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Student Scoops Superdraw

Student Scoops Superdraw
Updated: Friday 17th June 2016

An 18 year old British student was one of 15 players to win £7 million in the EuroMillions Superdraw 2008 on Friday 26 September. Ianthe Fullagar, who lives in Ravenglass, Cumbria, celebrated with a meal of beans on toast, ice cream and plenty of cider!

Ianthe is currently enjoying a gap year which, thanks to her lottery luck, has turned out to be a bit of a gasp year. Yet even though she is now £7 million richer, she still intends to go to university in 2009 to start studying for a law degree. In the meantime, Ianthe has said that she will take a trip to Egypt and also treat herself to a new car.

Superdraws differ from regular draws because if nobody wins the jackpot outright it rolls down to the next winning level. The EuroMillions game on Friday was the third consecutive Superdraw to be rolled down to players who matched five main numbers and just one of the two Lucky Star numbers. In September 2007 the jackpot rolled down to 14 players, giving each of them £6.9 million. And in February 2008 a 4th birthday Superdraw jackpot rolled down to give 16 players £6.4 million each.

Ianthe was one of four British EuroMillions players to scoop £7 million. Another lottery winner was from Belgium and the remaining ten are scattered across the other participating European countries, but UK lottery organisers were not able to specify their nationalities at the time of writing.

What we can tell you is that British players have a great record when it comes to winning EuroMillions Superdraws. The last three Superdraws, all of which involved the jackpot rolling down, created 16 winners from a total of 45. That’s a strike rate of 35% for the UK – not bad at all when you consider that nine European countries take part.

Of course, what we’re really waiting for is a Superdraw that produces one headline-grabbing jackpot winner. Will the next Superdraw bring our wait to an end? Or will those winning second prize once again land the spoils? Only time will tell. In the meantime, we all have a regular Euro Lotto game to play this Friday, so good luck!

Published: Wednesday 1st October 2008

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