There are some new European millionaires thanks to the EuroMillions lottery. Recently two very lucky ticket holders from the United Kingdom and Spain won the Jackpot. Both had five correct numbers and two Lucky Stars. The winners probably won’t be sad that they have to share their price, which is an incredible 155 million pounds (177 million euros) in total.
Winners all over Europe
February 23rd was one special day for EuroMillions participants in Europe. Not only because of the two Jackpot winners, but also because there were 25 guaranteed winners of the European Millionaire Maker. The lucky players all won 1 million euros. Most of them were living in the United Kingdom and Spain, with 5 and 7 winners respectively. There were 4 winners in Belgium and France, 3 winners in Portugal and one in Ireland and Switzerland.
Where do most winners come from?
Do you really want to win the EuroMillions lottery? Perhaps you should emigrate to the United Kingdom or Spain. Both countries have a long list of Jackpot winners. The United Kingdom has 71 winners and Spain even more, namely 85. They’re only topped by France, where 87 winners can call themselves millionaires now.
Millions of prizes
The winners from the UK and Spain probably didn’t expect to win the EuroMillions jackpot, but again it shows how profitable this lottery can be. The winning numbers that appeared during the draw on February 23rd were 10, 17, 18, 28 and 47. To win the Jackpot a player also needs to have the Lucky Stars, which were 3 and 7 this time. The Jackpot winners were not the only ones who won a nice amount of money. In total there were more than 4.7 million EuroMillions winners of smaller and bigger prizes.
Just a while ago a player in Spain bought a ticket at the C.C Carrefour Gran Sur-Torres in Cadiz. The Spanish National Lottery is obviously very excited. It stated that there were in fact two winners who both purchased their lines in the exact same shop with just one ticket. Speaking about a miracle. The Spanish Jackpot winner hasn’t claimed the prize yet. He or she has a maximum of 90 days to do so.
The winner from the United KIngdom has already claimed his or her prize of 77 million pounds! However, the ticket needs to be validated first. Only after this is done the prize money will be paid out. The identity of the British player is not known. He or she can decide to stay anonymous. We do know one thing for sure: his or dream has come true. The winner has also set a nice record. He or she is the tenth biggest winner in the history of the United Kingdom. That’s definitely worth a toast!
Haven’t you won the EuroMillions Jackpot? No problem, because there is already a new Jackpot. This time it will start at 17 million euros (14 million pounds) for the next draw. The huge of money you could win makes it definitely worth it to participate!