Lottery players all over Europe have had a past week of mixed reactions and roller coaster emotions. While one lucky ticket holder won the UK Lotto jackpot of £4.5 million another 10 players managed to match five and the Bonus Ball to win £139,166. However, Euromillions Friday night draw saw less success, with no jackpot winner again, and seven frustrated ticket holder’s just one number short of winning part of the staggering €101 / £79 million jackpot and carried home €330,815/£241,674 instead.
This rollover jackpot means that now all eyes are on the Euromillions, in particular because of the extra 100 UK Millionaire Raffle draw taking place this Friday, 27th July 2012. Why the excitement of the Euromillions 100 Millionaires you ask? Well it is a special, one off version of the Euromillions Millionaire Raffle set to create a new world record when it pays out 100 prizes of £1 million, creating 100 millionaires in one night.
It is no coincidence that the 100 UK Millionaire Raffle will coincide with the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, as organisers intended it this way to celebrate all lottery players who have helped support the Games through buying tickets as 28% of lottery revenue goes towards supporting good causes and funding special events including the Olympic games.
For your information The Millionaire Raffle game set the existing world record for creating the most millionaire winners from a single draw on 24th December 2010, when 25 tickets were selected to win £1,000,000 each. However, the 100 Millionaires draw this Friday 27th July will create four times as many millionaire winners, and will smash the previous record! So, now you know.