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Big Money Friday for EuroMillions Players

Big Money Friday for EuroMillions Players
Updated: Friday 10th October 2014

Today is Friday 2 September and that means it could well be a big money Friday for any EuroMillions player who manages to match all five main numbers and both Lucky Star numbers in tonight’s draw. For the benefit of those of you who have been living on the moon for the past few weeks, we should point out that the EuroMillions jackpot has rolled over nine times in a row, so the jackpot tonight will be worth around £100,000,000. The experience of winning that amount outright is hard to imagine, but anyone who buys a ticket could experience it for real!

Yes, we all know that the odds of winning the jackpot outright are fairly slim, but that’s exactly why we have such a big EuroMillions jackpot to play for in the first place. The big advantage that EuroMillions players in the UK have over players in other countries is that one participant here is absolutely guaranteed to become a millionaire thanks to the Millionaire Raffle game. That means someone is sure to achieve their dreams of financial freedom even if the main EuroMillions jackpot rolls over yet again!

So maybe that’s how UK players should think about their EuroMillions entries: rather than focusing on the odds of winning the main jackpot itself, focus on the fact that one player is guaranteed to win £1,000,000 in the side game! Not only is winning £1 million a lot easier to imagine than the idea of winning £100 million, it’s almost certainly a lot easier to achieve.

In theory, it is perfectly possible for a player to win both the EuroMillions jackpot and the Millionaire Raffle prize with a single ticket. We don’t think that this is likely to happen any time soon (we would probably have a better chance of making contact with an alien species by teatime) but we’d be delighted to report on the achievement if someone manages it!

Whether you have ambitions to win yourself a Millionaire Raffle prize of £1 million or the massive EuroMillions jackpot of £100 million this evening, buy your lottery tickets here and good luck!

Written by Ian Bruce

Published: Friday 2nd September 2011

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