Joy in Las Palmas
Initial reports suggest that the winning ticket was validated at a shop in the of El Mirador Shopping Centre on the sun-kissed Spanish island. The identity of the winner remains a mystery, with no clue as to whether the victor is a local resident or a tourist playing whist on holiday in the region. However, what is clear is that the owner of the playslip has written their name into EuroMillions folklore.
Friday night’s draw proved particularly prosperous for players in Las Palmas, as another ticket holder from the city correctly matched the El Million code RRH37615 to end the night €1 million better off. This win rounded off quite an evening for participants in the island’s capital.
UK Players Win Big
Despite missing out on the jackpot by just one number, the evening saw 16 players in the Match 5+1 prize tier each collect a reward worth €1.2 million (£900,571). The winning group included four UK ticket holders, each of whom stand to receive one of the largest second tier prizes in EuroMillions history.
Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor, who had been busy promoting the colossal EuroMillions jackpot in the lead up to Friday’s draw, was on hand to issue a rallying call for all of the winners to come forward. “We have the champagne on ice ready to celebrate,” the ever-cheerful Carter exclaimed.
As the winner of Friday night’s jackpot purchased their entry in Spain, there will have been a huge sigh of relief emanating from the home of Chris and Colin Weir. The couple, who won £161.6 million in July 2011, remain the winners of the largest sterling EuroMillions prize in UK history, a record that the Ayrshire couple would have been stripped of had a Brit landed the sizeable sum on offer.
Become a EuroMillions Winner
Friday’s result means that a total of 375 players have now won the EuroMillions jackpot, a total that could soon become 376 with a little luck this Tuesday. So, if you would like to join the ever-growing list of big prize winners by scooping a sum of €17 million (£15 million), you can pick your numbers online or play through any authorised retailer. Good luck!