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Mystery French winner scoops £59 million EuroMillions prize
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The EuroMillions jackpot climbed as high as £59 million last week, as it went for six draws without finding a winner. The last time the jackpot prize was won it was split equally between one winner in Spain and another in France, as both ticket holders matched all of the numbers in the draw on Tuesday, 7th January 2014.The win on Friday, 31st January, therefore, is the second massive EuroMillions jackpot won in France during January 2014, and the lucky winner will take home over €72 million. However, the European lottery player is yet to claim his or her prize, and according to French lottery organisers La Française des Jeux, the winner has 60 days to claim their prize and begin their new millionaire life.In order to win the €72,149,579 lottery prize, the French winner matched all of the winning main numbers 8, 10, 15, 16 and 31 as well as both of the lucky stars 8 and 9 in the draw in Paris. This outright win is not only the second jackpot to be won in France this year, but it is also the second time the jackpot has been won in the European lottery since the turn of the year.Six consecutive rollovers helped the popular lottery game reach its staggering prize fund; however this is nowhere near the highest ever jackpot that the EuroMillions lottery has seen, as the record still stands at €190 million, which was won by British couple Adrian and Gillian Bayford in August 2012.This latest win means that the EuroMillions jackpot reverts back to its standard starting point of £12,000,000. There is no reason to believe that this jackpot won’t reach great heights once again, so why not give it a go and see how much you could win?! Purchase your EuroMillions lottery tickets online at