This is the first EuroMillions jackpot of 2014 that has not been won by France or Spain, so lottery fans in other countries will be encouraged to see that another nation has finally interrupted the established pattern. Which country will sell the next winning ticket is something that we won't know until the next jackpot has been landed, but players in France and Spain will be just as keen to regain the winning habit as those in other nations will be to prevent that from happening.
The UK winner must now decide whether or not to embrace publicity by revealing their identity in a carefully managed press conference, or whether to retain their right to privacy. Both scenarios have their own pros and cons, and it is really impossible to say which decision would be best without knowing the player involved. This puts outside commentators in something of a Catch 22 situation as far as stating an opinion is concerned, but we can trust that lottery officials will provide as much advice as is necessary for the winner to make an informed decision of their own.
We will keep you posted if and when the UK winner chooses to go public, but in the meantime there is plenty of other lottery business to keep players occupied, including a brand new jackpot of £12 million (€15 million) for them to hunt down in the next EuroMillions game this Tuesday 18th March. Those who want some inspiration for their midweek entries will find plenty by visiting the EuroMillions Statistics page at Euro-Millions.com.
Written by Lottie McDonald