EuroMillions Jackpot Rolls into the New Year
31st December 2012 8:52 AM
Being able to report that someone won the last EuroMillions jackpot of 2012 would have been a perfect start to the week for us here at euro-millions.com, but sadly that isn’t what happened. As things transpired, no ticket was able to match all five of the main numbers as well as both of the Lucky Star numbers last Friday, so the jackpot – which was worth over €26 million (over £21 million) – rolled for the second time in a row. That means EuroMillions fans can now look forward to playing for a jackpot that is estimated to be worth around €36 million (around £31 million) this Tuesday 1 January, 2013.
The EuroMillions results for Friday 28 December were 17, 24, 26, 27 and 49, with the numbers 03 and 05 being selected as the Lucky Stars. 16 tickets were able to match all five main numbers, and five of those tickets matched one Lucky Star in addition to secure a second-tier prize of €351,110 (£244,247) each. The remaining 11 tickets had to settle for a third-tier prize of €53,199 (£37,007) each, which illustrates just how much a Lucky Star number can be worth when you already have five main numbers matched.
60 tickets won €4,877 (£3,392) each by matching four main numbers and both Lucky Stars, whilst 1,100 tickets matched four main numbers and one Lucky Star to win €232 (£161) each. The prize for matching four main numbers only on Friday was €130 (£90) per winner, and there were 1,964 tickets that succeeded in doing that. The total number of prizes landed in the last game of 2012 was 2,995,441, and one UK player won £1,000,000 by matching the Millionaire Raffle number GYT455882.
As on Christmas Day, UK players will have another chance to win one of 25 prizes worth £1,000,000 in a special Millionaire Raffle game this Tuesday, but even without that, the double-rollover jackpot of €36 million would be sufficient enough reason to get involved. Our EuroMillions Statistics page tells us that the most overdue main numbers are 46, 12, 13, 39 and 34, whilst the most overdue Lucky Star numbers are 09 and 01. We like the fact that the number 13 is in that batch of main numbers, and it will be interesting to see if it helps anyone to win the first jackpot of 2013!
Visit this page to buy your EuroMillions tickets online for the €36 million draw this Tuesday, good luck and have a Happy New Year!
Written by Matthew Swift
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