EuroMillions Players Set for First European Millionaire Maker Draw

This Friday will see EuroMillions fans treated to their first glimpse of the brand new European Millionaire Maker raffle. The game, which is included in the price of a EuroMillions playslip, will be played by ticket holders from all nine participating countries and is guaranteed to create 25 millionaires.

The new game, which was announced in September as part of a number of changes to EuroMillions, is known as European Millionaire Maker in the UK, EuroMillions Raffle Draw in Ireland, Pluies de Millionnaires in France and a host of different names across the continent. The format will be more familiar to players from the UK and France as it works in the same way as UK Millionaire Maker and My Million, however, players from the seven other participating nations may be less well acquainted with the process.

Every player who purchases a ticket for Friday’s draw will receive a unique European Millionaire Maker code alongside every line they play. Following the conclusion of the EuroMillions draw, the 25 winning codes will be randomly selected, banking their owners €1million/£1million. Every player’s code is entered into the draw, regardless of whether or not they have won a prize in the main game.

The codes generated will consist of four letters and five numbers, with every nation’s codes beginning with a different letter. Each code has an equal chance of being drawn, so it is vital that players check their tickets following the end of the event. However, it is worth noting that the odds of winning vary and are dependent on how many tickets are bought in advance of the draw. It also means that the more lines a ticket holder plays, the more chances they will have of winning one of the prizes on offer in the raffle.    

As the European Millionaire Maker prepares to make its debut, excitement surrounding EuroMillions is already sky-high following a second jackpot win in the space of two weeks. Tuesday’s draw resulted in a Belgian player making it back-to-back victories for one of EuroMillions’ smallest nations by scooping a jackpot of €50.1 million after matching the numbers 3, 15, 20, 21, 28 and the Lucky Stars 1 and 5.    

If you would like to be in with a chance of becoming one of the first players to taste success thanks to European Millionaire Maker, what are you waiting for? Tickets can be purchased online or from any authorised retailer in participating countries. There is also the matter of a £15 million (€17 million) jackpot waiting to be won in the main draw. Good luck!

UK Lotto Player Wins £26.1 Million Jackpot

A gigantic UK Lotto top prize of £26.1 million had to be won on Wednesday night after going past the jackpot cap, and one lucky player pocketed the lot after matching all six of the main numbers. drawn. The result extends a remarkable run of big winners in 2016, as there have now been six occasions this year when a jackpot of more than £20 million has been given away.

Wednesday’s winning numbers were 2, 3, 4, 32, 54 and 59, with Bonus Ball 12. The jackpot had exceeded its cap of £22 million in the previous draw, so the rules dictated that the top prize had to be won. If nobody had matched all six main numbers, the full jackpot amount would have been split between players in the next winning tier. In the end, one ticket holder matched five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball to win £67,814.

Three players had shared a prize of £24.4 million the last time the jackpot had to be won, on Wednesday 14th September, after matching five main numbers and the Bonus Ball. The last time that someone matched all six main Lotto numbers was on Saturday 13th August, when a single participant scooped £16.1 million.

The record Lotto jackpot stands at £66 million, which was shared between David and Carol Martin from Hawick and an anonymous ticket holder from Worcester. Among a host of other big winners this year, the largest win on a single ticket came on Wednesday 6th April when one player snapped up £35.1 million.

The latest lucky winner has 180 days to come forward and collect their eight-figure reward, and all Lotto players are being urged to check their tickets. The top prize will now be reset for Saturday’s draw and will be worth an estimated £3.7 million, while there will also be one Millionaire Raffle code worth £1 million and a further 20 Lotto Raffle prizes of £20,000 each. Tickets can be bought online or from authorised retailers if you have been inspired by the latest win. Good luck!

Belgian EuroMillions Winner Claims €168 Million Jackpot

A father of four from Schaerbeek in Brussels has come forward to claim Tuesday’s massive €168 million EuroMillions jackpot. The man, believed to work for the city’s waste collection department, is now the 26th Belgian EuroMillions winner and the record-holder for the largest-ever Belgian lottery jackpot.

The man, originally from Albania, has played EuroMillions for ten years and spent €15 on tickets for Tuesday’s massive draw. Speaking to Belgian National Lottery officials, he explained that he could ‘hardly believe’ that he had won: ‘I only realised the magnitude of the win when I was at home in front of my computer, checking the results on the website,’ he said.

