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Will Olympic and Lottery Glory Overlap? – July 30th, 2012

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Seven years after London was awarded the Olympic Games, the greatest sporting spectacle on earth finally got underway on Friday (July 27th).

The opening ceremony cost a reported £27 million and was overseen by Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours director Danny Boyle. So farChinais leading the medal count, with 12 medals – six golds, four silvers and two bronzes.

However, the US and Australia have been buoyed by impressive performances in the swimming competitions so far, with both nations taking two medals in the pool.

 

This means individuals from these countries are enjoying watching their fellow countrymen and women perform. And their days could get much better, as both have draws in the top five of theBig at theLotter.

The USA Powerball lottery, which is next drawn on Wednesday (August 1st), rolled over at the weekend and is currently ranked third in the list – which shows the lotteries with the biggest declared jackpot in the world – while the Australia Powerball Lotto is in fourth place.

So if Aussies and Americans get the right lotto results, they could jet over to England to see some of their compatriots in the flesh.

The countries also feature on theSmart, which shows the lotteries with the best cost-to-benefit ratio available on theLotter. The Australia Powerball Lotto in first place and the Australia Saturday Lotto in second place. Meanwhile, in the US the Indian Hoosier Lotto is ranked as the seventh best lottery to currently enter.

British swimmer Rebecca Adlington also managed to give the crowds something to cheer after she scooped a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle swimming event. In doing so, she became the first British female swimmer to win medals at two consecutive Olympics, after she claimed two gold medals inBeijingin 2008.

Her success represents the second medal of the Games for theGreat BritainandNorthern Irelandteam, which puts them on the way to the 62 medal total, 25 of which will be gold, researchers have predicted.

In order to celebrate Adlington’s achievements, people in the UKmay want to buy a lottery ticket online and see if they can scoop the EuroMillions UK jackpot.

Photo Credit: Daily Mail