Could You Become The Biggest UK EuroMillions Winner of 2017?
Last Updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017, 09:20 am
It has been a bumper year for EuroMillions players in the UK, but the best could be yet to come after the jackpot climbed past the £100 million mark. Seven ticket holders from the country have already pocketed the top prize in 2017, but nobody has yet landed a nine-figure sum of money.
Biggest Winners of 2017
The two biggest jackpots of the past 12 months have both gone abroad, with a Belgian participant winning €153.8 million (£134.8 million) on Friday 2nd June and then a Spanish player scooping a record-equalling €190 million (£170.8 million) on Friday 6th October.
The top prize was most recently won on Friday 3rd November by a syndicate known as the Catering Girls. The group of six friends, who worked together at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, landed £25.4 million and immediately handed in their resignations.
EuroMillions Rich List
Anyone who wins tonight’s £101 million jackpot would not only be able to quit work if they wanted, but they could also celebrate being richer than some of the country’s most famous celebrities. Former England football captain Wayne Rooney is reportedly worth £92 million, while singing superstar Ed Sheeran is understood to be worth £52 million.
The record for the largest EuroMillions jackpot ever won in sterling still belongs to Chris and Colin Weir, who snapped up an incredible £161.6 million in July 2011. If there is a single winner from the UK this evening, they would rank as the country’s fifth biggest winner of all time.
Even if you miss out on the jackpot and bag one of EuroMillions’ other prizes, you can still look forward to a great Christmas. An electrician from Nottingham, known as Mr L, received £90,744 after matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star in the draw on 24th October after playing online. He was congratulated by National Lottery officials this week after opting for partial publicity, and is now planning to pay off his mortgage.
Win EuroMillions Prizes
Whether you would use your winnings to clear your mortgage, buy a new home or splash out on some amazing festive gifts for your friends and family, you will need to take part in EuroMillions to have any chance of getting a prize. You can either buy a ticket from an authorised retailer or choose your numbers online, and if you bet on EuroMillions at Jackpot.com this month you will also receive a free Scratchcard. Just use the special promo code in the banner above to receive your free Scratchcard. Best of luck!