It’s a tantalising dream which everyone who plays the EuroMillions lottery game would like to see come true, and in the draw last Friday five players almost did. Those players matched five main numbers (03, 19, 20, 37 and 48) and one of the two Lucky Stars (08 or 11), and their reward for almost landing the jackpot was a second-tier prize of €420,728 (around £294,622) each. That isn’t enough to buy a private island in the Caribbean, but it should certainly be enough to fund a lengthy trip or two.
As you would expect in a game that offered a multi-rollover jackpot of £60 million, ticket sales for the previous draw on Friday 10 June were particularly strong, and with each ticket having a 1 in 13 chance of winning a prize it wasn’t surprising to see the number of EuroMillions prizes soar as a result. Last Friday there were more than 3.18 million prizes won, and the second-tier prizes mentioned a moment ago weren’t the only ones worth highlighting.
13 players won a third-tier prize of €53,939 (around £37,772) each after matching the five main numbers but drawing a blank in the Lucky Star department. 45 players matched four main numbers and both of the Lucky Stars to win €7,791 (around £5,456) each. And in the UK one player landed a prize of £1 million by matching the number NWN026370 in the Millionaire Raffle draw.
With an even bigger jackpot of £67 million to play for on Tuesday 14 June, you don’t need to be a genius to predict that ticket sales are very likely to remain buoyant. Play EuroMillions online today and not only will you beat the offline stampede for tickets, you just might land the accolade of winning the multi-rollover jackpot from the comfort of your own home! Good luck!