A record Euromillions jackpot will roll over after no ticket holder won Tuesday’s draw, however, the £184million prize will not be added to for Friday’s game as it has reached its maximum level
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The EuroMillions jackpot will be frozen for the next four games after it reached its maximum level on Tuesday – but failed to capture a winner.
The £184million prize was accumulated after a rollover last Friday, but it’s now reached its €220million limit – meaning the fund will not be added to on Friday.
If anyone from the UK banks everything tonight (October 15), they would become the biggest ever National Lottery winner since the game began in 1994.
On the EuroMillions website it says the odds of picking five numbers and the two Lucky Stars is one in 139,838,160.
Tuesday’s unlucky numbers were 6, 13, 22, 45 and 49 plus the Lucky Stars 10 and 11.
However four players matched five plus one lucky star number to win £995,000 each.
The prize fund will now stay at £184million for the next four draws.
If no one claims the prize on the fourth attempt, it will be shared among all those ticketholders who are one number short.
That could result in many new multimillionaires.
If anyone in the UK wins the whole sum, they’ll be the biggest winner in the National Lottery’s existence.
Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “EuroMillions has now hit its cap, which means any money that would have gone into the jackpot will now boost prizes in the next winning prize tier.
“If one UK winner banks the lot, they would instantly become the UK’s biggest ever National Lottery winner. Players are urged to get their tickets early to be in with a chance of winning this extraordinary prize.”
There have been five UK EuroMillions jackpot winners so far this year, including the anonymous winners of £122million in April and £111million in June.
Camelot’s Andy Carter added: “any money that would have gone into the jackpot will now boost prizes in the next winning prize tier”.
The jackpot for Euromillions is currently capped at €220million, meaning that once it reaches that point it cannot roll over again.
That means it cannot be added to – so the fund is frozen.
The game is currently played in nine European countries, including Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland.
As a result, the stakes are high and the odds of winning are slim.
The approximate odds of winning when you enter EuroMillions are one in 13 for any prize.
However, the chances fluctuate for UK Millionaire Maker raffle code holders – with the likelihood of claiming a £1million prize with a matching code dependent on how many tickets are sold and raffle codes drawn.
As for the main draw, EuroMillions have tallied up the most frequent ball numbers in more than 500 EuroMillion lottery draws since September 2016, with ball numbers 20,23,5,27 and 42 being the most common in the last five years.
We’ve run through all of the most popular winning numbers, here.
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So what’s next for the £189million jackpot?
Hopeful lottery winners now have another chance to win the life-changing sum in Friday’s draw.
However as the cap has been hit, the jackpot will now remain at the same level for five draws unless it is won.
But on the fifth occasion the jackpot amount must be won – even if that means sharing it among all those ticket-holders who are just one number short.