€200 Million Record EuroMillions Jackpot Won in France

€200 Million Record EuroMillions Jackpot Won in France

A French ticket-holder has won Friday's €200 million EuroMillions jackpot. The winning numbers in the 11th December draw were: 6, 9, 13, 24 and 41. The Lucky Stars were 3 and 12.

More than 4.74 million players across Europe won prizes in the draw, with an impressive 57.8 million tickets being sold across all participating countries. View the full prize breakdown.

After the draw had taken place and the Europe-wide prize breakdown was released, it was confirmed that the jackpot went to a lucky ticket holder in France. This is the 110th top prize won in the country, and the 500th jackpot won across all participating countries since the game launched in 2004. Take a look at the current standings for jackpot winners, correct as of 11/12/2020:

  • France: 110
  • United Kingdom: 109
  • Spain: 105
  • Portugal: 78
  • Belgium: 38
  • Switzerland: 22
  • Ireland: 18
  • Austria: 17
  • Luxembourg: 3
  • Total: 500

The ticket holder of the record €200 million jackpot has 60 days to come forward and claim their prize, in line with lottery rules in France. 

One of the first decisions facing the jackpot winner is whether to they will stay anonymous or go public with their win.

Big EuroMillions Jackpots Won in 2020

It's been a big year for EuroMillions jackpot wins, with 19 having been won. The first winner to kickstart the winning streak this year came from Portugal, when a ticket holder scooped €100 million on 17th January. 

Since then, jackpots have been won in France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. Austria, Belgium and Switzerland are the only countries that have not produced any jackpot winners so far this year. With five draws still left to go before 2021, could we see one more player hit the top prize? Only time will tell.

Jackpot Cap Increases to €210 Million

Now that the €200 million jackpot has been won after being put up for grabs twice after the limit was initially reached, the cap has increased to €210 million.

This means that, unlike in this latest rollover run, the prize fund for the 'Match 5 + 2 Lucky Stars' will be able to exceed €200 million, but cannot exceed €210 million until it has been won. Rule changes made to the game in February this year altered the Jackpot Cap mechanism to allow it to increase from the previous €190 million, where it had been for a number of years.

Once the Jackpot Cap is hit now, it will stay at the capped amount for a maximum of five draws, before it 'Must Be Won'. After it has been won, the cap then increases by €10 million for the next time it's reached. This can happen up to a new limit of €250 million.

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Published: Friday, 11 December 2020 - 9:23pm
Last Updated: Friday, 11 December 2020 - 9:49pm
Published By Euro-Millions.com