Will a UK Player Win Tonight’s £151 Million EuroMillions Jackpot?
Last Updated: Tuesday 11th October 2016, 10:30 am
Players across Europe will be busy snapping up tickets ahead of this evening’s EuroMillions draw as the jackpot hits an incredible £151 million. The top prize has been rapidly increasing ever since Friday 30th September, when a special Superdraw was held to celebrate a number of changes to the EuroMillions game, and every ticket holder will no doubt be hoping that the nine-figure reward will be finding its way into their bank account very soon.
UK players in particular could enter the draw feeling a little more optimistic than most in their hunt for tonight’s top prize. Citizens of the island nation have claimed 63 of the 346 jackpot wins to date (that’s 18.2% of all winners), and have picked up over £2.2 billion worth of EuroMillions prizes since the game’s inception in 2004. The UK currently sits in third place on the jackpot winners table, three clear of Portugal on 60, but some way off Spain (78) and runaway leaders France (80). This is a gap that many ticket holders would certainly like to help narrow with a win tonight!
Big UK EuroMillions Winners
It didn’t take long for the UK to notch its first EuroMillions win over twelve years ago, as a ticket holder from Tyneside managed to secure the game’s third ever prize. Marion Richardson of Gateshead won a £16.7 million jackpot in April 2004, a fortune which she intended to spend on a new carpet for her parents’ house before jetting herself off to LA to indulge in a sensational shopping spree.
The country can also boast two of the three largest prize winners in the game’s history, with Chris and Colin Weir, who won £161.6 million in July 2011 £161.6 million and Adrian and Gillian Bayford, who claimed £148.6 million in August 2012, which proves that colossal wins are possible for UK players. The Bayford’s standing as the second-largest UK EuroMillions winners could come under threat tonight, as a UK jackpot win would elevate the victor into second place in terms of the largest sterling amount received in EuroMillions history.
Millionaire Maker Success
UK ticket holders have also enjoyed plenty of success in the EuroMillions’ Millionaire Maker game. Previously known as the Millionaire Raffle, Millionaire Maker has awarded over 1,200 UK players with prizes of £1 million and even holds the world record for creating the highest number of millionaires in a single night. To celebrate the London Olympic Games, 100 Millionaire Maker codes were drawn on Friday 27th July 2012, of which 97 were claimed. So, even if you don’t win the jackpot tonight, you could still become rich beyond your wildest dreams thanks to Millionaire Maker - just don’t forget to check the codes on your ticket!
If you would like to become the latest EuroMillions prize winner and join the ever-growing list of UK millionaires, tickets for tonight’s £151 million jackpot are available to buy online or from any authorised retailer ahead of the 7:30pm deadline. Good luck and don’t miss out!