Two Tickets Win EuroMillions Jackpot
Two tickets won the EuroMillions jackpot on Friday 12 February. One winning ticket was purchased in Spain and one was bought right here in the UK. Whether the winning ticket in Spain was purchased by a lottery syndicate or individual is not yet known, but it is widely anticipated that lottery officials in the UK will confirm that the British ticket was purchased by a couple from Cirencester in Gloucestershire. The jackpot was worth £112 million, so the British couple will take home £56 million of that – which is £10.5 million more than Les and Sam Scadding won from the EuroMillions game back in November 2009.
The lottery results for the EuroMillions game were 01, 05, 18, 38 and 45, and the two Lucky Star numbers were 04 and 06. Whilst the jackpot itself was won by two tickets, over 3 million other prizes were also won in the game. 12 players matched five of the main numbers and one Lucky Star to win £395,256 each. Another 20 players matched the five main numbers only to win £67,300 each. One player won £1,000,000 by matching the Millionaire Raffle number, which was ZHR111871.
Although the majority of EuroMillions players were no doubt hoping to win the entire £112 million jackpot outright, sharing such a huge prize with just one other winning ticket is the next best thing possible. With £56 million more wealth than they had last Friday lunchtime, the couple from Cirencester can now bask in the fact that they have more money than many celebrities from the world of music or television.
The only potential downside for the winners is that the world will soon know exactly who they are, and coping with such sudden and massive publicity isn’t easy. Les and Sam Scadding seem to have handled things brilliantly since they went public with their £45.5 million win in November 2009, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the latest lucky couple of winners are able to cope with the limelight just as well.
As far as the Lotto game was concerned on Saturday 13 February, one ticket matched all six winning numbers to scoop a jackpot prize worth £4,779,389. Although that winner might be able to escape much of the limelight because of all the attention being given to the EuroMillions winners, £4.77 million is still a life-changing sum of money, and we congratulate all of last weekend’s winners equally.
The rest of us must now look forward to the next big-money lottery jackpot opportunities. Buy lottery tickets online and you can play for a Lotto jackpot worth £2.4 million this Wednesday 17 February, and for a £13 million EuroMillions jackpot this Friday 19 February. Good luck!Monday 15th February 2010
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