National Lottery's second highest ever jackpot up for grabs in EuroMillions tonight

The winner would become the National Lottery’s second biggest winner of all time

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A huge £164 million EuroMillions jackpot is up for grabs tonight.

The winner would become the National Lottery’s second biggest winner of all time, only being beaten by the £170m jackpot won back in 2019 by an unnamed UK winner.

It would also be the 14th winner of more than £100m.

Camelot’s Andy Carter said today's top prize could be secured by one ticketholder or shared between multiple winners in participating countries.

The huge EuroMillions draw takes place tonight
The huge EuroMillions draw takes place tonight
One lucky winner could win £164m tonight
One lucky winner could win £164m tonight

Mr Carter said: “Friday’s EuroMillions draw is set to be an exciting night as the jackpot will be a gigantic estimated £164million.

“If one lucky ticket-holder scoops the jackpot, they will become the second biggest-ever National Lottery winner so we’re urging players to get their tickets early to be in with a chance of winning this incredible prize.

National Lottery players make a huge difference to National Lottery Good Causes across the country generating more than £30million every week.

“Thanks to National Lottery players, over £1.2billion has been distributed to date across the UK to help tackle the impact of coronavirus.”

The National Lottery have jokingly been asking people on social media what they would do with the money if they were to win.

One reply said: “I’d fly me and my family away somewhere exotic to get away from the UK for a while. But then I’d return and do a lot of charity work, make some well-placed donations.”

While another said: “Enough for Two champion league final tickets with flights and hotel and lots of Pennies for the beer.”

People are being urged to purchase their tickets early for tonight’s draw in order to be in with a chance of winning.

If no one wins the jackpot it will be rolled over and more money will be added onto the total, with the winnings eventually being capped at £195 million

It will then stay at that figure for a further four draws before a player must win the money in the fifth draw.