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5 Wondrous Wildlife Safaris

Win the lottery. Go on safari. It’s that simple!

You’ve just won the lottery, and now you can kiss your boring old desk job goodbye forever!

And if you feel the call of the wild, it’s time to say “hakuna matata” and spend your lotto winnings on a luxurious wildlife vacation.

Here are five amazing places to check out for some of the world’s most amazing and unique animals!

1. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

5 Wondrous Wildlife Safaris
Blue-footed boobies in Galapagos

Teeming with hundreds of species you won’t see anywhere else, the Galapagos should be the number one destination for any wealthy wildlife lover!

Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos and was dazzled by the unique ecosystem that he found there. In fact, the animals of the Galapagos were a major inspiration for his theory of evolution!

Numerous tour agencies on the island offer opportunities that range from family safaris to scuba diving and other amazing ways to see some of the rarest wildlife on earth!

What you’ll see: Giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, Darwin finches … and hundreds of other species!

2. Masai Mara, Kenya

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A Rhino in Kenya

Keep your arms and legs inside the jeep at all times. Seriously though, here’s the place to see all the big cats that could eat you, if they weren’t busy chasing wildebeest!

Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve in the heart of the Serengeti is probably the most famous safari destination in the world.

Besides being a home for leopards and lions, the park is located in the middle of the “Great Migration” – the annual migration of millions of zebras, wildebeest, and gazelles.

Whether explored by foot, car, or even hot-air balloon, Masai Mara definitely puts the “wild” in “wildlife”!

What you’ll see: The “Big 5”– lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos – plus just a few zebras and wildebeests!

3. Komodo, Indonesia

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The Komodo Dragon

Don’t forget to pack your coat of armour when you travel to Komodo. This island in the Indonesian archipelago is home to a real-life dragon!

Reaching a staggering 3 metres in length, the Komodo dragon is the world’s largest reptile.

The best way to view Komodos and the island’s other impressive wildlife is to travel in large groups led by park rangers.

And make sure you let them know if you cut yourself shaving that morning – Komodos can smell blood from up to 18 kilometres away!

What you’ll see: Komodo dragons, macaque monkeys, cockatoos

4. Sichuan Province, China

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Pandas in Sichuan

Sichuan is in the heart of China, and is home to China’s most famous animal – the giant panda.

Though still highly endangered, this bamboo-loving bear has seen its numbers increase over the past several decades, thanks in large part to the province’s panda sanctuaries.

A guided tour will let you see giant pandas living peacefully in one of the many reserves throughout these sanctuaries.

And while you’re in the neighbourhood, maybe you’ll manage to see some of the other interesting wildlife of China like the Sichuan takin, a species of goat-antelope!

What you’ll see: Giant pandas, red pandas, Sichuan takins,

5. Vancouver Island, Canada

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A humpback whale in Canada

When you’ve had your fill of land-based adventures, head to Vancouver Island, off the West coast of Canada. There you can hop on a boat and get up close and personal with the whales!

Vancouver Island is smack-dab in the middle of the migratory routes of both humpback and grey whales. It’s also home to several permanent pods of orcas, an animal as iconic as it is majestic.

Take in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest coastline and prepare to feel tiny as you pull alongside these massive marine mammals!

What you’ll see: Humpback Whales, grey whales, orcas


These are just a few of the amazing places you can travel on your lottery fortune!

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Quick Pick: The Most Important Lottery Decision You’ll Make

Today we shed light on one of the most important choices a lottery player must make when trying to pick those winning lottery numbers—whether to quick pick or not!

This week, a single ticket in Indiana just took home the US$570-million US Mega Millions jackpot, and the US Powerball jackpot rolled to a whopping US$311 million. In honour of these historic jackpots, LottoExpress has an important question for all you lottery players out there:

Are you a quick picker?

We’ve previously discussed different number picking styles in this blog—from picking hot or cold numbers to considering the luckiest numbers to play—and today it’s all about randomness, baby!

To Quick Pick or Not?

Computerized quick picks (or random number generators) were first introduced to lottery games by the New York State Lottery in the late 1980s. Since then, quick picks have become the preferred method of choice for most lottery players: according to the US Powerball website, between 70-80% of lottery tickets sold are quick picks.

But believe it or not, whether to use a quick pick system to make one’s lottery selections is a topic of disagreement among lottery analysts.

Some Say Yes!

On the one hand, some experts say that quick picks are the right bet because they tend to cover the less commonly used numbers in each lottery’s number matrix (the full spread of numbers available to pick from).

For example, many people’s “lucky numbers” consist of birthdays, anniversaries, and other important calendar dates. (In other words, numbers between 1 and 31.) But for all major lotteries, the number matrix extends well beyond 31, meaning a whole range of numbers is left out.

Quick pick advocates suggest that randomly assigned numbers cover those higher numbers more effectively.

But Not So Fast …

On the other hand, some lottery observers insist that you should pick your own numbers, because there is a good chance that quick pick systems assign commonly used numbers.

By choosing your own numbers, you can avoid picking those common numbers, and instead focus on landing that perfect combination!

