UK Ticket Holder Lands £61.1 Million EuroMillions Jackpot
1st August 2016 8:56 AM
A EuroMillions player from the UK has quickly come forward to stake a claim for the £61.1 million (€72.4 million) jackpot won on Friday 29th July. There had been a run of seven rollovers prior to Friday’s draw, but one lucky ticket holder matched all five main numbers plus both Lucky Stars to scoop the incredible prize.
It is the tenth largest amount ever given away by the National Lottery and, subject to validation, the prize could be paid out early this week. The lucky player matched the numbers 1, 21, 26, 40 and 50, plus Lucky Stars 2 and 4, to become the fourth EuroMillions jackpot winner from the UK since the start of 2016.
Check out the EuroMillions Results section for more on the latest winning numbers, including a full prize breakdown and details of the winning Millionaire Maker codes. It was the July edition of Mega Friday in the UK in the latest draw, giving five participants the chance to win a fabulous non-cash prize as well as £1 million each. The latest winners will all get the chance to enjoy a fantastic trip to the Australian Gold Coast, and you can find out more about their wonderful holiday at the Mega Friday page.
Mega Friday will return at the end of August, before being replaced by the bigger and better Mega Week when a series of EuroMillions changes come into effect in September. In the meantime, there will be another chance for EuroMillions players across the continent to scoop a magnificent jackpot on Tuesday night, when the top prize will stand at £12 million (€15 million).
Friday’s success has left the UK level with Portugal on 59 winners of the top prize, although France (79 jackpot winners) and Spain (77) still lead the way. If you fancy helping your country climb up the leaderboard, and winning a multimillion-pound prize, you can buy tickets now by either playing online or visiting an authorised retailer. Best of luck!
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