The excitement was palpable. Tuesday's draw was the first time the EuroMillions had gone the full five draws at its jackpot cap of €190-Million. And last night one lucky ticket in the UK won the lot!
Thanks to the current exchange rate, the €190-Million Jackpot converts to a whopping £170-Million - the biggest UK win EVER
Yes, that's another lottery record broken. Before last night, the biggest UK EuroMillions winners were Chris and Colin Weir. They won an incredible £161 000 000 EuroMillions jackpot in July 2011.
We don't yet know who has won this record jackpot - they are probably very wisely taking their time to let it all sink in. The National Lottery operator in the UK will also provide assistance in the form of financial advice and counselling.
That's a great and responsible service from lottery operator - winning this huge amount of life changing money can be quite overwhelming. To put it in perspective, if the jackpot winner is a single person it will suddenly catapult them into the famed list of the top 1000 richest people in the UK. That leapfrogs such entertainment greats as Sir Tom Jones and Ed Sheeran. Not a bad return for guessing the winning lottery numbers.
Rules of the Game
The EuroMillions lottery has a total of 13 prize divisions, including the jackpot which means your odds of winning any prize stand at only one in 13. With five main numbers from one to 50 and two Lucky Stars from 1 to 12, you could easily match enough numbers to win any prize division. The jackpot starts at €15 000 000 and is capped at €190 000 000. If nobody wins the maximum jackpot after five drawings, the prize is rolled down and shared between the players in the next prize divisions. You could be a EuroMillions winner simply for matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star. Even if you only match one main number and two Lucky Stars, you’ll win a small prize in the thirteenth prize division.
With two draws every week on Tuesdays and Fridays, you could be a EuroMillions lottery winner sooner than you think. So if you dream about buying a new car or a new home next year, play EuroMillions online today.