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Mega Jackpot Won by Syndicate

As previously reported right here, the EuroMillions Mega Jackpot of €100 million was won by a single ticket on Friday 18 September. However, it has now come to light that the ticket in question was actually bought by a syndicate of 15 EuroMillions players, so the Mega Jackpot actually created 15 multi-millionaires and not just one as initially expected!

The winning ticket was purchased in Venelles in the South of France, a village that has a population of just 8,000. As you might expect, having 15 brand new multi-millionaires in such a small population is not something that goes unnoticed, and no doubt the local economy will enjoy a welcome boost as the new winners start doing quite a bit more celebratory shopping than they did before!

Playing EuroMillions as a syndicate has always been popular because it is a great way to increase your chances of winning. In fact, we recommended playing as a syndicate in our recent Superdraw Strategies article, so it is very nice to see that the syndicate strategy proved to be so effective in landing the Mega Jackpot.

No further details about the winning French syndicate have been released, so we don’t know how long it has been playing for or how many tickets it usually purchases for each draw. Did the syndicate buy the same number of tickets as it would for a regular draw, or did it buy a few more to increase its chances of winning even further? We might never discover the answers to these questions, but many syndicates buy more tickets when playing for particularly large jackpots, so that approach wouldn’t surprise us in the least.

For those of you who have not yet pursued the syndicate idea, the news that the Mega Jackpot was won by a syndicate of 15 players in France might just give you the inspiration you need to do so. Although the Mega Jackpot has been and gone, there is still a very worthwhile jackpot of €15 million to play for this Friday 25 September, so even if another syndicate of 15 was to win, each member would still receive a cool €1 million!

Whether you choose to play as a syndicate member or as an individual, you can play EuroMillions online right now. €15 million is a lot of money, so don’t delay a moment longer – buy your tickets and see if you are lucky enough to become the next jackpot winner!

Published: Tue, 22 September 2009 - 5:39pm
Last Updated: Thu, 5 June 2014 - 12:24pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com