The EuroMillions lottery is on a roll! After delivering a mouth-watering €162 million jackpot to a French ticket holder only 10 days before, it made another multi-millionaire in the draw of December 7th. This time a jackpot worth €143 million went to Spain after a player from a town in the North-West of the country matched the winning numbers: 22, 31, 38, 46 and 47, with Lucky Stars 7 and 11.
How did the EuroMillions jackpot get so big so quick?
After the €162 million prize was won by a French player in the draw of November 26th, the EuroMillions jackpot was reset to its starting value – €17 million for the last draw of November. But, the beginning of December came with a EuroMillions SuperDraw! The jackpot jumped to €130 million. It was not won in the draw, so it rolled over and in the following draw, that of December 7th, one lucky Spanish ticket owner matched the winning numbers and stands to cash a whopping €143,469,842 prize.
The EuroMillions lottery also delivered, in the same draw €1.9 million in total prizes. Other two players, one form Spain and another one from the UK matched the 5 winning numbers with just one Lucky Star and they will cash €418,527, respectively £298,841 each.
This brings the number of jackpots that the EuroMillions lottery delivered this year to 17. Out of them, this is the 5th largest. For the moment, there is no further information available regarding the lucky jackpot winner except that the ticket was bought in León, in the Northwest of Spain. The lucky ticket holder has three months from the date of the draw to come forward and claim his prize.
Spain is one of the most successful EuroMillions countries, Spanish players having scooped 113 jackpots so far. On the list of the luckiest EuroMillions countries, Spain holds the second position after France and the UK, both home to 114 jackpot winners.