Experts who recommend picking your own numbers have another strong piece of advice: make sure that once you have your unique set of numbers, stick with it.

Remember: nothing could be worse than switching it up and watching your old numbers take home a big prize!

As for which system has more success? Well, it’s a wash: you are about equally as likely to win with a quick pick as you are using your own numbers.

So remember, whether you use your own secret formula to pick your perfect numbers, or put your fate in the hands of a computer, you have to play to win!

And with the US Powerball jackpot currently at an estimated US$333 million, LottoExpress gives you amazing options to score the win of a lifetime!

Now’s the best time to play: go pick those numbers, and good luck!

Live Large,

The LottoExpress Team

 

 

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Top 5 Lottery Jackpots to Play this Week for a Big Win!

Happy Monday, lottery lovers! Check out the top 5 lottery jackpots to play for this week.

All lottery players have one thing in common – we all dream of winning a huge lottery jackpot!

Here at LottoExpress, we are here to help by keeping you informed about the best lotteries to try your chances with.

Here are the top 5 lotteries with enormous jackpots this week.

 

1. US MEGAMILLIONS

 

Current Jackpot: US$390 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from a field of 1-75 and 1 bonus number from 1-15

Next Draw Day:  Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. ET.

 

2. US POWERBALL

 

Current Jackpot: US$222 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from a field of 1-69 and 1 powerball bonus number from 1-26

Next Draw Day: Wednesday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

 

3. SPANISH LOTTO 6/49

 

Current Jackpot: €52 Million

How to Play: Pick 6 numbers from a field of 1-49

Next Draw Day: Thursday at 9:30 p.m. CET.

 

4.EUROJACKPOT

 

Current Jackpot: €40 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from  1-50 and 2 bonus numbers from 1-10

Next Draw Day: Friday at 9:00 p.m. CET.

 

5.BRITISH LOTTO 6/59

 

Current Jackpot: €11 Million

How to Play: Pick 6 numbers from field of 1-59

Next Draw Day: Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. GMT

 

Now that you know which lotteries are on fire this week, why not give them a try at LottoExpress? You never know, this just might be the draw that wins you millions!

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The LottoExpress Team

 

 

 

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13 Lucky Leap-Day Facts for Hitting US$435 MILLION

Leap of the morning to ya! Ever wanted an extra day of symbolic good luck for your lottery fortunes?

It’s 29 February and this day only comes around roughly once every four years. It’s like a free day, so take a leap and have some fun. Your life could change luxuriously in the blink of an eye!

LottoExpress is here to celebrate Leap Day with our Irish-American combo. You will receive a FREE TICKET into the Irish Lotto and play the US Mega Millions, US Powerball and the Irish Lotto for a chance to win a grand total of over US$435 MILLION.

And in the spirit of Leap Day, here are some facts about the holiday you’ve maybe never heard of:

  1. Leap Day exists because it takes the earth approximately 365.25 days to gravitate around the sun in a year, so 29 February compensates for that extra quarter day.
  2. Leap Year was created by the Ancient Roman dictator Julius Caesar, with consultation from the Ancient Greek astrologer Sosigenes of Alexandria. Together, they created what became known as the Julian calendar, the first to feature Leap Years.
  3. Caesar and Sosigenes had the right idea but they oversimplified the mathematical logic in making any year divisible by four a leap year; this issue wasn’t resolved until over 1,500 years later with the introduction of the Gregorian calendar under the rule of Pope Gregory XIII. Now, a leap year is every year divisible by four except for years both divisible by 100 and not divisible by 400.
  4. Leaping frogs are the unofficial animal of Leap Day. They are a symbol of good fortune, and might even be the official food of Leap Day if there was one!
  5. 29 February is also Rare Disease Day.
  6. The modern Chinese calendar adds a whole extra leap month every three years; but which month is often almost a surprise since it varies!
  7. People born on Leap Day are often known as “leaplings” or “leapers.”
  8. The chances of being born on Leap Day are about one in 1,461—better than the chances of bowling a perfect game (about one in 11,500)!
  9. In Taiwan, it is tradition for married daughters to spend Leap Months with their parents; they often bring pig-trotter noodles to wish their parents good health and good fortune.
  10. Only two families in history are thought to have given birth to three Leap Day babies: The Henriksens from Norway in 1960, 1964 and 1968, and the Estes from the United States of America in 2004, 2008 and 2012.
  11. Famous “leapers” include composer Gioacchino Rossini, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, jazz musician Jimmy Dorsey, actor Dennis Farina, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and rapper/actor Ja Rule.
  12. The leap year of 1848 is known for the famous discovery of gold in California, leading to the lucky Gold Rush of the West!
  13. In Ireland, Leap Day is known as Bachelor’s Day, when it is tradition for women to offer marriage proposals to men; in the custom begun by Queen Margaret of Scotland in 1288, if a man refuses the proposal, he must offer a kiss, a silk dress or 12 pairs of gloves.

Act today and PLAY NOW, and maybe you could turn these 13 lucky Leap Day facts into 435 million reasons to leap for joy!

Happy Leap Year!