EuroMillions results – Mega £137million jackpot scooped by a single ticket holder in France

THE results are out for the Euromillions – and it's good news for one lucky person as a single ticket holder in France has scooped up the whopping £137million.

The massive sum rolled over from Tuesday night's £122million – after no-one took the life-changing figure home.

Tomorrow see’s the return of the Lotto which has a whopping £4 million jackpot up for grabs as well as the Thunderball.

The draws will be at 8pm and 8.15pm.

Read our EuroMillions live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    Written in the stars

    According to the stars, it seems that some of us are much more likely to win than others.

    Before we get to the big reveal of which sign is most likely to pick the right balls and become a millionaire, let’s take a look at some of the other lucky stars in the zodiac.

    • Leo
    • Virgo
    • Scorpio

    Explained: What happens if no one claims a prize?

    If no UK players come forward within 180 days then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated while it is held in trust, goes to National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

    The National Lottery have said: “Our players change the lives of individuals as well as communities by raising, on average, over £33 million for National Lottery-funded projects every week.”

    ‘Google me’

    Gareth and his wife Catherine joked they were the most “boring multimillionaires” when they won £40.6million the EuroMillions in 2012.

    She said she wanted a new carpet for the six-bedroom home he had just built and have her hair done twice a year.

    But he eventually splashed out on a huge hospitality box at Old Trafford and another at Wembley.

    They also bought a holiday villa in Tenerife. She gave up her job and he wound down his building company.

    While it seemed to be going well for the pair, they ended up splitting up and Gareth started dating a woman named Donna Desporte, who he seduced by telling her to “Google him” in a bar in Tenerife.

    They had a nine-month fling – which ended with him ignoring and avoiding her, according to Donna.

    • Louis Allwood

      Money is the root of all evil

      While a few have used their winnings for good, others have suffered heartbreak along the way, as they fall victim to the so-called lottery curse – with marriage scandals, financial feuds, violent robberies, botched cosmetic surgery and tragedy.

      Britain’s youngest lottery winner, Jane Park, received £1million from EuroMillions, but despite winning the least on our list, she made the biggest splurge.

      Just 17 at the time, she treated herself to cars, holidays, clothes and plastic surgery. But she said that winning has been a nightmare and that being a millionaire is stressful.

      Colin and Chris Weir won £161million on the EuroMillions in 2011 – making them the 22nd richest people in Scotland and propelling them onto the Sunday Times Rich List.

      Sadly, in April 2019, the pair announced they were divorcing. They had been married for 38 years before being hit by the lottery curse, and shared two grown-up children, Carly and Jamie.

      Just three months later, Colin tragically died of kidney failure and sepsis aged 72.

      Read more stories here.

    • Louis Allwood

      Explained: What’s next?

      Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

      There is a draw 6 nights a week.

      Tomorrow see’s the return of the Lotto and the Thunderball.

      The draws will be at 8pm and 8.15pm.

    • Louis Allwood

      I won £184million on first ever euro millions lottery ticket

      A WOMAN has won £184million on her first ever EuroMillion lottery ticket after buying it "on a hunch".

      The young woman – who wanted to remain anonymous – was presented with the prize at her home in Tahiti after it went unclaimed since October 15.

      According to the EuroMillions website, her ticket was the only entry that matched all seven numbers after the jackpot had hit its cap of €220m (£184m).

      The mystery woman said she had never entered the EuroMillions draw in her life and had grown up watching her grandfather play.

      "I was waiting for the right moment to play, and that day I had a hunch," she said.

      "Everything is possible, you just have to believe in it. Before checking my ticket, I felt a shiver in my back."

    • Louis Allwood

      Spread the money

      A £115million jackpot is probably enough to not just change your life, but the lives of everyone you’ve ever cared about too.

      Which is probably why Frances and Patrick Connolly decided to give over half of their winnings to 175 people.

      “We won £114,969,775.70 and we have given away more than half,” Frances said last year.

      “That’s £60million-worth of love. And the thing that makes me even happier is that every single person we gave money to has passed some of it on to other people. I can’t think of a day since winning the Lottery that I haven’t smiled.”

      Read more here.

    • Louis Allwood

      Tonight's Euromillions millionaire maker

      Millionaire Maker Selection: – One UK millionaire has been created

      The winning code is – VBKD46480

    • Louis Allwood

      Too late for this couple

      Martyn and Kay Tott got the shock of their lives when they realised they’d won £3million back in 2001 – six months after buying the ticket.

      By the time they saw an appeal for the winner to come forward, they couldn’t find the ticket.

      After 45 agonising days of deliberating, Camelot told the devastated couple that they weren’t going to receive the cash.

      “Having that money taken away was torture,” Martyn told the Mail on Sunday.

      “For a long time I lost sight of who I was and what I believed in. But I can honestly say I’m glad I didn’t get the £3million now.

      “There is no guarantee it would have brought me happiness.”

