It’s now been a few days since the spectacular Euromillions draw on Friday, October 24th, but the winner of the €190.000.000 million jackpot is still keeping a low profile. Although his or her identity is yet to be revealed, we know at this point that the prize was won by a single ticket purchased in Portugal. After this amazing victory, the Euromillions jackpot has been reset to €15 million – the amount that could still turn your life around!
When it comes to jackpots, Portugal is the third most successful participating nation in the Euromillions lottery, falling behind France and Spain. This is the 53rd Portuguese Euromillions jackpot winner- the richest one at this point – and the numbers that enabled this win were 3, 9, 20, 30 and 42, along with the Lucky Stars 1 and 6.
The winning ticket was bought in the Portuguese district of Castelo Branco at the Sobedis store in the Alegro shopping center. The store has been selling lottery tickets for 15 years, but this is the first time it sold a winning Euromillions jackpot ticket. Shop owner Graça Nunes said she sensed the winner was from there.
“I was watching the news on TV and after hearing the jackpot had gone to a Portuguese I had a hunch. I cannot explain it but I sensed that the winning ticket had been bought in our shop,” said Nunes.
She also played her numbers but wasn’t that lucky this time, but is nevertheless excited for the mysterious winner and was “very happy and nervous at the same time” after finding out that she had brought him luck.