The jackpot was pushed up to an incredible €130 million (£112.6 million) for the last draw on Friday 30th September, to mark the recent changes to EuroMillions which have been introduced to reinvigorate the game. One of the key pledges of the bigger and better EuroMillions was to provide larger prizes on a more regular basis, and the current jackpot already stands at the seventh-highest of all time.
The jackpot can only grow up to €190 million, which has happened on two previous occasions. As well as the Portuguese participant from 2014, Adrian and Gillian Bayford from the UK also scooped the top prize after it had reached its cap (£148.6 million at the time).
The recent changes to the game have not altered the value of the jackpot cap, but it can now remain at at €190 million for four draws rather than the previous two before it has to be won. The current top prize is still some way off reaching its maximum amount, though, and millions of players from across the continent will be looking to grab the glory in this evening’s draw.
If anyone does manage to match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars, they would make a small piece of history as the first jackpot winner under the new rules, and be able to start dreaming about new houses, holidays and cars, as well as having financial security for life. Visit the EuroMillions page to find out more about the game following the changes, and then get involved by buying a ticket online or from authorised retailers. Good luck!