Though no one won the EuroMillions jackpot on Tuesday 2nd April, two people reportedly matched five numbers and one Lucky Star, to each win a share of the £293,581 second tier prize fund. Neither have come forward at the time of reporting.
The jackpot will roll over to an estimated £62 million for Friday night’s draw. It only took six rollovers for the jackpot total to reach £71 million, and historically, it has only taken 10 rollovers to reach the jackpot cap of around £170 million. How many rollovers will there be before another multi-millionaire is minted? Could it reach the jackpot cap first?
The EuroMillions results for Tuesday night were 2, 9, 16, 26, 36 and Lucky Star numbers 6 and 7. For deeper analysis of numbers and results from past EuroMillions draws, head over to the Statistics page.
Winning EuroMillions Ticket In London Left Unclaimed
While Ade Goodchild was the sole winner of the £71 million jackpot on that fateful draw in mid-March, he wasn’t the only prize winner. A winning EuroMillions ticket from the same draw, worth over £146,000, was bought in London – and has yet to be claimed.
The ticket was bought for the 15th March draw in Bromley; its owner remains a mystery, and the prize remains unclaimed. Lottery representatives are urging south London residents to check their tickets. "We’re eager to find the mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings… Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa – someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune."
The missing winning ticket matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star – just one more tantalising match away from winning a share of the jackpot. Lottery winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to collect their winnings. If no one comes forward in that time, the prize money is relegated to, in the UK’s case, the Good Causes fund - a National Lottery reserve that distributes money to charities and trusts.
The numbers drawn on the 15th March were 3, 15, 24, 42, 46 and Lucky Star numbers 9 and 12.
How Can You Avoid Losing Lottery Tickets?
Missed millions and lost lottery tickets are all too common a story in EuroMillions – so how can you take steps to avoid losing your tickets? Keeping all of your lottery tickets in one place is a good start. Eliminate the possibility of your tickets being anywhere else by making sure to keep them in the same place and nowhere else. Be sure to keep lottery tickets from up to a month prior as well, and double-check them against their corresponding results at the end of the month. All it takes is one misreading of your Euromillions ticket before you throw away a jackpot prize…
There’s an even simpler way to ensure your tickets are safe – entering online. All of your tickets are kept on your account, and you’re notified of any wins automatically after the draw. No misreading tickets, and no hunting down the back of the sofa. You even have the option of joining a syndicate to increase your chances of winning!
The next EuroMillions draw will take place on Friday 5th April, with an estimated jackpot of £62 million. Will you be the one to take home the millions? For more information on how to EuroMillions works, take a look at how to play.