UK Player Wins £114 Million EuroMillions Jackpot
Last Updated: Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 11:25
A sole ticket holder has won the fourth-biggest lottery jackpot ever seen in the UK after hitting all the winning numbers in the New Year’s Day EuroMillions draw. The winner will take home just under £115 million.
Rollovers Come to an End
It has taken nearly two months and 12 rollovers to find a winner for this most recent EuroMillions jackpot, and the lucky ticket was bought in the UK. It matched the numbers 1, 8, 11, 25, and 28, with Lucky Stars 4 and 6 to win £114,969,775 in the draw on 1st January. The winner has until the end of June to come forward and claim the prize.
It was a good night overall for UK players, as five others managed to match five main numbers and one Lucky Star to win just over £76,000 each. The total value of the prizes awarded to British players exceeded £118 million.
A special edition of the UK Millionaire Maker raffle also took place, which awarded ten prizes of £1 million to players who matched one of the winning codes drawn on the night. Usually only two winning codes are drawn but this special version of the raffle was held to mark the New Year. From 15th January the number of winning codes in each draw will drop to one and in return Camelot have stated that more special events such as this one will take place.
EuroMillions Superdraw to Return
The date of the next EuroMillions Superdraw has been revealed. It is scheduled to take place on Friday 1st February and will offer a guaranteed jackpot of €120 million (around £108 million).
If you’re not familiar with Superdraws, they are special draws that offer huge jackpots usually in excess of £100 million. The value of these jackpots is guaranteed, regardless of what the top prize was in the draw before and whether it was won or rolled over. They are like standard EuroMillions draws in every other way: tickets cost the same; you must still match five numbers plus both Lucky Stars to win the jackpot; and the odds of winning do not change.
A Superdraw jackpot can roll over if no one wins it on the night. Previous Superdraws have as a result led to some record jackpots, including two that rolled over to his the jackpot cap of €190 million.
If you want to be in with a chance of winning the nine-figure Superdraw jackpot you can buy tickets from lottery retailers in any of the nine participating countries, or you can pick your numbers online.