9th February 2008 3:10 PM
Stop Press: The 4th Birthday Superdraw jackpot of £95,000,000 (€130,000,000) rolled-down to the next prize level and was shared amongst 16 players:
6 from the UK
5 from France
2 from Switzerland
1 from Austria, Belgium and Portugal,
We knew before the draw that a share of £95 million (€130,000,000) was going to be won by at least one person on Friday 8 February, because the fourth birthday EuroMillions draw was declared a Superdraw. This meant that the jackpot couldn't roll over, and if - as was indeed the case - nobody won the jackpot outright, it would roll down to be shared out amongst the next level of winners.
Usually to win the Euromillions jackpot you have to correctly select five main numbers AND two Lucky Star numbers. But if no one manages this then the money from the jackpot fund is shared between those who match the five main numbers and only ONE Lucky star. There were 16 such winners on Friday, and this meant that each winner scooped around £6.46 million!
In November 2006 the Euromillions jackpot grew to over £120 million (€180 million) and on the 12th draw still no ticket matched all the winning numbers so according to Euromillions rules the jackpot was divided among the tickets that matched five numbers and one lucky star. There were 20 such lucky winners who took home over £7million each (7 winners from the UK, 4 from France, 3 each from Spain and Portugal, two from Eire and one from Belgium).
The EuroMillions jackpot for the next draw has now been reset and will be an esitmated £11 million. Tickets can be bought now.
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