No-one wins EuroMillions £184m rollover as jackpot limit reached for first time

By Ryan Merrifield

No one has won the biggest ever EuroMillions £184 million jackpot as it reached the limit for the first time.

The all-time record amount - set in February - was reached after a rollover on Friday but tonight's draw was not won by anyone so no players manage to take advantage and claim the lot.

If anyone from the UK banks everything this Friday (October 15), they would become Britain's biggest ever National Lottery winner since its launch in 1994.

Such was the interest in the massive jackpot tonight that a last-minute rush for tickets caused the website and app to run more slowly, meaning some hopefuls were not able to buy a ticket at all.

The National Lottery said: "Sorry if you were unable to buy a ticket for tonight's EuroMillions draw.

"This is the biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot, and there was a huge influx of players trying to buy a ticket before the cut-off time, and this caused the website and app to run slower than normal."

There was such a flurry of last minute interest the lottery website started running slowly (AFP via Getty Images)

No tickets across the nine European countries which play EuroMillions matched Tuesday's numbers, which were 6, 13, 22, 45 and 49 plus the Lucky Stars 10 and 11.

On the EuroMillions website it says the odds of picking five numbers and the two Lucky Stars is one in 139,838,160.

The jackpot reached 220 million euros, at which point it is capped and cannot roll over again, after nobody won the £174 million EuroMillions jackpot on Friday.

It stays at that level for a further four draws if no-one claims the winnings.

It must be won in the fifth draw, and if no ticket matches all the numbers it is shared among all those ticketholders who are one number short. That could result in many new multimillionaires.

The jackpot can rollover five times (AFP via Getty Images)
If anyone in the UK wins the lot they'll be the biggest National Lottery winner in history (PA Archive/PA Images)

If the sum is won by a single UK ticket it would eclipse the previous top UK prize of £170 million, won by an anonymous EuroMillions ticketholder in 2019.

With that sum under their belt, one UK winner could count themselves richer than the singer Adele, whose net worth is £130 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.

They could buy a house in each of the top 10 priciest streets in the UK, including in London's Kensington Palace Gardens, where the average house price is nearly £30 million.

Camelot's Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said: "It's all to play for on Friday night as the whopping EuroMillions jackpot of an estimated £184 million remains up for grabs.

"EuroMillions has now hit its cap, which means any money that would have gone into the jackpot will now boost prizes in the next winning prize tier.

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"If one UK winner banks the lot, they would instantly become the UK's biggest ever National Lottery winner. Players are urged to get their tickets early to be in with a chance of winning this extraordinary prize."

There have been five UK EuroMillions jackpot winners so far this year, including the anonymous winners of £122 million in April and £111 million in June.

The biggest recent UK winners to go public were Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Northern Ireland, who scooped a £115 million prize in 2019.


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