Record EuroMillions Jackpot Up for Grabs
Updated: Friday 19th February 2021
EuroMillions has soared to a new record high, with a jackpot worth €210 million to be offered in the next draw on Tuesday 23rd February.
The top prize has been climbing rapidly since a Superdraw took place on 5th February. Now, just a couple of weeks later after a handful more draws without a winner, it stands at the largest amount in history.
The two biggest EuroMillions jackpots of all time have now both come in the last three months. Back in December, a French player won €200 million - which was the maximum it could reach at the time.
The jackpot cap was increased to €210 million after that big French win, and it has now already been activated. If the prize goes to a single ticket holder, they will take their place at the top of the list of biggest winners.
Top EuroMillions Wins
UK players have scooped four of the other prizes in the top ten, either pocketing the lot or splitting the money with another winning ticket.
The biggest UK win to date has been the £170 million that an anonymous player won in October 2019. Colin and Chris Weir had previously picked up £161 million in July 2011, while Adrian and Gillian Bayford won £148 million in August 2012.
If the next winner is from the UK, they will receive around £180 million and become the richest of the lot, although the precise amount will depend on the exchange rate on the day as EuroMillions sets its prize values in euros.
Go to the Biggest Lottery Winners page to find out the stories behind the UK’s luckiest EuroMillions players.
What Happens Now?
You’ll be able to set your sights on the record jackpot in the next draw on Tuesday night. If there’s no winner, the top prize can’t grow any larger because it is now at its limit, but there will be more prize money up for grabs for players who match five main numbers and just one of the Lucky Stars.
The jackpot can stay at €210 million for four draws at the most before it has to be won, but with such a huge prize on offer it is likely to spark an upsurge in ticket sales and so there could well be a winner very soon. Once the €210 million jackpot is given away, the limit on the game will move up to €220 million.
You can give yourself a chance to win on Tuesday by purchasing an entry, and stay tuned to Lottery.co.uk for more news about the record jackpot.Published: Friday 19th February 2021
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