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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!

Ring in the New Year and Make Lottery History

It’s official: at an estimated £57.8 million, Saturday’s National Lottery jackpot will be your chance to play for the biggest prize in UK history!

What’s more, due to recent changes made by National Lottery operator Camelot, Saturday’s British Lotto 6/59 jackpot must be won, no matter the odds. The new changes, which were announced in October 2015, declare that once a jackpot reaches £50 million, one final rollover may occur, then the prize must be awarded, whether or not all six numbers are matched.

That jackpot threshold was crossed Wednesday, when the prize of £50.4 million remained unclaimed. Because no one took home the money, Saturday’s draw will be the first time the new rules kick in to effect.

So what does this mean for lottery enthusiasts like us?

It means that if no one matches all six numbers in Saturday’s jackpot, then the prize will be won or shared by whoever matches the most numbers. In other words, a prize previously available at much lower odds will now be worth £57.8 million!

Excitement for this unprecedented moment has been steadily building all week: in the hours leading up to Wednesday’s jackpot draw, an estimated 200 tickets per second were sold as people clamoured for the chance to win the previously record-setting prize. And once the numbers were announced on Wednesday evening, the National Lottery’s website crashed almost immediately as thousands of people rushed to check their tickets online.

Despite the buying frenzy, no winning ticket was announced, which meant that the suspense will continue to grow and ticket sales will keep soaring up to the final weekend draw.

If the past week is any indication, Saturday’s Lotto jackpot promises to generate even more adrenaline-fueled buzz. Now is the perfect time to join the party and grab your ticket from LottoExpress. As a licensed retailer, LottoExpress is a trusted site where you can easily and quickly make your picks. And now you can play up to 20 lines for this mammoth draw to increase your chance to win the payout of a lifetime.

Don’t miss your chance to win big. Buy your ticket from LottoExpress.com now for a chance to make history in style!

Live large,

The LottoExpress Team

Let’s Get This Lottery Party Started With LottoExpress!

Welcome, world.

It’s official. LottoExpress is live, up, and running!

We are a unique website to play the hottest lotteries in the world with convenience, ease, and security!

To celebrate our launch, we are offering a special, limited-time Irish-American Bundle as part of our select bundle opportunities. Play the Irish-American Bundle for stakes in the popular U.S. Mega Millions and U.S. Powerball lotteries to play the Irish Lotto for free!

But the Irish-American Bundle is just one exclusive bundle package we offer at LottoExpress to combine different lotteries for greater savings. For alternative value, you can still play the U.S. Mega Millions and the U.S. Powerball with our American Dream  to live large. Our Euro Pass option provides that continental taste with stakes in both the transnational EuroMillions and Eurojackpot lotteries. And if you’re hankering for a Down Under experience, our Outback Special lets you play three Australian lotteries.

You can also play a wide variety of individual lotteries based in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S. The best part is, we bring these lotteries to you. Now you can enjoy the popular Canadian Lotto 6/49 from the comfort of your flat in Leeds, or indulge in the fiery Spanish La Primitiva Lotto from your Adelaide apartment – or even via your mobile device in your favourite Parisian café.

Our simple, easy-to-use website puts fun in the right places, Express style. We understand the thrill of a draw because we’re lottery players too. So we think buying stakes online in international lotteries should be just as stimulating. Our minimalist design is both bold and convenient. We’re putting money where are mouth is and hopefully in your pockets too!

And we are an official, government-licensed lottery-services provider, so you can enjoy LottoExpress with security and peace of mind.

Thanks for checking us out and joining us on this adventure. Now, let’s get this party started!

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LottoExpress