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EuroMillions draw LIVE: £184m lottery jackpot up for grabs as Brits rush to buy tickets for record prize

THE BIG ONE

BRITS could get their hands on EuroMillions' biggest ever UK prize tonight with a staggering £184m jackpot up for grabs.

The Thunderball draw has just taken place, with Brits playing for a tidy £500,000 jackpot.

But the HUGE EuroMillions draw will take place just minutes later at 8.45pm -

Earlier this week Camelot confirmed that no-one had got the winning numbers for Tuesday's eye-watering £184m EuroMillions top prize.

That means to staggering sum will be available to win again tonight - with any British winner from the draw being the biggest payout in UK history.

Read our EuroMillions live blog for the latest updates...

  • Thunderball draw happening now

    The numbers are being picked as we speak.

    Stay tuned for more updates.

  • Thunderball draw to take place shortly

    Thunderball will take place momentarily, with tonight's draw scheduled to take begin now.

    Good luck!

  • Thunderball draw in 30 minutes time

    The Thunderball draw will take place at 8pm.

    It will offer Brits a chance of winning a £500,000 jackpot.

    However, the biggest jackpot in UK history takes place shortly after at 8.45pm.

    A massive £184MILLION is up for grabs after no one scooped the top prize earlier this week.

    Stay here for the latest updates and winning numbers.

  • Best numbers to pick for EuroMillions

    For the Euromillions, the most popular number is 50, followed by 44, 19, 4 and 30.

    The most common extra numbers have been 8 and 3. 

    Many players therefore use these same numbers, despite no set of number being mathematically more (or indeed less) likely than any other combination to come out of the machine.

  • Get your EuroMillions tickets NOW

    Make sure you get your tickets for the record prize draw NOW.

    Last minute players reported issues on Tuesday when the National Lottery app and website crashed under huge demand as Brits scrambled to buy tickets.

    Be sure to buy ASAP to avoid disappointment. You've got to be in it to win it!

  • What time is Thunderball tonight?

    Friday's Thunderball draw will take place at 8.00pm.

    Brits will have another chance to scoop a top prize of £500,000.

    And at 8.45pm, the EuroMillions draw takes place with a record jackpot of £184m.

  • Copied customer

    Jamie Heavens, from Bournemouth, won £1million on a Millionaire Riches Scratch card in 2016.

    The roofer, then 26, was waiting to buy a drink at the petrol station when he realised he picked up the wrong flavour.

    He had to go to the back of the queue and noticed the “man in front of me bought a scratch card”.

    Jamie recalled: “So I picked the same card as him.

    “I drove to a layby to scratch it and realised I’d won but it was 7.30 in the morning and I still had a day’s shift ahead.

    “I couldn’t get signal so I climbed onto the roof we were working on and rang Camelot, I won a million pounds and earned another £100 for my shift.

    The big win allowed him and his partner to afford the wedding of their dreams but instead of getting carried away by his fortune, they live a modest life.

  • What if…

    Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford is “consumed with guilt” as his son fights for life after a horror quad bike smash, friends say.

    The lad, 13, was hit by a car driven by his sister, 15, in the sprawling grounds of their Cambridgeshire mansion.

    The Sun exclusively revealed details of the horror smash as the boy is fighting for his life in intensive care with his family at his bedside.

    His sister raised the alarm after her brother was flung from his machine and through a fence.

    It is understood the car and quad bike were gifts bought for the kids by former postie Adrian, 49.

  • ‘I shop in Primark despite £1.8m win’

    A NATIONAL Lottery winning dinner lady still lives in her council house, shops in Primark and drives a Kia despite bagging £1.8million.

    Trish Emson, 51, explained money or her millionaire status did not change her or her partner Graham Norton, also 51, who still works as a decorator.

    The down-to-earth pair have even managed to keep their teenage son Benjamin, 17, in check – and don’t even give him pocket money.

    The modest mum, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said: “Being rich doesn’t make you posh or a better person.

    “I don’t like showing off and bragging about money and I can’t be posh anyway.

    “To look at me you wouldn’t think I was a millionaire, but if I have to dress up I feel fake, I prefer my jeans,” she told The Mirror.

    Read the article in full here.

  • Tonight's jackpot could make you richer than Adele

    ANYONE scooping tonight's biggest-ever Lottery jackpot will be richer than Adele.

    The singer’s fortune is £140million, well short of the record £184million EuroMillions pot up for grabs.

    A lucky winner would be in the same league as Scottish DJ Calvin Harris at £180million and pop star Robbie Williams worth £185million.

    The jackpot, which has rolled over nine times, is enough to buy an eight-bed £110million super yacht.

    And there would still be plenty left over for a private Bahamas island with 20-bed house and landing strip — which is being auctioned by Sotheby’s for £44million.

    Read more here.

  • Odds for easiest lotteries to win around the world

  • Lottery draw history and prize breakdown

    EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.

