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There's a whopping £91M up for the taking on tonight's EuroMillions. So, if you're the holder of a lucky ticket then you could end tonight with a life changing sum of money. If you're sat there thinking, 'it'll never be me', then have a little read of this.
A lad by the name of Samuel Wood was a having a pretty bad July. He'd made the decision to quit the RAF and was all set for a new job as a factory supervisor. However, he was made redundant without any warning. However, as this story is about the EuroMillions, there's a happy ending - he picked up a massive £88,633.70 EuroMillions win. Not only that, but he got offered a new job as a labourer at a construction company. It isn't known whether he took it or not.
He quickly bought himself a Mercedes E Class and a trip to Australian to see his family. He said: "I have always wanted to go to Australia, but I have never been able to afford it and never believed I would be able to."
"This win will enable me to fulfil my dream and visit family I haven't seen for so long. I will no longer have to wait for them to visit me - I can afford to fly out to see them - who knows, maybe even business class!"
So, what are you waiting for? Check your tickets, it could be you.
23rd August 2019 winning numbers: 4 - 17 - 35 - 42 - 45
Lucky Stars: 2 - 8
Date: Tue 20 Aug 2019
Ball numbers: 20 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 37
Lucky Stars: 01 - 04
UK Millionaire Maker codes: XWSR03599
Date: Fri 16 Aug 2019
Ball numbers: 09 - 10 - 27 - 37 - 42
Lucky Stars: 01 - 05
UK Millionaire Maker codes: JDVQ78063
You can find all the winning numbers and the Millionaire Maker Codes for previous draws on The National Lottery Site.
Won a prize? Congratulations! Head over to the National Lottery site to find out how to claim your winnings. Not won a prize? There's always next week's draw.
The EuroMillions is an international lottery setup by Camelot that runs across nine different countries throughout Europe. Tickets can be purchased from authorised National Lottery outlets in the UK, Spain, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, Luxembourg and Austria or purchased online.
The EuroMillions jackpot for Friday 23rd August is currently sitting at £91M but this could have changed a little before the draw. As well as the main draw there will also be 20 guaranteed UK Millionaire Maker winners of £1,000,000.
If no one wins tonight's jackpot, the jackpot will rollover and can rise as high as €190 million (approximately £167 million) where it's capped.
The EuroMillions drawn takes place twice a week on Tuesday and Friday nights at from 8.40pm (GMT) on Facebook Live. If you want to buy a ticket, remember that EuroMillions ticket sales close at 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays for that evening's draw. Tickets are available again for the next draw from 9pm.
Even if you don't win the Jackpot, there are 13 different prize tiers ranging from £3.30 for two numbers up to £227,848 depending on how many winning numbers you have.
The odds of winning a prize in the EuroMillions are 1 in 13. Here is a full breakdown of the prizes available tonight:
5 Main Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars = Jackpot
5 Main Numbers + 1 Lucky Star = £227,848.80
5 Main Numbers = £23,586.00
4 Main Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars = £2,307.30
4 Main Numbers + 1 Lucky Star = £123.00
3 Main Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars = £78.00
4 Main Numbers = £43.30
2 Main Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars = £14.20
3 Main Numbers + 1 Lucky Star = £10.70
3 Main Numbers = £9.00
1 Main Number + 2 Lucky Stars = £7.60
2 Main Numbers + 1 Lucky Star = £6.00
2 Main Numbers = £3.30
The jackpot can rise to €190 million (approximately £167 million based on exchange rate on 29th September 2017).
If it reaches this level, it will be capped - if the jackpot is not won, any additional money in the jackpot prize fund over and above €190 million will roll down to boost the prize money at the next highest tier where there are winners (most likely the 5+1 tier).
This can happen four times before the €190 million must be won. If this happens and the jackpot is still not won, the entire €190 million - plus any additional money in the jackpot prize fund over and above this amount - would roll down to the next highest tier where there are winners (most likely the 5+1 tier).
Source: National Lottery
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