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Belgian Player Wins €107 Million EuroMillions Jackpot

A Belgian player matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars on Tuesday 21st August to snap up €107.8 million (£96.7 million) and become one of the biggest EuroMillions jackpot winners of the year. The top prize had gone 10 draws without being won.

The numbers drawn on the night were 16, 23, 42, 43 and 49, with Lucky Stars 10 and 12. Over 1.8 million prizes were given away across Europe, but there was just a single ticket that matched the full winning line.

Where Belgium Ranks in EuroMillions

It was quickly announced that the lucky entry had been sold in Belgium, and now the wait is on for the winner to come forward and claim their prize. They have 20 weeks to stake a claim, and they have the option to go public or remain anonymous.

Even if they decide to keep their identity private, the Belgian National Lottery usually releases a few bits of information about the winner and their lives. For example, it was revealed that the player who won €17 million in April came from Liege and liked to holiday in Spain. Belgium’s biggest winner, meanwhile, said he was a fan of Robert De Niro films and liked cooking with fish after winning €168 million back in 2016. He was a father of four from Brussels and wanted to help ‘people in need’, but his name was never made public.

Belgium has now had 31 jackpot winners since EuroMillions was launched in 2004, making it the fifth most successful country behind Spain, France, the UK and Portugal. Go to the Winner Statistics page to find out more about the number of winners from each country, the sum of prizes won in each nation, and much more.

Big Winners All Over Europe

The glory might have gone to Belgium last night, but players from all nine participating countries were able to celebrate picking up big prizes. Six ticket holders, including two from the UK, matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star to win £121,960 (€193,673) each.

There are are also a range of special supplementary games which offer extra ways to win. The Millionaire Maker, for instance, guarantees that two UK players will become millionaires in each draw. Go to the EuroMillions Results page to see the latest winning codes, plus a full prize breakdown from the main draw.

Will The Jackpot Be Won Again on Friday?

There have only been a couple of bigger jackpots than the latest one this year. Two players - one from the UK and one from Spain - shared a top prize of £155.5 million (€177.7 million) on Friday 23rd February, before a UK ticket holder scooped £121.3 million on Tuesday 24th April.

The jackpot has been won 16 times in total in 2018, and players will now be setting their sights on Friday’s top prize of £15 million (€17 million). You can take part by visiting authorised retailers in any participating country or entering online. Good luck!

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Published: Wed, 22 August 2018 - 10:11am
Last Updated: Wed, 22 August 2018 - 12:45pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com

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