One lucky punter could win the biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot on Friday night with an eye-watering £175 million up for grabs.
The prize, Britain’s biggest ever, reached its €200m cap last Friday but there was no winner. It must be won in the December 18 draw if not before.
If no one manages to get all five numbers and lucky stars, the ticket holder with the next closest matching numbers will win the jackpot.
But if one UK player wins the entire jackpot on Friday 11 December, they will immediately set a new National Lottery record and become Britain's biggest ever winner.
The ticket-holder would reach the top of The National Lottery Rich List, knocking last year’s record-breaking £170M anonymous winner off the coveted top spot.
They would also become the 703rd richest person in the country, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2020.
The entire lottery fortune would make the lucky winner better off than Adele's £150million net worth and more than twice as rich as Harry Styles, whose fortune is thought be around £74million, The Sun reported.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: “The jackpot on Friday night is truly life-changing. A UK winner would have a Christmas to remember and be able to treat friends and family as well as supporting their local community.
“I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many players that have won big on The National Lottery and it’s safe to say no two wins are the same, but often the reactions from winners are – complete shock and excitement!
EuroMillions' biggest ever jackpot rolls over as no one wins Tuesday's huge £175m prize
“The best advice I can give to winners who have won a life-changing amount is to take your time. Don’t rush into buying anything extravagant or giving it all away. Take time to plan what you want to do with a win of this size, and who you want to help out.”
The value of the jackpot in sterling is calculated on the night of the draw.
Currency fluctuations mean the amount up for grabs for Brits has been shifting between £175million and £181.5million.
EuroMillions is the only National Lottery draw with a “must be won” jackpot – which caps at €200 million for four consecutive draws.
On the fifth draw, the jackpot must be won and all of the prize money awarded – even if no one wins all five numbers and two lucky stars.
If the jackpot continues to roll for two more draws, it will become a "Must Be Won" on 18 December where lots of players could be celebrating.
If the jackpot continues to roll, then any money which would have boosted it, is shared in the next tier with winners – most likely for matching the five main numbers and one Lucky Star number. This could see more players winning big £1M-plus prizes.
The biggest-ever UK winner scooped £170.2m in October 2019 and stayed anonymous.
The previous biggest winners were Colin and Chris Weir, of Largs in North Ayrshire, who won £161m in July 2011.
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