A couple from Monaghan in Ireland picked up a cheque for €500,000 from lottery headquarters in Dublin this week after hitting the jackpot in their country’s additional game, EuroMillions Plus. The pair revealed they had been unable to go on honeymoon originally because money had been tight when they married during the recession. Thanks to their decision to pay an extra €1 on top of their EuroMillions ticket price to take part in the Plus game on Friday 8th April, they can finally jet off on a romantic break to celebrate their nuptials.
There are additional opportunities to win significant prizes when buying EuroMillions tickets across Europe thanks to Millionaire Maker in the UK, France’s My Million, Swiss Super-Star, Joker+ in Belgium and Joker in Luxembourg, Austria and Portugal. Visit the Special Draws section to find out how you can add extra chances to win to your EuroMillions ticket, wherever you play.
Each of the participating EuroMillions nations also donates a share of the money raised in ticket sales to charitable, heritage or sporting projects within their borders. In the UK, the National Lottery is celebrating its contribution to maintaining the legacy of William Shakespeare, 400 years after his death. Funds from UK EuroMillions players have helped restore the magnificent Globe Theatre on the banks of the Thames in London for thousands of visitors to enjoy, as well as creating a major tourist attraction on the site of the Bard’s last home in Stratford-upon-Avon.
If you would like the chance to scoop one of the amazing prizes on offer in tonight’s EuroMillions draw, including the £24 million jackpot, safe in the knowledge you are also helping good causes close to home, you can buy EuroMillions tickets online or from authorised retailers up until the cut off point of 7:30pm BST (8:30pm CEST) this evening.