If you won Friday’s jackpot, you would instantly become wealthier than celebrities including singer Robbie Williams (reportedly worth £150 million) and Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton (£150 million). It would create spending opportunities from your wildest fantasies, allowing you to go shopping for superyachts or private planes.
A UK winner tonight would receive the second-largest jackpot in the country’s history, behind the £161.5 million scooped by Chris and Colin Weir in July 2011. The Weirs used their money to buy a gorgeous new home, they made several donations to their favourite football club Partick Thistle and financially supported the Scottish National Party. They also set up the Weir Charitable Trust to help various local projects in the Scottish Community.
You don’t even have to win the jackpot to change your life, as landing a prize in the second or third tier could be enough to help you give up work or provide for loved ones. Jim Forbes, a lorry driver from Tayport in Fife, Scotland, picked up a fantastic £655,838 last Friday after matching five main numbers plus one Lucky Star.
He said: "I couldn't believe it. I just kept thinking this doesn't happen to people like me. I had to go back into the shop to check some details. I was chalk white and told the customers in the queue that I had just won £650,000. One man joked to the cashier that he wanted her to give him my numbers.”
Jim is now planning a holiday to Hawaii, while he also plans to buy a property for the first time and purchase a campervan.
How to Win
The only guaranteed way to win the EuroMillions jackpot would be to buy tickets covering all 139,838,160 possible combinations, but you could also try to boost your chances by playing in a syndicate or employing a EuroMillions System.
Regardless of how you choose your numbers, you have to take part to be in with a chance of winning. You can visit an authorised retailer in any of the participating countries or pick your numbers online. Best of luck!