Upcoming group plays

Updated January 16, 2022. Last membership email sent January 15, 2022.

**Four group plays this week with jackpots totaling over C$435 million.**

**Mega Millions and PowerballNext group play – January 18 draw**

Group U27 plans to buy 20 Mega Millions tickets for the January 18 draw. Each share can win C$1.2 million after taxes. The Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated U$239 million for the January 18 draw after 24 rolls – position 36 in the list of the largest US jackpots.

The Powerball jackpot is an estimated U$37 million for the January 19 draw after 4 rolls.

Group U27 plans to buy tickets whenever the Mega Millions or Powerball

jackpot is large enough for each share to win at least C$1 million after

taxes.

The Powerball jackpot reached U$450.2 million for the January 5 draw after 39 rolls and was won – two winning tickets sold in California and Wisconsin. The jackpot reached position 9 in the list of the largest US jackpots.

The Powerball jackpot reached U$496 million for the October 4 draw after 40 rolls and was won – one winning ticket sold in California. The jackpot reached position 5 in the list of the largest US jackpots. This was the first time the Powerball jackpot rolled 40 times in a row.

**Open Group**

Group U27, 176 shares, $948

**Euro Millions**Next group play – January 21 draw

Group E8 launched to buy Euro Millions tickets for the January 21 bonus draw. The bonus draw has 100 £1 million guaranteed prizes along with the regular jackpot. This is the largest number of guaranteed prizes ever offered for this game. This is a special one time high rollers group play with special rules and the cost to join is $100 per share. **Deadline to join is January 18 at 6:00 PM.**

Group E8 plans to buy about 500 Euro Millions tickets for the bonus draw and Group E7 plans to buy 286 tickets. Cost to join Group E7 is $20 per share.

The E groups plan to buy tickets whenever the jackpot is large enough for each

share to win at least C$1 million or there are guaranteed bonus prizes.

The Euro Millions jackpot reached £185.5 million (C$312 million) for the

October 15 draw and was won – one winning ticket sold in France. Since the jackpot was capped, the second place prize was much larger than average at £32 million (C$47 million).

The Euro Millions jackpot reached £96.3 million in the August 13 draw and was won – one winning ticket sold in Spain. The 13 £1 million guaranteed bonus prizes contributed 50% to the total expected value of 89%. This is based on estimated sales of £25.8 million in UK.

In the July 2 Euro Millions draw, the 20 £1 million guaranteed bonus prizes contributed 85% to the total expected value of 114%. This is based on estimated sales of £23.6 million in UK.

The Euro Millions jackpot reached £182 million (C$320 million) for the February 26 draw and was won – one winning ticket sold in Switzerland. Since the jackpot was capped, the second place prize was much larger than average at £23 million (C$40 million).

** Open Group**Group E8, 21 shares, £1,190

Group E7, 121 shares, £646.40

**Lotto Max SubscriptionNext group play – January 18 draw**

Group MS1 bought 20 Lotto Max tickets for the January 18 draw. The jackpot is a minimum $22 million. Group MS1 plans to buy 20 tickets for every Lotto Max draw until the group runs out of money. At that point, a new subscription group will launch. Group is open at $20 per share.

**Open Group**

Group MS1, 131 shares, $362

**Lotto 649 SubscriptionNext group play – January 19 draw**

Group AS1 bought 20 Lotto 649 tickets for the January 19 draw. The jackpot is a minimum $6 million plus a $1 million guaranteed prize. Group AS1 plans to buy 20 tickets for every Lotto 649 draw until the group runs out of money. At that point, a new subscription will launch. Group is open at $20 per share.

**Open Group**

Group AS1, 140 shares, $674

UK Lotto

Next possible group play – February 5 draw

The £20 million bonus jackpot for the September 4 UK Lotto draw was not won and the money rolled down to the lower tier prizes. Based on estimated sales of £30 million, the expected value was 103%. The S groups won £3,915 and 249 free tickets for a total value of £4,413 (C$7,560). One ticket matched 4 numbers and won £270.

Closed Groups

Group S14, 126 shares, £511

Group S13, 120 shares, £676

Group S12, 111 shares, £79

Group S11, 111 shares, £29

Group S10, 111 shares, £129

Group S9, 130 shares, £71

Group S8, 120 shares, £7

Group S7, 120 shares, £202

Group S4, 110 shares, £7

**Lotto 649**Next group play – February 5 draw

The $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot for the January 15 draw was not won and is a minimum $6 million for the January 19 draw. Sales of $13.3 million were 15% lower than average and 32% lower than the previous draw. There was a 73% chance the jackpot would not be won, a 23% chance of 1 winning ticket and a 4% chance of 2 or more winners. The expected value was very low at 40%. The jackpot and guaranteed prize were under funded from sales by $2.2 million.

The A groups won $571 and 194 free tickets in the January 12 Lotto 649 draw

draw for a total value of $1,153. Two tickets matched 4 numbers and won

$83 each.

**Closed Groups**Group A41, 193 shares, $666

Group A40, 179 shares, $79

Group A39, 170 shares, $2

Group A38, 168 shares, $3

**Lotto Max**Next possible group play – February 11 draw

The $15 million Lotto Max jackpot for the January 14 draw was not won and is a minimum $22 million for the January 18 draw. Sales of $21.3 million were 40% lower than average and 23% higher than the previous draw. There was a 88% chance the jackpot would not be won, a 11% chance of 1 winning ticket and a 1% chance of 2 or more winners. The expected value was very low at 29%. The jackpot was under funded from sales by $4.1 million.

The M groups won $435.30 and 58 free tickets in the December 17 Lotto Max

draw for a total value of $725.30. One ticket matched 4 numbers plus

bonus number and another ticket matched 5 numbers.

**Closed Groups**

Group M33, 166 shares, $2,445

Group M32, 185 shares, $130

Group M31, 294 shares, $44

Group M30, 286 shares, $24

Group M29, 272 shares, $13