• From The BBC:

    Italy’s record lottery jackpot has climbed to 138.9m euros (£119m), after players who flocked from across Europe were disappointed in Thursday’s draw.Some lotto-tourists flew into Italy for just a few hours to try their luck. But nobody picked the winning combination. The SuperEnalotto jackpot has now surpassed the previous European record of £107m, set in Spain in May. Tickets cost one euro each, and winning numbers are drawn three times a week. The next draw is on Saturday evening. In Germany, a competition was held giving people the chance to win free flights to Italy simply to buy tickets. The 140 “lucky” winners were flown from Berlin to Milan to buy SuperEnalotto tickets from an airport cigarette shop, before returning to Berlin the same afternoon, Germany’s Bild newspaper said. But while they may not have gone home millionaires, they were at least treated to a plate of pasta and an espresso. Idol worship?Frontier checkpoints with neighbouring Slovenia, France and Aus…

    Click to read the full article »

    Posted by Jon @ 10:52 am

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *