On Tuesday, a £167m EuroMillions lottery jackpot is up for grabs. If one lucky ticket holder in the United Kingdom wins the top prize, it would be the highest lottery win ever in the country, outdoing Colin and Chris Weir from Ayrshire in Scotland who received £161m in 2011.
The jackpot would also place the winner to 672nd on the Sunday Times Rich List, following Eric Clapton who is worth £170m and before Tom Jones whose fortune stands on £160m and Robbie Williams on £150m.
The senior winner’s adviser of the National Lottery, Andy Carter,
Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s senior winner’s adviser, called the jackpot as a record breaker.
“The extraordinary sum would be life-changing for the winner, and we are poised to support them the moment they claim,” said Carter.
“We are poised to support them from the moment they claim. Of course, we have champagne on ice ready to celebrate if they set a new record win.”
Carter continued: “Don’t leave it late and risk missing out on getting a ticket.
Camelot, the lottery organiser, recommends that players buy tickets ahead of the 7:30 pm draw. The company stated that EuroMillions players have also helped raise £30m for charitable causes every week.
Ticket holders in the United Kingdom have won five EuroMillions jackpots of more than £100 m in the past.
Overall, 91 ticket holders in the United Kingdom have won the EuroMillions jackpot or a portion of the jackpot prize, putting the country second, behind France, in terms of jackpot wins.
Camelot said that this 2017, winners in the United Kingdom had won five EuroMillions jackpots so far, with the highest so far scooped by an anonymous ticket-holder, who received £87m.