£141,000,000 jackpot up for grabs in EuroMillions lottery draw

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 20 February, 2018, 09:32

Tired of the nine to five? It's a long shot, but the daily slog of traipsing to work, living off baked beans and dreaming of a caravan holiday in August could soon be a thing of the past.

After all, £141,000,000 can go a long way.

Firstly, however, you'll need to buy a EuroMillions ticket - you have until 7.30pm tonight.

And then you'll need a whole slice of luck. But if you match the five main numbers and two Lucky Stars you could be the UK’s third biggest ever jackpot winner.

The biggest lottery win in the UK – and Europe – is still that of Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs, who scooped a £161,653,000 EuroMillions jackpot in July 2011.

Tonight's winner - if there is one - will be £20M short of that total, but it should still be enough to buy you

Second in the rich list are Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, who won £148,656,000 in 2012.

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A spoilsport (or perhaps just sensible) anonymous winner scooped £113 million in October 2010.

More recently, November 2017 a Welsh syndicate of hospital staff - The Catering Girls - shared a £25 million jackpot.

The National Lottery’s senior winners’ adviser Andy Carter said: "With a £141 million win, you could live the life normally reserved for the rich and famous, including rock stars.

"It would afford anyone the kind of lifestyle that most can only dream of.

"EuroMillions players help raise around £30 million for National Lottery Good Causes each and every week.

"This supports projects big and small across the country, including funding everything from local community projects to some of Team GB’s athletes competing at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang."