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Can Mega Friday Help UK Close the Gap on Portugal?

EuroMillions players across the continent can set their sights on a jackpot of £17 million (€25 million) tonight following Tuesday’s rollover. There is sure to be a rush on ticket sales everywhere in the hours leading up to the draw and particularly in the UK, where ticket holders also have the chance to land one of five fantastic Mega Friday prizes.

It could well be that the lure of Mega Friday results in a British participant landing the top prize to help the UK close the gap on Portugal in the list of jackpot winners. Portugal has seen 58 tickets scoop a EuroMillions jackpot since 2004, while the UK has had 55 tickets snap up the coveted top prize. The UK had been catching up quickly following a great run of success in the summer and autumn, before a single ticket holder from Portugal matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars on Friday 20th November to scoop a stunning €163.5 million.

The lucky winner from last Friday bought their ticket in the central Portuguese city of Coimbra, spending €10 to pay for five randomly generated lines. If you reckon this strategy might be worth a go as you hunt for a big prize this evening, why not use the Random EuroMillions Number Generator to create a set of new numbers in an instant!

UK players must also look out closely for tonight’s winning Millionaire Maker codes, which will give five ticket holders £1 million each as well as a range of incredible non-cash bonuses to make this the best Christmas ever.

One participant from Cheltenham who won £1 million and a VIP trip to New York in July’s Mega Friday has yet to come forward to claim their prize, and National Lottery bosses have been trying to track down the mystery winner this week by installing a snowdome themed around the Big Apple in The Brewery in the town.

Playing online reduces the risk of you missing out on such a prize as you will be notified automatically of any winnings, so get involved now for the chance to snap up one of tonight’s great Mega Friday rewards or even the jackpot. You can also purchase tickets from any authorised retailer in one of the participating countries, if you are out and about on Black Friday. On a day where you can find some great deals, playing EuroMillions could turn out to be the shrewdest move of the lot. Good luck!

Published: Fri, 27 November 2015 - 8:54am
Last Updated: Thu, 12 September 2019 - 12:34pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com