Spain and the rest of Europe was stunned on Friday when the Euromillions results were drawn and it was announced that there was a single jackpot winner. A Spaniard was the lucky buyer of the ticket and will collect a hugh £113,229,891 (126.23 millions in Euros). This jackpot shatters the prior Euro record jackpot set by an Irish lady almost 4 year ago
The Spanish winner was the only one to pick the correct 7 numbers beating the odds of 76 million to one. There have been bigger EuroMillions jackpots, but those have always been shared by several winners, this massive single winner jackpot will statistically stand intact for along time.
The previous record holder for the biggest Euro millions was Dolores McNamara of Ireland, who won a jackpot of GBP 77 million in July 2005.
The largest UK jackpot winner was from Scotland (Glasgow), the lucky winner that time being Angela Kelly, who won her £35.4 million EuroMillions jackpot just less than 2 years ago back in August 2007. Angela still holds the status of being the biggest lottery winner in history of the United Kingdom. .
To win the lottery you need to be extremely lucky – the exact odds of winning the top prize is 1 in 76,275,360 – the lucky euro millions jackpot winner needing to match the 5 main numbers from 1 to 50 and then choose the “lucky star” numbers from 1 to 9.
“These Euro millions jackpots have generated unprecedented world wide interest” said Ken McLeod a lottery syndicate organiser “people have been clamouring to grab a piece of the action and now they can buy their Euro Lottery tickets online from almost any where in the world”.
Ken demonstrated further how the syndicate system not only drastically cut the odds of winning but also guaranteed the “lucky star” numbers in every draw, thereby meaning you only had to get 5 numbers correct to win not the full seven.
Euromillions players who want to take advantage of this unique syndicate system are advised to review the Euro Lottery website and join prior to the next Fridays draw.