EuroMillions Jackpot Won in Belgium and France

EuroMillions Jackpot Won in Belgium and France

Two lucky players split a EuroMillions jackpot of £57 million (€65 million) in the latest draw on Tuesday night, ending a run of five rollovers. One of the winning tickets was sold in France, and the other in Belgium.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 28th May were 7, 19, 20, 28 and 29, plus Lucky Stars 1 and 5. There were over 1.6 million prizes spread across the 13 winning categories, and two participants who matched the full line.

They will now receive more than €32 million each as soon as they come forward to stake a claim. The French player must come forward within 60 days of the draw taking place, while the Belgian winner has 20 weeks.

Multiple Jackpot Winners

It is the first time this year that there have been multiple winners of the jackpot, following a number of big single jackpot wins so far in 2019. The largest of the lot was the €175 million won by an Irish family syndicate from Co Dublin.

Every draw is a random event and there is a chance there could be more than one winner regardless of which numbers are selected, but the total number of winners was also higher than in any Tuesday draw since 12th March.

One reason for this may be that the numbers were all relatively low, and many players do pick lottery numbers based on significant dates. When popular numbers are drawn, it can lead to more winners but slightly smaller payouts due to the pari-mutuel nature of the prize structure on EuroMillions.

France the Most Successful Country

The result of the latest draw also takes France clear at the top of the list of the most successful EuroMillions countries. France and Spain had previously been tied on 89 winners apiece before Tuesday’s success for ‘l'Hexagone’.

The UK remains third in the list with 77 winners, ahead of Portugal on 69. Belgium has now had 34 players who have scooped the top prize since the game started in 2004. Go to the EuroMillions Winners Statistics page for a table ranking all the participating countries.

Superdraw on the Way

The top prize will now reset to €17 million (£14 million) for the next draw on Friday night, but you won’t have to wait long for another huge jackpot to be put up for grabs. A Superdraw has been scheduled for Friday 7th June, bumping up the jackpot to a guaranteed €130 million.

It doesn’t matter if someone wins the jackpot in the next couple of draws; the top prize will be propelled up to €130 million for the Superdraw. Tickets will be available from retailers in the nine participating countries as normal, or you can take part online.

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Published: Wednesday, 29 May 2019 09:03:06+01:00
Published By Euro-Millions.com