Big­gest lot­tery jack­pot for UK

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

AN es­ti­mated £167m lot­tery jack­pot on Tues­day will be the big­gest ever of­fered to UK play­ers after no one won Fri­day’s EuroMil­lions top prize.

The win­ning num­bers in the Fri­day EuroMil­lions draw were 18, 32, 07, 48 and 19. The lucky star num­bers were 03 and 07.

Two lucky pun­ters in the UK be­came overnight mil­lion­aires with the UK Mil­lion­aire Raf­fle Se­lec­tions XHVJ06918 and MJWJ77690.

Across Europe, seven peo­ple matched all five num­bers plus one lucky number for a pay­day of £195,868 while a fur­ther 20 matched five num­bers to scoop £15,966.

No one won the Thun­der­ball jack­pot of £500,000.

Andy Carter, se­nior win­ners’ ad­viser at the Na­tional Lot­tery, said: “At an es­ti­mated £167m, Tues­day’s EuroMil­lions jack­pot will be the big­gest ever of­fered to Na­tional Lot­tery play­ers in the UK.

“A sin­gle UK win­ner would be the big­gest this country and Europe has ever seen.

“We urge play­ers to get their ticket early to be in with a chance and also to help raise more mil­lions for Na­tional Lot­tery good causes.

“On av­er­age, each week play­ers gen­er­ate more than £30m to be added to the £37bn raised so far.”

The cur­rent UK record is £161.65m won by Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs, North Ayr­shire, in July 2011.

There have been five EuroMil­lions jack­pots of more than £100m won by UK ticket hold­ers.

In all, 91 UK ticket hold­ers have won the EuroMil­lions jack­pot or a share of the jack­pot prize, plac­ing the country sec­ond behind France in terms of jack­pot wins.

There are now nine coun­tries par­tic­i­pat­ing. Euro­pean

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