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Euro Million Lottery's $222 Million Cash Prize Held by 3 Tickets

Euro MillionsEuro Millions: Euro Million Lottery's $222 Million Cash Prize Held by 3 Tickets

Three winning ticket-holders will share the 126 million British pounds (US$222 million) top prize in EuroMillions, the lottery held in nine European countries.

Two of the winning tickets were purchased in France and one in Portugal, according to unconfirmed results in an e-mailed statement by Camelot Group Plc, the lottery operator. The winning numbers were 9, 21, 30, 39, 50 and the Lucky Stars numbers were 1 and 3.

The payoff in today's draw swelled after no winners emerged from any lottery since Nov. 11. The jackpot lured would-be millionaires from across the region.

EuroMillions was created two years ago by the lotteries of France, the U.K. and Spain to increase revenue by creating bigger paydays. Revenue at the three companies that run the service has risen during the past two years, and the growth prompted Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and Portugal to join the game in October 2004.

In most European countries, unlike the U.S., winnings aren't subject to income tax and the money is paid out immediately once the winning ticket is validated.

Powerball, an association of 30 state lotteries including Arizona, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, has a $180 million jackpot this week. U.S. lotteries are usually paid over a 20-year to 30- year period, or a winner can get cash immediately for only half the prize. Powerball lists the cash payment at $87.2 million this week. U.S. citizens are also subject to income taxes for lottery gains.

Andrew "Jack" Whittaker Jr. of Scott Depot, West Virginia, holds the record for an individual lottery win, getting all the numbers for the Powerball game on Dec. 24, 2002, and taking home a lump sum payment of $170 million, according to Guinness World Records.

In May 2000, Mega Millions, then called the Big Game, had the largest jackpot ever, of $363 million, which translated into a cash payout of $90.3 million for Larry Ross of Shelby Township, Michigan, and the same amount for Joe and Sue Kainz of Tower Lakes, north of Chicago.

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Posted: February 4, 2006, 8:20 am - IP Logged

I like the no tax...Hyper

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    Posted: February 4, 2006, 10:12 am - IP Logged

    i won ,i won i won.  i won a prize of $12.50. i used prime ticket service for the first time and i was happy with them. for all the folks out there that are not sure about the online ticket services you can feel safe with prime ticket services. sounds like an ad but i was very happy

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      Posted: February 4, 2006, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

      With a one hundred eighty million dollar target, taxes is no obstacle.  What is the difference, giving it to the crooks in Washington, or the crooks in the Red Cross.  Neither use the money for its intended purpose.

      Cheers

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      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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        Posted: February 5, 2006, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

        Now PowerBall with its $210M jackpot is the main draw and you still can buy your tickets at PTS.  If the weather doesn't clear up, I might buy my tickets at PTS rather than drive to Indiana to buy tickets.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: February 5, 2006, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

          Now PowerBall with its $210M jackpot is the main draw and you still can buy your tickets at PTS.  If the weather doesn't clear up, I might buy my tickets at PTS rather than drive to Indiana to buy tickets.

          I might just do the same RJOH

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            Posted: February 5, 2006, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

            Powerball, an association of 30 state lotteries including Arizona, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, has a $180 million jackpot this week. U.S. lotteries are usually paid over a 20-year to 30- year period, or a winner can get cash immediately for only half the prize.

            More errors from the press.  I wonder if newspapers had anything right in the history of man.

            Cheers

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            I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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              Posted: February 5, 2006, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

              i won ,i won i won.  i won a prize of $12.50. i used prime ticket service for the first time and i was happy with them. for all the folks out there that are not sure about the online ticket services you can feel safe with prime ticket services. sounds like an ad but i was very happy

              Just curious, gc :

              How much did your tickets cost you for the $12.50 win ?

              Was that gross or net winnings ?

               

              DD

               

                                             

                            

               

               

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                Posted: February 11, 2006, 12:21 am - IP Logged

                It costs 12.50!  lol I've always won something with PTS.

                No No

                Don't cry over spilled milk.  Go milk another cow!!

                Stephanie

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                  Posted: February 11, 2006, 7:01 am - IP Logged

                  I've won something each time I have played with PTS, and use the money to buy the next set of tickets.  Of course "won" doesn't always mean a profit.  Although this time I made a good profit.  The bad news is, it is the only game I'm hitting anothing in.  Three of a kind in MM, PB, or Cash5 is starting to be a huge goal!

                  Cheers

                  |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

                  I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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                    Posted: February 11, 2006, 7:18 am - IP Logged

                    I've won something each time I have played with PTS, and use the money to buy the next set of tickets.  Of course "won" doesn't always mean a profit.  Although this time I made a good profit.  The bad news is, it is the only game I'm hitting anothing in.  Three of a kind in MM, PB, or Cash5 is starting to be a huge goal!

                    Based on my personal experience, I agree mostly with Chewie.

                    One of the main reasons why I usually like UK lottery, including Euro Millions and UK lotto 649, is that prize amounts and odds are well balanced amongst various prize-tiers, from the jackpot to the lowest...though that doesn't mean I am not going for $250 million Powerball tonight.

                     


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