A EuroMillions Jackpot of £170 Million Has Been Won in the UK
Last Updated: Tuesday 8th October 2019, 21:55
A lucky EuroMillions ticket holder in the UK has won a jackpot of £170 million ending a record run of 22 consecutive rollovers. It is the largest jackpot to have been won in the UK.
UPDATE: The winning ticket holder came forward to claim their prize on 10th October, less than two days after the 8th October draw. The prize has now been paid out and the winner has chosen to remain anonymous.
The results of the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 8th October were 7, 10, 15, 44, 49 with Lucky Stars 3 & 12. The UK ticket was the only one out of millions of entries across all nine participating countries to match all five numbers as well as the two Lucky Stars, clinching the entirety of the jackpot. The region in which the winning ticket was sold has not yet been revealed.
The mystery UK ticket holder’s £170 million jackpot win comes hot on the heels of some other notable wins this year, including an Irish syndicate that scooped £152 million in February.
The new winner’s net worth is set to go above that of singer Adele, who is worth £150 million according to this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, and Ed Sheeran, who is even richer with £160 million.
The last EuroMillions jackpot win came on 19th July, when a Spanish player from Ciudad Real collected a total prize of €107.6 million (£96.7 million). Following the win, the jackpot was reset to its minimum size of €17 million (£15.2 million) and has since rolled over for more than ten weeks, setting a new record for the largest number of consecutive EuroMillions rollovers.
The run of rollovers led to Tuesday’s draw becoming a ‘Must Be Won’ draw. The EuroMillions jackpot can only stay at its cap for four draws before it must be won in the fifth one. Had no players matched all five numbers plus both Lucky Stars in the draw, the entire prize amount would have been shared by the X players in the ‘Match +1’ tier.
The huge jackpot also meant that a planned Superdraw on 4th October had to be rescheduled for another date. The special draw had been lined up to offer a guaranteed jackpot of €100 million (approximately £90 million), but it had to be called off as the top prize was already far higher.
Superdraws take place occasionally throughout the year, when the EuroMillions jackpot is inflated using funds accrued in a dedicated Booster Fund. As these funds were already in place for the planned Superdraw, another big promotional event may be arranged for the near future, although the new date for the Superdraw has still to be confirmed.
You can prepare for the next big jackpot in a number of ways. Use our EuroMillions statistics page for number inspiration, or go to the Number Generator to create your own lucky dips. Entries can be purchased in authorised retailers in any of the participating countries, as well as online.