Mad rush is predicted for EuroMillions tickets as prize pot reaches record £184m
- A British winner would be propelled into the nation’s 1,000 richest people
- The prize money could buy four Caribbean islands with a few million to spare
- Only 14 have won jackpot over £100m, with current record holder anonymous
- If no one wins and jackpot rolls over, it will be capped once it reaches £196.5m
A nationwide lottery spree is expected today as millions try to win a record £184million EuroMillions jackpot.
A British winner would be propelled into the nation’s 1,000 richest people, on a par with Robbie Williams (£175million), Sir Tom Jones (£165million) and Ed Sheeran (£160million).
It could buy four Caribbean islands with a few million to spare, or 11 six-bedroom properties in London’s Hyde Park.
Only 14 players have ever won a jackpot of more than £100million, with the current record-holder an anonymous winner of £170million in October 2019.
If no one wins tomorrow and the jackpot rolls over, it will be capped once it reaches 230million euros (£196.5million).
Colin and Chris Weir (pictured), from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, won £161 million in July 2011
Millions will be vying to become the 15th player to win a jackpot of more than £100 million when the EuroMillions draw takes place
The history of previous mega-jackpot draws suggests there will be queues at corner shops while, in the past, the online lottery app has struggled to cope with demand – timing out before people successfully completed a purchase.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: ‘We could be looking at The National Lottery’s biggest ever winner this Tuesday.
‘This massive amount could not only change a winner’s life, but would make a huge difference to their friends, family and community.
‘My team and I have our fingers crossed for all UK players and are on stand-by to support all our big winners as they start their life-changing journey. Make sure you grab your ticket early.’
There have been some demands on social media for an end to these supersize jackpots. Some favour a cap of £25 million with large prizes offered to those further down the tiers of winners.
The history of previous record winners suggest that such a huge windfall is not necessarily a positive and can even have a corrosive effect on relationships.
Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, won £161 million in July 2011. The couple subsequently separated and went through an amicable divorce after 38 years of marriage.
In 2012, Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148m, however the couple separated a year later.
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