THE UK’s biggest ever lottery winner could be crowned on Tuesday when a whopping £186 million jackpot is up for grabs.
Should a UK National Lottery ticket-holder walk away with the cash in the EuroMillions [object Window], they would topple the current British record-holders from the top spot less than two months after their win.
The lucky winner would instantly become richer than singers Harry Styles, who is worth an estimated £100 million, and Adele, worth an estimated £150 million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
The jackpot would also dwarf the £2 million prize money that awaits each of the Wimbledon winners this year – meaning they would need to win the championship 93 times to compete with Tuesday’s prize.
Their wealth would instantly outstrip that of Joe and Jess Thwaite from Gloucester, Oms scooped a record-breaking £184 million EuroMillions jackpot less than two months ago.
The blockbuster win would make the UK the luckiest EuroMillions nation, overtaking France’s 117 wins since the first draw in February 2004.
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There have already been three UK EuroMillions’ jackpot winners this year alone.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, disse: “I knew my team had been busy with big winners but I didn’t realise what an amazing run of EuroMillions luck the UK has had.
“It’s great to travel to every corner of the country making new millionaires, and we know that EuroMillions makes the biggest winners.
“These dream-come-true jackpots not only transform the lives of the winners but also enable them to support the friends, family and communities around them.
“I hope we are again celebrating reaching the top of the league table after Tuesday’s draw and we look forward to supporting any big UK winners we create.”
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After hitting-big in their record win in May, Joe and Jess Thwaite instantly searched for a new multimillion-pound home.
If Tuesday’s winner follows their lead, they’ll find that they can purchase every London property listed on luxury property company Christie’s International Real Estate website – and still have well over £100 million to spare.
If the prize money was laid out end to end in £50 notes it would be 36 miles long, stretching all the way from London to Edinburgh, with enough remaining to climb up Arthur’s Seat and down again.
Un totale di 14 UK National Lottery winners have bagged prizes of more than £100 million so far.
EuroMillions players are urged to buy their tickets before 7.30pm on Tuesday to be in with a chance to win the life-changing amount of money.
Camelot, the operator of the National Lottery, said the jackpot will be capped at 230 million euros, which they estimate will be reached in the draw this Friday, luglio 8, if no-one wins on Tuesday.