UK and Spanish Players Share €177.7 Million EuroMillions Jackpot
The UK and Spain ruled the roost in Friday’s €177.7 million (£155.5 million) EuroMillions draw, splitting the jackpot and winning 12 of the 25 European raffle prizes between them. Two ticket holders, one from either country, scooped €88.8 million (£77.7 million) each to become the first top prize winners of 2018.
Winning EuroMillions Numbers
Friday’s winning EuroMillions line was 10, 17, 18, 28, 47 with Lucky Stars 3 and 7. Almost five million ticket holders picked up prizes, with non-jackpot awards ranging from €4.30 (£2.60) for matching two main numbers alone to €485,787 (£212,600) for matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star.
The EuroMillions Results page has a full prize breakdown from the draw, including all 25 European Millionaire Maker codes, worth €1 million/£1 million/CHF1 million.
UK EuroMillions Winner
The UK National Lottery announced on Twitter over the weekend that their EuroMillions winner has already made contact. The claims process requires them to meet officials from the lottery before they can pick up their payment.
They can then choose to meet the press and announce their win to the world, or to remain private. If they opt for the latter, the lottery will reveal no further details about them.
Spanish EuroMillions Winner
The Spanish success came on a ticket bought in Cadiz, at the C.C Carrefour Gran Sur-Torres. The same store also sold both of Spain’s Match 5+1 award-winning slips, which has lead many to wonder whether all three prizes were won by the same ticket holder (or syndicate), playing a lottery system.
The winner can also choose between publicity and anonymity. If they go for the latter, local rules dictate the Spanish national lottery cannot even confirm whether the prize has been claimed or not.
In addition to the gigantic jackpot on Friday night, and the individual countries’ separate supplementary draws, there were 25 seven-figure European raffle awards paid out. The game is called different names across the continent, including European Millionaire Maker in the UK, Euromillionaires Raffle Draw in Ireland and Lluvia de Millones in Spain.
Spain topped the table by claiming seven of them, with UK players picking up five. France and Belgium produced four €1 million wins each, there were three in Portugal and one each in Ireland and Switzerland. Austria didn’t pick up an award in European Millionaire Maker, but in those circumstances an additional code is generated by the Austrian lottery, guaranteeing one winner in the country.
Tuesday’s EuroMillions Jackpot
The EuroMillions jackpot for Tuesday night stands at the starting value of €17 million (£14 million) and you can buy tickets at retailers in any of the nine participating nations or choose your numbers online right now.