Record £191m EuroMillions jackpot could see UK's biggest ever-winner on Friday

Jess and Joe Thwaite won a record-breaking £184,262,899. Credit: PA

The largest ever EuroMillions jackpot is up for grabs on Friday, with an eye-watering top prize of £191 million on offer to whoever choses the lucky combination of numbers. The lottery game is played in Ireland, Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. If one UK ticket-holder picks up the entire jackpot, they would become the UK’s biggest-ever winner, knocking Gloucestershire couple Joe and Jess Thwaite off the top spot only two months after they scooped a record-breaking £184 million.

In early June, it was reported that the couple had spent just £38,000 of their winnings on a second-hand Volvo V60.

Mrs Thwaite, 44, who has two children with her 49-year-old husband, said the win will give them "time to dream". Credit: PA

Anticipation for Friday's jackpot comes after National Lottery players failed to predict all five main and two Lucky Star numbers in Tuesday’s £186 million draw, meaning the prize rolls over. Should a UK player match all the numbers in Friday’s draw, they would become richer than singer Dua Lipa, who has an estimated net wealth of £36 million, and actor James Corden, who is understood to be worth £50 million. They would also be able to buy themselves a home in Bishops Avenue in north London, known as Billionaires’ Row, where properties have gone for around £75 million in the past, or the luxurious Doughty House in Richmond, south-west London, which is worth £100 million. The EuroMillions jackpot will be capped once it reaches 230 million euros (around £197 million) and it is estimated that could be reached in Friday’s draw.

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When the jackpot reaches its cap, players matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star can expect a bigger prize, because any money that would have gone into boosting the jackpot is shared among winners in the next prize tier. Once it reaches the cap and assuming it continues not to be won, the jackpot will stay at 230 million euros for a further four draws until it has to be won in the fifth draw. In a EuroMillions Must Be Won draw, if no ticket matches all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars, the entire jackpot will roll down into the prize tier where there is at least one winner – meaning many multi-millionaires could be created. Friday’s draw is expected to be the first of the five draws with the capped jackpot. If the top prize rolls over for a further four draws, the Must Be Won draw will take place on July 22.