The year 2019 has rung in good news for a lucky man in Offaly. The person has managed to take home lottery winnings worth more than Rs. 2 crores in the National Lottery Christmas Millionaire Raffle. He bought the ticket from the Dolan’s on Clara Road in Tullamore. The winning jackpot amount worth more than Rs. 8 crores by some lottery player from Wexford. The lottery drawings that were announced the eve of the New helped realise the dreams of 5,567 players who scooped up prizes ranging from Rs. 40,000 to more than Rs. 8 crores. Among the top tier prizes, 10 people had experienced gains more than Rs. 8 lakhs while 28 people won more than Rs. 4 lakhs. The number on the winning ticket worth more than Rs. 8 crores were 191401.
National Lottery rules changed
The rules of the National Lottery have changed – as prizes are bigger and drawings are more frequent. This is helping more people to become millionaires overnight. Lottery drawings have helped many people earn millions without any knowledge of financial planning or making any profit earning investments. Till date, more than 3,500 people have turned into millionaires overnight with more than 350 claiming the jackpot amount in 2018.
While there are many international lotteries that lottery enthusiasts have shown interest in, most of them are more inclined to buy tickets of games including the US Mega Millions, the Euro Millions and the US Power Ball. Some of the top prize winners include the John and Lisa Robinson in Tennessee, along with Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt in Florida. Marvin and Mae Acosta in California won more than Rs. 10, 000 crores in the US Power Ball lottery drawn on January 13, 2016. Other winners include the famous Illinois couple Illinois winners Merle and Patricia Butler who had won more than Rs. 1000 crores along with a third anonymous winner in March 2012. Also, instances of repeated winnings highlight that earning millions through lotteries is possible. This explains why more people consider the lottery as an important and effective financial planning strategy.
Lotteries are nothing but games where players have nothing to lose but the amount they had spent on the tickets. However, more than luck it is the passion for the game and understanding of the numbers that attracts people. The main focus is to win the jackpot, though there are many who are satisfied in winning the second or third positions too.
Lottoland chooses India as its next destination
More Indians are now making a beeline for renowned online platforms including Lottoland Asia that allow people to buy play international lottery games. An increasing number of Indians are now logging on to online platforms to buy tickets of international lotteries. The increasing spending power coupled with the enthusiasm to join the rich and famous, many people are eager to try the lotteries and win an amount that adds crores to their bank account.