LotteryHUB Weekly Review

Nov. 8, 2013 – The weekend again!  Congrats to everyone on making it through another week.  The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots did so as well, Powerball climbing to $87 million Wednesday, and Mega Millions moving into the triple digits – a $115 million prize is on the line tonight.

Speaking of prizes, a California man claimed the first Powerball jackpot ever won in the state this week.  According to the Lottery’s press release, Carlo Mitchell was calm and collected after finding out he’d won, but his wife fainted in the front yard!

The lucky couple claimed a $213 million prize from the Oct. 23 Powerball drawing.  Carl said he knew he’d won, because he always plays the same numbers on Powerball.

Several other Powerball states came out with the big news this week that players could start entering the Ultimate Tailgate Party promotion.

Two hundred winners from 18 Powerball states will have the chance to take three guests with them to Cleveland, Ohio, for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest.

The Fan Fest is part fan appreciation event and part celebration of the Hall of Fame’s 50th birthday.  Contest winners will get the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to sit down to dinner with a Hall of Famer, and then compete in a tournament with another during the Ultimate Tailgate Party the night before the Fan Fest begins.

Several of the state lotteries participating in the Ultimate Tailgate Party Powerball promotion just wrapped up another multi-state effort, the Multi-State Raffle, last week.

Three new millionaires were made last Friday when the Multi-State or Halloween Raffle drew to a close.  The winning tickets were sold in Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio.

With Halloween out of the way, the holiday season can officially get under way, and television ads, store decorations, even the weather  decided to announce winter this week as a massive snowstorm crawled across the middle of the nation.

Lotteries are no different, and the arrival of holiday-themed tickets is in full swing, which is great news for lottery players everywhere.  Along with fun new games (even a “scented” ticket coming soon in Pennsylvania) lotteries are sweetening the pot with second-chance opportunities.

This week, the Hoosier Lottery announced their big holiday second-chance, the Million Dollar Holiday Giveaway.  One lucky player will win a $1 million holiday prize, and 250 other players will win prizes worth $500.

Players from anywhere in the nation can win more with LotteryHUB Rewards, and this week, one lucky LotteryHUB fan did just that.  Tuesday was the final day for LotteryHUB mobile app users to enter their Rewards points into the first LotteryHUB Rewards prize drawing.

One lucky winner is now the owner of a 55″ Samsung Smart TV that lives up to its name.  Built-in WiFi, specially-designed apps and even a screen that brightens or dims to ensure the optimal viewing experience at all times, winning the TV (valued at $2,000!) probably made that lucky fan’s week.

The next LotteryHUB Rewards drawing will choose the winner of an incredible VIP race-day experience from Star Coach Race Tours.  There’s just 11 days left to enter into that contest, so get your LotteryHUB app and start collecting points.

Don’t forget that your LotteryHUB mobile app is the mobile home of Powerball, and you can watch every drawing live, right from the palm of your hand.  Free for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, the LotteryHUB mobile app is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source for all numbers, news, and exclusive content.

Good luck with Mega Millions tonight and Saturday’s Powerball drawing, just don’t forget to grab those tickets – you can’t win if you don’t play.

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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013