It was an awesome weekend for players around the world. Two tickets, one from California, the other from Virginia, will share a $38 million Mega Millions jackpot.
In Europe (country not yet released), one ticket hit the Euro Millions prize of 15 million euros. It was the second week in a row that a ticket hit the jackpot. Of course, a week ago, the ticket holder, from Spain, won 126 million euros.
The winning numbers in the May 15 Mega Millions game are 7,12,24,36,48 and the Mega ball is 27.
I should say it is highly unusual for a sequence such as this to occur randomly… the 12,24,36,48…sequence almost guaranteed a lot of winners.
34 tickets matched 5 of 5. Those winning tickets were bought in California (3), Georgia (3), Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey (3), New York (7), Ohio (4), Texas (7), Virginia (2) and Washington state.
Congratulations all of you big winners.
In Europe one ticket matched the winning numbers in the May 15 game. Those numbers are 8,18,19,20, 42 and the two lucky stars are 5,9.
The winning ticket is worth 15 million euros.
4 tickets matched the first five numbers and 1 lucky star. Those tickets are each worth 775,957 euros.
7 tickets matched the first five numbers only. Those tickets are each worth 125,831 euros.
GAMES WE PLAY:
The May 16 Powerball jackpot is a big one, $150 million.
The May 19 Mega Millions jackpot resets at $12 million.
The May 22 Euro Millions jackpot starts over at 15 million euros.
Good luck players, wherever you are in the world.
Watch this space for more blogs this evening. I’ve got some cool winner’s stories to tell.
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