THE HIGHEST EuroMillions jackpot in history will roll over, giving Britons another chance to win a staggering £184million prize.
The draw, which is played in nine European countries, has a capped jackpot which means that once it reaches £184million (€220million) no more prize money will be added. The jackpot will stay at the same level for five draws unless it is won. There was no winner of the full jackpot this evening, which means players will have another chance to bag the top prize, but a UK millionaire was created with one winning millionaire maker code.
On the fifth round, the jackpot amount must be won – even if that means sharing it among all those ticket-holders who are just one number short.
This opens up the possibility of many new multimillionaires.
The winner of the fortune would be rich enough to buy a house in each of the Top 10 priciest streets in the UK – including in Kensington Palace Gardens in London, where the average house price is nearly £30million.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at the national lottery, said: “I’ve seen people be sick with excitement, I’ve seen people resign their job on the spot, I’ve seen people jumping up and down, I’ve known husbands who haven’t told wives and wives who haven’t told husbands, I’ve been to homes where there’s literally a party going on already.”
Due to the phenomenal interest in the massive jackpot that a last-minute rush for tickets caused the National Lottery website and app to run more slowly, meaning some hopefuls were not able to buy a ticket at all.
The National Lottery said: “Sorry if you were unable to buy a ticket for tonight’s EuroMillions draw.
“This is the biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot, and there was a huge influx of players trying to buy a ticket before the cut-off time, and this caused the website and app to run slower than normal.”
Nobody has won the record £184 million EuroMillions jackpot, meaning the prize remains up for grabs in Friday’s draw.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, said: “It’s all to play for on Friday night as the whopping EuroMillions jackpot of an estimated £184 million remains up for grabs.
“EuroMillions has now hit its cap, which means any money that would have gone into the jackpot. “Brinkwire Summary News”.