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EuroMillions Jackpot Cap in Sight!

EuroMillions Jackpot Cap in Sight!

The EuroMillions jackpot rolled over for the fifth time in a row last Friday night, and that means the next draw this Tuesday is expected to offer the colossal sum of £143 million. That is the estimate in our local currency, but the official estimated value of the jackpot in euros is €180 million, which is just €10 million lower than the EuroMillions jackpot cap value. Simply put, if no player wins the jackpot on Tuesday, the next game on Friday could reach its highest allowable value of €190 million.

EuroMillions rules dictate that the jackpot must not exceed €190 million, and it can only be capped at that level for a maximum of two draws. Should no player win the jackpot when that maximum has been reached, the jackpot prize pool is rolled down to the next prize tier that does have winning players, and that is usually the second tier.

We aren't quite at the stage where we need to think too much about the jackpot cap rule, but if the estimated £143 million isn't won on Tuesday then we should probably expect it to come into play at the end of the week.

In the meantime, there were plenty of winners in the previous EuroMillions game even though the jackpot itself proved to be a rather slippery customer. The EuroMillions results on Friday 17 October were 01, 13, 40, 48 and 49, with the numbers 08 and 10 appearing as the Lucky Stars. Four tickets won their owners £551,772 each by matching all five main numbers and one Lucky Star, and we are pleased to say that one of those tickets belongs to a player in the UK.

There were 17 tickets that matched five main numbers only to win £43,276 each, and another 90 tickets won £4,087 each by matching four main numbers and both of the Lucky Stars. The total number of prizes won was 4,524,788, and another prize worth £1 million was landed by the UK player who matched the Millionaire Raffle number FYB500369.

Will someone – perhaps even someone reading these words – finally win the £143 million EuroMillions jackpot this Tuesday, or will it roll on into jackpot cap territory? Only time will tell, so click here to get involved and we wish you the very best of luck with your numbers!

Written by Tony Sharpe

Published: Monday 20th October 2014

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