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Euro Millions at $130 Million cash?!?!

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twisted's avatar - underground
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Posted: February 8, 2007, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

Does anyone know why/how there has been a rollover of approximately $96 million in Euro Millions?  It was around $35 million last Friday.  The highest rollover it had before this was approximately $46 million on 02/03/2006 when a jackpot of $176 million was not won.  Now we all know that Euro Millions jackpot is all cash (and no tax on winnings).  I don't know how much of the sales go towards the jackpot but if they are the same as MM (31.8%), then they would need sales of approximately $301 million for it to roll over $96 million.

Is that even possible????????  Or did they make a mistake?

 

Note: Powerball had the highest sales ever in the US of $210,850,582 when it was at $250 million (annuity) on 07/29/1998.

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    Posted: February 9, 2007, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

    Just in case anyone was interested in knowing how Euro Millions had such a huge rollover at a low jackpot level.  I found this on the website of the UK National Lottery.

    "This Friday is EuroMillions' 3rd birthday and to celebrate, we've increased the jackpot to a massive £66* million!

    It has to be won because it can't roll over so if no one matches five main numbers and two Lucky Star numbers, the jackpot amount will roll down to the next winning prize level.

    Someone has to win so celebrate EuroMillions' 3rd birthday with us, and with a bit of luck, you'll have 66 million reasons to celebrate yourself.

     

    *Estimated jackpot. If the jackpot is not won, it will roll down to the next winning prize level."

     

    So just because it was the 3rd birthday, they increased the jackpot by a huge amount!!!  I hope they are right about the sales to justify such a huge rollover.

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      Posted: February 9, 2007, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

      According to CASH Only thread PowerPlay 10x: http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/150601
      PowerBall has done the same thing with their multiplier in the past to promote their game too.  It's gamble but if it increases sales and there are no winners then it's worth it.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: February 9, 2007, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

        Euro Millions is run fantastically!  What a great 3rd year celebration!

        I wish MM and PB would do something like this with a guaranteed extra payout once in a while.

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          Posted: February 10, 2007, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

          Euro Millions is run fantastically!  What a great 3rd year celebration!

          I wish MM and PB would do something like this with a guaranteed extra payout once in a while.

          Did  Anyone Win The Euro Millions last night?

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            Posted: February 10, 2007, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

            Did  Anyone Win The Euro Millions last night?

            Yes their was one winning ticket for the jackpot.  I do not know which country had the winner but I checked the national lottery website and it was not in the United Kingdom.-weshar75

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              Posted: February 10, 2007, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

              Yes their was one winning ticket for the jackpot.  I do not know which country had the winner but I checked the national lottery website and it was not in the United Kingdom.-weshar75

              Thanks Weshar75

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                Posted: February 10, 2007, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                I went to Austrian and Belgian lottery websites and from what I could make out which was not very much the winner was sold in Belgium for 100 million euros.  I could be wrong though because I do not know how to read either language.-weshar75