A single winner in today’s draw can secure the largest-ever lottery prize in the UK, as the EuroMillions jackpot reached £184 million. In comparison, the British record for the largest win in the Lottery was in October 2019, where an anonymous player won £170 million, while the biggest EuroMillions jackpot was recorded in Spain in 2017.
There was not a single ticketholder that won the EuroMillions jackpot on Friday, which means that the top prize is now rolled over to today’s draw.
The senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, Andy Carter, said that whoever wins the jackpot will make a significant difference for their family and for generations to come. He later added that some winners also set up big charitable trusts, while others gift money to friends and family.
The EuroMillions jackpot is capped once it reaches £187m, meaning that if no one claims the winnings on Tuesday, the jackpot will stay the same for the next four draws.
The National Lottery in the UK is one of the most popular ways of gambling, and in 2020, 27.3% of Brits have participated in it.