Tickets, please! Britons are in with a chance of winning record EuroMillions jackpot of £176m in tonight’s draw
- The prize would be the biggest ever British lottery win and gives a lucky person the chance to become wealthier than the likes of Eric Clapton and Tom Jones
- According to Camelot, if the £176 million jackpot were laid out in £50 notes, it would stretch from London to the Isle of Man
- The biggest ever UK win was £170.2million, which was another EuroMillions jackpot in October 2019. The ticketholder chose to remain anonymous
It’s a stupendous sum that most of us could only dream of having in our bank account.
But one lucky lottery winner could become £176million richer if they hit the jackpot on tonight’s EuroMillions draw.
The prize, which would be the biggest ever British lottery win, gives someone the chance to become wealthier than a rock legend, such as guitarist Eric Clapton, who is worth £175million.
A lucky £2.50 ticket would also make you better off than Queen drummer Roger Taylor and singer Sir Tom Jones, who are both valued at £170million.
The biggest ever UK win was £170.2million, which was another EuroMillions jackpot in October 2019. The lucky ticketholder chose to remain anonymous.
One lucky lottery winner could become £176million richer if they hit the jackpot on tonight’s EuroMillions draw [Stock photo]
Colin Weir and his wife Christine of Largs, North Ayrshire, became the biggest named winners when they scooped £161.6million in July 2011.
The couple confirmed they were to divorce after 38 years of marriage in 2019 and in December that year Mr Weir died after a short illness, aged 71.
Former postman Adrian Bayford and his wife Gillian won £148.6million on the EuroMillions in August 2012.
The couple, who lived in Sussex at the time and have two children, also later divorced.
According to Camelot, if the £176 million jackpot were laid out in £50 notes, it would stretch from London to the Isle of Man.
If it were piled up, it would be 468 metres high.
Camelot’s Andy Carter said: ‘I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many players that have won big on the National Lottery and the first piece of advice I always give is not to rush.
‘There is rarely anything that needs doing, especially right now, so take some time to plan and dream.
‘You’ve just won mega amounts of money – allow yourself some time to get used to that fact!’
Colin Weir (right) and his wife Christine (left) of Largs, North Ayrshire, became the biggest named winners when they scooped £161.6million in July 2011 [File photo]
The EuroMillions jackpot is capped once it reaches 210 million euros (£182 million) and Friday’s draw is set to be close to the cap.
If no one wins, the jackpot will stay at 210 million euros for four more draws until it has to be won in the fifth draw, either by matching all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars, or by rolling the entire jackpot into the next prize tier, won through five matching numbers and one Lucky Star.
To enter Friday’s draw, players are urged to get their tickets before 7.30pm on Friday, either in stores or at national-lottery.co.uk or by downloading the National Lottery app.
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