By Ron Howells • 17 July 2021 • 7:14
Single UK ticket-holder comes forward to claim record-breaking EuroMillions winnings
Euromillions draw creates a new millionaire in Spain with the jackpot now rising to 26 million euros.
The EuroMillions draw this Friday, July 16, 2021, did not register any first-category winners (five numbers plus two stars), so in the next draw, which will be held this Tuesday, July 20, the prize money in play shoots up to 26 million euros.
Also in Spain, there are two third category winners (five numbers). The tickets were validated at the receiving office 50.080 in Benalmádena (Málaga) and on the website of the lottery organisation. These two players will collect a prize of 36,178 euros each.
The winning combination of the EuroMillions draw was formed by the numbers 5, 16, 42, 47 and 49. Stars 3 and 11.
The price of each ticket in Spain is 2.5 euros and 5 numbers between 1 and 50 must be marked, in addition to two stars between numbers 1 and 11. The jackpot goes to the winner of all the numbers, although there are 12 other categories that also receive prizes.
The first EuroMillions draw was held in February 2004 in Paris and currently, citizens of Spain, Switzerland, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg can participate.
Winning lottery ticket destroyed in the laundry room
The winner of a 22 million euro California Lottery prize recently destroyed the chance to be wildly rich by washing the money down the drain, literally.
The winning SuperLotto Plus ticket was sold at a Los Angeles suburban Norwalk store and this Thursday was the last day to redeem it- which nobody did.
It turns out that the staff at the lottery knew the woman with the winning ticket who came back to tell she had put her jeans in the wash and later realised through watching TV the ticket was in them- too late, the thorough wash had totally destroyed the ticket beyond recognition.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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