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UK Player Splits EuroMillions Jackpot with French Winner

Two winning tickets split a EuroMillions jackpot of £33 million in the draw on Tuesday 26th May. One of the entries was sold in the UK, while the other belonged to a French player.

The winning numbers for Tuesday’s draw were 4, 9, 14, 21 and 27, with Lucky Stars 4 and 6. More than 1.4 million prizes were snapped up across Europe, and you can see a full prize breakdown on the EuroMillions Results page.

For the first time in almost a year, there were multiple winners of the top prize. Each lucky player is now in line to receive £16.5 million (€18.5 million) as soon as they come forward to claim their money.

The UK winner has 180 days to stake their claim, while the deadline in France is currently 120 days after it was extended by 60 days due to the coronavirus pandemic. The next big decision for the winners will be whether to go public or remain anonymous.

If the UK winner opts to stay private, no more information will be revealed about where the ticket was sold, or even if it belongs to an individual or a syndicate. Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor, said: “Players are urged to check their tickets online to see if they are the latest big winner.”

EuroMillions Winners in 2020

There have now been 11 jackpot winners in 2020, including the two from the latest draw. France and the UK have had three apiece, and are the most successful EuroMillions countries in history with 107 winners each since the game was launched in 2004. Go to the Winner Statistics page for more information about historical jackpots.

The jackpot had most recently been won on 15th May by a French player who landed €72 million, while the UK’s last winner was Ryan Hoyle - a joiner from Rochdale who had to celebrate his £58 million windfall sitting apart from his brothers in the garden so that he could still follow social distancing guidelines.

Attention will now turn to Friday’s draw and the chance to win a jackpot worth €17 million (£15 million). If you want to keep the run of winners going, you can take part online or by visiting an authorised retailer in one of the nine participating countries.

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Published: Wed, 27 May 2020 - 8:27am
Last Updated: Wed, 27 May 2020 - 9:11am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com