EuroMillions has rolled three times since Mary Hamilton of Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland shared a £25.8 million (€33 million) jackpot with a French player. Hamilton was issued with her life-changing £12.9 million cheque on Tuesday after unwittingly carrying the winning ticket around in her pocket for a week.
As well as the top prize of £34 million, one UK player will scoop £1 million in Millionaire Maker by matching the unique code on their ticket with the one drawn out this evening.
Despite nine ticket holders matching all six main Lotto numbers in the first twelve days of November, there have now been two draws without the top prize being given away. It means that Saturday’s jackpot has risen to £10 million, making a draw that was already going to be a huge event even bigger! Buying a Lotto ticket for Saturday night not only makes you eligible for the eight-figure top tier award but also an enhanced Lotto Raffle, featuring 50 prizes of £20,000 as well as 20 chances to become an instant millionaire!
As Christmas looms ever closer, just 33 days away now, this weekend’s lottery extravaganza should mean that a number of players in the UK will no longer need to worry about how to afford the gifts, the big food shop and the endless partying.
For a chance to rid that weight from your shoulders you will need to buy tickets before 7:30pm GMT (8:30pm CET) tonight for EuroMillions and 7:30pm tomorrow for Lotto. They are available now online and from authorised retailers and, if you need any spiritual inspiration with choosing those big money numbers, then have a look at the How to Choose Numbers page of Euro-Millions.com. Good luck!