EuroMillions winning numbers LIVE – UK's biggest EVER winner could emerge tonight with record-breaking £184m jackpot

THE EUROMILLIONS is back today, and the lottery jackpot could see UK's biggest ever winner.

You could be crowned a lottery winner this evening as there's a whopping £184 million EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs.

The winning ticket-holder’s fortune would instantly be richer than footballers Harry Kane (£33 million) and Paul Pogba (£64 million) combined. *gulp*

If you're not so impressed by that… the jackpot could buy four Caribbean islands instead. Or, could we tempt you with 11 six-bedroom luxury properties in London’s affluent Hyde Park?!

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

The draw will be held at 8:45pm and the results will be on our blog shortly after.

Good luck, and remember to play responsibly. When the fun stops, stop.

Read our Lotto live blog below for the latest results, news & updates…

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    WHOPPING £184m EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs tonight

    We just need a moment to gather ourselves as we can't believe this jackpot!

    The EuroMillions is back today, and the lottery jackpot could see UK's biggest ever winner.

    You could be crowned a lottery winner tonight as there's a whopping £184 million EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs.

    The winning ticket-holder’s fortune would instantly be richer than footballers Harry Kane (£33 million) and Paul Pogba (£64 million) combined. *gulp*

    If you're not so impressed by that… the jackpot could buy four Caribbean islands instead. Or, could we tempt you with 11 six-bedroom luxury properties in London’s affluent Hyde Park?!

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    Life-changing money

    Speaking about tonight's EuroMillion's jackpot, Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, has said: “We could be looking at The National Lottery’s biggest ever winner this Tuesday!

    “This massive amount could not only change a winner’s life, but would make a huge difference to their friends, family and community. My team and I have our fingers crossed for all UK players and are on stand-by to support all our big winners as they start their life-changing journey. Make sure you grab your ticket early!”

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    National Lottery weekly timetable

    Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

    There is a draw six nights a week.

    It should be noted that there are no draws on Sundays.

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    Top tips for playing the lottery

    Have you ever wondered the secrets to winning big in the lottery? Is it pure luck or is there a system to it…?

    1. Avoid computer picks. It lowers your odds of winning.
    2. On scratchcards, try buying 10 of one ticket instead of several different tickets.
    3. Mix up your numbers.
    4. Even it out – Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
    5. Split from the crowd, so don’t play patterns.
    6. Apparently, you should avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
    7. Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.
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    Explained: What draw is worth playing?

    The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.

    According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:

    • Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
    • EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
    • Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
    • Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.

    Be gamble aware

    The National Lottery operate a ‘Healthy Play’ policy and monitor behavioural patterns in players.

    The National Lottery released the following statement, “We know that extraordinary things happen when lots of people play a little. We’re proud to say that around 60% of UK adults enjoy our games, so encouraging healthy play is at the heart of everything we do. The way we design our games and tools helps put you in control of your play.

    “To keep players safe online, we use an in-house behavioural analytics model. This identifies at-risk players, enabling us to support them through targeted interventions.”

    Revealed: The most common EuroMillions numbers

    For EuroMillions, you pick five main numbers and two Lucky Stars, with draws taking place every Tuesdays and Fridays.

    The five most drawn main numbers since EuroMillions launched in February 2004 are 23, 44, 50, 19 and 37.

    The two most drawn Lucky Stars are 2, 3 and 8. The least drawn numbers are 33, 36, 22, 40, 18.

    The original Lucky Stars were 1 to 9 – of those, the least drawn are 4 and 1. The more recently added Lucky Stars 10, 11 and 12 have been drawn less.

    In the UK, a single entry to a EuroMillions draw costs £2.50. EuroMillions is different to the main Lotto draw.

    What happens to unclaimed prizes?

    Any cash that isn’t claimed after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK goes to National Lottery projects across the country.

    Folks in Ireland have just half that time to claim too, with only 90 days before the prize money is off the table.

    Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires and the owner of the lottery ticket will no longer be able to claim any of their winnings.

    But after that time has expired, any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.

    This will usually then go on to help fund things like sport programmes or local community buildings or other projects.

