Portugal Lands EuroMillions Jackpot
A EuroMillions ticket purchased in Portugal won the quad-rollover jackpot on Friday 13 April. The jackpot was worth a massive £44.4 million and the lucky ticket that landed it had seven very special numbers to thank, namely the main numbers 08, 13, 26, 39 and 43, along with the Lucky Star numbers 03 and 05. Friday 13 might have been unlucky for players in the UK as far as the jackpot was concerned, but once again the Millionaire Raffle game saved the day, giving one Brit a £1 million win for matching the number SKQ582339.
There were 15 EuroMillions tickets that managed to match all five main numbers and one of the Lucky Stars (including 6 in the UK) and each of those won £99,842 as a result. 26 tickets won £19,200 each by matching five main numbers only and another 141 tickets matched four main numbers and two Lucky Stars to win £1,770 each. There were more than 3.71 million other tickets that won smaller prizes of up to £103 each by matching fewer numbers.
Although British lottery players missed the jackpot in the EuroMillions game, it was a very different story in our own Lotto game on Saturday 14 April, where four tickets shared the jackpot of £6,582,180 to win £1,645,545 each. The Lotto results were 01, 05, 15, 22, 26 and 42, and the number selected as the Bonus Ball was 40. There were 13 tickets that matched five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball to win £95,368 each and 676 tickets won £1,146 each by matching five main numbers only. 637,377 tickets matched either four or three main numbers to win £49 or £10 each.
All of that means we have two brand new EuroMillions and Lotto jackpots to play for between now and the middle of the week. First up is a EuroMillions jackpot worth around £12 million on Tuesday 17 April, and then there is a Lotto jackpot of around £2.2 million up for grabs on Wednesday. Lottery tickets can be purchased online right now for both games, so pick whatever numbers feel good to you and we wish you the very best of luck!
Written by Tony SharpeMonday 16th April 2012
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