Friday’s EuroMillions lottery draw, which accumulated a jackpot of 200 million, the largest jackpot in its history was won by a ticket holder in France.
What an amazing time to win the 11th December 2020 massive EuroMillions €200 million jackpot, just before the upcoming holiday period and New Year celebrations. The jackpot was won by one very lucky winner from France whose final jackpot prize had risen to an unprecedented €200 million.
There were many anxious British players that had their eye on the incredible EuroMillions jackpot prize but were left feeling rather disappointed when the prize money ended up on the other side of the English Channel in France. The EuroMillions winning numbers were 6, 9, 13, 24, 41 and the lucky stars were 3 and 12.
It wasn’t long before it was announced that the lucky jackpot winner was a mystery French player who won the enormous life-changing jackpot prize.
This is the 110th top prize won in the country, and the 500th jackpot won across all participating countries since the game launched in 2004.
Current standings for EuroMillions lottery jackpot winners as of 11/12/2020:
- France: 110
- United Kingdom: 109
- Spain: 105
- Portugal: 78
- Belgium: 38
- Switzerland: 22
- Ireland: 18
- Austria: 17
- Luxembourg: 3
It was back in February the 7th 2004 that the first EuroMillions draw took place and held by three different organizations, France's Française des Jeux, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado from Spain and Camelot from the UK.
With Brexit in the throes of finalising negotiations with the EU, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in Brussels thrashing out a deal or no deal as this article is being written. We have included some post Brexit information for our UK players who may be concerned about what is involved playing EuroMillions after the UK has left the EU completely.
Is it possible for UK players to keep playing EuroMillions after Brexit?
Being a member of the EU is not a requirement in order to participate in EuroMillions. For instance, Switzerland is a member of the group of countries which takes part, and it has never been part of the EU. This of course is only a concern if you physically pop into your local shop in the UK to buy a EuroMillions ticket. The easiest solution is to buy your ticket online through PlayEuroMillions.com where countries borders are not a problem as you can play your favourite lucky numbers online from anywhere in the world. So Brexit will have absolutely no effect with you playing the EuroMillions lottery.
The next estimated EuroMillions jackpot prize could be yours for taking - all you have to do is, buy a EuroMillions lottery ticket online to give yourself the best possible chance to bag a big one!
Winning a lottery prize usually involves being lucky but would you think that if you did a really good deed and saved someone’s life, would you be even luckier as a reward for being there for someone else?
Maybe there’s something in it because there was a key worker who helped save a policeman’s life when he had a heart attack on a bus earlier this year and not long after won £1million on a lottery. 33-year-old Anthony Canty who lives in Maldon, Essex in the UK gave the police officer CPR after he collapsed on the bus he was travelling on saving his life. They have remained in touch ever since and Anthony said the policeman who fully recovered, said that his win was good karma after he told him about his jackpot prize. “I phoned him on the win and he said ‘good karma happens to good people’,” said the father of two.
Anthony, who has been working all throughout the lockdown as an engineer who maintains the water quality for care homes and hospitals, was on the bus heading home from work when the policeman, who had also recently ended his shift, just collapsed. “We were just on our way home one evening, just talking and he just dropped down in my lap,” he said. He immediately rang the bell to stop the bus then gave the police officer CPR with the assistance of the emergency 999 operators and his own first aid training he had at work.
They airlifted the policeman straight to hospital where he spent five days in intensive care. Anthony said he kept in touch with the police officer’s partner and while he was in the hospital he delivered him some fruit and flowers and kept in contact after he fully recovered. Anthony’s partner, 32-year-old Katie Sullivan said “He (the police officer) said that Anthony’s part of his family now. He said he’s forever grateful as if it weren’t for Anthony he wouldn’t be here today. It’s just amazing.”
Katie, who has been together with Anthony for twelve years and have two daughters together, said they first thought the prize money was £100,000. Anthony rang Katie while on the train to work after he checked his lottery ticket numbers. “I called Katie to tell her the good news but she wouldn’t believe me and thought I was winding her up, so I gave her the numbers to check for herself. I heard her log on and then she started screaming, and said ‘You div, it’s one million, we’re millionaires, you have to come home.’”
He took the day off from work to let the good news sink in and they both celebrated with a bottle of wine in their garden before telling their friends about their good luck. He plans to stay with his job, which means commuting to London by train then taking the underground although recently he has caught the earlier train so he doesn’t come into so much contact with other people.
“I do know that I’m not giving up work, I like it and I’m proud of what we do so I’m definitely not giving that up, although I will be taking some time off when it’s safe to fly again so we can take the girls to Disneyland,” he said. “We may think about moving to a new house in the future but our main priority is to invest the money wisely so that our girls will be financially secure.”
Now that win was well deserved. Karma’s good luck was on Anthony and the policeman’s side. Both won a big prize, Anthony the £1million and the policeman got his life back.