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Happy Birthday to EuroMillions!

Happy Birthday to EuroMillions!
Updated: Wednesday 9th April 2014

The first ever EuroMillions game took place exactly nine years ago today, on Friday 13 February 2004. Superstitious types might have thought that launching a game on Friday the 13th was asking for trouble, but EuroMillions was an instant success, and the massive interest in the game today is proof that its popularity has gone from strength to strength. Clearly, celebrations are in order, and we can’t think of a better way to say ‘Happy Birthday, EuroMillions!’ than by having a go at winning the £44 million quadruple rollover jackpot that is up for grabs this Friday 15 February!

Yes, you guessed it – there was a fourth consecutive rollover in the midweek game last night. The EuroMillions results for Tuesday 12 February were 05, 11, 16, 25 and 28, and the Lucky Star numbers were 07 and 09. Although no player was able to match all of those numbers to win the £34.6 million jackpot that was on offer, one UK player still became a millionaire by matching the number WDV765087 in the Millionaire Raffle draw.

Getting back to the main EuroMillions game, 15 tickets matched five main numbers plus one Lucky Star number for a second-tier prize of £48,881 each, and three of those tickets were the property of players in the UK. 14 players matched five main numbers only to win £17,457 each, and at the fourth-tier prize level there were 89 tickets that won £1,373 each by matching four main numbers and both Lucky Stars. There were over 2.1 million other prizes won at the lower levels, and tickets purchased in the UK managed to scoop over £2 million in prize money, quite apart from the Millionaire Raffle prize mentioned a few moments ago.

Most lottery games would give their Bonus Ball to be as popular as EuroMillions, so we really are delighted that it is still thriving nine years after being brought into the world. If you feel the same way and you wouldn’t mind the chance of winning around £44 million to prove it, click here to buy tickets for the next game this Friday. You might also want to pick up a ticket or two for the midweek Lotto game tonight (Wednesday 13 February), which boasts an advertised jackpot of £2.1 million!

Good luck and Happy Birthday, EuroMillions!

Written by Tony Sharpe

Published: Wednesday 13th February 2013

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