THE EuroMillions lottery made history last night with its biggest ever jackpot of £170m.
And the best part? The lump sum was one by a ridiculously lucky Brit who managed to match all of the winning numbers — was the lucky EuroMillions winner you? Here’s everything you need to know.
What were the EuroMillions numbers for the October 8 draw?
The winning numbers on October 8, 2019, were 7 10 15 44 49 with Lucky Stars 3 and 12.
In order to win the jackpot, your ticket needs to match all five main numbers plus the two Lucky Stars.
Brits can also win by matching the UK Millionaire Maker code — the prize for this is £1m.
And yes, it is possible to win both the jackpot as well as the UK Millionaire Maker on the same ticket. You just need to be really, really lucky.
Where was the winning EuroMillions ticket bought?
According to Camelot, the £170m jackpot was won by a single ticket-holder – in the UK.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: “One incredibly lucky ticket-holder has scooped tonight’s enormous £170m EuroMillions jackpot.
“They are now the UK’s biggest ever winner. Players all across the country are urged to check their tickets as soon as possible.
“It’s been a fantastic year for UK EuroMillions players with an amazing five jackpot wins.”
The National Lottery operator is yet to reveal the winner’s identity and where the ticket was bought.
However, what we do know is that the ticket was bought in the UK and the winner is now one of the 1,000 wealthiest people living in the UK.
The world’s five biggest lottery wins
- £1.308billion (Powerball) – On January 13, 2016, in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
- £1.267billion (Mega Million) – A winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline
- £633.76million (Powerball draw) – Winner came from Wisconsin
- £625.76million (Powerball) – Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts, claimed the jackpot in August 2017
- £575.53million (Powerball) – A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018
How many EuroMillions UK jackpot winners have there been this year?
National Lottery operator Camelot said there have been four UK jackpot winners in 2019, receiving £350million between them.
In June, one lucky ticket holder, who chose to remain anonymous, became one of the UK’s biggest ever winners after scooping a £123million jackpot.
Not bad considering a EuroMillions ticket will only set you back £2.50 — and yes, this small price will also mean automatic entry into the UK Millionaire Maker draw.
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How many numbers do you need to win on the EuroMillions?
For the big jackpot, you need all five main numbers plus the two Lucky Stars.
Meanwhile, five main number and one Lucky Star will scoop you an estimated prize of £190,018, and just five main numbers means a prize of around £19,670.
But even if you match just two numbers, you’ll still walk away with a teeny bit of profit as this will see you land a prize of £2.70.