The UK’s biggest lottery winner could be crowned on Tuesday with a £184million EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs. The fortune of the winning ticket holder would instantly exceed that of footballers Harry Kane (£33m) and Paul Pogba (£64m) combined.
The jackpot would buy four Caribbean islands, with a few million to spare, or the equivalent of 11 luxury six-bedroom properties in London’s wealthy Hyde Park. If there was a single winner of Tuesday’s jackpot, they would be catapulted to the top of the National Lottery’s rich list.
Only fourteen players have ever won a jackpot of more than £100m, with the current record holder being an anonymous £170m winner in October 2019. Andy Carter of Camelot, Senior National Lottery Winners Advisor, said: “We could watch the biggest winner of the National Lottery this Tuesday!
“This enormous sum could not only change the life of a winner, but would make a huge difference for their friends, family and community. My team and I have our fingers crossed for all UK gamers and are ready to support all of our big winners as they begin their life-changing journey. Be sure to get your ticket early!”
To stand a chance of winning, players are asked to purchase their tickets before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. If no one wins on Tuesday and the jackpot keeps rolling, the EuroMillions prize will be capped once it hits €230m (£196.5m), which it would likely reach in the draw of Friday.
Once it reaches the cap and assuming it is still not won, the jackpot will remain at €230 million for four more draws until it must be won on the fifth draw.