EuroMillions players in the UK will have the opportunity to win a luxury holiday to New York in the November edition of Mega Week. Five winners will be guaranteed in the draw on Tuesday 22nd November, and another five in the following draw on Friday 25th November, and they will all also receive £1 million.
The trip to the Big Apple will allow each lucky winner to travel with a guest and stay for seven nights at the five-star Park Hyatt. A shopping experience at the renowned Bloomingdale’s store will be laid on, with a spending budget of $5,000, while there will also be the chance to enjoy a Broadway show, a visit to the Rockefeller Center and helicopter tour of the city. The holiday will also feature a Statue of Liberty cruise and offer a generous allowance for meals.
Mega Week was launched in September to replace Mega Friday and create added excitement on both a Tuesday and a Friday in the final week of each month. The prizes will be different each time but will regularly offer thrilling lifestyle experiences and more Millionaire Maker prizes than usual.
There are two prizes of £1 million up for grabs for UK players in every EuroMillions draw, even when Mega Week is not taking place, and a syndicate of marathon runners from Cornwall this week came forward to claim their cheque after matching one of the winning codes on 14th October.
The group only entered the draw because syndicate leader Nicky Morse had a ‘lucky feeling’, but they did not realise initially that they had won £1 million because they only checked the EuroMillions numbers after returning from a weekend of running in Amsterdam. It was only after a closer look at the Millionaire Maker code that they discovered they were all £76,923 richer.
Morse told National Lottery officials: “There were a lot of tears and disbelief when I broke the news. Certainly no one slept that night. I think it has settled in now and everyone has started making plans. Everyone will be doing something different with their share. Some are going to pay off their mortgages, there are a few holidays being booked and I’m planning some home improvements.”
There will be two winners of the UK Millionaire Maker in tonight’s draw, when the EuroMillions jackpot will be worth a magnificent £33 million (€38 million), and then fans can look forward to Mega Week. EuroMillions tickets can be bought online or from authorised retailers in participating countries. Best of luck!