£184m… here’s how to win the Euro lot! With a staggering jackpot up for grabs, boost your chances of bagging the record EuroMillions pot. Clue? It helps if you buy a ticket! 

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  • The UK’s biggest lottery prize of all time is up tonight – the £184 million jackpot
  • Money rolled out of Tuesday’s draw when no one picked the right number
  • In addition to the UK, eight other European countries participate in the competition.

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Britain’s biggest lottery prize ever is up for grabs in tonight’s EuroMillions draw, a £184 million jackpot.

The prize money has been rolled out from Tuesday’s draw when, once again, none of the ticket holders chose the correct number.

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If anyone does tonight, they’ll leapfrog the previous biggest EuroMillions jackpot – a £180 million prize claimed by the Swiss ticket holder on 26 February 2021 – as well as the current British record holder, an anonymous £170 million. Pushing the winner. As of October 2019, second in prize-money bets.

Competition is tight, however: along with the UK, eight other European countries participate, including France, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland, and between 80 and 100 million people buy tickets each week.

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Britain’s biggest lottery prize ever, the £184 million jackpot, is up for grabs in tonight’s EuroMillions draw

How to play

Players choose five balls from a pool of 50 main numbers and two ‘Lucky Stars’ from a different pool of 12 numbers.

A player must match all five main numbers and two lucky stars to win the minimum guaranteed jackpot of £14.4 million (€17 million).

Beneath that coveted top prize are 13 different prize tiers, meaning you can still get cash prizes if you match a low number, though the stats drop rapidly from tier to tier.

On Tuesday, when no one took the jackpot, four UK players matched five numbers and a lucky star and each won £995,741.

Nine matched five numbers and won £11,128, 27 matched four numbers and two lucky stars and won £1,111, and 520 matched four numbers and one lucky star and won £102.

There was also a UK Millionaire Maker prize for – you guessed it – £1 million.

Meanwhile, no fewer than 831,860 players won £2.90 each.

The draw is held every Tuesday and Friday at 8.45 pm Central European Time – this is 7.45 pm US time.

Difference

EuroMillions winner can fly in a £46m Gulfstream G550 private jet with jackpot

EuroMillions winner can fly in a £46m Gulfstream G550 private jet with jackpot

The EuroMillions team states that the odds of correctly choosing the required seven numbers are one in 139,838,160, while the odds of choosing the five main numbers and just one lucky star are one in 6,991,908,

Overall, the chances of winning any prize in EuroMillions are one in 13.

By comparison, your chance of being struck by lightning twice in your lifetime is 1 in 9 million, so that’s about 15 times more likely than you to win that coveted jackpot.

You’re also more likely to die in a plane crash—for which, according to a US study, is one in 29.4 million—or likely to be killed by a shark, about one in four million.

previous big jackpots

The jackpot you can get for a stay at the world's most expensive hotel room, Empathy Suite Sky Villa in Las Vegas, Palms Casino Resort.

The jackpot can be found for a stay at the Empathy Suites Sky Villa, the world’s most expensive hotel room at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Hundreds of EuroMillions jackpot winners have been crowned since the first draw in February 2004, with lucky players winning between £8 million and £180 million.

The biggest jackpot win in the UK so far this year was in April, when nine rollovers took the jackpot from a starting value of £14 million to over £122 million, before it was won by an anonymous ticket holder. Was.

This is almost £50 million shy of the biggest British win ever – a £170 million win by another anonymous player in October 2019.

UK players have won 114 jackpots over the years, more than any other country.

France and Spain are second in the jackpot league table with 112 wins, followed by Portugal (79), Belgium (39), Switzerland (23), Ireland (18), Austria (17) and Luxembourg (3).

What happens if you win?

If you buy your ticket through a shop it is up to you to claim the prize, whether you won £100 or £100 million, as the National Lottery Headquarters has no way of knowing who you are .

You have 180 days from the day of the draw to identify yourself. If you don’t, you lose your winnings.

If you play online or through the app, the National Lotteries customer care team will send you an email to let you know that you have won something.

Ways to make your lucky numbers count more

Make sure your numbers add up to between 90 and 160: Numbers within this interval account for more than 70 percent of EuroMillions’ successful five-number sets.

Also tie your numbers to each other – like 15, 16, 17 and so on. While the space between the numbers doesn’t matter how likely they are to be picked, most people place them evenly within the available range – meaning if you make your bunch and you win you have your best bet. The jackpot is more likely to happen.

The most common Euromillion numbers are 23, 19, 44, 50 and 5, while the most common lucky star numbers are 2 and 8.

What about buying a lot of tickets? While this should in theory boost your chances of winning, this really only works in a small set-up like a local raffle, where there are a set number of tickets and buying more of them increases your chances.

When it comes to lotteries, the math gets more complicated. This is because there is not a set number of tickets sold, but a series of numbers that are drawn, meaning that – in theory – any number of people can choose the same series of numbers you have. , and so the prizes will be divided with you.

In fact, the vast majority of the EuroMillions jackpot is won by a single ticket holder – although in August this year the £54 million prize was split three ways between players from the UK, Belgium and France.

Still, factor in the long odds against picking the perfect set of numbers, and it makes calculating the impact of costs on your chances of winning a horribly complicated exercise.

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