    Tips to get lucky numbers

    Avoid repeats – Another top tip is to ensure you are always choosing numbers that weren’t drawn last week.

    While it might seem 3 is a lucky number, just because it appeared in the previous draw, it doesn’t mean it will again next time.

    Odds and evens – According to expert analysis, all-odd and all-even line-ups are drawn less than three per cent of the time.

    As there are seven gaps to fill, this means it is best to pick three odd and two even, or two odd and three even.

    One of these patterns will occur in 68 per cent of EuroMillions draws.

    Shun same last digits – Similarly to odds and evens, it’s good to mix things up when it comes to the second digit of your numbers.

    Even if seven might be your lucky number, think twice about choosing 7, 17, 27, 37 and 47.

    Almost 90 per cent of draws have no more than one repeated last digit.

    And your chances of winning with four same final digits drop to less than two tenths of one per cent.

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      More info on tomorrow's EuroMillions

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

      The draw will be held at 8:45pm and the results will be on our blog shortly after.

      Good luck, and remember to play responsibly. When the fun stops, stop.

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      Thank you for reading my coverage this evening. My colleague, Louis Allwood will be back with you tomorrow morning.

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      ‘Money made my close relatives demanding and greedy’

      Euromillions mum Gillian Bayford is locked in a family feud over her share of a £148million jackpot.

      Gillian, 44, accused her dad Ian McCulloch, 72, of trying to seize control of the fortune she won with her ex Adrian Bayford, 46.

      The Dundee mum of two blasted Ian, mum Brenda and brother Colin, 42, saying: “It made them bitter and greedy.”

      And she told how she gave them a £20million slice of her fortune — only for them to come back for more.

      Gillian, who runs a property firm in Dundee, said: “It’s upsetting and it’s raw. The money was supposed to make everybody happy.

      “But it’s made my close relatives demanding and greedy.”

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      Mapped: Top ten luckiest cities in the UK

      The following map shows the top 10 luckiest lottery areas in the UK.

      Lottery data shows the areas with the cities and towns with the highest number per capita of high-tier winners to scoop £50,000 or more on the National Lottery.

      The National Lottery has now made over 6,100 millionaires in the UK.

      Data taken from the launch of the lottery in 1994 until Sept 2019 reveals the luckiest regions.

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      Gran, 70, ‘physically sick’ after scooping £3.8M jackpot

      Diane Bate, 70, was in “total disbelief” after winning the multi-million pound prize in the Lotto draw on December 12. 

      Diane said: “I checked my ticket early on Sunday morning using the National Lottery app when it made a funny sound.

      “I looked at the amount and couldn’t quite believe my eyes, I thought, ‘surely that can’t be right?!’ The most I have ever won before is £100.

      “I was in total disbelief so I woke Michael up to check the ticket – he wasn’t happy but we’ve been married 52 years so he soon got over it!

      “I still didn’t believe it, so I also checked it with my granddaughter too. 

      “I must have checked it about six times in total before I started to believe it was real, and at that point, I was physically sick!”

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      ‘I won £1m on the lottery at 22 and still shop at Asda & Primark’

      Roofer Jamie Heavens, then-22-year-old, went to work at his dad Mark’s roofing company in Dorset, near where he lives, and started his hands-on job.

      After being sent off to work on another site, he stopped off at Romsey Services off the M27 for fuel and also bought a scratchard.

      “I scratched it off in a layby and was stunned when it revealed I’d won £1m,” he said.

      He kept it quiet from his colleagues – telling only his uncle and wife-to-be. 

      However, despite winning big, Jamie said: “Danielle still buys me jogging bottoms from Primark. I go out and graft everyday so she knows I will get them filthy. There’s no point in her getting me really smart ones, they would just get wrecked.”

      Wife Danielle is still working as a receptionist at a garage whereas Jamie set up his own company, a roadside recovery service.

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      ‘We hoped to win… and then we did’

      Like many people who play the lottery, Patrick and Frances Connolly “always hoped” they would win but didn’t have high hopes.

      But two years ago, on New Year’s Day, they scooped £114,969,775 on the EuroMillions after playing every week for years. 

