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EuroMillions Jackpot Heats Up For Start Of Winter Olympics

A special weekend lies ahead as countries come together for a rare and joyous occasion, with every participant dreaming of the moment when they might take the glory and look down on the rest of the competition. Yes, the Winter Olympics are starting in South Korea, but there is also a massive EuroMillions jackpot of £113 million (€128 million) to try and win, and the two events combine perfectly.

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Good Causes

All nine EuroMillions nations raise money for good causes and sport is one of the areas which benefits the most. In the UK, over £32 million has been invested via the National Lottery and the Government specifically for the games in Pyeongchang. UK Sport has set a target of five medals and if the Olympians fail to live up to expectations they might return to quite a cross country.

A Link Between EuroMillions and Winter Olympics Success?

France occupies the summit position in EuroMillions, having delivered 87 jackpot wins at a good speed. Skating into second place is Spain on 84, ahead of the UK on 70 and Portugal on 66. Luxembourg has had the least amount of jackpot winners, two, which is the same number of medals the country has won in eight previous Winter Olympics.

Austria has celebrated more Winter Olympic medals than any other EuroMillions country, 218, ahead of Switzerland on 138. Most of the other participating nations have enjoyed success at some point over the years, although Portugal and Ireland are still to get off the mark, like a skeleton waiting to be fleshed out.

A Mountainous Jackpot

The EuroMillions jackpot has been curling steadily upwards since it was last won on Friday 29th December and now stands at a phenomenal figure, skating its way well past the £100 million mark. If you’re lucky enough to win this weekend, you could escape from the mundanities of everyday life such as travelling in the snow, boarding the morning train and watching old films such as The Big Lebowski.

Jumping forward with a multimillion-pound bank balance, you could pack up your home office, hockey sticks and other bits and bobs and buy the house of your dreams or the sports car you’ve always wanted.

EuroMillions Statistics

If you’re not sure which numbers to select, you can take a look at the EuroMillions Statistics page to try and hit the jackpot rather than fall short. Tracking the results all the way back to when the game started in 2004, the statistics section gives you all the most frequently drawn numbers, the most overdue numbers and much more.

The jackpot can climb to a peak of €190 million before it is capped, but even if the top prize rolls over on Friday there is sure to be a deluge of winners in the lower tiers. You can get involved by visiting an authorised retailer in one of the participating countries or choosing numbers online. Best of luck!

By Bob Sleigh

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Published: Thu, 8 February 2018 - 9:00am
Last Updated: Wed, 12 April 2023 - 3:21pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com