Friday’s jackpot of £91 million (€107 million) is greater than the net worth of Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy (£82 million), Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe (£78 million) and the world’s No.1 tennis player Andy Murray (£77 million). According to the Sunday Times Rich List for 2017, published earlier in May, Twilight star Robert Pattinson (£67 million), Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale (£54 million) and singer Ed Sheeran (£52 million) would also be left in the shade by a single winner of the latest EuroMillions top prize.
Even if the jackpot is shared between two ticket holders, they would both still be richer than One Direction members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, who are all estimated to be worth around £40 million.
The jackpot may fall just short of Adele’s net worth (£125 million) but a lucky winner would be able to splash out on just about anything they wanted, including multimillion-pound houses, new cars and around-the-world holidays, as well as providing financial security for life for many of their friends and family.
The last time a bigger EuroMillions prize was given away was on Tuesday 11th October 2016, when a Belgian player scooped €168 million (£153.3 million). An Irish syndicate currently holds the record for the largest jackpot won in 2017, having bagged €88.5 million (£76 million) on 24th January.
Anyone looking to land tonight’s jackpot can choose their numbers online or visit an authorised retailer in one of the nine participating countries, and it could just be that they find their place onto next year’s Sunday Times Rich List. Good luck!