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Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot of 2016 this Friday!

Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot of 2016 this Friday!
Updated: Monday 10th October 2016

The biggest EuroMillions jackpot of the year will be up for grabs this Friday 7th October, and players are being urged to buy their entries early in order to avoid what is expected to be a massive demand for tickets.

The estimated jackpot for Friday’s game is a staggering €156 million, which should equate to around £139 million. That sum isn’t too far off the £161.6 million that was won by Chris and Colin Weir in July 2011, and which stands as the biggest sum ever won by players in the UK. If a UK player won the jackpot tomorrow night, it would be the third-largest EuroMillions top prize won in this country, right behind the £148.6 million won by Adrian and Gillian Bayford in August 2012.

Although the coming jackpot is the biggest of the year in both Euro and pounds sterling, the top prize has only rolled over three times since the previous win occurred on Friday 23th September. For those of you who are wondering how it has managed to grow so quickly, the answer is that there was a special £112 million (€130 million) Superdraw jackpot up for grabs on Friday 30th September, and no player succeeded in winning that prize. Add in another rollover on Tuesday 4th October, when the jackpot was worth £124 million, and the £136 million that will be offered in the next game makes perfect sense.

Because every line of numbers entered for a EuroMillions game has the exact same chance of winning, many players will be aiming to increase their chances of success by entering multiple lines. Our EuroMillions Number Generator can be used to generate as many random selections of numbers as you could ever need, and if you would like to see how all of the numbers used have fared in the past, our EuroMillions Statistics page will reveal all you need to know.

Whilst everyone is hoping to see someone win this Friday’s jackpot outright, it is also possible that several players could match all seven of the numbers that will be drawn and share the top prize equally. The biggest number of jackpot winners that there have been in a single draw is five, and that scenario has been seen on three occasions, in October 2007, February 2011 and most recently in September 2016.

The EuroMillions draw isn’t broadcast on TV in the UK, but those of you who would like to have the winning numbers sent to your mobile device within seconds of the draw taking place can download one of our free Lottery Apps for that very purpose. 

Remember, this is the biggest EuroMillions jackpot of the year so far, so be sure to buy your tickets in plenty of time and good luck with your numbers!


This article was updated on Friday 7th October 2016 to reflect the updated sterling value of the EuroMillions jackpot.

Published: Thursday 6th October 2016

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