      When the couple, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, found out about the “life-changing” sum, they modestly celebrated with “a cup of tea and a hug”.

      They told ITV: “I always hoped we would win the lottery one day, but when we did, it would be just our luck that lots of others would win on the same day with the same numbers too.

      “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would ever win almost £115 million.”

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      What draw is on tomorrow?

      The Euromillions draw returns tomorrow with a HUGE jackpot up for grabs of £184 million.

      The draw is expected to be announced at 8:45pm after the return of the Thunderball draw at 8pm.

      As always the Thunderball jackpot is a whopping £500k.

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      Some stars are luckier than others

      According to the stars some signs are luckier than others, so read on and see if you should pop out and buy that winning lotto ticket. It could be you!

      Leo – Oh, Leo we knew you’d be one of the lucky ones. You always look good, have a string of admirers and just tend to always be prowling on the bright side of the street.

      Virgo – It’s no coincidence that planner extraordinaire is one of the luckiest signs of the zodiac. Virgos only become successful because they put in the hours and werk, girl.

      Scorpio – Magnanimous Scorpio has definitely got it going on when it comes to luck. They’ll often find themselves in the right place at the right time as if by magic, much to the annoyance of some less fortunate souls

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      When was the first draw?

      The first National Lottery draw was held on November 19 1994 when seven winners shared a jackpot of £5,874,778.

      The largest amount ever to be won by a single ticket holder was £42million, won in 1996.

      Gareth Bull, a 49-year-old builder, won £41million in November, 2020 and ended up knocking down his bungalow to make way for a luxury manor house with a pool.

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      Revealed: The most common EuroMillions numbers

      For EuroMillions, you pick five main numbers and two Lucky Stars, with draws taking place every Tuesdays and Fridays.

      The five most drawn main numbers since EuroMillions launched in February 2004 are 23, 44, 50, 19 and 37.

      The two most drawn Lucky Stars are 2, 3 and 8. The least drawn numbers are 33, 36, 22, 40, 18.

      The original Lucky Stars were 1 to 9 – of those, the least drawn are 4 and 1. The more recently added Lucky Stars 10, 11 and 12 have been drawn less.

      In the UK, a single entry to a EuroMillions draw costs £2.50. EuroMillions is different to the main Lotto draw.

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      Be gamble aware

      The National Lottery operate a ‘Healthy Play’ policy and monitor behavioural patterns in players.

      The National Lottery released the following statement, “We know that extraordinary things happen when lots of people play a little. We’re proud to say that around 60% of UK adults enjoy our games, so encouraging healthy play is at the heart of everything we do. The way we design our games and tools helps put you in control of your play.

      “To keep players safe online, we use an in-house behavioural analytics model. This identifies at-risk players, enabling us to support them through targeted interventions.”

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      What is up for grabs in the Euromillions

      5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – Jackpot 

      5 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £130,554.30

      5 MAIN NUMBERS – £13,561.20

      4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £844.70

      4 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £77.80

      3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £37.30

      4 MAIN NUMBERS – £25.60

      2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £9.10

      3 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £7.30

      3 MAIN NUMBERS – £6.00

      1 MAIN NUMBER Plus 2 Lucky Stars – £4.30

      2 MAIN NUMBERS Plus 1 Lucky Star – £3.60

      2 MAIN NUMBERS – £2.50

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      Who are the biggest Euromillions winners in history?

      Your chances to win may be remote but if you do you could win big.

      Here are some of the record prizes one by UK winners in the past:

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      What happens to unclaimed prizes?

      Any cash that isn’t claimed after a total of 180 days from a game played in the UK goes to National Lottery projects across the country.

      Folks in Ireland have just half that time to claim too, with only 90 days before the prize money is off the table.

      Once the claim period is over, the ticket officially expires and the owner of the lottery ticket will no longer be able to claim any of their winnings.

      But after that time has expired, any unclaimed prizes, plus any interest they might have accumulated in that time, are allocated to the National Lottery’s Good Causes fund instead.

      This will usually then go on to help fund things like sport programmes or local community buildings or other projects.

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      Explained: What draw is worth playing?

      The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.

      According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:

      • Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
      • EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
      • Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
      • Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.

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