If a player were to scoop the big prize in September’s final draw it would nicely round off a month which has already seen a mystery Irish syndicate bag £68.3 million (€86.7 million) on EuroMillions. It would also tee things up nicely for Friday’s Superdraw, which will bring in October with a big money bang!
The Superdraw, which has been called to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joining EuroMillions, offers a guaranteed jackpot of €100 million - this is equivalent to roughly £80 million, depending on the exchange rate.
If a single player were to bag the big prize at the start of the weekend when we find out who will be this year’s X Factor finalists, they would instantly shoot ahead of show supremo Simon Cowell in the rich list. Cowell’s £58.3 million bank balance would be dwarfed by the latest EuroMillions winner, who would also find themselves better off than the remaining judges Louis Walsh (£25 million), Mel B (£20.2 million) and Cheryl Cole (£14 million) combined!
Tickets for both draws are on sale now from authorised retailers, although buying EuroMillions tickets online will avoid the queues that will inevitably build up as the week progresses and a plethora of players keen to chance their arm at earning an £80 million payday start rushing for tickets in corner shops and supermarkets across the country.