EuroMillions Jackpot Worth £99 Million Spurs Excitement
Last Updated: Friday 29th January 2016, 16:41 pm
A EuroMillions jackpot of £99 million (€131 million) has captured the imagination of players everywhere ahead of tonight’s draw and UK ticket holders are among those plotting their strategies on how they might scoop the top prize.The jackpot has not been won since a single ticket holder from Spain pocketed €83.2 million (£60.6 million) on Friday 18th December, and a run of 11 rollovers has ignited interest.
There have so far been 55 UK jackpot winners since the game was launched in 2004, and the most recent success came in October of last year when a top prize of £23 million (€30.8 million) was split between one British participant and one from Austria. The EuroMillions Statistics page shows the winners by country, as well as loads more fascinating information.
If you’re trying to work out which numbers to select for the latest big draw, the stats show that the biggest one available, 50, has actually been the most frequently drawn ball. The number 42, meanwhile, is the most overdue as it has not been drawn for 111 days, and the number 46 has been picked the least amount of times in total.
An alternative idea might be to try the EuroMillions Number Generator, which produces a random line in an instant. As EuroMillions is a game of luck you will have just as much chance of winning with a randomly selected set of numbers as one you have spent a long time thinking about, so it is just a case of how you want to play.
There are also a number of practical ways you can help yourself to boost your chances, such as playing online to make sure your numbers are safely stored and you will find out about any prizes. You might also want to join a syndicate, which would allow you to own a share of multiple tickets without having to spend more money.
UK players will also automatically be entered into the January edition of Mega Friday, which this month offers seven players the opportunity to head off on a luxury trip to Dubai in addition to their £1 million prize. Visit the Mega Friday page to find out more, and make sure to buy your tickets either online or from an authorised retailer in the UK. Best of luck!