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EuroMillions life-changing £127million jackpot won by lucky ticket-holder

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The life-changing jackpot amount was scooped by a lucky player who reportedly purchased the ticket in Spain, lottery bosses said. The winnings numbers were 12, 16, 23, 33, 41 with 8 and 10 as the lucky stars.

According to the Irish Mirror, someone else picked up more than £100,000 after matching five numbers and the lucky star.

Every ticket gets automatically entered into the Millionaire Maker prize draw which guarantees one millionaire will be made.

The EuroMillions draw takes place every Tuesday and Friday and the jackpot can rise up to £167million.

A spokesman for operator Camelot said: “More prize money will go into the jackpot – plus there will be a prize cap increase to 200M euros (up from 190M euros) – meaning an increased chance of bigger jackpots more often.

“The changes, which will also see more special promotional draws in the year, came into effect from 1 February, with the first draw on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

“EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker guarantees to create a millionaire in every draw, but in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday, February 4, an additional 19 lucky winners will be able to look forward to becoming an overnight millionaire. 

“For every EuroMillions line played, UK players automatically receive a EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code printed on their ticket.”

Over the weekend, two ticket holders won £7.5million each on the National Lottery jackpot.

A key-worker found out they had won a life-changing amount of money while out delivering essential supplies during the coronavirus lockdown.

Lorry driver Marcin Jedrzejewski, 40, had been speaking to his mother in Poland when he found out about his win.

He discovered he had matched five numbers on the Lotto HotPicks game with a £1 Lucky Dip while parked up in his cab at Watford Gap on Sunday June 7.

This staggering win comes just a month after bosses feared the EuroMillions draws would have to be cancelled after Spain banned the sale of all lottery tickets due to coronavirus.

Camelot saw lottery sales plummet by around 30 percent in the early weeks of the pandemic.

But online demand saw digital ticket sales increase by more than 30 percent during the peak of the crisis.

Last month, Camelot vowed to hand out £600 million in National Lottery funding to help charities struggling to cope during the coronavirus crisis.

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Camelot’s chief executive Nigel Railton said the organisation was able to handout the biggest financial contribution to coronavirus support outside the government.

Mr Railton said: “There was a period where we thought we might not be able to trade EuroMillions and retail might collapse.

“The combination of all the interventions we made means right now we are trading [at] about the same levels as we were pre-COVID-19.

“It’s a bit precarious because none of us know where disposable income is going this year and how this virus will play out.”

Jane Park became the youngest EuroMillions winner back in 2013 at the age of 17.

She has since spent her winnings on plastic surgery, lavish holiday and cars and most recently she was seen purchasing a sun bed.

Ms Park has previously spoken about how the life-changing amount of money has “ruined her life”.

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