More Superdraw Success for Portugal
The EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot of €100 million (which equated to £72.1 million) last Friday was won by a single ticket that had been purchased in Portugal. Regular players of the game may recall that the previous Superdraw in October 2014 rolled over several times to eventually reach the jackpot cap of €190 million, and that sequence of rollovers was also brought to an end by a ticket belonging to a Portuguese player. It seems that Portugal is enjoying something of a lucky streak in the Superdraw department, but whether or not the nation can achieve the feat three times in a row is something that we won't know until next time!
The EuroMillions results on Friday 6 March were 23, 30, 47, 49 and 50, and the Lucky Star numbers were 02 and 07. We have already established that the jackpot went to Portugal, but there were plenty of other prizes landed (over 4.29 million of them, to be more specific) and UK players collectively won more than £6.97 million.
It was the second tier that delivered the biggest consolation prizes, with nine tickets (four belonging to players in the UK) matching all five of the main numbers plus one of the Lucky Star numbers to win £241,406 each. The third tier saw 10 tickets win £72,422 each by matching five main numbers only, and another 83 tickets matched four main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win £4,362 each. All other winning tickets in the main EuroMillions game landed smaller sums, but in the Millionaire Maker game one UK ticket won £1 million by matching the code CPF291509.
Portugal has now had 55 jackpot winners in the EuroMillions game, and players from that nation comprise 18% of all jackpot winners since the game began. The only countries that have fared better are Spain, with 69 winners (22.5%), and France, with 76 winners (24.8%). The UK is currently fourth in this ongoing race, with 47 winners (15.4%) so far.
EuroMillions players in this country will have another chance to add to the UK tally in the next game this Tuesday, which will boast a brand new jackpot of around £10 million. Head this way to buy the lottery tickets that could change your life forever and good luck with your numbers!Monday 9th March 2015
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