The lucky ticket holder matched 3, 5, 21, 36 and 44 with Lucky Stars 3 and 6 on a night when more than 1.7 million other players received cash sums. Two UK participants and one player each from Portugal and Spain matched the five main numbers and one of the Lucky Stars to bank £159,392 (€244,777), with other prizes ranging from £2.90 (€4.50) for matching two main numbers to £21,213 (€32,577) for matching all five main numbers on their own.
A host of additional awards were distributed in special draws across the continent, including two UK Millionaire Maker wins worth £1 million and a My Million success in France, leaving one ticket holder €1 million richer.
Before last night, the EuroMillions jackpot had been rolling since Friday 17th February, when Bev Doran of Bradford in the UK claimed £14.5 million (€17 million). The only time this year that the game’s top tier pool has crept higher than the latest win came on Tuesday 24th January, when an Irish syndicate from Dublin walked away with £76 million (€88.5 million).
Friday night will see players in the nine participating nations battle it out for a handsome £14 million (€17 million). You can choose your EuroMillions numbers online now, or buy tickets from authorised retailers across Europe. Good luck