EuroMillions Jackpot Smashes Records, Reaches £167 Million
Last Updated: Wednesday 18th September 2019, 13:01
The EuroMillions jackpot has reached an estimated £167 million after no one won the top prize in Tuesday’s draw. The jackpot is the largest that has been offered in the UK for nearly two years and continues to break the record for most consecutive EuroMillions rollovers.
The EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 17th September saw over 37 million tickets purchased across all nine participating countries, though none were able to scoop the £155.2 million jackpot. The winning numbers for Tuesday’s draw were 22, 37, 43, 44 and 45, with Lucky Stars 1 and 12. Over 700,000 UK tickets won a prize in the draw; the largest UK winners were two tickets which managed to match five numbers and one Lucky Star, collecting £146,767.90 apiece.
Record-Breaking EuroMillions Jackpot
The EuroMillions jackpot for Friday 20th September is now estimated to be £167 million, a hair’s breadth from the €190 million (£168.3 million) jackpot cap. The bumper jackpot is the largest EuroMillions prize that has been offered since October 2017, when the jackpot cap was last reached, and a more favourable exchange rate resulted in a larger top prize for the UK.
Friday’s jackpot represents another record; it is the result of 17 consecutive rollovers, the most times a EuroMillions prize has ever rolled over. Jackpots of this size are usually achieved after a Superdraw - where the top prize is boosted to over £100 million using money from the EuroMillions Reserve Fund. In this case, however, the jackpot began at the starting value of €17 million (£15 million) before rolling over continually to its current nine-figure size.
If the £167 million prize is won in the UK, it will be the single largest lottery jackpot ever won in the UK – topping an eight-year record held by Scottish EuroMillions winners Colin and Chris Weir. The duo famously won the entirety of a £161 million jackpot in July 2011, which, though exceeded by two €190 million wins in Spain and Portugal respectively, remains the highest EuroMillions prize in pound sterling in the game’s history.
Statistically, September has seen more jackpot winners per month than any other month. The total number of jackpots won in September is 41, representing nearly 10 per cent of all EuroMillions jackpot wins. Furthermore, 30th September has been extraordinarily lucky for some players, with eight people clinching a multi-million pound sum on that exact day of the year.
Will the £167 million continue to roll over until the 30th? For more statistics on jackpots, winning numbers and more, visit the EuroMillions statistics page - or, for your chance to win in a history-making lottery draw, visit the Lottery Tickets page to join a syndicate.