    In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.

    Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.

    You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.

    The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

  • Biggest lotto winners in history

    1. £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
    2. £1.267 billion (Mega Million) a winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline
    3. £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
    4. £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
    5. £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018
  • Where does money raised by the Lottery go?

    In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:

  • What time is the EuroMillions draw this evening?

    Brits will have another chance to play for a whopping £184m in tonight's EuroMillions draw.

    It comes after no one bagged the top prize on Tuesday evening.

    Hopeful players will also have a chance to scoop £500,000 in the Thunderball draw at 8pm.

    The EuroMillions takes place at 8.45pm. Good luck!

  • Why did the ‘King of Chavs’ wife leave him?

    Michael Carroll has reportedly remarried his estranged wife Sandra.

    The self-styled ‘King of Chavs’ was 19 when he scooped £9,736,131 on the National Lottery in November 2002.

    Part-time binman Michael Carroll, who was wearing an electronic tag when he bought his winning ticket, splashed out on a £340,000 on a six-bedroom home in Norfolk. Not content with the swish property, he lavished £400,000 on a series of upgrades including a swimming pool and a car track in the garden.

    Michael also spent around £1million on shares in his beloved Rangers FC and £49,000 on a BMW. Carroll’s wife, Sandra, left him just a month after their wedding in 2003 after being appalled by his incessant partying, accusing him of cheating on her with sex workers.

    She took £1.4million in a settlement – but once she was gone, Michael really dialled up the hedonism with what he called “Roman-style orgies” at his mansion while spending £2,000 on cocaine in a single day.

    “I only started to think about three things – drugs, sex and gold,” he said. “The dealer who introduced me to crack has more of my lotto money than I do.”

  • Michael Carroll who blew £9.7Million fortune remarries ex-wife who left him over orgies

    LOTTO Lout Michael Carroll has remarried his ex-wife more than a decade after she left him for romping with prostitutes.

    The self-styled “King of the Chavs” was just 19 and working as a binman when he scooped £9.7million on the Lottery in 2002.

    But he blew his winnings on booze, drugs, sex and friends with ex-wife Sandra Aiken leaving the “big shot” for using prostitutes.

    She now appears to have forgiven Carroll, 38, and the pair have tied the knot for a second time, Daily Record reports.

    The couple wed in a small ceremony last Saturday and are now understood to be living a quiet life together.

  • First home

    Jane Park was Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner when she scooped her £1million jackpot in 2013.

    The Edinburgh socialite moved out of the council house she shared with her mum after buying a three-bed home.

    Jane took pride in transforming it with dazzling décor, including flowers in many rooms, mirrored furniture, and coloured with cool greys and monochrome tones.

    With a fabulous, open plan kitchen complete with a lavish marble island, the cooking area lead to patio doors which opened into the garden.

    However she sold the house in 2016 to move back in with her mum after admitting she was lonely.

  • How did John Roberts lose his money?

    John Roberts, from Edinburgh, won a massive £3.1million back in 1998.

    But just three years later the security guard was penniless after blowing his money on cars, houses and luxury holidays.

    One of his first big buys was a massive Tudor mansion in Blackpool, which he moved his wife, Linda, and five children into.

    The five-bedroom detached home was worth around £160,000 when he bought it – and was a far cry from their council flat in Pilton, Edinburgh.

    The seaside house was called Balmoral, after the couple’s favourite Scottish beauty spot.

    In 2001, John moved out of the home and moved in with his cousin. At that time, it was worth £250,000

    John is now rumoured to be living on handouts from friends and family after his marriage fell apart, and was said to be living in a caravan at one time.

  • How does the National Lottery work?

    The National Lottery raises money to go to many ‘good causes’ and have helped give out numerous grants to those that need it most.

    On their website they state: “We retain around just 1% of revenue in profit, while around 95% of total revenue goes back to winners and society. More so, we run one of the most cost-efficient major lotteries in Europe, with around 4% of total revenue spent on operating costs.

    “To date, National Lottery players have helped to raise over £43 billion for Good Causes, with more than 635,000 individual awards made across the UK – the equivalent of more than 225 lottery grants in every UK postcode district.”

  • ‘I sill shop in Primark despite winning £1.8m’

    A NATIONAL Lottery winning dinner lady still lives in her council house, shops in Primark and drives a Kia despite bagging £1.8million.

    Trish Emson, 51, explained money or her millionaire status did not change her or her partner Graham Norton, also 51, who still works as a decorator.

    The down-to-earth pair have even managed to keep their teenage son Benjamin, 17, in check – and don’t even give him pocket money.

    The modest mum, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said: “Being rich doesn’t make you posh or a better person.

    “I don’t like showing off and bragging about money and I can’t be posh anyway.

    “To look at me you wouldn’t think I was a millionaire, but if I have to dress up I feel fake, I prefer my jeans,” she told The Mirror.

    Read the article in full here.

  • 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.