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EuroMillions Jackpot Landed in Portugal

EuroMillions Jackpot Landed in Portugal
Updated: Tuesday 30th August 2016

The EuroMillions game last night saw one ticket match all of the numbers needed to win the jackpot, and we can confirm that the winning entry had been purchased in Portugal. This was the 59th Portuguese ticket that has matched all seven numbers since the game began, and it puts the nation in clear third place as far as jackpot winners are concerned. Only France and Spain have fared better (with 78 and 76 wins, respectively), and the UK is now in fourth place, with 58 wins.

The EuroMillions results which enabled Portugal to edge ahead of the UK in the table of jackpot winners on Tuesday 10 May were 02, 26, 27, 40 and 49, along with the Lucky Star numbers 05 and 10. The jackpot would have been worth £57,525,794 had a UK entry won it, but because the winner was in mainland Europe it will be paid out in Euro, to the tune of €73,002,277.

Just one ticket matched all five of the main numbers plus one of the Lucky Star numbers, and that entry had been bought in France, giving the lucky player concerned an impressive second tier prize of €1,219,013. Six tickets, four of which belong to players in the UK, matched the five main numbers only to win £48,998 each, and for the second draw in a row there were 41 winners at the third tier – this time winning £3,585 each.

Over 1.85 million prizes were won in the Tuesday EuroMillions game, and more than 443,000 of those were won by UK players, who shared a total of £2,533,544. The Millionaire Maker code, which was worth £1 million to the owner of the ticket bearing the same, was YKQ309499.

There will now be a brand new jackpot of around £11 million for players to pursue in the next EuroMillions game this Friday, but lottery fans in the UK first have a midweek Lotto game to get involved in. 

The Lotto jackpot this evening will be worth an estimated £6.1 million, and anyone who would like to play one or more of the most overdue numbers should be considering the numbers 45, 28, 46, 08, 06 and 52. Players who would prefer to leave their selections to fate can do so by making use of our free Random Number Generator.

However you choose your numbers for tonight’s Lotto draw, good luck and be sure to let us know if you win big!

Published: Wednesday 11th May 2016

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