Luck Continues for UK Players With £105 Million EuroMillions Win
Updated: Thursday 28th November 2019
Update 28/11/19: Steve and Lenka Thomson of West Sussex have been named as the winners of the £105 million jackpot from Tuesday 19th November. Speaking at a press conference they revealed how they intended to spend their newfound fortune. Find out more about the lucky couple here.
They matched the numbers 8, 10, 15, 30 and 42, plus the Lucky Stars 4 and 6, to end a run of 11 consecutive rollovers and become the UK’s ninth-biggest winners of all time.
There were more than 2.2 million winning tickets across all 13 prize tiers, including 627,639 from the UK. Go to the EuroMillions Results page to see a full prize breakdown and find out the winning Millionaire Maker code which was worth £1 million to another UK player.
What The Birthday Winner Must Do Now
The latest success came 25 years to the day after the National Lottery’s first draw took place on 19th November 1994.
Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor, said after the draw: “On our 25th birthday, one very lucky ticket holder has scooped tonight’s entire £105 million EuroMillions jackpot."
Out of the six UK winners in 2019, four of those jackpots have been larger than £100 million. It started on New Year’s Day when Patrick and Frances Connolly from Northern Ireland landed £114 million, before an anonymous player won £123 million on 11th June.
The largest win of the year came on Tuesday 8th October, when the jackpot had to be won after staying at its cap of €190 million for the maximum of four draws. A single player from the UK matched all the numbers to win the full amount, worth £170 million, taking their place as the country’s biggest-ever winner.
The next big win has now arrived just six weeks later, extending an extraordinary year for the UK. The player who scooped £170 million decided to stay anonymous but the latest winners went public with the news.
Take a look at the list of the UK’s biggest lottery winners to read about the luckiest players and see where the Thomsons fit in. With more than a month of the year still remaining, it could be that more good fortune smiles on players before the end of 2019. Take part online or by going to an authorised retailer.Published: Wednesday 20th November 2019
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