EuroMillions Could Create UK’s Second-Biggest Winner
Last Updated: Wednesday 4th May 2022, 11:10
History could beckon for EuroMillions players after the jackpot climbed to £164 million. It is one of the largest prizes ever offered in the multi-national lottery, and there is room for it to grow even more.
The top prize has been going up quickly ever since it was last won in mid-March. A Superdraw had been scheduled for 29th April, but the jackpot had already surpassed the advertised €130 million (£109 million) value for that date and it has continued to soar.
After rolling over on Tuesday, there has now only ever been one bigger jackpot paid out in the UK. That came in October 2019, when a single ticket holder scooped £170 million. The winner came forward a couple of days later to claim the money anonymously.
Looking ahead to Friday’s draw, the National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor Andy Carter said: “It is set to be an exciting night as the jackpot will be a gigantic estimated £164 million.
“If one lucky ticket holder scoops the jackpot, they will become the second biggest-ever National Lottery winner so we’re urging players to get their tickets early to be in with a chance of winning this incredible prize.
If there is another rollover on Friday, the following draw will offer an even higher jackpot and the opportunity to become the UK’s record winner.
The jackpot could even go on to hit €230 million (approximately £193 million), which is the current EuroMillions limit.
You can use the EuroMillions Checker to compare your numbers to previous winning numbers for the past 180 days. If you’ve won a prize, you’ll need to claim it within 180 days of the draw date.
Big winners in the UK can decide whether to stay anonymous, like the £170 million winner from 2019, or go public. Colin and Chris Weir shared their story after pocketing £161 million in July 2011, and Adrian and Gillian Bayford did the same with their £148 million scoop in August 2012.
Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Northern Ireland, recently revealed that they had given away around half of the £114 million jackpot they won in January 2019.
If you want to give yourself a chance of becoming the next big winner, choose your numbers online now or visit an authorised retailer.