Saturday, July 02, 2011

Tuesday 5 july 2011: EuroMillions Jackpot is record breaking superdraw €171 million

A DIZZYING jackpot of €171 million is up for grabs on next Tuesday after nobody won last night's record EuroMillions pot.

If a single ticket holder had won, they would have on their bank account  €154 million - it would be the biggest lottery prize in British history.

But again no one matched all 5 numbers and 2 lucky stars - meaning the jackpot rolls over for the 12 time since May 24.

A National Lottery spokeswoman said: "This is amazing. The €171 million EuroMillions jackpot is up for grabs on Tuesday and it is the biggest ever offered in Europe. This is going to get many people up and down the country really excited."

14 tickets did match 5 numbers plus 1 star, netting prizes of £159,128 each.

Last night's winning numbers were 8, 11, 23, 31 and 46, with lucky stars 8 and 9.

Euro Millions Jackpot can roll over an unlimited number of times but if the jackpot reaches £167million it stops growing. Any extra cash is then passed down to the next winning prize level in that draw.