Euromillions Rolls Over to Highest Jackpot Yet
The Euromillions is well known to hit some of the largest jackpots. Alongside America’s Mega Millions and Powerball, Euromillions has placed people on the “World’s Richest” list as well as giving away plenty of lower tier prizes worth millions.
To win the jackpot, players must match five numbers and the additional two Lucky Star numbers and is played in nine countries across Europe. Draws take place every Tuesday and Friday evening. The results for each draw, which takes place in Paris, can be viewed immediately after on the EuroMillions website.
The odds of winning are one in 139 838 160 with jackpots starting at €17 million and capping at €190 million. What keeps people playing is knowing that luck can strike anyone at any moment!
19 Consecutive Rollovers
In what is the longest rollover streak yet, Britain is now looking at a Euromillions jackpot of €190 million. The draw on Tuesday 24th September 2019 unluckily (or perhaps luckily) saw no winners with the five numbers 2, 33, 42, 47, 48 and the two Lucky Star numbers of 1 and 2. However, sixteen people matched all five and three matched five plus one Lucky Star. The three who hit all five plus the one Lucky Star number each walked away with €5 012 664 – definitely a second prize worth winning!
In all its years, the Euromillions has only hit its €190 million cap three times. The last time was in July 2017 when a lucky Spanish player walked off with the full amount. The next draw is this Friday 27th September 2019 so we suggest rushing out to get your tickets fast!
What Happens if No One Wins?
With the EuroMillions hitting its cap, it obviously cannot rollover to an even bigger jackpot. What happens now is that every rollover will see the funds automatically allocated to the next winning prize tier. However, the jackpot can only stay at this cap for a maximum of 4 draws after which the full amount will be split amongst the next tier winners.
Other Big Prize Winners
To date, the record-holder for the biggest Euro jackpot is a golden ticket holder from Italy who scooped up £193 million in the Superenalotto draw last month. The unnamed player bought a last minute ticket in Marino’s bar near Milan.
Colin and Chris Weir from Largs in Scotland still stand on the list too. They won a whopping £161 million back in 2011.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk became part of the world’s rich and famous when they took home more than £148 million in 2012.
Although the odds may be high, there are so many lottery winner stories out there that its hard to believe! We also only tend to only focus on the jackpot prizes, because let’s be honest, those are obviously the aim of the game, but lower tier prizes have made some very happy millionaires all over the world. We personally wouldn’t scoff at, say, €5 million!
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