EuroMillions £184m jackpot draw: UK's biggest lottery winner could be crowned tonight

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MARSEILLE, FRANCE - 2020/09/15: In this photo illustration a pen and euros banknotes on Euromillions tickets.
A couple from Alsace pocketed the 157 million euros of the Euromillions draw of September 1, 2020. (Photo Illustration by Gerard Bottino/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A jackpot of £184m is up for grabs in Tuesday's EuroMillions draw. (Getty Images)

The UK's biggest lottery winner could be crowned on Tuesday if they win the EuroMillions jackpot of £184m.

The huge prize is up for grabs in tonight's EuroMillions draw and would instantly catapult the winner among the richest people in the country.

If there is a single winner of Tuesday’s jackpot, they would be catapulted to the top of the National Lottery’s rich list.

EuroMillions jackpot

The jackpot on Tuesday is £184m, which could buy four Caribbean islands or 11 six-bedroom luxury properties in London's affluent Hyde Park.

Only 14 players have ever won a jackpot of more than £100m, with the current record holder an anonymous winner of £170m in October 2019.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “We could be looking at The National Lottery’s biggest ever winner this Tuesday.

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“This massive amount could not only change a winner’s life, but would make a huge difference to their friends, family and community.

“My team and I have our fingers crossed for all UK players and are on stand-by to support all our big winners as they start their life-changing journey. Make sure you grab your ticket early.”

The most-drawn EuroMillions numbers

Since it was launched in February 2004, the most common EuroMillions numbers to be drawn are 19 (drawn 173 times), 23 (171 times), 44 (170 times), 50 (170 times) and 21 (169 times), while the most common lucky stars are 2 and 3.

The most overdue numbers are 44, 50, 41, 5 and 39, and lucky stars 12 and 4.

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What time is the EuroMillions draw?

The EuroMillions draw is held twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and is played in nine European countries.

The EuroMillions draw is at 8.45pm on Tuesday night and can be watched live on the National Lottery's website and YouTube channel.

To be in with a chance to win, players are urged to buy their tickets before 7.30pm on Tuesday.

How much is a EuroMillions ticket?

The EuroMillions draw costs £2.50 per play.

The draw can be entered online or through The National Lottery app.

If no one wins on Tuesday and the jackpot continues to roll over, the EuroMillions prize will be capped once it reaches 230 million euro (£196.5m), which it would likely hit on Friday’s draw.

Once it reaches the cap and assuming it continues not to be won, the jackpot will stay at 230 million euro for a further four draws until it has to be won in the fifth draw.

Who are the UK's biggest ever lottery winners?

The biggest UK lottery winners were all from EuroMillions draws:

– Anonymous, £170,221,000

The biggest winner to date scooped £170m in October 2019, after matching all the numbers in a Must Be Won draw.

– Colin and Chris Weir, £161,653,000

Colin and Chris Weir from Largs, North Ayrshire, bagged their historic winnings in July 2011, making them the biggest UK winners at the time.

Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire, celebrate their win at the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa in Falkirk, after they scooped £161 million in Tuesday's EuroMillions draw.
Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire, celebrate their EuroMillions win. (PA)

Colin used £2.5m of his fortune to invest in his beloved Partick Thistle football club, which led to one of the stands at the stadium to be named after him. He died in December 2019, aged 71.

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The couple also set up the Weir Charitable Trust in 2013 and donated £1m to the Scottish independence referendum in 2014. They divorced in the same year as Colin’s death.

– Adrian and Gillian Bayford, £148,656,000

Adrian and Gillian won 190 million euro in a EuroMillions draw in August 2012, which came to just over £148m. The couple bought a Grade-II listed estate in Cambridgeshire, complete with cinema and billiards room but it was sold in 2021, some years after the pair divorced.

Adrian Bayford, 41, and wife Gillian, 40, from Haverhill, Suffolk, after a press conference at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire, after they won �148.6 million on Friday's EuroMillions jackpot.
Gillian and Adrian Bayford from Haverhill, Suffolk, celebrating their EuroMillions jackpot win. (PA)

– Anonymous, £123,458,008

The fourth biggest National Lottery winner won a Superdraw rollover jackpot in June 2019, and decided not to go public with their success.

– Anonymous, £122,550,350

After nine rollovers, one lucky anonymous ticket-holder bagged more than £122m in April 2021.

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