How Has This Happened?
This gigantic jackpot has been on the rise ever since a Superdraw on Friday 15th September saw the game offer a guaranteed top prize of €130 million (£114.5 million). Four rollovers later and the jackpot, which is currently the biggest in the world, has leapt to its highest total since October 2014, when an anonymous Portuguese player landed €190 million.
The Rush for Tickets
Reports suggest that almost 300 tickets a second will be sold in the run up to tonight’s draw, with participation in the UK set to rocket by 87 percent. Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor, is expected to be a man in demand ahead of a draw which could see one lucky ticket holder become the winner of the fourth largest jackpot in EuroMillions history.
“The champagne is on ice and a giant cheque is at the ready to celebrate an extraordinary win,” said Carter, who is more than familiar when it comes to promoting huge jackpot prizes. Keen to point out the positives of buying a ticket, Carter continued: “EuroMillions players help to raise the £30million plus we give to good causes every week. It supports projects across the country, funding local community projects to the nation’s amazing Olympic and Paralympic athletes.”
The Party Has Already Started
The emergence of a EuroMillions winner from Tayport in Fife will have only increased the desire of players across the continent to win big tonight. Jim Forbes, a former RAF serviceman, and his wife Pam correctly matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star on Friday 22nd September to collect a cheque for £655,838. "I couldn't believe it. I just kept thinking this doesn't happen to people like me," Mr Forbes told reporters.
Make Your Dreams Come True
There is no doubting that winning tonight’s top prize would prove life-changing for any player. So, if you would like to begin your journey towards a EuroMillions jackpot, you can pick your numbers online or play through an authorised retailer in any of the nine participating nations. Good luck!