SWISS TICKET WINS €162M EUROMILLIONS JACKPOT
The EuroMillions jackpot was finally won on Tuesday October 2 when a ticket sold in Switzerland won the €162m jackpot (CHF183,897,039.30). Another jackpot will be won on Wednesday evening when the £26.3m UK Lotto jackpot can be landed even if no ticket matches the six main numbers. Over in the USA, though another rollover means there’s a $404m Mega Millions jackpot on Friday.
The recent EuroMillions Superdraw had taken the jackpot up to €130m but the September 21 draw didn’t produce a winner and it continued to rollover until yesterdays draw. This time the numbers drawn did produce a jackpot winner as one ticket sold in Switzerland matched 07-17-29-37-45 and the two Lucky Stars 03 and 11.
The past year has proved to be a prosperous one for EuroMillions tickets sold in Switzerland. Last December a lucky Swiss ticket won a CHF157,096,272.80 (€135m) EuroMillions jackpot and there was more success in April of this year when a ticket won a CHF89,415,763 (€76m) EuroMillions top prize. After Tuesday’s big win, the EuroMillions jackpot will be £15m on Friday. A ticket sold in Ireland won €90,588, one of 17 tickets that won the runners-up prize.
That’s one big jackpot won this week, and another will happen on Wednesday evening. The UK Lotto jackpot has been continually rolling over since a £6.6m jackpot was won on August 22. Last Saturday saw the UK Lotto jackpot rise above the £22m cap so that means that this evening’s £26.3m top prize must be won even if no one matches the six main numbers. There are major changes being made to the UK Lotto draw from November particularly regarding the number of rollovers allowed.
Two major jackpots won in Europe but that’s not the case in the USA. The Mega Millions jackpot continues to rollover and on Tuesday evening there was a massive $367m jackpot but again tickets were unable to match the five main numbers and the Mega Ball. That means the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday goes through the $400m barrier with a $405m top prize up for grabs. Players will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of the Californian syndicate that won a $543m Mega Millions jackpot in July.
The other major American lottery also has a massive prize on offer at present. Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is £229m. Hopefully we’ll get another big winner like Nandlall Mangal from New York who won $245.6m playing Powerball.
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