The more than 144.5 million euros have been distributed by the Euromillions , a figure that is the second highest prize awarded by any lottery draw in our country, has played in the town of Mayorga, in Valladolid.
The prize is only surpassed by the 190 million euros (31,613,340,000 of the old pesetas) that a lucky winner from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria won in October 2017 . That amount has been distributed three times since this European draw was launched in 2004, but only one of them played in Spain.
The lucky canary became a billionaire on Friday, October 6, 2017 with the combination of the numbers 1 – 9 – 15 – 19 – 25, stars 1 and 7. He did it with a bet of only 2.5 euros .
Those 190 million euros were, until last February, the EuroMillions pot limit . That number could not be exceeded and if, after reaching that limit, there were still no winners, the excess money from the sale of tickets was added to the next category.
Today’s winning numbers
The winning combination of the 143 million in today’s EuroMillions draw was: 12 – 16 – 23 – 33 – 41 . And the stars: 8 and 10 . The Million Euro winning code has corresponded to: CFK27111 .
New limit on the pot: 250 million euros
However, the rules have changed since February 4. Now, if it reaches 190 million and there are no top-notch winners (the five numbers and the two stars), the pot will continue to fatten up to 200 million.
From that figure, if there are still no winners, it would increase from 10 to 10 million each draw to a maximum of 250 million , the new maximum established.
If this limit is reached and the correct ones are not registered, the procedure would be the same as with the previous cap: the pot is divided among the lower categories and the counter is reset.
The EuroMillions game is held in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
The highest EuroMillions jackpots distributed in Spain
190 million: Anonymous (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). Friday October 6, 2017.
144 million: Anonymous (Mayorga, Valladolid). Tuesday July 7, 2020.
137 billion: Anonymous. Parla (Madrid). Friday June 13, 2014.
130 million: Anonymous. (Madrid). Friday February 7, 2020.
126 million: Anonymous. Majorca. Friday, May 8, 2009.
121 million: Francisco Delgado Rodríguez. Pilas (Seville). Friday May 13, 2011.