Biggest Jackpot of 2017
Friday’s gigantic jackpot has been created by a run of ten rollovers, as there has not been a winner since a lucky family from France pocketed €83.3 million (£70.8 million) on Tuesday 11th April. The last time a bigger prize was available was on Tuesday 11th October, when a Belgian jackpot winner scooped €168 million (£153.3 million).
Richer Than Harry Potter
If there is one winner of Friday’s jackpot, their new-found wealth would eclipse many stars of the showbusiness world. According to the Sunday Times Rich List for 2017, which was published earlier this month, all of the following celebrities have a net worth which falls below the value of the latest top prize in EuroMillions.
Rory McIlroy (£82 million) - A former world No.1 in golf and winner of multiple major tournaments, McIlroy has also signed a of host of lucrative sponsorship deals.
Daniel Radcliffe (£78.5 million) - The former Harry Potter actor has graduated to become a major Hollywood figure, but he is still not worth as much as £91 million.
Harry Styles (£40 million) - Teen idol Harry Styles has won legions of fans around the world with One Direction and his solo single topped the charts in over 80 countries, but his net worth is less than half of Friday’s big jackpot.
A £91 million jackpot would not only allow a EuroMillions winner to boast that they were richer than Harry Styles or Daniel Radcliffe, but they could also splash the cash in a number of creative ways.
A House on Kensington Palace Gardens - Kensington Palace Gardens is ranked by Zoopla as one of the UK’s highest-valued streets, and there is currently a luxurious ten-bedroom property on the market estimated at £44 million.
A Superyacht - A lucky winner could afford to buy the ‘TV Superyacht’, which is 78.5m long, sleeps up to 12 guests in luxury accommodation and is valued at £79.1 million. The high-tech motor yacht includes a gym, sauna area, jacuzzi, sunbathing area and even a helipad.
Hire 4,000 Police Officers - The cost of putting 10,000 extra police officers on the street may have become a major talking point in the run-up to the General Election, a EuroMillions winner could help out if they felt so inclined. Starting salaries for police officers in England and Wales range from £20,000 to £23,000, so £91 million would pay for around 4,000 new policemen and women to be hired.
How To Pick Your Numbers
Anyone who fancies winning up to £91 million can choose their numbers online or visit an authorised retailer in any of the participating countries, giving them a chance to become one of the biggest EuroMillions winners in history and transform their lives. Good luck!