by Renee Israel
EuroMillions, Europe's biggest rolling jackpot lottery, has a guaranteed £80
million up for grabs this week in the Friday, September 28th draw.
EuroMillions offers a megadraw now and then during the calendar year, and
this weekend has been earmarked to see the jackpot at a guaranteed £80 million
That means that even if nobody wins the jackpot this week by matching the
five plus two combination of numbers, the next draw will see the amount roll
over from £80 million upwards in subsequent draws.
The win that saw the UK lottery couple, Angela and Dave Dawes take home £101
million recently was the result of a rollover from a guaranteed draw amount,
which means that these type of EuroMillions events have the potential to be
UK Millionaire Raffle
This week's £80 million EuroMillion lottery draw includes the UK
Millionaire Raffle which guarantees two new UK millionaires every week.
Each time UK players purchase a line of EuroMillions numbers, they are issued
with a unique UK Millionaire Raffle selection. This selection is displayed on
the lottery ticket and is automatically entered into the UK Millionaire Raffle
On Friday July 27th, in honour of the opening ceremony of the London
Olympics, 100 UK millionaires were created in one single night through a unique
draw, and players are still encouraged to check their numbers as not all of the
prizes have been claimed.
Lucky UK Lottery Winners
The last EuroMillions draw on Tuesday, September 25th won the second tier
prize by matching five numbers and one Lucky Star, winning €1,119,328.
The UK has seen an incredible run of luck this year when it comes to
EuroMillions and National Lottery wins. Earlier this month, the eighth
EuroMillions jackpot was banked on UK shores in 2012 alone.
"In addition to the chance to win a life changing prize, EuroMillions players
contribute to the £30 million raised every week for National Lottery Good
Causes, benefitting communities across the UK," said a spokesman for Camelot,
operators of the National Lottery earlier this month.
Topping the UK's list of luckiest winners are Colin and Chris Weir of Largs
in Ayrshire who won an incredible £161 million last July.
In August this year, Adrian and Gillian Bayford of Suffolk won the second
largest jackpot in the UK, when they took home £148 million.