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Three Tickets Split €159 Million EuroMillions Jackpot

Three lucky EuroMillions players split the biggest EuroMillions jackpot of the year on Friday night, winning €53 million each.

The top prize was worth €159 million (£138 million) on 5th May after a run of 11 consecutive rollovers, and it could have carried on until it hit its limit of €240 million.

However, it turned out that a trio of tickets across Europe matched all the winning numbers - 3, 8, 18, 34 and 49, plus Lucky Stars 3 and 7, while more than 3 million other prizes were paid out on a remarkable night.

The winning tickets were sold in France, Switzerland and the UK. The French player now has 60 days to come forward and the Swiss participant 26 weeks. The deadline in the UK is 180 days, and someone has already staked a claim within 48 hours of the draw taking place.

It is unusual to have multiple winners of the EuroMillions jackpot. The last time there was more than one winning ticket was in March 2022, when two players shared the money, while there have not been three winners in the same draw since August 2021.

The result keeps France at the top of the list of the most successful countries with 122 jackpot winners, one ahead of the UK. Switzerland ranks sixth out of the nine participating nations, having crowned 26 jackpot winners since the lottery was launched in 2004.

Another Big Jackpot is Coming

While the jackpot has only just been won, it is guaranteed to go back into nine figures in June after the date of the next Superdraw was recently announced.

On Friday 2nd June, the prize fund for the top tier will be bumped up to €130 million, making it the second Superdraw of 2023 after an earlier one in March.

In the meantime, draws will continue every Tuesday and Friday night. View the latest results as soon as they are available.

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Published: Tue, 9 May 2023 - 8:47am
Last Updated: Tue, 9 May 2023 - 9:06am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com