Lotto players around the continent had a reason for celebration on Friday night, when Euromillions offered one of the most exciting prize pools in recent memory. Two ticket holders from Spain and the UK shared the spectacular jackpot, scooping £77.700.000 each. Spanish prize has been claimed shortly after the draw took place, but the identity of the British winner still remains a mystery.
The winning line that enabled this amazing victory on February 23rd consisted of the numbers 10, 17, 18, 28 and 47, with Lucky Stars 3 and 7. After lottery officials revealed Euromillions results on Friday night two participants from Spain and the UK came out victorious, sharing the £155.500.000 jackpot. Spanish winners didn’t wait too long before coming forward. It was reported that the top prize was claimed by the consortium of 80 members from municipality of Manilva. The representative of their syndicate purchased the golden ticket at the Carrefour Gran Sur-Torres Shopping Centre.
We still don’t know anything about the UK player or how they reacted after finding out they’re about to receive £77.700.000. Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s senior winners’ advisor, was very excited to announce that another Brit became a jackpot millionaire.
“Wow, what a win for one lucky UK ticket holder. This is the tenth biggest winner this country has ever seen and we look forward to toasting their win. As well as one lucky UK player banking a life-changing £77.000.000 share of the jackpot, tonight’s special millionaire event saw seven £1.000.000 winners made in the UK,” said Carter, referring to the special European Millionaire Maker draw that also took place that night.