French Ticket Wins EuroMillions Jackpot
Updated: Wednesday 9th November 2016
One lottery entry which had been purchased in France matched all seven numbers in the EuroMillions game on Tuesday 8 November to win a double-rollover jackpot with a final value of €39,336,342. That equates to £35,072,281 in pounds sterling, and the numbers that landed that top prize were 05, 09, 47, 49 and 50, along with the Lucky Star numbers 08 and 09.
This is the first jackpot win for France since the new EuroMillions rules came into effect in September, but the 81st that the nation has enjoyed since the game was launched in February 2004. That makes France the luckiest of all nine participating countries as far as jackpot wins are concerned, with Spain and the UK taking second and third positions with 78 and 63 wins, respectively. Full details can be viewed on the EuroMillions Statistics page.
One ticket matched all five main numbers and one Lucky Star, and that ticket was bought in Spain, giving its lucky owner a second-tier prize worth €845,567. Three entries – two of which had been purchased right here in the UK – won £40,037 each by matching five main numbers only, and more than 1.43 million tickets won smaller prizes across the lower levels.
Whilst UK players missed out on prizes at the top two tiers in the main EuroMillions game on Tuesday, they still had plenty to shout about thanks to the associated Millionaire Maker game. The winning codes were HRFJ03933 and HRFK01767, and the two players who each matched one of those codes can now claim a life-changing cash prize of £1 million.
The next EuroMillions game this Friday 11 November will offer a brand new jackpot which should be worth around £15 million, but before we get to that we first have a midweek Lotto jackpot to play for. The top prize in tonight’s Lotto draw is expected to be worth around £2.1 million, and the most overdue numbers to look out for as we head towards that game are 14, 41, 37, 57, 02 and 34.
Whatever numbers you choose to play for the Lotto and EuroMillions games, download one of our free lottery apps so that you can check the results on your mobile device, and good luck!Published: Wednesday 9th November 2016
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