Each of the five winning tickets will receive a sum worth over £6.5 million (€7.8 million/CHF8.5 million). The numbers matched were 8, 16, 32, 40 and 50 with Lucky Stars 2 and 11. An explanation for this plethora of jackpot winners could be that four of the five main numbers drawn were multiples of eight, and all of the main numbers were even. However, should any of the winners have opted for a Lucky Dip, then a healthy dose of good luck will also have helped!
Quoted in the Mirror shortly after the win, the National Lottery’s senior winners' advisor, Andy Carter, spoke of how players in the UK particularly were currently riding the crest of a wave of good fortune: "The UK's lucky streak is never ending - not one but three more EuroMillions winners land on our shore, each scooping £6,567,504.30. It comes just weeks after Stephanie Davies and family from Monmouth banked £61 million and brings the total for 2016 to seven UK EuroMillions jackpot winners.”
Carter also recommended that ticket holders act quickly: "The National Lottery is making more millionaires than ever and we urge all players to check their tickets and email, so they can bank the life changing win as soon as possible."
News of this latest win will come as music to the ears of UK players as these latest victories have lifted the nation up to third in the jackpot winners’ table with a total of 62, narrowly ahead of Portugal on 60. The nation may still be some way behind Spain (78) and France (79) in terms of wins, but the gap is beginning to close.
If you would like to become the next winner of a fantastic EuroMillions jackpot, tickets are available to buy online or from any authorised retailer in any of the nine participating countries. Best of luck!