8th September 2011 11:33 AM
The EuroMillions second-tier prize level saved the day on Tuesday 6 September after the jackpot once again managed to evade the clutches of players everywhere. The EuroMillions results were 35, 42, 47, 48 and 50, and the Lucky Star numbers were 08 and 09. Whilst the rollover means that players will now have to wait until this Friday 9 September to see if they can land a jackpot of around €146 million (around £126 million), the last draw did create over 2.39 million prize winners, including six at the second-tier level.
Those six players matched the five main numbers and one Lucky Star to win €294,499 (£196,606) each, and although that isn’t anything like becoming a multi-millionaire it is still an achievement well worth celebrating. The same applies as far as the other big consolation prize winners are concerned, including the ten players who won €58,900 (£39,321) each by matching five main numbers only. The remaining prize winners won anything from €5 (£3.30) to €3,927 (£2,621) each by matching the numbers required at the fourth-tier level or lower.
It is always encouraging to know that the odds of winning any prize in a EuroMillions draw are 1 in 13, but when the jackpot rolls over repeatedly the consolation prizes are even more important. Although the EuroMillions jackpot has now rolled over for the last eleven draws in a row, it is good to note that millions have been paid out in non-jackpot prizes in each and every one of those draws.
Of course, winning the jackpot is the best outcome of all for a EuroMillions player, so those who won a consolation prize in any of the previous draws are just as likely to buy tickets for the €146 million jackpot game this Friday as anyone else. Play EuroMillions online today and as well as giving yourself a 1 in 13 chance of winning any prize at all you will also be giving yourself a shot at the €146 million jackpot itself. Good luck!
Written by Tim Reynolds
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