The file £184m EuroMillions prize has rolled over after no person received Tuesday’s jackpot.
Hopeful lottery winners will now have one other likelihood to win the large sum in Friday’s draw.
It comes after a last-minute rush for tickets on Tuesday induced the Nationwide Lottery web site and app to run extra slowly, that means some hopefuls weren’t capable of purchase a ticket in any respect.
The Nationwide Lottery mentioned: “Sorry for those who have been unable to purchase a ticket for tonight’s EuroMillions draw.
“That is the most important ever EuroMillions jackpot, and there was an enormous inflow of gamers attempting to purchase a ticket earlier than the cut-off time, and this induced the web site and app to run slower than regular.”
No tickets throughout the 9 European nations which play EuroMillions matched Tuesday’s numbers, which have been 6, 13, 22, 45 and 49 plus the Fortunate Stars 10 and 11.
On the EuroMillions web site it says the percentages of choosing 5 numbers and the 2 Fortunate Stars is one in 139,838,160.
The jackpot has now been capped and can’t roll over once more, after no person received the £174m EuroMillions jackpot final Friday.
The highest prize will now keep at £184m for an extra 4 attracts if no-one claims the jackpot but it surely have to be received by the fifth draw.
If no ticket matches all of the numbers will probably be shared amongst all these ticketholders on the subsequent prize tier, presumably leading to many multimillionaires.
If the sum is received by a single UK ticket it might eclipse the earlier prime UK prize of £170m, won by an anonymous EuroMillions ticketholder in 2019.
The winner may depend themselves richer than singer Adele, who has a web price of £130m, in line with The Sunday Instances Wealthy Checklist.
They may additionally buy a home in every of the highest 10 priciest streets within the UK, together with in London’s Kensington Palace Gardens, the place the common home worth is almost £30m.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The Nationwide Lottery, mentioned: “EuroMillions has now hit its cap, which implies any cash that might have gone into the jackpot will now enhance prizes within the subsequent successful prize tier.
“If one UK winner banks the lot, they’d immediately turn into the UK’s greatest ever Nationwide Lottery winner. Gamers are urged to get their tickets early to be in with an opportunity of successful this extraordinary prize.”
There have been 5 UK EuroMillions jackpot winners to this point this 12 months, together with the nameless winners of £122m in April and £111m in June.
The largest current UK winners to go public have been Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Northern Ireland, who scooped a £115m prize in 2019.