Biggest Euromillions Jackpot of €190 / £148 Must Be Won Tonight
Last Updated: Friday 10th August 2012, 09:03 am
The Euromillions jackpot must be won in the draw which will take place in Paris tonight at approximately 8.30pm GMT. This is because the jackpot has reached its cap, according to Euromillions rules made on 17th February 2012, which state the highest the jackpot can go is to €190 million, where it will remain at this capped figure for just two draws. As no-one won the draw on Tuesday 7th August 2012, this means the jackpot WILL pay out in the draw tonight. But what happens if no-one succeeds in matching all five numbers and two Lucky Stars?
If no player is able to match all seven numbers as required to win the jackpot, then the jackpot will roll down to the next tier with a winning ticket. This means, the draw tonight could be one of those potentially thrilling events where players could win multi millions by matching all five numbers and just one Lucky Star, or even just five numbers. This means the potential odds of winning a share in that huge jackpot are better than usual, as we know a payout tonight is mandatory.
From previous draws, we see that although finding a ticket holder to match all five numbers and two Lucky Stars is tricky, players regularly match five numbers and one Star. On average, between 2 and 10 players regularly match these numbers, which could mean that jackpot of €190 / £148 million could equate to anything between €95 / £74 million each, or €19 / £14.8 million each. Even if 10 players share the prize, the win would be so big that it will still be a life changing.
However, it isn’t all good news. Ticket sales are expected to go through the roof today, and all players are strongly advised not to leave their ticket purchases until the last minute. It is expected that there will be long queues at kiosks, and that online sales could struggle to keep up under the pressure of so many sales. So, the advice is to buy your tickets in plenty of time, so you aren’t panicking at the last minute to get your numbers verified. Good luck!