It is the third Belgian top prize win since EuroMillions changes were made in September 2016, but the first time under the new rules that anyone in the UK has matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars. Valentine’s Day was also extra special for a French ticket holder, who landed an €855,914 pay day in the Match 5+1 tier.
Last night’s winners are the third and fourth players to hit the jackpot so far in 2017, following the Spanish success two weeks previously and an Irish syndicate, who claimed €88.5 million (£76 million) from the draw on Tuesday 24th January. All three jackpot wins in 2017 so far have come in midweek, with the Friday draw yet to break its duck for the year.
The successful players became the 64th from the UK and the 28th from Belgium to pocket the top prize, a result that sees Belgium further consolidate its place as the fifth most successful EuroMillions-jackpot-winning nation and increases the gap between the UK and Portugal, in third and fourth respectively, to two.
Friday’s jackpot resets to €17 million (£14 million) and you can play EuroMillions online or by purchasing tickets at authorised retailers across the nine participating nations. You never know, you could become the first Friday winner of 2017!