Another millionaire could join the ranks of the UK’s lottery winners this week, with a £123 million EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs.
A single ticket-holder could become the UK’s third-biggest National Lottery winner ever from Friday’s huge prize.
They would follow in the steps of Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Moira, Co Down, who scooped almost £115 million in the EuroMillions jackpot on New Year’s Day to become the UK’s fourth-biggest lottery winners.
Just months before, builder Andrew Clark, 51, from Boston, Lincolnshire, discovered in November he had won £76 million six weeks after the draw.
Colin and Chris Weir, from Ayrshire, became the biggest lottery winners in the UK and across Europe in July 2011, when they scooped more than £161 million.
The following year Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012 while the biggest prize awarded in the country in 2018 was £121 million, handed to an anonymous winner in April.
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Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s senior winners’ adviser said: “Imagine becoming one of Britain’s biggest winners ever. With that giant cheque you’d have more than enough to change the lives of the people close to you and spend your days travelling the globe. In fact, you could do pretty much anything you like.
“EuroMillions players help raise the £30 million plus that the National Lottery gives to Good Causes each and every week. This supports projects big and small across the country, including funding everything from local community projects to saving the nation’s heritage.”