The EuroMillions Jackpot is a highly popular event, but the £169 million prize is still up for grabs after the latest draw.
Andy Carter of The National Lottery explains the jackpot is capped, so there’s still a chance for one lucky winner to claim it all this coming Friday.
Although, last weekend’s draw wasn’t entirely unlucky for participants.
In the UK alone, 5 players walked away with £1,784,722.10 each after they matched 5 numbers plus a lucky star. 2 others from mainland Europe were equally fortunate.
Should a UK player win the £169 million jackpot, he or she will become the national record holder for the biggest lottery winning.
Currently, that honor still belongs to Colin and Chris Weir of Largs (North Ayrshire, Scotland) with £161 million in 2011.
Tuesday night also saw the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code matched by a UK player.
Another won £30,000 in the EuroMillions HotPicks (though no one got the £1 million prize there), while a third earned £5,000 by matching 5 Thunderball numbers.
But that £169 million prize is still waiting to be claimed.
Carter urges interested parties to buy their tickets early, especially as a portion of the EuroMillions ticket sales goes towards the £30 million (often more) raised by The National Lottery for worthy causes every week.