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Couple retires after winning $30.000.000

Everyone dreams of “early retirement” and that is just one of the many benefits that lotto winners get to enjoy. For a very lucky Canadian couple – Stephanie Lewis and Keith Hayman playing the Powerball lottery made this into a reality when they found out they could retire well under their 30s. The enormous  $30.000.000 lotto jackpot they hit was more than enough for living the good life well into their senior years without worrying about holding down a 9-to-5 job anymore. And if this could happen for two lucky players it could surely happen for other lotto enthusiasts as well with the current jackpot totaling a whopping $180.000.000!

24-year-old Lewis bought the Powerball ticket on a whim and checked it when her mom told her of someone in Conception Bay South who had won the Lotto Max jackpot. She never expected to find out it was actually her. Soon after she called all her close friends and family to share the good news.

couple win 30 million lotto“It was just unbelievable. It was very hysterical. It was a very emotional time,” says Lewis as she went to collect the prize with her boyfriend Keith Hayman, who’s 29 himself.

Shortly after learning the good news, both partners left their daily jobs and put their parents on the retirement list. As they both have siblings they have vowed to use a portion of their newly-acquired lotto fortune to help them out financially.

“Family is very important to us and I can assure you our families will have a very special Christmas this year. And we’re going to give them some money, so they can be worry-free from now on,” Lewis explains.

The couple has already treated themselves to a sunny vacation in Mexico and is planning on a set of new cars – a Cadillac Escalade for Lewis and a pickup for Hayman, but they claim that they won’t let the lotto haze change who they are.

Why playing lotto in December can pay off!

There are many reasons to play lotto in December and it’s no surprise that around the holidays it tends to be easier to pick the winning lottery numbers. The last month of the year has a lot to offer as lotteries tend to be more generous to attract more players. Powerball is one of the most popular choices to play in December as it releases a ton of smaller prices beside the jackpot, which are very lucrative.

There are many special drawings that lotteries introduce in time for the holiday season and that is on top of their regular ones. In simple terms this means that your chances to win the lotto just doubled! The Spanish Christmas lottery alone offers over €2.000.000.000 in prizes. Euromillions also has pretty enticing combo packages for the month of December and Multilotto offers special loyalty draws for frequent players.decemberAnother reason to consider playing lotto in December is the huge jackpots that have accumulated towards the end of the year. In 2013 Mega Millions recorded their largest payout of $648.000.000 shared between two players from California. In 2002 one ticket in Powerball won the whooping $315.000.000 on December 25th.

Christmas lottery is becoming something of a tradition across the globe with many people going as far as giving lotto tickets as gifts. And receiving numerous tickets in such a short while will surely increase your chances of winning. There is nothing better than ending the year on a high note and holding the lucky lottery numbers in your hand while everyone is counting back from 10 is the best way to make sure you can make all your New Year’s resolutions a reality.

Checking your e-mail for personalized games and combo offers in December is something you might want to do every few days to ensure you don’t miss out on any exciting lotto opportunities.

An exciting selection of lotteries from all over the world

In the past few years, the popularity of websites offering the chance to participate in lotteries around the world, has been rising amongst lotto players largely for their large and exciting selection of online games.  Such websites offers the option to play from the comfort of your own home and this has considerable benefits such as the wide range of games that improve your chances of winning huge jackpots.  These are the most popular lotteries across the globe, many of which offer crazy nine-digit jackpots.

lotteriesNew York Lotto

The New York Lottery is one of the most popular lotteries in the world since its debut in 1967 as it offers many interesting games. The jackpot is won by correctly matching 6 out of 59 numbers and the odds of doing it are 1 in 45.057.474. There is a bonus ball, but it only determines the second prize winner and five matched numbers are required here as well.

SuperEnaLotto

The Italian lotto game offers an outstanding jackpot of €21.000.000 that can be won by matching 6 out of 90 numbers. Second price is equally lucrative, but you’ll have to guess five main numbers and bonus “Jolly” ball. Drawings of SuperEnaLotto are held three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Mega-Sena

Brazil’s leading lottery Mega-Sena might offer fairly seem small jackpots compared to Powerball and Mega Millions, but that shouldn’t stop you from entering.  The odds of 1 in 50.063.860 are pretty great and there is a special treat for players at the end of every year – the super draw Mega da Virada.

Super Lotto Plus

This one also offers significantly lower prizes than the popular Euroillions or the Powerball, but it’s still quite popular in the state of California. You need to match 5 numbers from a set of 47 balls and an additional Mega Number, which is drawn from a second set of 27 balls. The start-up prize is $7.000.000, but it can add up if no one guesses the drawn combination.

Try your luck now, the next jackpot might be yours!