£126m up for grabs in EuroMillions

Dave DawesA single winner of Friday's EuroMillions draw would pocket the second-largest jackpot yet after last night's draw was a rollover.

Punters will be playing for an estimated £126 million after Tuesday's draw blank made it a double-rollover from last Friday.
It would be the largest pot since Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, won £161 million last July, organiser Camelot said.

Six people won £266,505.80 each tonight after matching five main numbers and one lucky star, but no one matched all seven to claim the £106 million jackpot.

The estimated jackpot on Friday would propel a ticket-holder above a winner who banked £113,019,926 in October 2010, but decided not to go public.

Dave Dawes and wife Angela, from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, currently sit third in the list after claiming £101,203,600 last October.

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£126m up for grabs in EuroMillions

The map was commissioned to mark Tuesday night's EuroMillions roll-over which is now a staggering £138 million - the fifth biggest jackpot ever offered in the UK.

Should anyone scoop the jackpot, their wealth will be slightly less than Europe's biggest Lottery winners Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire. The husband and wife made the headlines in July when they won £161,653,000, thanks to several rollovers.

Boasting 164 National Lottery millionaires, one in 14,211 North East residents has now banked a seven-figure jackpot prize. Winners Paul and Christine Goldie from Washington, near Sunderland, pocketed £3,581,481 after their numbers came up on Christmas Day last year.

The Millionaire Map, which includes both publicity and non-publicity winners, is based on the number of millionaires created per adult population. One man who did go public with his winnings was Wayne Hughes from Holyhead on Anglesey, north Wales. The shop worker scooped £1,117,779 last August and even had the winning numbers tattooed on his arm.

The region with the fewest millionaire jackpot winners was Northern Ireland, where only 53 seven-figure or more winners were created.

Wales has seen 179 millionaires - one person in 14,502 - created over the last 16 years. Rugby fans Terry Roberts, Mike Williams, Lance Gifford and Gerwyn Jones, from the Rhondda Valley in south Wales, split £4,091,609 in April this year.


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