Tonight’s EuroMillions £175m jackpot could make player UK’s biggest ever winner

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A record-breaking £175million jackpot could make a lucky player the UK’s biggest ever EuroMillions winner tonight.

If a single UK ticket-holder wins the prize – which has now reached its cap – they will shoot to the top of the National Lottery Rich List.

It will put them ahead of last year's £170million anonymous winner.

Camelot, operator of The National Lottery, described the jackpot as "truly mind-blowing".

The fortune would make the winner worth more than golfer Rory McIlroy and singer Sir Tom Jones, who are each ranked at £170million according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

And it would also put them ahead of heavyweight boxing world champion Anthony Joshua, who is worth an estimated £107million.

But if no-one wins, prizes in the next winning tier will be boosted and could result in multiple multi-millionaires instead.

If a British player wins research shows they will likely use the new found fortune to help others by making lots of other people millionaires, according to the National Lottery.

According to a survey by the organisation, Brits said they would make on average another 13 other people millionaires if they won more than £100million.

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Research into actual lottery millionaires shows 76% have gifted a home or paid off a friend or relative's mortgage.

Andy Carter, Camelot’s senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said: "A UK winner would be propelled to the top of the rich list and immediately be able to make all of their friends and families dreams come true.

"My team and I have our fingers crossed for all UK players and are on standby to support our big winners as they start their life changing journey."

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The last time the EuroMillions jackpot reached the cap was October 2019, when it was won by one UK ticket-holder.

In the draws leading up to this win, 12 UK players claimed between £1.7million and £3.6million, for matching five main numbers and one lucky star.

Anyone who wants to be in with a chance of scooping the current jackpot has until 7.30pm on Tuesday to buy in shops, online or via the app.

This year, the National Lottery said it has given up to £800 million to charities and organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the communities, the arts, heritage and sport.

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