The largest-ever EuroMillions jackpot worth an estimated £181.5million is still up for grabs after no-one scooped the top prize in Tuesday’s draw.
The jackpot has now reached its cap, meaning any prizes in the next winning tier will be boosted for the next draw on Friday.
If a single UK ticket-holder takes home the entire £181.5million in Friday’s draw they will shoot to the top of the National Lottery Rich List, ahead of last year’s £170 million anonymous winner.
Tonight’s National Lottery EuroMillions winning numbers were: 01, 04, 21, 24, 46. The Lucky Stars were: 02, 12.
A record-breaking £175 million jackpot could be won in tonight’s EuroMillions lottery draw
Sixteen lucky ticket holders won £11,680 each after matching all five of the main numbers.
In the Millionaire Maker Selection, one UK millionaire was created with the code HZZF32476.
The National Lottery Thunderball winning numbers were 14, 24, 21, 10, 26 and the Thunderball number was 12.
No-one scooped the top £500,000 prize in the Thunderball draw.
The EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs on Friday would make the winner worth more than golfer Rory McIlroy and singer Sir Tom Jones, who are each ranked at £170 million according to the Sunday Times Rich List, and heavyweight boxing world champion Anthony Joshua, who the list estimates is worth £107 million.
If a UK player were to bank the jackpot, recent research shows that they would be likely to use their new found fortune to help others by making lots of other people millionaires, according to the National Lottery.
According to a survey by the organisation, Brits said they would make on average another 13 other people millionaires if they won more than £100 million.
Research into actual National Lottery millionaires also shows that 76 per cent have gifted a home or paid off a friend or relative’s mortgage.
Camelot’s senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, Andy Carter, described Tuesday’s jackpot as ‘truly mind-blowing’.
Frances and Patrick Connolly from Moira in Northern Ireland celebrate becoming the fourth biggest National Lottery winners ever after scooping an incredible £114,969,775.70 EuroMillions jackpot on New Year’s Day 2019
He said: ‘A UK winner would be propelled to the top of the rich list and immediately be able to make all of their friends and families dreams come true.
‘My team and I have our fingers crossed for all UK players and are on standby to support our big winners as they start their life changing journey.’
The last time the EuroMillions jackpot reached the cap was October 2019, when it was won by one UK ticket-holder.
In the draws leading up to this win, 12 UK players claimed between £1.7 million and £3.6 million, for matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star.
This year, the National Lottery said it has given up to £800 million to charities and organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the communities, the arts, heritage and sport.