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Although there haven’t been any players who were able to snatch up the jackpot prize of the last few weeks, the Euro Millions remains one of the most popular Euro Lotto games. This is due to the fact that it has the potential to turn any player who is lucky enough to match all the numbers which are required to become instantly richer. Let’s take a look at how this past weekend’s game performed to see if any player was successful in walking away a multimillionaire.
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Most players who are least expectant of a big win are the ones who walk away with a life-changing prize. Not too long ago Richard and Angela Maxwell, a British couple, scooped up £53 million with the Euro Millions. Another lucky couple, David and Kathleen Long, won £1 million for the second time! If you’re like most loyal fans and players, then you’re also waiting for the day when you’ll find yourself sitting with some winning lotto numbers. There are a few ways to make sure that you pick better numbers and end up walking away with a bigger prize, which involves beating other players and not the game.
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In Part.1 of our recap of Euro Lotto winners, we saw two lucky players spend their money on new horses (Nicola Otterburn) and even a field (Mark Fielden). This time let’s look back at some lottery winners who really spent their money on some odd, ridiculous or wasteful items.
The PlayEuroMillions website Lottery, widely acknowledged as one of the largest, most lucrative and rewarding, most entertaining international lotteries in Europe - and indeed, the world - was conceptualized and brought to life in February 2004 as a joint venture by the national lottery agencies of France (Française de Jeux), Spain (Loterías y Apuestos del Estado - organizers of the famous El Gordo Draw) and the United Kingdom (the UK National Lottery, operated by Camelot).
When the Euro Millions lotto first kicked off, these three countries were the only ones in the draws - but upon noticing the huge potential to be had by being a part of the collaboration, and barely a couple of months after the first draw, another six countries elected to become a part of the EuroMillions draw as well. To date, a total of nine countries pool their revenue generated by ticket sales and channel them towards the jackpot prize, often resulting in huge wins by lucky players – the largest recorded jackpot win to date has been a massive €190 million, won in August 2012 by a couple in Suffolk, England. The countries currently participating in the EuroMillions lottery are as follows:
•Republic of Ireland
With the number of countries joining the European Union, it will be a mere matter of time before these countries also decide to throw their chips in with the Euro Lotto (as it's more commonly known as), thus surely equating to even bigger jackpot prizes. Another factor that sets the Euro Millions apart from other international lottos, is that twice a year they hold a special “Super Draw”. What's unique about this draw (besides the guaranteed €100 million jackpot), is that all players only have a week in which to try to match up their selection to the drawn numbers and Lucky Stars in the hopes of securing a win. Should nobody have any luck in netting the main jackpot prize, it will then filter down to the next prize tier and be distributed accordingly. The odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot are currently 1 in 116,531,800. Although the majority of all Euro Millions players focus on the elusive jackpot, the game actually has 13 prize tiers on offer – so realistically, players have a 1 in 13 chance of walking away with a prize of some sort. Statistically, should one purchase a EuroMillions lottery ticket for every draw in the space of a year, on average you could expect to win a tier prize on 8 occasions.
Taking these facts into consideration, doesn't playing the EuroMillions game just seem all the more tempting? Who knows – perhaps you will be a jackpot winner! PlayEuroMillions.com has made entering international lotteries so much easier – your valid entry is only a few clicks away. What are you waiting for?
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