It is the first time ever that the top prize has gone higher than €200 million, after the jackpot cap was increased in December following the previous record win.
New EuroMillions Record Beckons
The jackpot has grown faster and faster since a Superdraw took place on 5th February and passed by without a winner. Tuesday’s draw offered £157 million (€180 million) but ended in a rollover, so it is now set to soar into record territory.
If a single ticket holder wins the jackpot on Friday, they will become the biggest winner of all time.
Remarkably, for a game that has been played since 2004, it is the second time in the space of a couple of months that a new high mark has been seen.
The previous record came after the jackpot rose to €200 million - which was the maximum it could reach at the time. A French player matched all the numbers on 11th December to scoop the prize, coming forward a few days later to claim it anonymously.
With the jackpot cap now set at €210 million, there is a chance that it could go even higher. If nobody wins on Friday night, it will hit this new limit on Tuesday.
At that point, the jackpot would not be able to get any bigger. Any additional funds that would normally be added to the top prize would instead go the second category, so the payout for matching five main numbers plus one of the Lucky Stars could be greater than usual.
Luckiest EuroMillions Countries
France, Spain and the UK have been the most successful EuroMillions countries, each creating more than 100 jackpot winners so far. France and the UK are currently tied on 110 wins, just ahead of Spain on 107.
All three of these nations have been the scene of record jackpots. Prior to the big French win in December, two UK players had previously won jackpots worth €190 million, while a Spanish ticket holder pocketed the same amount in 2017.
Portugal has also had a €190 million winner, while the other five participating countries have all had multiple jackpot winners.
Every single line entered into the draw has an identical chance of grabbing the jackpot, whether the entry has been purchased in the UK, France, Ireland or anywhere else. Just make sure to take part if you want to give yourself an opportunity to win the record jackpot, then look out for the EuroMillions Results after the draw.