    • Louis Allwood

      Tonight's results are…

      The numbers are in, tonight’s Thunderball result is 3, 11, 12, 20, 4 and the Thunderball is 3

      Tonight’s Euromillions numbers are 1, 20, 41, 42, 50 and the Lucky Stars are 3 and 7

    • Louis Allwood

      Could you be joining this list?

      Your chances to win may be remote but if you do you could win big.

      Here are some of the record prizes one by UK winners in the past:

    • Louis Allwood

      List: National Lottery stats

      Stats from the National Lottery

      • Six Millionaires are made every week
      • The luckiest postcode is Birmingham with 119 millionaires
      • The luckiest profession is building
      • There are 6 million winners a week
      • £56 billion paid out in prizes
      • Over £34 million goes to National Lottery Projects every week
      • Most Millionaires celebrate with a cup of tea

      Is yours the luckiest city in the UK?

      The following map shows the top 10 luckiest lottery areas in the UK.

      Lottery data shows the areas with the cities and towns with the highest number per capita of high-tier winners to scoop £50,000 or more on the National Lottery.

      The National Lottery has now made over 6,100 millionaires in the UK.

      Data taken from the launch of the lottery in 1994 until Sept 2019 reveals the luckiest regions.

      Tonight's Euromillions results are in

      Tonight's Euromillions numbers are 1, 20, 41, 42, 50 and the Lucky Stars are 3 and 7

      Good luck to those that entered!

      How can you be this lucky?

      In an interview with ABC News, Richard Lustig explained that his method was to re-invest all of his winnings back into the lottery, and also recommended using hand-picked sequential numbers, as well as using the same numbers repeatedly.

      Lustig’s total wins amount to a value of $1,052,205.58, which is about £766,736.95.

      • Win 1: January 1993 (scratch-off ticket) – $10,000
      • Win 2: August 1997 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $13,696.03
      • Win 3: June 2000 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – $3,594.66
      • Win 4: October 2001 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – valued at $4,966
      • Win 5: January 2002 (Florida Mega Money) – $842,152.91
      • Win 6: November 25, 2008 (Florida Fantasy 5) $73,658.06
      • Win 7: August 9, 2010 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $98,992.92
      • Louis Allwood

        Stay tuned

        The Euromillions results are on their way soon.

        Get ready!

      • Louis Allwood

        Tonight's Thunderball results

        The numbers are in, tonight's Thunderball result is 3, 11, 12, 20, 4 and the Thunderball is 3

        Good luck!

      • Louis Allwood

        5 minutes until the draw

        Not long left to wait now for those with Thunderball tickets.

      • Louis Allwood

        Lucky Leo

        According to the stars, it seems that some of us are much more likely to win than others.

        Before we get to the big reveal of which sign is most likely to pick the right balls and become a millionaire, let’s take a look at some of the other lucky stars in the zodiac.

        • Leo
        • Virgo
        • Scorpio

        What are the odds of winning tonight?

        The life-changing jackpot is hard to scoop. With between 80 to 100 million people purchasing a ticket for a EuroMillions draw each week, it proves stiff competition.

        In order to win the cash prize, players need to match all five main numbers and both lucky star numbers.

        But punters only have a 1 in 139,838, 160 chance of bagging the top prize.

        Matching five numbers and one star has odds of 1 in 6,991,908.

        There is a 1 in 22 chance of matching two numbers in the draw.

        The approximate overall odds of winning a prize in EuroMillions are 1 in 13.

        According to the EuroMillions website, the chances of winning the UK Millionaire Maker game can be estimated as 1 in 1,900,000.

        But winning in this game depends entirely on the number of the payslips sold, so the odds therefore fluctuate.

        Entries have closed

        Entries in to tonight's draw have now closed.

        Stay tuned to find out results.

        • Louis Allwood

          20 Minutes left

          Just 20 minutes left until entries close for both the Euromillions and the Thunderball draw tonight.

          There is less than an hour until the Thunderball draw gets underway.

          Make sure you stay tuned for tonight's results.

        • Louis Allwood

          Not long now

          There is just under an hour until entries close for tonight's mega Euromillions Jackpot draw.

          Go get them tickets, this is not one you want to miss.

        • Louis Allwood

          Unclaimed money goes a long way

          Any cash that isn’t claimed after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK goes to National Lottery projects across the country.

          Folks in Ireland have just half that time to claim too, with only 90 days before the prize money is off the table.

          Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires and the owner of the lottery ticket will no longer be able to claim any of their winnings.

          But after that time has expired, any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.

          This will usually then go on to help fund things like sport programmes or local community buildings or other projects.

        • Louis Allwood

          Easy steps for tonight's EuroMillions

          1. Pick 5 numbers from 1-50 and two Lucky Stars from 1-12. Or try a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers.
          2. Choose to play on a Tuesday or Friday – or both, then the number of weeks you’d like to play.
          3. You can play up to seven lines of numbers and buy up to 10 play slips at a time.
          4. You’re all good to go!

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