When it comes to record high lotto jackpots, there’s absolutely no doubt that 2016 has started off with a bang!
The biggest lottery jackpot of all time
We’re still in January and boy have there been some extraordinarily high lottery jackpots! First up we had the manic 1.5 billion Powerball jackpot that took place on the 13th January, 2016.
If you were wondering what that felt like for online lottery ticket agents, think Black Friday stampedes on steroids!
Nothing prepared us for the massive influx of old, existing and new online lottery players that feverishly logged in, requested old “forgotten passwords”, and registered, all with one goal in mind… winning the biggest jackpot in history!
Biggest UK Lotto jackpot
January started off with the UK Lotto soaring to an unprecedented £66.1 million giving lottery enthusiasts an even bigger reason to make sure that they too had a chance of winning the biggest UK Lotto jackpot ever.
While some lottery players, were not entirely happy with the latest changes, one thing is for sure, these changes, which the Powerball lotto game also implemented not too long ago, do create much bigger jackpots – and that’s exactly what everyone wants - taking a shot at becoming an instant millionaire and and living the lotto lifestyle!
UK Lotto changes made in Oct 2015:
- Added 10 more balls, taking the total number to 59
- Introduced the Millionaire Raffle: every lottery ticket owner is automatically entered
- The Lucky Dip: if players match two numbers, they're entered into a future draw
- Impact on the draw
- Adding more balls tripled the average jackpot, says Camelot
- At least one millionaire is made every draw
- Though the final figure has increased, adding more balls changed the odds: from one in 14 million, to one in 45 million
While players however where making sure they too had a lotto entry, the American Powerball jackpot blew the UK Lotto out of the water, with the jackpot continuing to roll and causing the biggest American lotto jackpot ever seen. As seasoned online lottery players will know, the higher the Powerball jackpot soars, the quicker this jackpot can jump. And jumping jackpots before the draw, we saw!
Lotto excitement, quickly spiralled into lotto mayhem when the jackpot finally shot into the 1 billion Dollar mark.
What happened thereafter, took everyone by surprise. Never in the history of lotto had any online lottery website had to deal with the vast influx of players swarming their websites. It was pure bliss, juggling bandwidth and ensuring that as many lotto players were able to buy lotto tickets online.
In the end the jackpot was shared by three winners. To date, only one of the three winning ticket holders have come forward to claim their prize. PlayHugeLottos.com too had a staggering amount of winners in the lower prize tiers, and we wish them everything of the best with their wins. Here’s to the next Billion Dollar jackpot creating a PlayHugeLottos.com jackpot winner!
SuperEna Max SuperStar Series
But the story doesn't end there, as just one week after the Powerball jackpot frenzy, SuperEna Max announced another of its extremely popular SuperStar draws!
So, instead of taking a breath to regroup and take in what had just happened, it was all systems go with yet another staggering series of jackpots!
The good news is – the best was yet to come, with a surprise draw ending off the series of SuperStar draws taking place this Saturday!
If you thought 250 million Euro was a whopper of jackpot, think again. This Saturday sees the final jackpot in this series catapult to a gigantic 450 million Euro! That’s right – yet another record-breaking lottery jackpot!
With jackpots this big, it’s definitely time to dig deep and play the lottery online today!
We would also like to remind our players, to double check their inbox, or login to see our special offers which will increase your chances of winning a record high lotto jackpot this January!
Best of luck!
The PlayHugeLottos.com Team