UK's biggest ever lottery jackpot up for grabs in tonight's Euromillions draw

By Katie Dickinson

The biggest ever lottery jackpot in the UK is up for grabs in tonight's Euromillions draw.

A single winner of the £184 million jackpot would push the current British record holder, an anonymous £170 million winner from October 2019, into second place.

With £184 million, one UK winner could count themselves richer than the singer Adele, whose net worth is £130 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.

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They could purchase 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.

Last Friday, no ticketholder won the £174 million EuroMillions jackpot, causing the top prize to roll over into Tuesday's draw.

The EuroMillions jackpot will be capped once it reaches 220 million euro, and that cap is expected to be reached in Tuesday's draw.

The jackpot for Euromillions - which is played in nine European countries - is currently capped at EUR220m, meaning that once it reaches that point it cannot roll over again.

The jackpot stays at 220 million euro for a further four draws if it continues not to be won.

It must be won in the fifth draw, and if no ticket matches all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars, it rolls down into the prize tier where there is at least one winner. That could result in many new multimillionaires.

One of the first people the lucky winner would speak to would be senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, Andy Carter., or one of his colleagues, whose details would be passed on to his team once they have phoned the National Lottery hotline.

"Our job is to call them back at this point and really there's two parts to that phone call - one is talking them through the process, how it all works - but actually just as importantly, is checking in on them, doing a bit of a welfare check, because they've just had an enormous shock and our job is to make sure they're OK," he said.

"This job is similar to being a midwife really - you're there for an amazing time in someone's life."

Mr Carter said he had seen "all sorts" of reactions in his 15 years dealing with lucky ticketholders.

"I've seen people be sick with excitement, I've seen people resign their job on the spot, I've seen people jumping up and down, I've known husbands who haven't told wives and wives who haven't told husbands, I've been to homes where there's literally a party going on already said Mr Carter, whose job it is to advise winners.

"I've known husbands who haven't told wives and wives who haven't told husbands, I've been to homes where there's literally a party going on already,"

He could tonight be dealing with Britain's biggest ever lottery winner and said the jackpot would make a difference 'for generations to come.'

"Specifically for large amounts of money, £184 million, it's not just about making a difference to you or your family. If you want to, it can make a difference for generations and generations to come," Mr Carter said.

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