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New Life Awaits French EuroMillions Winner

One player in France won the EuroMillions jackpot outright on Friday 21 December by matching the main numbers 03, 05, 22, 40 and 42, as well as the Lucky Star numbers 03 and 10. The Mayan Calendar ended on the same day and quite a few rationally challenged people had predicted that the world was doomed to suffer a similar fate, but for the owner of the winning ticket the only thing that ended was life as anything less than a multi-millionaire. Now a new life awaits the lucky winner – a life in which they will be able to afford every luxury imaginable for the rest of their days.

It’s always nice to start the week with good news, especially when there were expectations of an impending apocalypse in the air just a few days ago, so well done to whoever it was that lightened the tone by landing the EuroMillions jackpot on Friday. We don’t know if the winner had purchased their ticket online or not, but if they didn’t they had better take very good care of it because it is now worth a colossal €101,835,641 (£83,087,699), and that isn’t the kind sum that anyone should keep tucked in their back pocket for very long.

Whilst the €101 million jackpot winner deservedly took centre stage on Friday night, there were plenty of other EuroMillions winners. 11 participants matched all five of the main numbers plus one of the Lucky Star numbers to win €215,116 (£151,413) each, and 20 tickets won €39,438 (£27,759) each after matching five main numbers only. More than 3.81 million tickets across the lower ten prize levels won smaller sums, and one Brit won £1 million by matching the Millionaire Raffle number DXK824154.

The EuroMillions game last Friday was the last one before Christmas, so your next chance to become a EuroMillionaire will be on Christmas Day itself. The jackpot for Tuesday 25 December will be worth €15 million (around £12 million) and if you play in the UK your entry will also give you a chance to win one of 25 special Millionaire Raffle prizes worth £1 million each. Wherever you live, visit this page to buy your tickets online and you won’t have to worry about accidentally throwing them away with any discarded gift wrap.

From all of us here at euro-millions.com, Merry Christmas and may all of your numbers be lucky!

Published: Mon, 24 December 2012 - 8:13am
Last Updated: Thu, 8 December 2016 - 2:40pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com

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