Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw proved to be a momentous one for a player from Belgium. The owner of the ticket won £151m (€168m), which is the largest EuroMillions jackpot of the year.
Take away footballers such as Eden Hazard and Christian Benteke and there aren’t that many famous Belgians. Hercule Poirot and some tennis players fit into that category and Poirot isn’t even real. Now the country has someone who will always be famous after their EuroMillions win, but just who it is we don’t know and may remain anonymous, just like the $40m Australian Powerball winner.
It’s one of the largest EuroMillions wins in history. Adrian and Gillian Bayford from England won a £148m EuroMillions jackpot and have had a fairly eventful time since. Colin and Chris Weir from Scotland were celebrating after their £161m EuroMillions win.This win is the largest since a player from Portugal won a £172m EuroMillions jackpot in October 2014.
The £151m EuroMillions jackpot win comes just a fortnight after major changes were made to the EuroMillions draw. This saw the introduction of an additional Lucky Star. Other changes included a guarantee that in the UK there would be two millionaires created in each EuroMillions draw. In this draw there were two more UK millionaires created thanks to the UK Millionaire Maker Codes. The lucky codes drawn out were: JHBB23412 and THBN39089.
The winning numbers in the 11 October EuroMillions draw were: 05-12-20-24-37 and the two Lucky Stars 04 and 11. Sticking with 04 and 11 as the Lucky Stars certainly helped the Belgian EuroMillions jackpot winner. It’s the third consecutive draw in which 11 has been one of the Lucky Stars and the second time in three draws that the two Lucky Stars have been 04 and 11. It was also the second draw in a row that the main numbers included both 12 and 20.
The EuroMillions jackpot winner isn’t the only one with good reason to celebrate after this draw. There were ten tickets (including three from the UK) who were able to match the five main balls and one of the Lucky Stars. Each ticket wins a total of £110,667.70 for their owner(s).
The next EuroMillions draw is on Friday with a jackpot of £15m. The SuperEnalotto jackpot in Italy regains its place as the largest current European jackpot. On Thursday the jackpot for that draw will be £142.41m.
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