The EuroMillions lottery jackpot on Friday 16th September was £34 million, and a single ticket from the UK matched all the numbers to win this huge prize. This makes it the eighth time in 2016 that the jackpot has been won in the UK, and the third in the last month.
The prize could be in their bank account on Monday 19th, although unless they decide to go public with the win, no information about where the ticket was purchased or whether it was an individual or part of a syndicate will be released.
About The EuroMillions
EuroMillions jackpots are won by matching 5 main numbers from 1 to 50 and 2 Lucky Star numbers that are picked from 1 to 11, with tickets costing £2 per play. Draws take place in Paris each Tuesday and Friday night and even if there are no British jackpot winners, players are automatically entered into the Millionaire Maker draw which guarantees a £1 million prize to a UK ticket.
From 24th September, the pool of Lucky Stars will be increased to 12 numbers, which should see even more rollovers occurring.
The winning numbers on Friday were 5, 8, 14, 22 and 32 with Lucky Star numbers 2 and 11. It's yet another recent big win for a ticket from the UK, as three players shared a £19.7 million jackpot on 2nd September and £61 million was won by a family from Monmouthshire in August.
Launched in 2004, EuroMillions is played across nine countries including Spain, France, Austria and Belgium. It's estimated that between 10 and 30 million people play, depending on the size of the jackpot on offer, while recent developments have seen online ticket services open the game up to a worldwide audience.
The Popularity Of Online Agents
Online ticket buying sites like The Lotter, Jackpot.com Lottery and Play Huge Lottos have added a huge number of extra players to this and other big lotteries from around the world. People purchase tickets through the sites and any winnings are sent directly to them, while major prizes can be collected in person.