UK Ticket Shares EuroMillions!
A lottery ticket purchased in the UK was one of two that matched all seven numbers drawn in the EuroMillions game on Friday night. The jackpot was worth £25,871,872, so the UK winner can now claim a half-share of that, which works out at £12,935,936. The other winning ticket had been purchased in France, and the numbers that made the Anglo-French success possible were 13, 25, 32, 38 and 46, along with the Lucky Star numbers 01 and 10. EuroMillions players can now look forward to playing for a brand new jackpot of around £11 million this Tuesday.
As always, there were plenty of consolation prize winners in the EuroMillions game, and on Friday more than 2.44 million tickets managed to win a cash sum. Three tickets, one of which had been purchased by a player in this country, won £393,432 each by matching all five main numbers as well as one of the Lucky Stars. The third tier saw the owners of 13 tickets win £30,264 each by matching the five main numbers only, and there were 43 tickets that won £4,574 each at the fourth tier by matching four main numbers and both of the Lucky Stars.
All other winning tickets in the EuroMillions game won smaller prizes by matching fewer numbers. Entries belonging to players in the UK collectively won a total of £16.5 million, and if we were to deduct the jackpot element of that figure it would still stand at more than £3.5 million, so Brits clearly had plenty to celebrate on Friday. We should also remember that, in addition to all of the winners in the main game, one player on these shores won £1 million by matching the Millionaire Maker code, which was MBY751327.
With a UK jackpot winner in the Friday night EuroMillions game and two jackpot winners in the Lotto draw on Saturday, last week ended with quite a bang, and lottery players will now be hoping for more big winners in the week ahead. The midweek Lotto game on Wednesday will offer a jackpot with an estimated value of £2.1 million, but first we have the new EuroMillions jackpot of around £11 million to play for on Tuesday. Head this way to buy your tickets online and good luck!
Written by Tony SharpeMonday 10th November 2014
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