£96 Million EuroMillions Jackpot Won by Mystery Spanish Player
Updated: Tuesday 23rd July 2019
The EuroMillions draw on Friday 19th July saw a jackpot of £96 million (€107 million) won by a single ticket in Spain. The mystery winner is yet to come forward, leaving players across Europe on tenterhooks as to the identity of EuroMillions’ latest millionaire.
The results of the 19th July EuroMillions draw were 13, 14, 17, 26 and 28, with the Lucky Stars 2 and 7. A Spanish ticket-holder was the only player to match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to claim the jackpot prize, out of more than 34 million entries across all nine participating countries. The search is still ongoing for the lucky player, after it was revealed where the winning ticket was bought on Saturday.
The winning ticket was sold at Loteria Dulcinea de Oro in Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha. Proprietor Maria Emma Alberdi said the shop had been a flurry of activity since the news was announced, with players flooding in to check their tickets and purchase entries – however, “[ironically,] no one has come with the winning ticket.” The £96 million (€107 million) jackpot is the largest ever won in the region, and the fifth-largest EuroMillions jackpot to ever be won in Spain.
Special UK Millionaire Maker Draw
There were over 910,000 EuroMillions winners in the UK alone. Twenty of them got a little more than they bargained for, as the £96 million jackpot wasn’t the only million-pound prize available to win. The 19th July draw was also a special UK Millionaire Maker draw, with 20 Millionaire Maker raffle codes drawn alongside the lottery numbers. Each code represented a £1 million raffle prize, totalling £20 million guaranteed to be won by UK players. None of the Millionaire Maker winners have yet been announced.
How does the UK Millionaire Maker Raffle Work?
UK Millionaire Maker raffles are held concurrently to the main EuroMillions draw, with entry included in the cost of a EuroMillions ticket. A 10-character raffle code is given to you for each line you purchase. Each EuroMillions draw, a raffle code is drawn from the pool of those given to players – if yours completely matches the one drawn, you have won £1 million.
From time to time, special Millionaire Maker draws take place, with multiple codes drawn at once. On Friday 19th July, 20 codes were released, making 20 guaranteed millionaires. Previously, as many as 100 codes have been released at once.
The EuroMillions jackpot is reset to £15 million ahead of the next draw; to learn more about jackpots and other prizes, visit the Prizes page.Published: Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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