cost-benefit ratio. The Australia Saturday Lotto has incredible jackpot odds and tickets are very affordable.

Saturday night fever is probably getting you excited! As tickets are selling quickly, make sure to play the Australia Saturday Lotto Superdraw!