UK EuroMillions Player Claims £22.4 Million Prize

September 15, 2015 by  
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The UK winner of a £22.4 million (€30.9 million) EuroMillions jackpot from Tuesday 8th September has claimed their fantastic eight-figure windfall. After contacting lottery officials, successful players arrange to meet an official Winners’ Advisor, who validates their claim before offering the ticket holder the option to announce their good news in public at a press conference, release details such as their job and location or simply stay anonymous.

No details have currently been revealed about last week’s winner, who has become the sixth UK player in 2015 to scoop the top prize in the popular pan-European lottery. They follow in the footsteps of Lincolnshire couple Richard and Angela Maxwell, who bagged £53.1 million (€73.5 million) in the draw on Tuesday 31st March, an anonymous ticket holder who won £28.5 million (€40.2 million) on Friday 14th August and an anonymous player who matched all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars on Friday 12th June to bank £93.3 million (€129.2 million).

The ticket holder is the 52nd UK jackpot winner in the history of EuroMillions, placing the nation in fourth on the list of participating countries. France tops the board with 78 wins, ahead of Spain on 74 and Portugal with 56 winners.

This evening’s EuroMillions draw will offer a £15 million (€21 million) jackpot after no one could claim the top prize in the draw on Friday 11th September. There will certainly be cause for one UK player to celebrate tonight, with a guaranteed £1 million prize being awarded to the ticket holder who matches the winning Millionaire Maker code.

EuroMillions tickets are on sale now online and from authorised retailers. Good luck!

EuroMillions Winners Claim £1 Million after Two-Month Delay

September 2, 2015 by  
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A couple who play EuroMillions online have admitted they did not know they had scooped £1 million for two months after ignoring an email from lottery officials. Ruth and Peter Doyle, from Lyneham in Wiltshire, won the Millionaire Maker prize on Tuesday 23rd June but were initially oblivious to their success.

Having received an email telling her she had won and to log on to her account, Ruth only checked her bank account rather than her National Lottery account and found that £25 had gone in. She did not look any further and the penny only dropped in late August when a lottery official rang to enquire why she had not collected her money.

“When I got the call telling me I’d won I thought it was a wind-up,” said Ruth, who admitted it took a few days for the news to sink in. The couple finally decided to reveal all just in time for their eighth wedding anniversary and they were able to celebrate with a party at the venue where they got married. Ruth and David have no plans to stop working, but are looking forward to paying off their mortgage, looking after their family and going on holiday to Spain.

If Ruth and David had not played online, their story could have had a less fortunate ending as there would not have been anyone to remind them to check their account. Sadly, stories do keep cropping up of prizes going unclaimed as tickets bought in shops are lost or forgotten. Buying EuroMillions tickets online ensures that you get email alerts for winning tickets, provides an increased level of security and means you don’t even have to leave home to stroll down to the nearest authorised retailer.

The EuroMillions jackpot currently stands at £17 million (€24 million) ahead of the draw on Friday 4th September after nobody landed the top prize on Tuesday night. The non-cash prize for September’s Mega Friday draw has also been announced, with five lucky Millionaire Maker winners not only set to receive a seven-figure windfall but also travel around the world first class and visit three five-star hotels in different countries if they win big later this month.

August’s EuroMillions Mega Friday Prize Revealed

August 4, 2015 by  
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August’s EuroMillions Mega Friday draw is set for Friday 28th August and will see ten Millionaire Maker winners each bag £1 million and a luxurious private island getaway to the tropical Song Saa resort off the coast of Cambodia.

Winners and their three guests will receive return flights to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, luxuriating in business class where it is available. From there, the trappings of the high life keep on coming, with a speedboat transfer to the beautiful twin islands that will be their home for seven nights.

