A EUROMILLIONS jackpot totalling £169m is up for grabs tonight – and could make one Brit the richest National Lottery winner in history.
The eye-watering cash prize comes after it went begging on Tuesday night.
Tonight’s jackpot will remain at the estimated £169million after reaching its cap.
And if a lucky Brit manages to scoop the prize, it will make them the richest winner in history.
The current record holders for the biggest ever lottery win are Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161 million in 2011.
The National Lottery’s Andy Carter said: “The fantastic £169 million EuroMillions jackpot is still waiting to be won.
“Players are urged to get their tickets early for Friday’s draw, which could make the country’s biggest ever winner.”
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
National Lottery operator Camelot said there have been four UK jackpot winners in 2019, receiving £350 million between them.
In June, one anonymous ticket holder became the UK’s third biggest ever winner after scooping a £123 million jackpot.
Patrick and Frances Connolly from Northern Ireland won £114.9 million on New Year’s Day, Ade Goodchild banked £71 million in March and another anonymous player won £38 million in April.
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Despite no one managing to pick the winning numbers on Tuesday night, seven ticket holders across Europe including five in the UK, became millionaires after matching five numbers and one lucky star to take home £1,784,722.10 each.
The winning numbers had been 02, 11, 18, 40 and 46 with lucky stars number 01 and 04.
Other big wins in the UK saw Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, take home more than £148 million in August 2012.