Publish Date: 07/05/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
The United Kingdom is preparing to see the crowning of the country’s biggest-ever lottery on Tuesday. The upcoming EuroMillions jackpot is worth £186 million, equivalent to winning Wimbledon’s £2 million prize money 93 times and significantly topping Harry Styles’ worth at an estimated £100 million or Adele at an estimated £150 million.
The number would also exceed the one won the last record-breaking EuroMillions jackpot of £184m in May, less than two months ago. Thwaite went straight on to Rightmove after his win and found that his family can now purchase luxury London property listed on Christie’s International Real Estate website with more than £100 million to spare even after.
“It’s great to travel to every corner of the country making new millionaires, and we know that EuroMillions makes the biggest winners,” said Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery. “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.”
This year, the UK has secured three UK EuroMillions jackpot winners so far. If a UK National Lottery ticket-holder wins the draw this Tuesday, that would mark the UK as the nation with the most win, overtaking France that currently stands with 117 wins to date since the first draw of their jackpot in February 2004.
“I knew my team had been busy with big winners but I didn’t realize what an amazing run of EuroMillions luck the UK has had,” Carter said. “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.”
Lottery operator Camelot UK Lotteries Limited revealed that if no one wins this Tuesday, the jackpot is estimated to be capped at 230 million euros by Friday. Players are encouraged to purchase the EuroMillions tickets before 7.30 pm on Tuesday to secure their chance of winning the prize money.