The Olympic opening ceremony on Friday (July 27th) will provide the perfect backdrop to another momentous occasion – the drawing of the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Raffle Results.
As a massive thank you to the millions of people who enter the UK EuroMillions by buying lottery tickets, the UK National Lottery – which manages the European draw within the UK – is holding this special version of its Millionaire Raffle to mark the first night of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In the draw, rather than just one lucky entrant taking home a £1 million payout, a total of 100 winners will be selected in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Raffle, making the most millionaires in a single draw in world history.
The EuroMillions may also rewrite the record books if its top prize of €121 million rolls over once again, because thanks to the added hype of the EuroMillions Olympic Millionaire Raffle, the lotto is expecting increased lottery ticket sales which will – in turn – boost the top prize fund considerably.
So, what can UK EuroMillions fans expect when events kick off this Friday?
Some may already have seen what will happen, as the pageant carried out a full dress rehearsal last night (July 23rd) in front of an audience of eager spectators requested by Hollywood giant Danny Boyle – who is directing the ceremony – to keep what they saw a secret until the real deal takes place.
There are a few details of the event that have been revealed, with Boyle – who directed blockbusters such as The Beach and Slumdog Millionaire – making the opening spectacle encompass Britain in a nutshell, with rain, the countryside, real farm animals and even a spot of cricket thrown in for good measure.
Birds-eye view photos of the Olympic Stadium in London have pictured the venue covered in green, with a little cottage and a river representing the Thames included in the central scene.
It is likely this historic occasion will be watched by one billion people worldwide, with millions of these individuals entering the EuroMillions Lottery draw on the same night.
So, with these two epic events of enormous proportions taking place simultaneously, how perfect would it be if somebody realizes their lottery ticket is the lucky one as the fireworks are going off over the Stratford site?
Author Bio: Austin Weaver loves cricket and rugby, but his real passion is traveling. During the day he is a content and blog writer for www.thelotter.com online lottery tickets site, which sells lottery tickets throughout the world.