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Record €220 Million EuroMillions Jackpot Won in France

A ticket holder from France has become the biggest EuroMillions winner of all time after pocketing a jackpot worth €220 million on Friday 15th October.

The jackpot had risen to the largest in history on the back of the recent Superdraw and subsequent rollovers, and one lucky entry matched all the EuroMillions numbers - 21, 26, 31, 34 and 49, plus Lucky Stars 2 and 5.

Biggest Ever EuroMillions Winner

The country where the winning ticket was sold was announced straight after the draw, and now it is up to the lucky player to come forward and claim their prize.

As the jackpot was capped at €220 million, there was also more money paid out in the next prize category down than usual.

You can find out more information about the draw, including the number of winners from each country, by heading over to the prize breakdown page. You’ll also get the results from the associated draws for each participating nation, such as the UK’s Millionaire Maker.

The EuroMillions record has now been broken three times in the space of a year, after a French player won €200 million in December 2020 and then a Swiss ticket holder scooped €210 million in February.

It remains to be seen how much more information will be disclosed about the latest winner, as they have the right to choose whether they want to go public with their identity or stay anonymous.

New Jackpot Cap

EuroMillions hit its jackpot cap of €220 million following a rollover on Friday 8th October, and it could have stayed at that value for four draws before the jackpot would have needed to be won.

Another draw passed without a winner on Tuesday, but now the top prize has been snapped up without the need for a Must Be Won draw.

The records are coming thick and fast for a number of reasons. A higher percentage of the prize fund now goes to the jackpot in every draw after changes were made in 2020 to the way the money is distributed. This means the jackpot grows more quickly.

There are also more Superdraws than ever before. The latest huge jackpot was set up by a Superdraw on Friday 24th September, which was the third event of its kind to take place this year.

When there’s a Super Jackpot, the top prize is increased to a guaranteed amount such as €130 million, creating a nine-figure sum without the need for rollovers. If there’s no winner on the night, the jackpot can climb rapidly towards its cap.

The cap increases by €10 million as soon as the maximum prize has been paid out, so it will now go up to €230 million for the future and it could be that the record is broken yet again in the coming months.

More Big Jackpots To Come

The jackpot will revert to €17 million for Tuesday’s draw following the latest big win. The participating national lotteries will also hold discussions about the date of the next. In 2020 there was one in late September and then another in November.

Euro-Millions.com will keep you updated with news of the next Superdraw, as well as more information about the latest winner. In the meantime, you can continue to enjoy draws every Tuesday and Friday evening.

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Published: Fri, 15 October 2021 - 9:37pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com