Bumper week as £180m EuroMillions jackpot and £13m 'must be won' Lotto up for grabs

IT is a bumper week for Lottery hopefuls as more than £190 million is up for grabs.

Britain's biggest ever Lottery winner could bag an eye-watering £180million jackpot tomorrow after no one picked up the winning EuroMillions ticket last week.


While multiple people could end up splitting the Euromillions jackpot on Tuesday, if one UK ticket holder scoops £180m, it would be a record-breaking British win.

The current UK record win is £170m in 2019 – however that lucky punter decided to stay anonymous.

The previous holder was the late-Colin Weir and his wife Christine who scooped £161m in 2011 – making them richer than the Beckhams.

Then on Wednesday, the Lotto draw 'must be won' – meaning the entire £13.4million prize has to go.

The jackpot has rolled over five times and has to be won, either by players matching all six numbers, or if the jackpot isn’t won, it will filter down the prize tiers to boost all the other prizes, meaning lots of players could win lots more.

In the past when the jackpot has rolled down, more than a million players have won a lucky dip and £5 for matching just two main numbers.

Camelot’s Andy Carter said: "Wow, what a week for National Lottery players!

"Not one, but two huge draws.  Make sure you grab your tickets early – and fingers crossed I get to meet you next week with a giant cheque in hand."

If the Euromillions jackpot is claimed on Tuesday, the winner would be richer than Harry Styles whose worth is estimated at around £74million.

They would also overtake sports superstars Roger Federer, £75.8million, Cristiano Ronaldo £75million,and Lionel Messi, £74.3million, according to the Forbes rich list.

The EuroMillions draw takes place every Tuesday and Friday with each ticket costing £2.50.

Every ticket also bags you an automatic entry into the UK Millionaire Maker, which guarantees at least one player will pocket £1million in every draw.

Due to the pandemic, National Lottery players are encouraged to play online or by downloading the National Lottery app, and to only buy their tickets in person in line with government guidance.

The odds of winning the lottery are estimated to be about one in 14million – BUT you've got to be in it to win it.

TOP 5 BIGGEST LOTTERY WINS ACROSS THE WORLD

  1. £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13, 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize.

2. £1.267 billion (Mega Million) a winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline.

3. £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin.

4. £625.76 million (Powerball)  Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017.

5.£575.53 million (Powerball)  A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018.

 

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