EuroMillions Landed in the UK

The EuroMillions jackpot on Friday was won by a single ticket in the UK, giving the island nation its first EuroMillions jackpot success of 2014. The final value of the top prize on Friday was £107,932,603 (€129,384,564) and that is the fourth biggest jackpot that has ever been won by a lottery player in the UK. The biggest win of all occurred in July 2011, when Colin and Chris Weir from Scotland landed a EuroMillions prize worth £161 million (€185 million). Adrian and Gillian Bayford won a larger prize in Euro terms in August 2012 (€190 million) but the exchange rate at that time meant that the sterling equivalent was £148 million.

EuroMillions Landed in the UK

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

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