The 2nd of September 2016 EuroMillions draw proved a very rewarding lottery jackpot draw. The £32.8 Million pound jackpot was split 5 ways for the first time.
3 UK EuroMillion Winners
Of the 5 EuroMillion winners, three UK EuroMillion Lottery players emerged. Each of the five lottery winners won £6,567,504.30.
In this particular draw of the most popular lottery game online, 2 more players managed to claim a portion of the EuroMillion Jackpot.
Portugal & Swiss Lottery Winners
Portugal and Switzerland each supplied a winning player in this particular lottery prize draw. UK lottery players have a distinct advantage in comparison to Swiss and Portuguese players.
The advantage is not one of chance, all lottery players have exactly the same odds when it comes to winning the EuroMillion jackpot.
The advantage UK EuroMillion players have lies in the fact that all winnings are tax exempt.
EuroMillion Winnings Taxation
In this age of austerity, it seems as if Governments are keen to tax and raise funds on every form of gambling. EuroMillion Lottery has not escaped the clutches in some countries.
Both Portugal and Switzerland have levied a EuroMillions Winner Tax, it hardly seems fair to defy the massive odds to claim even a portion of the jackpot, to then lose a sizeable part of it.
UK players do not have to contend with this extra taxation burden yet, they do though have to put up with yet another EuroMillions price increase.
Camelot who now runs both the National Lottery & EuroMillions in the UK has announced a 50 pence increase. There will invariably be those who will label it as a tax on the poor and greedy.
We agree with this view, many millions of players around the United Kingdom play EuroMillions each week in the hope of changing their lives, a 50 pence increase in the price of a lottery ticket is excessive in our opinion.
In the interim, there is another big lottery jackpot prize to target and many more millions in jackpot games to try out.