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Three Players Split £54 Million EuroMillions Jackpot

The EuroMillions jackpot was split three ways on Tuesday 31st August, as players from the UK, France and Belgium matched all seven numbers. The top prize had risen to £54 million following a run of four consecutive rollovers, so each lucky ticket was worth £18 million (€21 million).

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 5, 13, 17, 32 and 43, with Lucky Stars 2 and 10. The draw produced more than 1.5 million winners across the 13 different prize categories. Go to the EuroMillions Results page for full prize breakdowns for all the participating countries.

The jackpot had not been won since a Spanish participant landed €113 million on 13th August, but had quickly surged past £50 million again. Now the hunt is on for the three players who shared the prize.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor for the UK National Lottery, said: “It's great news for one UK winner who has scooped a share of the fantastic £54 million EuroMillions jackpot in tonight's draw. Players are urged to check their tickets, and give us a call if they think they might be one of tonight's lucky winners.”

The UK winner has 180 days to come forward and claim their money. In France, the deadline for claiming prizes is just 60 days, while tickets in Belgium expire 20 weeks after a draw.

Multiple EuroMillions Winners

It is very unusual to have multiple players win the top prize on the same night, so Tuesday’s result was a very rare occurrence. The last time the top prize had to be shared was more than a year ago, when £33 million had to be split between a French player and someone from the UK.

It has been almost five years since the jackpot was won by more than two tickets. Back in September 2016, three UK participants, one from Portugal and one from Switzerland shared £32 million. That was at a time when the format of the game required you to pick two Lucky Stars from 1 to 11 rather than 1 to 12. A series of EuroMillions changes came into effect just a few weeks later, which helped to create larger jackpots.

Prior to Tuesday’s draw, there had been 12 jackpot winners since the start of 2021. There have now been 15, the same as there was in the whole of 2019 with four months still to go. Take a look at the Winner Statistics page to find more facts and figures about when and where jackpots have been won.

The jackpot will now reset to €17 million and start growing again if it’s not won, with a Superdraw on the horizon later in September. Keep an eye out for the latest results after every draw, plus more news about big winners and special events.

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Published: Wed, 1 September 2021 - 9:15am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com