EuroMillions to Offer £99 Million Jackpot on Friday
Updated: Wednesday 31st May 2017
UK EuroMillions players will be spoilt for choice tomorrow night as the game will offer a rollover jackpot worth £99 million, with the supplementary Mega Friday draw dishing out seven prizes of £1 million and a luxurious Dubai escape.
The top prize has escaped the grasp of players so far this year; the last time anyone grabbed the jackpot was on Friday 18th December, when a Spanish ticket holder picked up €83.2 million (approximately £60.6 million). In the following weeks, participants have picked up incredible cash prizes on the main game and amazing luxury trips in December’s Mega Week, but this weekend all eyes will be on the jackpot, which will be the largest the game has seen since 20th November 2015, when a Portuguese player won €163.5 million (approximately £114.8 million).
Some participants may think it’s high time for the jackpot to hop back across the Channel. In 2015, nine British players won the EuroMillions jackpot, bringing the total number of UK top prize winners to 55 since February 2004, though this pales in comparison to France, where 78 ticket holders have snagged a top prize since the game began.
If someone in this country won tomorrow’s jackpot, they would rocket right up to sixth place in terms of the top ten UK EuroMillions winners, sitting comfortably behind Dave and Angela Dawes, who won £101.2 million in October 2011, and an anonymous ticket holder who scooped £93.3 million in June 2015.
Entry into tomorrow’s Mega Friday draw is included with each EuroMillions line purchased, meaning that you stand a chance of becoming a millionaire even if you don’t win the top prize. Have a look at the Mega Friday page to learn more.
Tomorrow night you’ll have the chance to win several fabulous prizes, but only if you remember to get involved! You can play EuroMillions online or buy tickets from authorised retailers right up until 7.30pm GMT on Friday. Good luck and have fun!Published: Thursday 28th January 2016
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