If the lucky winner finds their ticket in time, they will walk away with £1 million as well as a luxurious yacht getaway to Turkey or Croatia. They will jet off to Bodrum, Turkey or Split, Croatia via business-class flights, after which they will transfer to a private, five-star vessel in order to set sail around the southern coast of Turkey and the Greek Islands or the varied and beautiful islands off the shores of Croatia. Included in the trip are snorkeling or diving sessions, a historical tour of the area and a high-class shopping excursion. All meals will provided by an on-board chef, meaning that the winners can kick back and relax as they sail in the sunshine.
Of course, if no player comes forward with that all-important ticket by midnight tomorrow, the prize and all interest it has accrued will be transferred to the Good Causes fund, which helps provide essential financial support for a number of community initiatives across the country. All unclaimed EuroMillions prizes expire 180 days after the relevant draw. That cash for that yacht trip would certainly go to a great cause, but it’s likely that the winner in question would rather get the chance to jet about on the high seas with a seven-figure sum in their pocket!
If you live in Reading, look under the sofa, reach behind the desk and turn your office upside down - the last thing you want to do is wake up on Thursday morning and realise that you do have the winning ticket but no way of claiming it! Think back to late April - Reading FC was trounced 2-1 by Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals, then beaten again 2-0 by Brentford the day after the Mega Friday draw. If you bought a ticket for the Mega Friday draw in order to console yourself between two miserable matches, check all your jerseys and club kits to see if that elusive winning entry is stuffed between them!
It’s always a good idea to buy EuroMillions tickets online, as there’s no physical entry that could be lost, destroyed or damaged. Your ticket is stored securely in your online account and is checked shortly after the draw. If you’ve won a prize, you’ll receive an email right away and the cash due to you will be paid out into your account. It’s painless and easy, and you never have to worry about finding a winning ticket after the claims period has expired.
Tonight’s EuroMillions draw will offer a rollover jackpot of £15 million (€21 million), with tickets available online or in person from authorised retailers. Just remember to keep those paper tickets in a safe place!