Will it be you? Britain’s biggest lottery win EVER is up for grabs tonight with a record £184 million EuroMillions jackpot on offer
- It overshadows previous UK top prize of £170 million won by anonymous ticket holder in 2019
- No cardholder hit the £174 million jackpot on Friday, meaning it rolled over to today
- The odds of picking five numbers and the two Lucky Stars are one in 139,838,160
Britain’s biggest ever lottery win is up for grabs tonight with a jackpot estimated at £184 million EuroMillions.
It overshadows the previous UK top prize of £170 million won by an anonymous EuroMillions cardholder in 2019.
There have been five UK EuroMillions jackpot winners so far this year, including the anonymous winners of £122 million in April and £111 million in June.
The biggest recent British winners to go public were Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Northern Ireland, who took home a prize of £115 million in 2019.
No cardholder won the £174 million EuroMillions jackpot on Friday, meaning the top prize rolls over to Tuesday’s draw. The draw will take place at 7:45 PM.
Britain’s biggest ever lottery win is up for grabs tonight with a jackpot estimated at £184 million EuroMillions. The draw will take place at 7:45 PM
On its website, EuroMillions, which is played in nine European countries, says the odds of picking five numbers and the two Lucky Stars are one in 139,838,160.
Andy Carter, senior winners advisor at The National Lottery, said each winner of the record-breaking jackpot would become “part of a national event.”
He said a £184 million prize could “make a difference for generations and generations to come.”
With that amount under their belt, a British winner could count themselves richer than singer Adele, whose net worth is £130 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.
They could buy a house on any of the 10 most expensive streets in the UK, including London’s Kensington Palace Gardens, where the average house price is close to £30 million.
Mr Carter said in his 15 years dealing with lucky cardholders he has seen “all kinds of” reactions.
“I’ve seen people get sick with excitement, I’ve seen people quit their jobs on the spot, I’ve seen people jump up and down, I’ve known husbands who haven’t told women and women who haven’t told husbands “I’ve been to houses where there is literally a party going on,” he told the PA news agency.
The wealth advisor or one of his colleagues would be among the first to speak to a winner, give them financial and legal advice, and put them in touch with previous winners.
The biggest recent UK winners to go public were Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Northern Ireland, who won a £115 million prize in 2019.
“If you’ve won a lot of money in the National Lottery, it’s best to have a cup of tea with another winner because those are the people who will really understand,” he said.
The EuroMillions jackpot has reached €220 million (£187 million), at which point it has been capped and can no longer be rolled over.
The jackpot remains at that level for another four draws if no one claims the winnings.
It must be won in the fifth draw, and if no ticket matches all numbers, it will be shared among all those ticket holders who are one number short. That could bring in many new multimillionaires.
Carter said his job prevents him from playing the lottery himself and that he will “never know what it feels like” to win big.
If he was lucky, he said he would spend his winnings to make sure his family would be well taken care of and travel the world watching his favorite sports.