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EuroMillions Jackpot Hits £143 Million: Which Records Could Be Set?

The EuroMillions jackpot rolled over again on Friday night and will now be worth £143 million (€163 million) for the next draw on Tuesday, making it one of the largest prizes in the 13-year history of the game and leading to increased excitement across Europe.

The numbers drawn in the latest game were 6, 11, 31, 39 and 42, with Lucky Stars 1 and 3. While nobody landed the jackpot, two UK players matched five main numbers plus one Lucky Star to win £655,838 each. There were more than 3.3 million other prizes given away, ranging from £3 (€5) for matching two main numbers to £33,944 (€49,861) for matching five main numbers, and you can check out a full prize breakdown at the EuroMillions Results page.

Seventh on the list

The EuroMillions jackpot now stands as the seventh-largest of all time, sandwiched between the €163.5 million won by a Portuguese player on 20th November 2015 and the €162.2 million won by a French ticket holder on 13th September 2011.

Biggest of the year

Tuesday’s jackpot will be the biggest of the year, eclipsing the €153.8 million won by a Belgian on Friday 2nd June. The lucky Belgian quickly came forward to claim his money, revealing that he was an Al Pacino fan who loved to eat stew with fries, and wanted to use the money to help his children.

National Record?

If Tuesday’s jackpot is won by a player from Spain, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland or Luxembourg, it would set a new national record. All of the bigger EuroMillions prizes have been won by ticket holders from Portugal, France, Belgium or the UK.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford of the UK bagged £148.6 million on 10th August 2012 after the jackpot hit its €190 million cap, but the current exchange rate means that someone from the UK could be in line for an even bigger win if there is just one more rollover.

If the jackpot keeps rolling until it reaches €190 million, Colin and Christine Weir’s record for the largest prize ever won in pounds sterling (£161.6 million) could also be under threat. You can find more statistics about big jackpots at the EuroMillions Winners page.

Most Winners?

The month of September has traditionally been a lucky time of year for players. There have been more jackpot winners in September than any other month, September 2016 produced seven jackpot winners and 30th September has proved to be luckier than any other day of the year.

If you’re feeling lucky ahead of Tuesday night, you can choose EuroMillions numbers online or visit an authorised retailer in any of the nine participating countries. Best of luck!

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Published: Mon, 25 September 2017 - 10:25am
Last Updated: Thu, 11 January 2018 - 2:59pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com