The islands are connected by a bridge which crosses the crystal clear waters of a marine reserve, teeming with tropical fish, seahorses and turtles. Winners will be put up in a plush two-bedroom villa and will be able to take advantage of the facilities at the resort, from scuba diving and kayaking to spending some of their cash prize in the island paradise’s own exclusive fashion boutique. If that sounds too much like hard work, there are peaceful sandy beaches on which to curl up with a good book and catch some rays.

The holiday is on a full board basis, with drinks included and meals taken at the resort’s world-class restaurant, situated in a stunning position in the middle of the sea, just off the island’s shoreline.

Everyone who buys EuroMillions tickets in the UK for the draw on Friday 28th August will receive one Millionaire Maker code for each line played in the main game. Of all those generated, ten are guaranteed to be winners, making their owners instant millionaires and providing them with the opportunity to visit this beautiful corner of Southeast Asia.

EuroMillions returns tonight with a jackpot worth £10 million (€15 million) and tickets are on sale now online and from authorised retailers until 7:30pm (BST) 8:30pm (CEST). Good luck!

EuroMillions Superdraw Offers €100 Million on Friday

March 4, 2015 by  
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Excitement is building ahead of Friday’s EuroMillions Superdraw, when players will have the chance to grab a mighty €100 million, which works out at approximately £72.4 million depending on exchange rates. The EuroMillions jackpot had already built up to a grand total, with no player managing to scoop £59 million (€81 million) on Tuesday night, but it will be boosted even further by Friday’s guaranteed top prize.

Although no one matched all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars in the latest draw, a whopping 17 players matched five balls and one Lucky Star to bank £62,732 (€81,741), with other prizes in the main game ranging from £2.70 (€3.50) for matching two numbers up to £27,345 (€35,630) for matching five.

The winning numbers were 6, 8, 11, 13 and 21 with Lucky Stars 7 and 8 and you can find a full prize breakdown and the winning Millionaire Maker code, which is worth £1 million to one UK player, at the EuroMillions Results page of Euro-Millions.com.

Superdraws happen occasionally throughout the year and offer a fixed jackpot of €100 million, with the last such occurrence coming on Friday 3rd October 2014. The top prize then rolled over six times before a Portuguese player claimed €190 million (£149.7 million) on Friday 24th October. You can find out more about EuroMillions Superdraws at the dedicated page of Euro-Millions.com.

With this Friday’s colossal EuroMillions jackpot in your bank account, you could go wild and still have plenty of cash left to secure your future and that of your family and friends. If you’re sick of noisy people in the cinema, you could build your own screening room and enjoy the movies in peace. Support a lower division football team and think you could do a better job of running them? Buy the club and show the world how it is done – there would be so many opportunities!

You will need to buy your tickets first though and it is so simple to get them online – just click the link to the right or you can also purchase EuroMillions tickets from authorised retailers in any participating country. Good luck!

EuroMillions Results for Tuesday 20th January 2015

January 21, 2015 by  
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Two lucky ticket holders shared a EuroMillions jackpot of £24.8 million (€32.5 million) last night to become the second and third top prize winners of 2015. The Portuguese and French players both matched all five main numbers 15, 33, 41, 44 and 47 and Lucky Stars 8 and 10 on a night when 3 ticket holders also picked up €352,332 for matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star and four more matched five main numbers to bank £65,134 (€88,083).

Other prizes distributed after Tuesday’s draw ranged from £3.20 (€4.30) for matching two main numbers up to £3,101 (€4,194) for matching four main balls and two Lucky Stars. There is a full prize breakdown, including the winning Millionaire Maker code, which has made one UK player £1 million better off, at the EuroMillions Results page of Euro-Millions.com.

Players will battle it out to claim an £11 million (€15 million) jackpot when the balls are drawn again in Friday in Paris. For fans of big jackpots, UK Lotto also has a healthy double rollover prize this week, with an estimated £8.7 million up for grabs in this evening’s draw.

Both prizes would come in handy with still so much of January to go before many people’s first post-Christmas payday. You can get hold of entries for both games by clicking on the links to the right or by visiting an authorised retailer. Good luck!

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