Only one EuroMillions jackpot had been won in Belgium this year prior to Friday, so the double success in the most recent game has helped the country to leap into third place (behind Portugal and France) as the most successful jackpot-winning nation of 2013. The UK and Switzerland are currently sharing fourth place, with one jackpot win each, and the other participating nations have yet to be involved in a top prize.
Fortunately, there is much more to the EuroMillions game that the jackpot, and the 12 consolation prize levels always help to spread the wealth across the whole of Europe and beyond. On Friday there were four winning tickets at the second-tier level, and each of those won their owners €432,708 (£298,639) by matching the five main numbers and one Lucky Star. 11 tickets won €52,450 (£36,199) each by matching the five main numbers only.
71 tickets won €4,063 (£2,804) each by matching four main numbers as well as both Lucky Star numbers, and 1,117 tickets matched four main numbers and one Lucky Star to land a fifth-tier prize of €225 (£155) each. The total number of prizes won on Friday was 2,910,025, and the Millionaire Raffle game in the UK made one player £1 million richer with the number KJJ108316.
None of the most overdue main numbers appeared on Friday, but both of the most overdue Lucky Stars clicked into place, so the statistics are still proving very useful. The most overdue main numbers for the next game are 07, 47, 48, 18 and 38, and the most overdue Lucky Stars are now 03 and 10.
The jackpot for the midweek EuroMillions draw this Tuesday 9 April will be worth €15 million (around £12 million) so walk this way if you want a shot at winning that sum and good luck with your numbers!