He matched the winning numbers of 5, 12, 20, 24 and 37 with Lucky Stars 4 and 11 to claim a jackpot which had been rolling over since a Superdraw on Friday 30th September. Another 200 players in Belgium won €500 each when the My Bonus code on their ticket matched one of the ones drawn.

The lucky winner, whose interests include football, Robert de Niro films and cooking with fish, plans to donate some of the money to people in need. Local Schaerbeek residents describe him as a friendly person who enjoys spending his free time at a cafe.

You don’t have to be fanatical about football, fish or Robert de Niro to have a chance of winning big on EuroMillions, but you do need to buy a ticket! You can play EuroMillions online or buy tickets from authorised retailers in any participating country. Tonight’s jackpot is £15 million (€17 million), and sales close at 7.30pm BST (8.30pm CEST). Good luck!

Which EuroMillions Records Could Tonight’s €156 Million Jackpot Set?

The EuroMillions jackpot has risen to an astonishing €156 million (£139 million) after a couple of rollovers following last week’s Superdraw, setting up the possibility that a number of records could be broken tonight if the top prize is won.

The jackpot is already the largest of 2016 so far, eclipsing the €132.3 million which was split between a French ticket holder and an Irish player on Friday 29th January.  The top prize has not actually been higher since a Portuguese player won €163.5 million on Friday 20th November 2015.

There is also a chance that tonight’s draw could produce a record for the biggest EuroMillions winner in six of the nine participating countries. While the UK, France and Portugal have all had two ticket holders who have won prizes worth more than €156 million, if there is a single winner from Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria or Luxembourg then a new national mark would be set.

A jackpot winner this evening would also create history by becoming the first participant to match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars since changes were made to the game ahead of the draw on Tuesday 24th September. Three draws have passed since the new rules were introduced and they have all ended in rollovers.

The highest number of jackpot winners in a single draw stands at five, which has happened three times in total. It most recently occurred just just last month on Friday 2nd September, when three UK ticket holders, one Portuguese participant and a player from Switzerland split a sum of €39.2 million (£32.8 million). Even if this record is broken tonight, the top prize is now so large that all of the lucky players would still all be able to celebrate massive wins.

Excitement is spreading as the clock ticks down to the big EuroMillions draw, with players from Madrid to Manchester dreaming about how they might spend such an incredible sum of money. If you want to be in with a chance of winning, you can purchase tickets online or go to an authorised retailer in any of the nine participating countries. Good luck!

EuroMillions Superdraw Offers €130 Million Jackpot Tonight

EuroMillions players are snapping up tickets for this evening’s Superdraw that could see someone win an incredible €130 million (estimated £112 million). The special event is designed to celebrate the introduction of a number of changes to the game, including the addition of an extra Lucky Star, a new minimum starting jackpot of €17 million (£14 million) and much larger top prizes.

This evening’s lavish sum would provide any winner with financial stability for life and give them the chance to enjoy the lifestyle of a Hollywood A-lister or a Premier League footballer. In fact, the prize on offer is so vast that a place amongst the top ten biggest jackpot winners in the game’s history is up for grabs in what will be the 18th Superdraw to take place since the creation of the concept in February 2007. This will also be the first Superdraw of the year, with the last held on Friday 6th November when the jackpot of €100 million went unclaimed, eventually rolling over to €163.5 million before being won by an anonymous Portuguese ticket holder.

The latest changes to EuroMillions took effect on Tuesday 27th September, and to celebrate, UK ticket holders were treated to the debut of Mega Week, an evolved form of Mega Friday that will take place on a monthly basis. In this latest edition, ten lucky ticket holders each won a prize of £1 million and a 100-day trip of a lifetime. Another game to be launched was the Irish Only Raffle, a game that offers ten Irish ticket holders a guaranteed €5,000 each. With further games set to be rolled out, including the UK Monthly Bonus Draw and the European Millionaire Maker, there are certainly some exciting times ahead for EuroMillions fans.

In the meantime, if you would like to be in with a chance of winning tonight’s spectacular Superdraw prize, EuroMillions tickets are available to purchase online or from any authorised retailer in any of the nine participating countries. Don’t forget, all entries must be made before 7.30pm (8.30pm CET), so act quickly to avoid missing out! Best of luck!