Fridays £191m EuroMillions jackpot could make Brit the biggest winner ever

Friday's eye-watering £191million EuroMillions jackpot could see one Brit become the biggest National Lottery winner ever.

The jackpot has reached historic levels after nobody had all the numbers for yesterday's (July 5) draw, when the pot stood at £186m.

The overall pot is expected to reach the cap of €230m (£197.3m) on Friday (July 8), meaning that the lower prize tiers could also be fruitful.

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Joe and Jess Thwaite are currently the record holders after they pocketed £184m in May this year.

Their first big purchase saw the Gloucestershire couple splash the cash on a grey Volvo V60 worth £38,000.

The Thwaites' £184m win matched that of a French Polynesian ticket-holder who claimed the same amount in October last year.

She told reporters: "I want to explore the world with my family, especially looking for snow, because I’ve never seen that before."

Before them, an anonymous ticket-holder bagged a whopping £170m in 2019.

Other big British winners include North Ayrshire's Colin and Chris Weir who won a huge £161m prize in 2011, and Adrian and Gillian Bayford who won £148m in 2012.

Regarding Friday's jackpot, The National Lottery's Senior Winners’ Advisor Andy Carter said: "Friday will be huge – with an incredible estimated EuroMillions jackpot of £191M up for grabs, we could be celebrating our biggest-ever winner!

"Think of all the amazing communities that could benefit from a win of this size. Players should get their tickets early to be in with a chance of winning in this amazing draw."

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This comes just days after the National Lottery sent a message to Brits, urging them to check their sofas for a life-changing £7.4m ticket from the draw on June 18.

Andy Carter said: "We’re desperate to find Wolverhampton’s mystery Lotto jackpot ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings and we’re urging everyone to try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags, down the back of the sofa and anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding."


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