Portugal Win EuroMillions Jackpot
The EuroMillions jackpot was won by a single ticket in Portugal on Friday night, giving the player concerned a prize worth £19,964,918. Although Portugal is the third most successful nation overall as far as winning EuroMillions jackpots is concerned, this was the first such success of 2014, and other Portuguese players will no doubt be hoping that they won't have to wait long for the next one to come along. The EuroMillions results on Friday 20 June were 05, 15, 25, 38 and 49, with the numbers 01 and 02 appearing as the Lucky Stars.
There were seven tickets that matched all five main numbers and one of the Lucky Stars to win a second tier prize worth £154,144 each, and three of those tickets had been bought by UK players. Another 11 tickets won £32,697 each by matching five main numbers only, and there were 54 tickets that matched four main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win £3,330 each. There were 2,389,477 prizes won in total, and UK players shared a total of £3,479,814 in prize money, not including £1,000,000 that was won by the player matching the Millionaire Raffle number NLB243163.
Whilst the jackpot eluded UK players in the EuroMillions game, it was a very different story in the most recent Lotto game, where the jackpot had a final value of £3,119,984. The Lotto results on Saturday 21 June were 03, 07, 13, 17, 27 and 40, and the number 19 was drawn as the Bonus Ball. Eight tickets matched all six main numbers to take a share of the jackpot, and that gave each player concerned a personal prize worth £389,998, which is probably not as much as a jackpot-winner would ordinarily expect but is a meaningful sum nevertheless. Over 431,000 entries won consolation prizes in the main game, and there were 100 Lotto Raffle winners of £20,000 each.
The Health Lottery results on Saturday were 06, 07, 14, 22 and 39, and the Bonus Ball was 29. As in the previous Saturday draw, one ticket matched all five main numbers to win the top prize of £100,000, so it was nice to see back-to-back weekend wins. At the consolation levels, over 17,000 tickets won smaller prizes by matching fewer numbers, with or without the Bonus Ball.
Well done to everyone who won a prize over the last few days, especially to those who managed to land a jackpot. For everyone else, we now have a couple of brand new jackpots to play for. The top prize in the EuroMillions game this Tuesday is expected to be worth around £11 million, and the jackpot in the Lotto game on Wednesday has an advertised value of £2.1 million. Click here to buy your tickets online for both games and good luck!
Written by Tony SharpeMonday 23rd June 2014
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