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EuroMillions Jackpot Cap Still in Place

EuroMillions Jackpot Cap Still in Place

The EuroMillions jackpot cap of €190 million will apply once again to the next game this Friday 10 August for the simple reason that no player matched all seven numbers that were drawn on Tuesday. The actual jackpot prize pool on Tuesday 7 August was worth £151 million, but because the jackpot cap of €190 million equates to around £148 million, the difference rolled down to winners at the next prize level, and that helped to give several second-tier prize winners millionaire status. Once again, our advice is to buy tickets early for the next game, as EuroMillions excitement is currently at fever pitch.

The main numbers drawn in the EuroMillions game on Tuesday 7 August were 20, 27, 34, 46 and 50, and the Lucky Star numbers were 02 and 03. There were seven winning tickets at the second-tier prize level, and the owners of those tickets won a life-changing prize of £1,736,317 each thanks to the partial rolldown mentioned in the previous paragraph. 

It should be noted that an even better rolldown rule will apply in the game this Friday, and if the jackpot itself rolls over again on Friday the entire jackpot pool will be rolled down to players. The bottom line for players is that whether or not someone matches all seven numbers, the EuroMillions jackpot pool will definitely be paid out in one way or another.

21 tickets matched five main numbers only to win a third-tier prize of £40,652 each, and 92 tickets won £4,639 each by matching four main numbers and both Lucky Stars. There were more than 5.17 million prizes won overall, so plenty of people were celebrating a win of some kind last night and plenty more will be waking up this morning to discover a win they aren’t yet aware of. As always, one player in the UK won £1,000,000 by matching the Millionaire Raffle number, and on Tuesday the number that made it happen was HDH137638.

Combine the facts that: 1) Friday EuroMillions draws are generally more popular than their midweek counterparts; 2) The jackpot will be at its highest permitted level and; 3) The jackpot will roll down to consolation prize winners if it isn't won outright, and it is fair to say that the next game this Friday 10 August should be immense. Of course, before we get to that game we have a Wednesday Lotto jackpot of around £2.1 million to play for, so buy tickets for both games online today and make sure you don’t miss out on your own chance to win big!

Written by Tony Sharpe

Wednesday 8th August 2012

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