UK Ticket Wins EuroMillions
A EuroMillions ticket bought in the UK was one of two to match the five main numbers and both Lucky Stars in the draw for the triple rollover jackpot on Friday 15 January. The jackpot was worth £52.3 million, so each ticket-holder (the other winner purchased their ticket in France) will pick up a half share worth £26.15 million. That makes this latest British win the fourth biggest in the history of the National Lottery, and follows the £45.5 million EuroMillions jackpot win by Les and Sam Scadding in November 2008.
The lottery results for the EuroMillions draw last Friday were 11, 26, 29, 49 and 50, and the two Lucky Star numbers were 04 and 07. The odds of anyone matching all seven of these numbers are 1 in 76,275,360, but as Friday’s winners will now confirm, that doesn’t mean that the jackpot is unwinnable by any means. All you need is a valid ticket and a generous slice of luck!
No information about the two EuroMillions winners has yet been released, so we don’t know if they were individual ticket holders or whether either of the tickets belonged to a lottery syndicate. Should either winner choose to go public then we will of course bring you all of the pertinent details as soon as we can. One additional thing we should mention is that the winning Millionaire Raffle number for last Friday was VFP866401, so yet another British player is £1 million richer thanks to this increasingly popular supplementary game.
As far as the Lotto draw of Saturday 16 January was concerned, the jackpot stood at £5.9 million and there were five winning tickets that matched the six main numbers (04, 07, 10, 14, 27 and 42, with 25 drawn as the Bonus Ball). This gave each winner a jackpot prize worth £1,182,714.
Because there were winners in both the EuroMillions and Lotto games, both jackpots have now been reset for the next draws. The Lotto jackpot this Wednesday 20 January will be worth around £2.4 million and the EuroMillions jackpot on Friday 22 January will be worth around £13 million. Buy lottery tickets online today and the next big winner could be you!Monday 18th January 2010
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