This month saw Chris Tarrant taking up a new role as Lottoland UK’s brand ambassador. His new job comes only months after the end of his long-running show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? came to a close. Although Chris suffered a mini-stroke back in March, he’s now rearing to go and enjoying his new role as the face of Lottoland.
Chris Tarrant’s name is almost synonymous with making millionaires, thanks to the Who Wants to be a Millionaire, which first went on-air back in 1998. The show saw Chris as quizmaster, keeping the contestants and audiences on the edge of their seats as he made us wait to hear whether they’d got the correct answers. Over the years, the UK show made five people actual millionaires. The US version of the show has made 11 people millionaires.
Of course, the lotteries that you can play on Lottoland make millionaires almost every week. There are so many different draws to choose from and the fact that you can play them all at one site means you can mix and match different lotteries every time you decide to buy a ticket.
For example, if you decide to play Chris Tarrant’s Powerball at Lottoland, you can enter the US Powerball lottery where the main jackpot prize regularly reaches into hundreds of millions of dollars. And if you’re a non-US resident and happened to win the Powerball, you wouldn’t be taxed at all on your win, whereas US residents see a lot of their prize money going to the tax man.
Of course, the odds of winning the lottery are always slim, but there’s always a win happening somewhere. Chris has said one of the things he likes about the lotto is that it not about being the cleverest, or the quickest with an answer. It’s just down to the luck of the draw on who will become a millionaire or not.
Tarrant joined the Lottoland team when the Euromillions draw was at a 10 x rollover at €85 million plus. However, the main jackpot was not won that week, which meant that the Euromillions prize rolled over for an 11th time to a total of more than $95 million; the biggest prize so far this year. With prizes that big, it’s very tempting to throw your hat into the ring and see if you can be the lucky winner.