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UK Players Win EuroMillions and Lotto Jackpots

UK Players Win EuroMillions and Lotto Jackpots

In the week when England qualified for the EURO 2024 semi-final, UK lottery players also won the jackpots of two of the most-played games in the country—EuroMillions and Lotto.

Details about the EuroMillions Draw

In the Friday, 5th July, 2024 draw there was a single ticket which matched all the winning numbers drawn that night: 11, 13, 29, 31, 47, with Lucky Stars 1 and 11. It was then revealed that the winning ticket was purchased in the UK and, although players have 180 days to claim their prize, the jackpot was already claimed by the end of the weekend.

This EuroMillions draw proved to be lucky for over 1.8 million players as they each won a prize, ranging from £2.50 and up to £78,213.30. There were six winning tickets for the second prize category, where you need to match all five main numbers and only one Lucky Star, and two of them went to the UK. The rest were purchased in France, Portugal and Luxembourg/Switzerland. You can check the draw breakdown here, which includes the Millionaire Maker Code. 

The EuroMillions jackpot was brought to the UK 128 times, the same number of times as France. This is the second time in 2024 when the grand prize goes to the UK, and the previous win happened in the 30th January draw, when two tickets matched all the numbers. One of them was sold in Spain, and the other here in the UK. The first prize was worth an impressive £123 million and half of it, worth £61 million, was claimed by couple Richard and Debbie Nuttall from Lancashire.

Details about the Lotto Draw

The draw held on Saturday, 6th July was a special one as the jackpot was guaranteed to be won. These kinds of Must Be Won draws only take part a few times every year, either around holidays or when more than four rollovers occur. 

The jackpot on offer was £15 million and it was won by one single ticket. The winning numbers were 11, 18, 24, 37, 47, 59 and the Bonus Ball 13. Two other players managed to match five main numbers and the Bonus Ball, and therefore each won £1 million. You can explore the prize breakdown and see the number of winners per each category. 

If the first prize wouldn’t have been won, a rolldown would have occurred and the money would have split between the winners in the lower tiers. This is what happened on 29th June, when another Must Be Won draw was held as there was no first prize winner for four consecutive draws. The jackpot on offer was worth approximately £11.4 million and, as no one matched all the winning numbers, it rolled down and the other prize amounts were topped up. For example, for matching three numbers, players received £39 instead of £30. Here you can check out the previous Must Be Won draw’s prize breakdown. 

What’s Next

The EuroMillions jackpot is now back to its base amount of £14 million, with draws happening every Tuesday and Friday evening. 

The Lotto grand prize has also returned to its own base amount of £2 million, and draws are held on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. 

You can enter both games by visiting an authorised lottery retailer or online

Published: Monday 8th July 2024

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