Record EuroMillions Jackpot Won

History was made on Friday 26 February as the EuroMillions jackpot was finally won. It was the only major jackpot win over the weekend.

Friday’s EuroMillions draw had a record €210 million jackpot. In the end the key currency was Swiss Francs not Euros or Pounds. A ticket sold in Switzerland won CHF230.223 million but no one has yet to claim their winnings.

Whatever the currency, it was the largest ever win in a European lottery. The winning numbers were 06-12-22-29-33 and the two Lucky Stars 06 and 11. There were 12 other millionaires created in Friday’s draw. All matched the five main numbers and just one Lucky Star to win £1.927m/€2.494m.

Tuesday’s draw sees the jackpot back at £14 million. The jackpot cap is up to €220 million, so we might see another record-breaking way sometime this year. It might need a bit of help from a EuroMillions Superdraw though.

The largest European jackpot is now Italy’s SuperEnalotto draw. There was another rollover on Saturday, so on Tuesday the top prize is up to €115.2 million. It was a tough set of numbers and it produced no winners in the second tier either. The best win was one of €34.850,20, won by seven players who managed to get five of the main numbers.

Over in the USA, the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots keep on rising. Friday’s Mega Millions draw had a $30 million jackpot, but it ended in a rollover. No players won the second-tier prize either. Perhaps in Tuesday’s $43 million draw, some lottery millionaires will be created.

There was a rollover in the Powerball draw held on Saturday 27 February. The jackpot was $113 million in that draw. No tickets could match the five main numbers to become millionaires. With another rollover taking place, that means there’s a bumper $123 million jackpot in the Wednesday 3 March draw.

Back in Europe and to the UK Lotto draw on Saturday 27 February. The jackpot had been won on Wednesday, so there was a £3.8 million top prize in this latest draw. Anyone with numbers under 33 was in big trouble with only one main number below that figure.

Two tickets definitely weren’t using birthdays and anniversaries to choose their numbers. Both matched five of the main balls and the bonus ball to both win £1 million. The top prize rises to £5.1 million for the draw on Wednesday 3 March.

The Thunderball draws on Friday and Saturday both had £500,000 jackpots. Both ended in rollovers, despite Saturday’s draw having numbers all between 01 and 31. Those birthday and anniversary numbers will hopefully get a jackpot win in the next draw on Wednesday.

Friday’s EuroJackpot draw had a top prize of €34 million but no one was able to match the numbers drawn. Two tickets were lucky enough to match the five main number and one of the two EuroNumbers. Both ticket holders are now working out how to spend their €1.122 million winnings. The next draw is on Friday 5 with the jackpot up to €47 million.

Tickets for all of these draws can be purchased online, just search for the relevant lottery, so give it a go and see if you can land yourself a big prize.

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