Spanish Player Wins €190 Million EuroMillions Jackpot
A single ticket holder from Spain snapped up the joint-largest EuroMillions jackpot of all time on Friday night after matching the full winning line to scoop €190 million. The lucky player bought their entry in Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria, and so far their identity remains unknown.
The numbers drawn were 1, 9, 15, 19 and 25, with Lucky Stars 1 and 7. Over 5.1 million participants from across Europe picked up prizes, including 16 who matched five main numbers plus one Lucky Star to net £900,571 (€1.2 million) each. Go to the EuroMillions Results page for a full prize breakdown, plus details of all the additional draws from the different participating countries.
The glory belonged to the jackpot winner from Spain, though, who became just the third player to bag EuroMillions’ maximum prize. The jackpot had only previously reached its €190 million cap in August 2012, when UK couple Adrian and Gillian Bayford won, and again in October 2014 when a Portuguese player pocketed the lot.
A number of details have already emerged about the latest winning ticket. It was validated in the El Mirador Shopping Centre in Las Palmas and the owner of the store, Esther Gloria Almeida Sanchez, has expressed her delight. She is now waiting to find out more about winner, and as Gran Canaria is such a hot spot for tourists there has been speculation that it could be a holidaymaker.
Spain is ranked second in terms of the most successful EuroMillions countries, having now sold 83 jackpot-winning tickets. France is at the top of the list on 87, while the UK is third on 68 and all nine participating countries have created at least one winner.
If you want to become the next big EuroMillions winner, there is a jackpot of €17 million (around £15 million) up for grabs on Tuesday night. You can play via any authorised retailer or by picking numbers online. Best of luck!