Portugal Lands First EuroMillions Jackpot Win of 2014
23rd June 2014 2:54 PM
Friday’s EuroMillions draw proved to be a success for Portugal’s first jackpot winner of 2014 who scooped the entire top prize of £19 million (€24 million) after successfully matching all seven numbers drawn. This latest jackpot win is the fifty-second for Portugal since the country joined EuroMillions in October 2004. Following this latest win, Portugal now boasts 18.3% of the total number of jackpots won since the game launched just over a decade ago.
The last time a Portuguese ticket holder scooped the EuroMillions jackpot was back in August 2013 when the player matched all seven numbers drawn to share the £21 million (€25 million) top tier prize with a player from France. The latest main prize win sees Portugal join Ireland and Switzerland in third position on the EuroMillions jackpot winners list for 2014 with all three counties having one jackpot win each. France and the UK are in second position with two top tier wins while Spain is out in front with an impressive six jackpot wins.
In addition to the jackpot winner in Friday’s draw, there were over 2.3 million winners across the remaining prize tiers. Seven players in the second prize tier struck it lucky to walk away with £154,144 (€213,747) by correctly matching all five main numbers plus one Lucky Star while 11 ticket holders in the third prize tier matched all five main numbers to win £32,697 (€45,340) each. In the next two prize tiers, there were 54 players who matched four main numbers plus both Lucky Stars to win £3,330 (€4,617) each and 1,235 ticket holders who matched four main numbers plus one Lucky Star to win £127 (€176) each.
The winning numbers from the main draw, along with the winning raffle codes from both the UK Millionaire Raffle and French My Million draws, can be found on the EuroMillions Results page.
As a result of the jackpot being won in Friday’s draw, the EuroMillions top prize now resets to £11 million* (€15 million) for tomorrow night’s draw.
*Prize tiers for UK players are based on the rate of exchange between Sterling and the Euro at the time of the draw.
Written by Matthew Swift
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