Spain has become the champion nation of the EuroMillions in 2014, as five of the eight jackpot wins so far this year have been entirely or partially won in the country.
As we told you at the weekend, the fifth Spanish EuroMillions jackpot win happened on Friday evening, as one lucky ticket holder won the entire top prize worth over £20 million. As we draw into the second quarter of the year, Spanish EuroMillions players will surely be hoping that their lottery luck continues.
Spain is currently the second luckiest country in the nine member countries of the European lottery (13 if we take into consideration the microstates), following only France who has found winners of the popular game 9 times more. Last weekend’s win brought Spain up to 62 wins while France are still steaming ahead with 71. The one jackpot this year that Spain shared with another country just happened to be France, as the very first jackpot win of the year, on Tuesday January 7th, was won by a ticket holder in each country.
The EuroMillions game has become more than a competition to win a multi million pound jackpot, it has now become a competition if pride amongst member countries. Spanish lottery players will surely be hoping that their lucky streak continues so that they become the luckiest lottery nation by the end of the year.
There are several other countries currently snapping at the heels of Spain and France, however, and should the string of good luck change its path it is likely that any of the other participating countries could take the top spot by December 31st 2014. With two draws taking place each and every week, jackpots could be paid out up to 82 more times this year, that’s enough for a brand new entrant to come in and steal the top spot from France.
And while Spain and France are struggling with each other for the first place, we think that the United Kingdom should be paid some glory, as the biggest EuroMillions jackpots of all time have mostly gone to the nation. Just last month, Neil Trotter won £107.9 million, while other amounts totalling £148 million and £161 million have also been paid out to residents of the UK. The £161 million prize is still the largest ever lottery prize to be paid out in the United Kingdom, and the largest ever EuroMillions prize since the multinational lottery was founded, giving the UK what is surely one of the most important records.
The EuroMillions lottery will be drawn tonight, so let’s hope that nobody suffers from April Fool’s Day bad luck, there is £12 million up for grabs, and it could be yours! Purchase your EuroMillions lottery tickets online at Lottery24.com.