To add to the excitement, whether or not the jackpot is won, there are likely to be a number of millionaires made this evening, as the money from ticket sales that would have taken the top prize over the cap will be rolled down and shared between the winners in the next winning prize tier below the jackpot. For instance, last time the cap was reached, 14 players matched five main numbers and just one Lucky Star yet each collected a very smart £1.99 million (€2.64 million) even though the average award for that prize tier is less than £300,000!
This means that you have a 1 in 6,473,989 chance of becoming a millionaire if you match five main numbers and one Lucky Star during this draw, which ranks amongst the best lottery odds around!
Workplaces across Europe are pooling resources and creating syndicates in the hope of bagging the big prize. Joining a syndicate can increase your chances of winning, with you usually paying for the equivalent of one ticket but benefiting from the increased chances that come with joint-owning multiple entries. Of course, you’ll have to share any prize with your friends, but even a slice of £150 million could change your life forever.
If you are creating your own syndicate, it is advisable to draft an agreement setting out plans for payouts and other important information that everyone can sign - this will help avoid any arguments in the event of a big win. Find out more at the EuroMillions Syndicate Agreement page of Euro-Millions.com.
For your chance to own that country retreat with a swimming pool, paddock and garage space for a fleet of high-end motors, you will need to remember to buy your EuroMillions tickets, which are on sale now online and from authorised retailers. Sales close at 7.30pm BST.