The 1,601st Euromillions drawing happened on Tuesday. No one was able to take home the massive £35,443,812 jackpot. The jackpot will be rolled over to the next drawing. Friday’s jackpot is £47 million.
The winning Euromillions numbers for the January 24, 2023 draw were: 11, 27, 41, 43 and 47. The lucky star numbers were 07 and 11, and the UK millionaire maker code was XCGK 09310.
The National Lottery website provided a breakdown of all winners. No one was able to match the five main numbers and 1 lucky star number but two players were able to match the five main numbers. One of them is from the UK.
There was also one player who was able to bag the UK millionaire maker code and became a millionaire overnight. All Euromillions ticket holders are encouraged to check their tickets online through the National lottery website.
The EuroMillions lottery is played across nine European countries, with draws taking place on Tuesday and Friday evenings. Their minimum guaranteed jackpot is £17 million, which can roll over to £240 million.
To participate in the EuroMillions draw, players should pick five numbers from 1-50, and two Lucky Stars numbers from 1-12. A ticket costs £2.50 and matching just two numbers will already guarantee you a prize.
The Euromillions Statistics website cites numbers 17,20,21,42 and 23 to be the most commonly drawn Euromillions numbers and 2 and 3 as the most commonly drawn lucky star numbers.
At present, Gloucestershire couple Joe and Jess Thwaite are the country’s biggest winners of the Euromillions lottery. They went public with their £184,262,899 win on May 19, 2022.
Euromillions tickets may be bought in person at approved premises in the UK or online at accredited sites. As of April 2021, only those 18 years old and above may buy scratchcards or play Lotto, Thunderball, EuroMillions or Set For Life.
The UK National Lottery’s first drawing was on November 19, 1994. Of all the money players spend, half goes to the prize fund, 28% to good causes, 12% to the UK government, 5 % to retailers and 5 % to the Camelot Group.