One of my favorite games to play whenever I am in France or the UK is Euro Millions.
On July 5, tonight as I write this, EuroMillions, the lottery held in nine European countries, is about to enter the top 5 of all-time lottery jackpots.
The payoff in the July 5 draw swelled to 183 million euros ($224 million) after no winners emerged from any lottery since Nov. 11.
EuroMillions was created two years ago by the lotteries of France, the U.K. and Spain to increase revenue by creating bigger paydays. They used Powerball as a basic strategy, with a few twists.
Revenue at the three companies that run the service has risen over the past two years, and the growth prompted Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and Portugal to join the game in October 2004.
Now the game is played on Tuesday AND Friday (used to be only Friday) and the draw is held at 9 p.m. in Paris.
Tonight, should be interesting.