Tonight will also see one UK player snap up a £1 million prize in the Millionaire Raffle which will soon be renamed Millionaire Maker. To find out more about the change, take a look at the Millionaire Maker section of Euro-Millions.com.
It is the biggest EuroMillions jackpot since one Spanish ticket holder scooped £109.5 million (€137.3 million) on Friday 13th June and that player’s compatriots will be hoping that Lady Luck smiles on them again this evening if only to alleviate the gloom after their national football team suffered a shock defeat to Slovakia last night.
Alternatively, could the momentum that England’s football team have created in Europe be matched by their lottery players, with the £100 million crossing the Channel from Paris at the same time as Roy Hodgson’s boys set off overseas to face Estonia on Sunday on the back of a 5-0 drubbing of San Marino?
If a football fan were to bag the top prize tonight they could help out their local team by buying them the world’s most expensive footballer, Gareth Bale. He was signed by Real Madrid for £85.3 million (€100 million at the time) in 2013 which would leave £14.7 million with which to pay his wages! An extravagance perhaps, but imagine the look on the faces of the opposition as he turns out in the Swindon Pub League!
Tickets are on sale at authorised retailers and online for tonight’s massive jackpot - good luck if you’re planning on having a go!