EuroMillions hits £167.5m in longest EVER rollover streak as Lottery jackpot goes unclaimed for 18th time

EuroMillions hits £167.5m in longest EVER rollover streak as Lottery jackpot goes unclaimed for 18th time

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A LUCKY punter could become Britain’s biggest ever Lotto winner after the EuroMillions jackpot hit £167.5million in the longest EVER rollover streak.

Friday’s total stood at £167million, but nobody picked the winning numbers of  8, 21, 25, 38 and 50 or the “lucky star” numbers of 4 and 8.

Colin, 71, and Christine Weir, 62, won the EuroMillions £161m jackpot in 2011
Colin and Christine Weir were the UK’s biggest EuroMillions winners back in 2011, taking home £161 million
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Gillian and former husband Adrian shared a EuroMillions win of more than £148million in August 2012[/caption]

It means Tuesday’s draw will now be 189.6million euros – just 400,000 euros from the 200million jackpot cap.

Andy Carter of the National Lottery said: “The EuroMillions jackpot rolls on to Tuesday night a huge £167 million jackpot is up for grabs.

“We could be looking at the UK’s biggest ever winner!”

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. £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
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  3. £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
  4.  

  5. £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
  6.  

  7. £625.76 million (Powerball)  Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
  8.  

  9. £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 at 16. She called it a 'curse' and 13 years later had £2,000 left. She said: 'It was too much for someone so young.'
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Callie Rogers was the youngest lottery winner when she won £1.9million in 2003 aged 16[/caption]

He's the fourth person to win the Set for Life prize
Dean Weymes is the fourth person to win the Set for Life prize


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