Belgian EuroMillions Player Wins £44.7 Million Jackpot
26th October 2016 10:26 AM
A Belgian EuroMillions player won Tuesday night’s £44.7 million (€50.1 million) jackpot, just two weeks after one of their compatriots banked the year’s biggest prize of £153.3 million (€168 million) on 11th October. The two recent successes mean that Belgium has now provided 27 of the 348 jackpot winners since EuroMillions began in 2004, making the nation the fifth most successful of the nine who participate in the twice-weekly game.
The lucky player matched the main numbers 3, 15, 20, 21 and 28 with Lucky Stars 1 and 5 to scoop a sum that had built up as a result of three rollovers since the anonymous Brussels waste management worker claimed his nine-figure bounty a fortnight earlier. Other prizes won in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 25th October ranged from £2.50 (€4.10) for matching two main numbers to £97,091 (€156,002) for matching all five main numbers and one Lucky Star. See the EuroMillions Results page for a full prize breakdown.
Hailing a second big win in such a short period of time, Kiki Vervloessem of the Belgian National Lottery commented, “the timing is incredibly surprising, but it is of course the luck of the game. Anything is possible!” With £15 million (€17 million) up for grabs on Friday night, players from Brussels to Bruges will be keeping their fingers crossed for a jackpot hat trick for their country.
Friday’s draw also sees the launch of European Millionaire Maker, as it is known in the UK. The game, called EuroMillionaires Raffle in Ireland, Lluvia de Millones in Spain, Miljonairs-trekking in Belgium and a number of different names elsewhere, guarantees 25 players across Europe will win £1 million/€1 million in a special draw. The good news for Belgian players is that, if no one from the country wins a Miljonairs-trekking prize, all of the My Bonus codes generated for Friday’s draw will be entered into a Belgian-only raffle to create one winner of €1 million.
You can take part in this exciting event by playing EuroMillions online or visiting an authorised retailer in any of the nine participating countries. Good luck!
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