UK TICKET SCOOPS £121M EUROMILLIONS JACKPOT
A lucky ticket sold in the UK matched the five main numbers and the two Lucky Stars to win the massive £121m jackpot in Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw.
The jackpot had risen to such a high level thanks to the EuroMillions Superdraw that was held on Friday April 20. That draw failed to produce a jackpot winner, so the Tuesday April 24 draw saw the EuroMillions jackpot rise to £121,328,187. The numbers drawn were 20-23-28-30-44 and the two Lucky Stars 03 and 07.
That was the third time in four draws that 07 had been a Lucky Star and one ticket managed to match all the balls drawn to scoop the fantastic prize. With 44 being the highest number, this couldn’t have been won by a player who completely uses birthday and anniversaries as their lottery numbers as Judy Finchum from Clifton in Colorado, USA, did when winning a $133.2m Powerball jackpot. Perhaps this EuroMillions jackpot winner employed the ‘positive thinking’ used by $112m Mega Millions jackpot winner Cynthia Stafford from California, USA.
Camelot have urged players to check their EuroMillions tickets. Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: “Wow – what a night for UK EuroMillions players. Rest assured, we have plenty of champagne on ice ready to help The National Lottery’s newest multi-millionaire celebrate.”
Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw was also good news for another ticket sold in the UK. It matched the five main balls and one of the Lucky Stars to win £199,921.30. Three other tickets sold across Europe also won the runners-up prize and will take home €319,080.
The EuroMillions jackpot win is the 72nd time a ticket sold in the UK has won the top prize. It’s the third highest ever won by a UK ticket. It was a bit behind the record win which was by Scottish couple Colin and Chris Weir. They were lucky enough to win a £161m EuroMillions jackpot in 2011. Second in the list are Adrian and Gillian Bayford from England who won £148m playing EuroMillions six years ago.
Whoever has won the massive EuroMillions jackpot can now afford items they could only ever have dreamed about. For example, they could buy a painting by Pablo Picasso, whose most expensive painting cost £113m, or could do the nation a favour and buy her Majesty a royal yacht, estimated to cost around £120m.
The next EuroMillions draw is on Friday April 27 with a £14m jackpot… purchase your tickets online at Lottery24.com.