EuroMillions Jackpot Rollover
The EuroMillions jackpot on Tuesday 9th July was £72 million; over 1.5 million players won a prize, with just over 400,000 of them playing in the UK. Despite this, no one matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win the top prize. Four players won around £214,000 in the second prize tier, though none of the winners played in the UK.
As a result, the jackpot has rolled over yet again to an estimated £80 million. As more players seek to buy tickets for the bumper EuroMillions draw, more money is added to the Prize Fund – meaning the jackpot could be even higher by the time ticket sales close on Friday night.
The last big EuroMillions winner waited nearly two weeks before coming forward to collect their prize. The UK player, who decided to keep their identity a secret, was the only one to match all five numbers and both Lucky Stars in the draw on 11th June 2019, walking away with £123 million.
Nine EuroMillions jackpots have been won in 2019 so far, beginning with Northern Irish couple Frances and Patrick Connolly’s £114 million windfall on New Year’s Day. All other UK winners have so far remained anonymous, save for steel-worker Ade Goodchild, who embraced his £71 million win with open arms. In a press conference, he announced that the money “bloody will change [him]”, and he retired from his job as a factory worker soon after.
How to Participate in EuroMillions
There have been 78 EuroMillions jackpot winners in the UK since the lottery began in 2004, with over £8 billion in prizes awarded to players across the country. You could become the 79th, by either purchasing an entry to Friday’s draw from an authorised retailer or by participating online. Choosing your numbers online means no more lost tickets, no more queueing at the shop, and no more forgetting your numbers – your entries are safely saved in your online account, with winnings automatically paid in every time. You can also set up a subscription, meaning you’ll never miss another draw.
EuroMillions draws take place every Tuesday and Friday evening at approximately 8:00pm, with ticket sales closing half an hour before each draw. To learn more about EuroMillions, visit the Rules page – or to crunch some numbers ahead of Friday’s draw, take a look at the EuroMillions statistics page.