New Year Brings New Lottery Winners!

The new year is only a few days old, but it has already brought with it an army of lottery winners, and some of those winners can now celebrate new-found millionaire or multi-millionaire status. The biggest win so far was landed in the EuroJackpot game, where one ticket scooped all seven of the numbers drawn to take down a top prize worth €49.68 million, but there were plenty of big winners elsewhere too, as we will now explain in our round-up of the latest lottery results…

New Year Brings New Lottery Winners!

EuroJackpot

11 – 14 – 35 – 44 – 45 Euro Numbers: 05 and 06

The top prize in the first EuroJackpot game of 2016 had a final value of €49,685,851, and as we said a few moments ago, that prize was won by a single ticket. The winning entry was purchased in Germany, so well done to the lucky player concerned. There were four tickets that matched all five main numbers plus one of the Euro numbers to win a second tier prize worth €423,474 each, and a third tier prize of €298,923 went to each of two tickets that matched the five main numbers only. Over 737,000 entries won smaller prizes, and the next game on Friday 8th January will now offer a brand new jackpot worth €10 million.

EuroMillions

04 – 37 – 38 – 39 – 44 Lucky Stars: 04 and 07

EuroMillions players were chasing a jackpot worth just over £31 million (€42 million) on Friday night, but no ticket proved able to match the seven numbers needed to win that sum. There were six tickets that won £183,740 (€243,807) each by matching the five main numbers as well as one of the Lucky Star numbers, and another ten tickets matched five main numbers only to win £36,748 (€48,761) each. More than 2.17 million consolation prizes were landed in total, and the jackpot in the next game on Tuesday 5th January will be worth an estimated £36.3 million (€49 million).

Mega Millions    

07 – 18 – 37 – 38 – 39 Mega Ball: 09

The Mega Millions lottery in the USA boasted a nine-figure jackpot worth $130 million on Friday, and it will offer even more in the next game thanks to nobody matching all five main numbers plus the Mega Ball. The second prize tier was also vacant of winners, but 61 tickets landed a third tier prize of $5,000 each by matching four main numbers as well as the Mega Ball, and another 591 entries matched four main numbers only to win their owners a modest, but nevertheless useful, $500 each. Mega Millions players will now be able to pursue a jackpot worth an estimated $145 million in the next game, which takes place on Tuesday.

Powerball

05 – 06 – 15 – 29 – 42 Powerball: 10

A Powerball jackpot worth $334 million had lottery players champing at the bit to see if anyone would win in the latest draw, but the top prize proved unattainable once again. The good news is that three tickets secured a prize of $1 million for each of their owners for matching all five main numbers, so the dream of becoming a millionaire still came true for a handful of players. Another 62 tickets won $50,000 each by matching four main numbers plus the Powerball, and more than 1.9 million smaller prizes were won by standard entries across the lower levels. There will now be a jackpot of around $400 million to play for in the next game on Wednesday 6 January.

UK Lotto

12 – 25 – 29 – 40 – 48 – 56 Bonus Ball: 52

An extended sequence of 13 consecutive rollovers helped the UK Lotto jackpot to reach a final value of £47.4 million for last night’s game, but once again no ticket was able to match all six main numbers needed to win that prize. There were four tickets that matched five main numbers as well as the Bonus Ball number to win £32,802 each, whilst a third tier prize of £1,469 went to each of 94 tickets that matched four main numbers only. Over 1.9 million prizes were won by tickets matching fewer numbers, and the jackpot in the next game on Wednesday will be worth an estimated £50.4 million.

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