The draw, which is played in nine European countries, has a capped jackpot which means that once it reaches £184million (€220million) no more 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. The winner would dethrone the current British record holder, an anonymous £170m winner from October 2019.
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.”
FOLLOW BELOW FOR LIVE UPDATES…