The last time the top prize was won was on Tuesday 8th May, when an Austrian ticket holder scooped €39 million (£45 million). A bigger jackpot has not been offered since a UK player banked £121 million on Tuesday 24th April, while there have only been two other occasions in 2018 when larger awards have been given away than the current £64 million.
If you are lucky enough to land a decent sum of money, it could provide you with the financial platform to live out many of your fantasies. EuroMillions winner John Edmond recently climbed Ben Nevis as part of the UK National Lottery’s celebrations to mark its 5,000th millionaire.
A survey conducted by the UK National Lottery revealed that millionaires are now preferring to splash out on experiences rather than possessions, while donating money to family members or charities had given them more happiness from their win than anything else.
Globetrotting and New Homes
The Irish National Lottery has also found that a higher percentage of players would spend their winnings on travelling the world ahead of anything else. In a recent survey, 44% said that globetrotting would be top of their wish list, ahead of the 31% who would prioritise a new home.
The idea of becoming homeowners certainly appealed to one couple from Kilkenny in Ireland who came forward to claim a big win this week. The husband and wife picked up €500,000 in EuroMillions Plus on Friday 25th May, and can now look forward to a bright future in a new house.
“With all the costs associated with rearing a family we simply have not been in a position to save enough for a deposit for a house. It was a dream of ours which we never thought would come true. This sets us up for life and gives us and our family great security,” said the couple, who are also excited about being able to ‘splurge a bit’ on an upcoming family trip to Spain.
Special EuroMillions Draw
The survey from the Irish National Lottery was carried out to coincide with the special edition of the Ireland Only Raffle this Friday night, which will guarantee that one fortunate player will win €1 million.
A host of other big prizes are guaranteed in supplementary games across Europe, from Spain’s El Million, France’s My Million and Portugal’s M1hão to the two £1 million awards in the UK Millionaire Maker.
It could just be that someone is lucky enough to walk away with the colossal jackpot and make some big plans for what to do with the money. If you want to give yourself a chance you can visit any authorised retailer in a participating nation or play online. You could even boost your odds by joining an online syndicate, and then wait to find out if you have got the new month off to a perfect start. Good luck!