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Lotteries Enjoy Jackpots Worthy of the Olympic Games – August 16th, 2012

The London Olympic Games have concluded and have been praised as a major success.

There were a number of highlights from the Olympic Games, including Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt defending his three titles, UK athlete Mo Farah winning both the 5,000m and 10,000m and the host nation coming third in the medal table.

Now all eyes turn to Rio 2016 and in four years’ time Brazil will try to put its unique spin on hosting the international spectacle – and there is sure to be plenty of music and dancing.

However, the lottery world has enjoyed a good time of it while the Olympics have been on. On July 27th, 100 people were made millionaires as part of the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Raffle. Usually only one person takes home the seven-figure sum in each draw, but it was expanded to coincide with the Olympic Games.

The good luck must have also rubbed off on people in the UK, as Adrian and Gillian Bayford won £148 million (€190 million) on last Friday’s (August 10th) EuroMillions.

This has led many people to consider the EuroMillions Lottery as one of the world’s premier draws. Indeed, if it continues to give away such large amounts of money then it will be as gold-medal worthy as USA swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, who notched up six gold medals between them.

And it seems that Brazilian lotteries are rising in anticipation ahead of the Olympics Games in 2016, as both the Brazil Dupla Sena and Brazil Mega Sena are ranked on theSmart at theLotter.

The Brazil Dupla Sena currently has a top prize of 5.5 million Brazilian Real (€2.2 million) and is an excellent lottery for people to enter. It is in third place on theSmart and this means it is offering one of the best cost-to-benefit ratios in the world!

Anyone who wants to get their hands on big money should enter the Brazil Dupla Sena online. Alternatively, they could try their hand at the Brazil Mega Sena, which is offering a jackpot of 2.5 million Brazilian Real.

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