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Dreams come true: The best moments of the lottery during 2022

Summary of the best prizes and moments that the lottery has given us during 2022

These are the best jackpots and moments of all of 2022
These are the best jackpots and moments of all of 2022

2022 has come to an end, not without leaving us a few moments to remember and several dreams fulfilled thanks to the lottery. Over the past year, millions of raffles have been held around the world, billions of tickets have been sold and thousands of life-changing prizes have been handed out to more than one lucky winner. In today's post, we will review some of these historical prizes to remember the best moments of the lottery during 2022.

The biggest prize in the history of the lottery: the US $ 2,040 million Powerball

We could not start this list without mentioning the historic Powerball jackpot that was held on November 7, 2022. By announcing that there was a single winning ticket for the prize that amounted to the incredible sum of 2,040 million dollars, it was not only announcing the winner, but also a new millionaire record. Thanks to this award, Powerball was crowned in 2022 as the lottery with the largest prize in the world and, furthermore, the largest prize won by a single player, surpassing the Mega Millions lottery.

Although the winner preferred to remain anonymous, we know that he bought the ticket from him in the town of Altadena, California, and that the winning numbers were 69, 53, 45, 56, and 28, along with the Powerball number 20.

Almost a new record: the US$1,337 million of Mega Millions

If Powerball tops the list of 2022 prizes, its competitor Mega Millions is not far behind. On July 29 of last year, the second most popular lottery in the United States also came close to breaking its record, when it announced the winner of the $1.337 million jackpot.

The current Mega Millions record therefore remains at 1,537 million dollars won in 2018. However, the prize won in July 2022 will go down in history as the second largest prize in this lottery at the moment. The prize was won by a single ticket purchased in Illinois, USA, and the lucky numbers were 67, 45, 57, 36 and 13, along with Mega Ball number 14.

Reaching a new cap: the EuroMillions prize of 230 million euros

Without a doubt, 2022 was a year of breaking records. And the famous European Euromillions lottery could not be the exception. In July of last year, we saw how EuroMillions reached its limit set so far, with a jackpot of 230 million euros, which was finally won by a happy British couple on July 19, a date that they will undoubtedly remember forever.

After reaching the record of 230 million, now EuroMillions has increased its cap by 10 million, so it can now grow to 240 million euros. It must be remembered that, unlike other lotteries, EuroMillions has the peculiarity that its jackpot accumulates as long as there is no winner, but only up to a certain limit.

At the beginning of the draw, the cap for the European lottery was 190 million, and it was established that, once this cap was reached, it would increase by 10 million for the next draw, until it reached 250 million euros, which will be its final stop. If you have doubts about how the EuroMillions cap works, we recommend you read this other post.

A wish for Christmas: the Peruvian citizen who won the Christmas Lottery

The Christmas Lottery is one of the most anticipated moments of the Spanish lottery, and during 2022 it came with a new record of 2,500 million euros in prizes. But without a doubt, the most emotional moment was witnessed during the draw itself, which is held live every December 22 from the Teatro Real in Madrid, when a woman who was in the audience could not contain the emotion when she found out at that very moment that he had won the first prize of 400 thousand euros, known as the Christmas Gordo.

Perla, a Peruvian citizen who lives in Madrid but who had been unemployed for 3 years, had bet on the Christmas Lottery to change her life, and during 2022 she had bought a total of 95 lottery tickets in different places in Spain where she had been traveling with her children. On the day of the draw, Perla even decided to attend the live draw with the tickets in her hands, and when she heard that the number of one of her tickets, 05490, was the winner of the first prize, she was so moved that she began to cry waving her ticket. Without a doubt it will be a new opportunity for life that 2022 leaves us.

5 new millionaires to start 2023: the R$541 million Mega-Sena jackpot

Last but not least, we cannot fail to mention the historic number of the last millionaire prize of the year: the 541 million reais awarded in the special edition of the Brazilian Mega-Sena lottery, the famous Mega da Virada, which reached his record in the draw on December 31, 2022.

The winning numbers of the draw were 04, 05, 10, 34, 58 and 59, and the prize was divided among 5 winning tickets that matched the same combination. But although the prize was distributed among 5 tickets, it was finally revealed that the total number of winners amounted to 90, since 3 of the 5 bets corresponded to lottery groups, which distributed their part of the prize among all the participants. Certainly a great way to end 2022 for these 90 new millionaires!

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