18 Lottery players will scoop £1m

Euromillions ticketEighteen ticketholders will be made millionaires by the National Lottery next Friday, Camelot has said.

The EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw will see 18 UK players join that exclusive club.
Every week the draws on a Tuesday and Friday make two players millionaires, but Friday will see the number of winners boosted.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "This draw will be a special night for 18 lucky ticketholders, who will all become a millionaire overnight.

"Millionaire Raffle is brilliant because it is so simple; match your unique number and you win a million.

"This special draw is something players will love - 18 prizes all guaranteed to be won in one night, all in the UK - and more money raised for National Lottery Good Causes across the country."

EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle is a UK-only game that is part of EuroMillions.

It guarantees to create a millionaire in this country in every EuroMillions draw - which means two millionaires every week - every Tuesday and Friday.

For each EuroMillions line players buy, they get a unique Millionaire Raffle number at the bottom of the ticket. Matching the three letters and six numbers wins £1 million.

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The map was commissioned to mark Tuesday night's EuroMillions roll-over which is now a staggering £138 million - the fifth biggest jackpot ever offered in the UK.

Should anyone scoop the jackpot, their wealth will be slightly less than Europe's biggest Lottery winners Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire. The husband and wife made the headlines in July when they won £161,653,000, thanks to several rollovers.

Boasting 164 National Lottery millionaires, one in 14,211 North East residents has now banked a seven-figure jackpot prize. Winners Paul and Christine Goldie from Washington, near Sunderland, pocketed £3,581,481 after their numbers came up on Christmas Day last year.

The Millionaire Map, which includes both publicity and non-publicity winners, is based on the number of millionaires created per adult population. One man who did go public with his winnings was Wayne Hughes from Holyhead on Anglesey, north Wales. The shop worker scooped £1,117,779 last August and even had the winning numbers tattooed on his arm.

The region with the fewest millionaire jackpot winners was Northern Ireland, where only 53 seven-figure or more winners were created.

Wales has seen 179 millionaires - one person in 14,502 - created over the last 16 years. Rugby fans Terry Roberts, Mike Williams, Lance Gifford and Gerwyn Jones, from the Rhondda Valley in south Wales, split £4,091,609 in April this year.


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