Lucky syndicate from North-East England steps forward to claim £1 million in first ever Mega Friday Draw!
The UK Millionaire Maker raffle made its debut on October 31st when the UK EuroMillions introduced Mega Friday, an added benefit of this newly-named raffle, whereby crowning 25 winners as new millionaires. With the launch of the UK Millionaire Maker, the last Friday of every month will be reserved for unique promotions and prizes, the first of which guaranteed 25 lucky ticket-holders to a £1 million jackpot win.
In this maiden Mega Friday, the first winners to step forward were a 27-strong syndicate from Grimsby, in the North East of the country. The group, who wish to remain anonymous at this time, all work together in the same company and have been playing together for over six years, with no big winnings beyond a few small cash prizes.
As part of the prize package for this Mega Friday, the syndicate was also awarded a luxury trip for eight of the people, but naturally, the group decided to exchange this for the cash equivalent, as no one could decide who the eight would be! This topped their earnings to over £1.1 million, and now each syndicate member will net roughly £40,000 each.
The group’s leader had remarked that being such a large syndicate, it was getting harder to pool together each week and organize the numbers. The group recently had come to the decision to only play from time to time, starting in 2015. “Obviously we’re very pleased we didn’t decide to that earlier, now!” he was quoted as saying.
Get Ready for the next Mega Friday!
The next Mega Friday will take place at the end of this month, on November 28th. This is a draw not to be missed, as ten people will be made into overnight millionaires! Along with this prize, a resort holiday vacation will be awarded as well. But if I were you, I wouldn’t wait for the Mega Friday to play the UK EuroMillions, as this week’s jackpot is up to £25 million, and not to be missed!