Friday’s EuroMillions draw had a £157m jackpot but again it ended in a rollover and Tuesday’s draw could well be a record-breaking one. The top prize rises to an estimated £167m/ €190 Million and the largest ever UK jackpot is just five main numbers and two Lucky Stars away.
If one lucky ticketholder wins the EuroMillions jackpot then that will break the record for the largest lottery winners in British and European history. The current record is held by Colin and Christine Weir from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland. It was in the 12 July 2011 draw that they landed a £161m/653m EuroMillions jackpot.
Andy Carter, at the National Lottery, said: “At an estimated £167m, Tuesday’s EuroMillions jackpot will be the biggest ever offered to National Lottery players in the UK. Last year there were changes made to the EuroMillions draw that promised to lead to higher jackpots and that’s certainly going to be the case on Tuesday 2 October with plenty of countries dreaming of success.
In June of this year, a ticket sold in Belgium won a €153,873m (£134.8m) EuroMillions top prize. It seems that when it comes to big jackpots, the Belgians have good luck because that big win followed previous success last October when a single ticket sold in that country won €168m playing EuroMillions.
Portuguese eyes may also be on the big EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs on Tuesday. A ticket sold in that country won a €163m top prize on this lottery in November 2015 and that came a year after another lucky ticket holder from that country scooped €190m in a EuroMillions draw which at the time was just under £150m.
Perhaps the massive EuroMillions prize will find its way to England. Adrian and Gillian Bayford bagged a €190m EuroMillions jackpot back in 2012 but at that time it was only worth £148.656m. Neil Trotter saw his life change forever in March 2014 when soon after a EuroMillions Superdraw had rolled over, his lucky EuroMillions ticket landed a £107.932m prize.
France have had more EuroMillions jackpot winners than any other country and 2012 was a magic year for the French with two jackpot wins, both over €100m. They’d love another big winner on Tuesday just like Spain where a single ticket holder won €130.277m three years ago. The countdown is on to Tuesday’s draw as Europe wonders just whether the EuroMillions jackpot will finally be won.
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