FRIDAY’S EuroMillions jackpot could make one lucky punter the UK’s biggest EVER lottery winner.
With no EuroMillions player matching all five main numbers and two Lucky Star numbers in Tuesday’s draw, the jackpot on Friday is an estimated £167 million.
Gillian and former husband Adrian shared a EuroMillions win of more than £148million in August 2012[/caption]
The current record-holders for the biggest ever lottery win are Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
The couple took home £161 million in 2011.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, won more than £148 million in August 2012.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “The EuroMillions jackpot rolls on to Friday night when a huge £167 million jackpot is up for grabs.
“Players are urged to get their tickets early to be in with a chance of banking a life-changing prize.”
Tuesday’s National Lottery EuroMillions winning numbers were 22, 37, 43, 44 and 45 while the Lucky Stars were 01 and 12.
The National Lottery Thunderball winning numbers were: 06, 11, 14, 15 and 30 and the Thunderball was 14.
Last month, a golden ticket-holder from Italy stole the title as Europe’s biggest ever lottery winner after scooping £193 million in the Superenalotto draw.
The unnamed player chanced fate after the ticket was bought for two euros at a bar in the northern city of Lodi, near Milan.
An Amazon worker was also left stunned after winning the National Lottery – scooping £10,000 every month for the next 30 years.
Dean Weymes, 24, couldn’t believe his eyes when he matched five balls and the Life Ball to win the Set For Life top prize.
But for some jackpot winners, having those six lucky numbers has turned out to be a curse rather than a lucky break.
The World’s five biggest lottery wins
- £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
- £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
- £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
- £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
- £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018
Callie Rogers was the youngest lottery winner when she won £1.9million in 2003 aged 16[/caption]
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