Thirteenth Euromillions Rollover
The Euromillions jackpot rolled over for a phenomenal 13th time last night, putting this Friday’s estimated jackpot at £166 million/€185 million meaning the jackpot has reached the cap set by the operators if ticket sales match the amount estimated. Of course this is very likely to happen as the jackpot last night for Euromillions alone was over £5million more than the estimated £154 million. Once again, not a single resident of Europe held a lucky ticket, but nine players managed to match five main balls and one Lucky Star to walk away with £219,221 each.
The Euromillions jackpot is capped at €185 million which means that any amount in the prize fund on Friday over and above this cap will be rolled down to the next winning prize tier. For example, if Friday's jackpot generates ticket sales creating a jackpot of €190 million the €185 remains in the jackpot fund but the €5 million rolls down to the next winning prize tier. This continues until a Match 5 + 2 Lucky Stars winner is found and then the jackpot will be reset.
Elsewhere in lottery land, a Northants couple downloaded a lottery iPhone app, checked their numbers and were staggered to find out they had won £3.5 million. Chris Bowers and his wife Sue had only just bought the iPhone and were getting ready for bed when they decided check the results.
Chris, a forklift driver for almost 50 years, told his boss he was quitting, and Sue had only just retired from her job as an administrator 10 weeks ago. They plan to spend their money on a bigger house so Chris's 92-year-old father can live with them, go travelling in a motorhome, and get a larger garden.
Lottery smart phone apps are certainly the smartest way to check your results, but even smarter than that is to buy your tickets online. No more lost tickets, and an automatic notification if you win. And with this Friday night’s Euromillions set to be one of the biggest jackpots of all time, it’s one chance you can't afford to take. Buy now and good luck.
Written by Diana Nubuck
Wednesday 6th July 2011
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