The EuroMillions draw saw one lucky winner walk away with the £169m jackpot, making him richer than Tom Jones and Adele.
The Spanish winner, matched all the five numbers and two Lucky Stars correctly to walk away with the jackpot. For the past eight draws, no one had succeeded to do so which has resulted in the large prize fund.
The most that have been won in the United Kingdom is £162m. It was claimed in 2011 by Colin and Chris Weir, from North Ayrshire.
In Friday’s draw, four players from the United Kingdom won £900,571 each for matching one Lucky Star and five main numbers, with the senior winners’ advisor, Andy Carter, asking “all players to check their tickets quickly to see if they’re the winner,”
The winning numbers are 01, 09, 15, 19, 25 while the Lucky Stars are: 01 and 07.
The overall chances of winning a EuroMillions prize are 1 in 13. The chances of winning the jackpot, on the other hand, are 1 in 139.8m.
Its maximum limit was already reached by the prize fund. Without any winners, it would have remained for another four draws at £169m, before being distributed to players with lesser number matches on a fifth draw.
The EuroMillions has been operating since 2004, and there are currently nine European countries participating in the draws namely France, the UK, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Ireland.
This year, there have been four EuroMillions jackpots won in the United Kingdom. Although overall, the most jackpots in the draw’s history were won by players from France.
No jackpot winners from Austria and Switzerland were recorded.