EuroMillions: £148m Must Be Won Tonight
A UK winner of the second-largest EuroMillions jackpot could be created later, with the rollover prize fund now capped at £148m.
If a single player wins the draw it would be the biggest pot since Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, won £161m last July.
The jackpot has been capped at 190 million euro but the difference in the exchange rate since last year means this week’s fund is slightly less than the amount won by the Weirs.
If nobody matches all five numbers and two lucky stars, the prize rolls down to those matching five numbers and one star.
The last time the jackpot was passed down in that way, seven UK players won £6.7m each.
A EuroMillions spokeswoman said: “This is it – the jackpot has to be won and it promises to be an amazing night.
“Only a couple of weeks ago, we created 100 millionaires in one night and this draw could be another golden night with the potential for several multi-millionaires to be made here in the UK on Friday.
“In addition to the chance to win a life-changing prize, these big draws boost returns to National Lottery Good Causes, with players helping to raise over £30m every week.”
Once the jackpot has reached the cap – which it did in Tuesday night’s draw – it can only roll over once before it has to be won.
A single winner would be able to buy enough gold to cast 33,000 Olympic gold medals, Camelot said. They would also have a fortune bigger than that of Sir Tom Jones, who is worth £140m, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
Camelot is still looking for a UK ticket-holder who is yet to come forward to claim a £63.8m EuroMillions prize after hitting the jackpot on June 8.
The owner of the ticket, which was bought in the Stevenage and Hitchin area of Hertfordshire, has until December 5 to pick up the prize.