A family from Minnesota became the first winners of Lotto America when they landed a jackpot of $22 million on March 14th 2018. Debbie Kujava, from the town of Badger, purchased the winning ticket at Holiday Stationstores, at 503-3rd St. N.E., in Roseau on her way home from work a couple of days earlier. She had always agreed with her brother Dennis that they would share a big prize if either of them won, and they decided to take the cash option of $13 million before taxes.
Chuck Anderson from Davenport in Iowa won $4.3 million just a few weeks later on May 5th 2018. He had received his ticket for free as part of an Iowa Lottery promotion, which offered a complimentary Lotto America entry when playing Powerball during the month of May 2018. Anderson chose the lump-sum payment of $2.6 million and was excited to be able to share it with his family.
Wie groß kann der Lotto-Jackpot werden?
Der Jackpot in Lotto-Spielen wie 6aus49 kann nicht unbegrenzt wachsen. Der maximale Jackpot-Anstieg wurde auf 12 Lotto-Ziehungen begrenzt. Wenn also 12-mal in Folge keine Gewinner in den oberen Gewinnklassen ermittelt wurden, kommt es bei der 13. Lotto-Ziehung in jedem Fall zu einer Ausschüttung des aktuellen Lotto-Jackpots. Das Geld kommt dann der nächstniedrigeren Gewinnklasse zugute.
Eine solche Zwangsausschüttung an die nächstniedrigere Gewinnklasse ist in der deutschen Lotto-Geschichte noch nicht vorgekommen. Allerdings war man schon kurz davor: Im September 2015 fieberten alle Lottospieler einer Zwangsausschüttung entgegen, weil es 12-mal hintereinander keine Spieler gab, die sechs Richtige plus Superzahl angekreuzt hatten. Bei der 13. Ziehung hatte jedoch ein Spieler aus Bayern Glück: Er konnte den 33 Millionen schweren Jackpot knacken.
In der gesamten Geschichte des Lotto 6aus49 kam es nur zweimal vor, dass man kurz vor einer Zwangsausschüttung stand. Im Jahr 2007 führte dies zur Ausschüttung von Deutschlands größtem Lotto-Jackpot. Er betrug 38.455.999,20 Euro. Dazu kamen noch die normalen Spieleinsätze, und so wurden rund 45,3 Millionen Euro unter drei Gewinnern der ersten Gewinnklasse aufgeteilt. Wie selten solche Ereignisse sind, machen die Gewinnwahrscheinlichkeiten deutlich: Die Chance auf sieben Richtige (also sechs Richtige plus Superzahl) liegt bei nur 1:140 Millionen. Die Chance auf sechs Richtige ist jedoch um einiges höher. Sie liegt bei 1:15,5 Millionen.
All Star Bonus
If you play the All Star Bonus in addition to the main Lotto America game, any non-jackpot prize you win will be multiplied by up to five times its original value. The All Star Bonus – 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x – is randomly selected in a separate draw and announced when the main drawing takes place.
You must choose whether to play the All Star Bonus when you purchase your ticket. You cannot opt in once your ticket has been printed. If you win the grand prize, it will not be increased if you played the All Star Bonus.
Go to the All Star Bonus page to find out more about how to play this extra feature and the prizes on offer.
How To Choose Numbers Online
You can give yourself a chance of winning fantastic prizes on the world’s top lotteries online, regardless of whether or not you live in the country where the game is staged. Rather than buying tickets, you are betting on the outcome of the draw, but the process is similar and very easy.
All you have to do is pick your numbers in the same way as you would if you were buying a ticket. For example, if EuroMillions is your lottery of choice, you still choose five main numbers and two Lucky Stars. You can enter as many lines as you like, and the numbers will be stored in your player account.
All the same prizes are available as they would be if you were buying a ticket, so if you won a jackpot advertised at £20 million you would receive the full amount if there were no other winners.
Reputable operators such as Jackpot.com are licensed and regulated by gambling commissions, with insurance policies that guarantee big prizes will always be paid out. They offer a simple, secure and convenient way to enjoy the world’s biggest lotteries.
How Jackpot.com works:
- 1. Select the game of your choice from the list above and click ‘Choose’.
- 2. Choose your numbers. You can either pick your own or go for a random quick pick.
- 3. Decide how many bets you wish to make. The number of bets, plus the total price, will be shown on the bottom left of the screen. Click ‘Continue’ to confirm your purchase.
- 4. Wait for the draw to take place. You will be notified if you have won, and prizes are added to your player account automatically.
Pari-Mutuel Prize Amounts
All of the prize amounts are fixed for players in the Match 5 category downwards, but in extreme circumstances (when there are more winners than expected) there may not be enough money in the prize fund to pay out the specified amounts. In these situations, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) may be able to use a reserve fund, otherwise the prizes become pari-mutuel.
If that happens, the prize amounts will depend on the number of winners, as well as how much money is available from ticket sales. The following table shows how the prize pool will be split if there is not enough to pay the fixed amounts:
|Match||Percentage of Prize Pool Allocated to Prize|
|5 + Star Ball||46.2%|
|4 + Star Ball||1.8%|
|3 + Star Ball||1.7%|
|2 + Star Ball||6.2%|
|1 + Star Ball||13.7%|
|0 + Star Ball||23.6%|