The total number of prizes won in the previous draw was 1,909,919, which was pretty impressive for a Tuesday draw that came just two days after Christmas. Of course, we expect that many more tickets will be purchased for the last EuroMillions game of the year, especially now that we know there will be a triple rollover jackpot up for grabs, so the total number of prizes that will be won this Friday should be even higher.
5 tickets won €72,685 (£49,495) each on Tuesday for matching five main numbers without either Lucky Star, and another 64 tickets won €2,839 (£1,951) each after matching four main numbers and both Lucky Stars. The Millionaire Raffle game in the UK made one player £1 million richer with the number GYQ687511.
Looking back, 2011 has been an extremely eventful year for the EuroMillions game. In May, two extra Lucky Star numbers were introduced and this increased the likelihood of jackpot rollovers by making the top prize more difficult to win. At the same time, a 13th prize tier was also introduced and that made it possible for players to win a consolation prize with as few as two main numbers. Then, in July, Colin and Christine Weir from Scotland set a brand new record for the biggest individual EuroMillions win when they scooped a jackpot worth €185 million (£161.6 million).
We are hopeful that 2012 will be just as exciting as 2011, but before we get there we still have one last opportunity to win a 2011 EuroMillions jackpot. Play EuroMillions online today for your chance to win €50 million this Friday 30 December and have a Happy New Year!