How big the EuroMillions jackpot is tonight, what time the draw is and how to take part
A record £184 million EuroMillions jackpot is up for grabs tonight, after Tuesday’s prize rolled over.
The jackpot has now reached its maximum level of €220m, meaning tonight’s prize is the most you can ever win.
The previous largest UK win came in 2019, when one anonymous ticket-holder took home a £170m EuroMillions jackpot.
When is the EuroMillions draw?
The next draw is on Friday 15 October at 7.45pm.
A last-minute rush for tickets on Tuesday caused the National Lottery website to lag, meaning some people missed out on buying one.
The National Lottery said: “Sorry if you were unable to buy a ticket for tonight’s EuroMillions draw.
“This is the biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot, and there was a huge influx of players trying to buy a ticket before the cut-off time, and this caused the website and app to run slower than normal.”
You should buy your tickets earlier to be sure to avoid missing out.
How do I get a ticket?
You can purchase a ticket online through the National Lottery website. You will need to make an account if you do not have one already.
You can either choose your numbers yourself, or go for a lucky dip.
Alternatively, you can buy a ticket at participating supermarkets and newsagents.
A ticket costs £2.50 and includes automatic entry into the UK Millionaire Maker draw, which guarantees to create new UK millionaires every week.
What are the odds of winning?
To win the jackpot you must correctly guess the five main numbers, which are between 1-50, and two “lucky stars” between 1-12.
The EuroMillions website says the odds of picking all seven numbers correctly are is one in 139,838,160.
EuroMillions is played in nine countries – Ireland, Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
Tuesday’s winning numbers were 6, 13, 22, 45 and 49, with the lucky stars 10 and 11.
The top prize will stay at £184m for four more draws if no one claims it, but it must be won by the fifth draw.
If no one wins it on the fifth draw the prize will be shared among other winning ticket-holders.
Andy Carter, who works for Camelot and advises lottery winners, told BBC News of former victors: “I’ve seen people be sick with excitement, I’ve seen people resign their job on the spot, I’ve seen people jumping up and down.
“I’ve known husbands who haven’t told wives and wives who haven’t told husbands, I’ve been to homes where there’s literally a party going on already.”