EuroMillions: Jackpot of £150m up for grabs in Tuesday’s lottery draw

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MARSEILLE, FRANCE - 2020/09/15: In this photo illustration a pen and euros banknotes on Euromillions tickets.
A couple from Alsace pocketed the 157 million euros of the Euromillions draw of September 1, 2020. (Photo Illustration by Gerard Bottino/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Tuesday's EuroMillions jackpot is £150m. (Getty)

Someone could win a "staggering" £150m in Tuesday's EuroMillions draw.

The amount is up for grabs in tonight's draw and could make someone in the UK a multi-millionaire.

As Wimbledon gets underway, it would make them richer than tennis star Serena Williams, whose fortune is valued at about £129m, according to Forbes.

Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery operator Camelot, said: “Tuesday’s jackpot is a staggering amount of money and one winner could hit the Grand Slam, walking away with the lot.

“Don’t leave it until the fifth set – get your tickets early to be in with a chance of winning this ‘out’-of-this-world jackpot prize.”

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Tonight's winner could buy the expected 500,397 Wimbledon attendees over the 13-day tournament a portion of strawberries and cream each, 119 times over.

The winner of the singles at Wimbledon, in both the men's and women's draw, will only win £2m.

The National Lottery said that if a single player were to scoop the jackpot, they would become its fourth-biggest winner of all time and the 15th UK winner of a prize over £100m.

It would also be the fourth EuroMillions jackpot won in the UK in 2022.

There was a winner who became £109m richer in February and a lucky player banked £54m this month.

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Joe Thwaite, 49, and Jess Thwaite, 46, from Gloucestershire celebrate after winning the record-breaking EuroMillions jackpot of �184M from the draw on Tuesday 10 May, 2022, at the Ellenborough Park Hotel, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Picture date: Thursday May 19, 2022.
Jess and Joe Thwaite, from Gloucestershire, celebrate after winning the record-breaking EuroMillions jackpot of £184m last month. (PA)

Gloucestershire couple Joe and Jess Thwaite, of Gloucestershire, became the biggest UK EuroMillions jackpot winners when they collected £184m with a Lucky Dip ticket in May.

On Saturday, one lucky ticket-holder won the National Lottery top prize of almost £4m.

One player matched all six main numbers to bag the jackpot of £3,965,089, after no one won the top prize money on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, outgoing UK National Lottery operator Camelot revealed falling sales of tickets and instant win games as it flagged signs that players had “tightened their belts” in the face of soaring living costs.

Camelot, which recently launched legal action against the Gambling Commission after losing the lottery’s next licence to rival Allwyn, saw sales drop 3% or £283.2m to £8.1bn in the year to 31 March.

It said most of the drop was down to a 7% decline in sales of National Lottery Instants – down £240m to £3.4bn.

In March, Camelot lost the licence to operate the lottery from 2024 after 30 years of running the game.

The five-year licence was awarded to Allwyn, previously known as Sazka, which runs lotteries in Austria, Italy and Greece, and proposes to cut the cost of UK tickets from £2 to £1.

But Camelot launched legal proceedings just a month later challenging the decision.

Questions have also been raised over the links of Allwyn’s sister company to Russian gas giant Gazprom.

What time is the EuroMillions draw?

The EuroMillions draw is held twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and is played in nine European countries.

The EuroMillions draw is at 8.45pm on Tuesday night and can be watched live on the National Lottery's website and YouTube channel.

To be in with a chance to win, players are urged to buy their tickets before 7.30pm on Tuesday.

How much is a EuroMillions ticket?

The EuroMillions draw costs £2.50 per play.

The draw can be entered online or through The National Lottery app.

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