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Winning the EuroMillions Lottery
The EuroMillions Lottery has some amazing success stories and great wins wrapped up in its history since that first draw in 2004. In order to win the jackpot prize players must match 5 numbers ranging from 1 to 50 in addition to 2 Lucky Star numbers from 1 to 12. There are several other prize levels for players who managed to match less numbers. When there is no jackpot winner in the EuroMillions Lottery, the jackpot is rolled over and added to the jackpot of the next draw. The EuroMillions Lottery jackpot can only be rolled over 11 times. If at the twelfth draw there is still no player who matched all 7 numbers, the jackpot is rolled down to the next level of winners.
Until May of 2009 Dolores McNamara held the record of the biggest individual EuroMillions Lottery jackpot winner. The jackpot had rolled over nine times and reached 115 million Euros when the 45 year old mother of six bought the 2 Euro quick-pick ticket in Limerick, Ireland. When winning the EuroMillions Lottery jackpot McNamara’s husband was just recovering from bypass surgery while she found part-time employment as a cleaning lady at the local Youth Center. Needless to say the win made a big difference in their lives. Following the win, the McNamara family went into hiding from the media until claiming the prize five days after the draw. They continued to live in their home for another nine months following the draw, until they moved to a nearby 1.7 million Euro hilltop home in County Clare.
A New EuroMillions Record
Dolores McNamara’s record was left unbroken until May of 2009. Following six rollovers the EuroMillions Lottery jackpot amounted to 126 million Euros and the continent was ready for a big win. The 25 year old woman from Spain had no idea she had bought the single winning ticket as she had stayed home with the flu for three days. Only when she came back to work did she hear the message that informed her of the win; a message that no doubt left her shocked and emotional.
The largest single lottery win in the United Kingdom was set in August of 2007 when a 40 year old Royal Mail postal administrator from Scotland won 52.6 million Euros. It would have taken EuroMillions Lottery winner Angela Kelly 1500 years to earn the amount of her win at her day job.