Winning Weekend for Lottery Players Worldwide

Despite its ominous reputation, Friday 13th heralded a winning weekend for lottery lovers as several players scooped top tier prizes. There were jackpot winners in a series of different games played on Friday and Saturday across both Europe and America.

Winning Weekend for Lottery Players Worldwide

On Friday, the pan-European lottery EuroMillions took place and offered players the chance to win a phenomenal jackpot of £109 million (€137 million). The 11 times rollover jackpot was the largest seen in the game since 25th June 2013 and was finally won by one lucky player in Spain who matched all seven numbers drawn.

On the same night, American players vied for a US$66 million top prize in the multi-state lottery Mega Millions. Just one winning ticket, purchased in Michigan, matched all six main numbers drawn to secure the entire top prize and become the sixth largest lottery prize ever won by a Michigan player.

Saturday saw three lucky players share UK Lotto’s £3.4 million jackpot prize pool after they all matched the six main numbers drawn. The lucky trio each took home a tax-free share worth £1,149,241.

In Ireland, two players matched all six main numbers drawn to share the €2 million top prize. The winning tickets, which were purchased in the Mid-West and the South-East, take the total number of Irish Lotto jackpot wins this year to 13.

With a wealth of great games on offer across both sides of the Atlantic, why not take part in one this week and see if you can continue the winning streak? Tickets for all of these games can be purchased online via the Lottery Tickets tab regardless of your location.

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Article Last Modified: Friday, 15 August 2014 15:39:55+01:00
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