Double Delight as Two French Ticket Holders Win EuroMillions Jackpot
28th November 2016 11:30 AM
Friday evening’s EuroMillions draw produced not one, but two winning ticket holders. The lucky duo, both from France, matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to share a fortune of over €61.1 million and, in doing so, became the first jackpot winners since a fellow French ticket holder secured a €39.3 million windfall on Tuesday 8th November.
The winning EuroMillions numbers were 5, 11, 17, 23 and 28, with 10 and 11 appearing as the Lucky Stars. The draw produced a total of 2,697,196 winning ticket holders, including six players who found themselves €209,908 richer after matching all five main numbers and one Lucky Star to narrowly missing out on the top prize.
This latest jackpot success takes the total number of top prize winners up to four since a number of rule changes were introduced in September 2016. That figure includes a single Belgian ticket holder who scooped the largest prize of the year when he walked away with a jackpot worth a sensational £168 million.
Double top prize success has given France a commanding lead at the top of the EuroMillions jackpot winners table, with the lottery’s largest nation now able to boast a total of 83 winners. France’s nearest rivals, Spain, are a full five jackpot winners behind on 78, while the UK sit third with 63. Players of France have now claimed almost a quarter of all EuroMillions jackpots since the game first made its debut in February 2004.
It wasn’t just the lucky winners in the main game who were left celebrating this Friday, as five UK tickets holders profited from November’s final Mega Week draw. The quintet of lucky players correctly matched one of the five codes draw in the UK Millionaire Maker draw to win a sum of £1 million and a luxurious holiday to New York. The winning codes were JXHB96639, JXHF26027, MXGW46207, MXHB00036 and TXGX89684.
The jackpot ahead of Tuesday’s draw has now been reset and is worth £14 million (€17 million), a sum that would certainly see any pre-Christmas celebrations begin with a bang. To be in with a chance of winning, simply purchase your tickets online or from any authorised retailer in participating countries. Best of luck!
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