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EuroMillions jackpot reaches £100m

One of the biggest jackpots in EuroMillions history is up for grabs tonight.

An estimated £100 million could be won by a single ticket-holder. It would them the third biggest winner in the lottery's seven-year history.

Europe's biggest-ever jackpot winners were husband and wife Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs, Ayrshire, who scooped £161 million last month.

A UK ticketholder also won the second biggest EuroMillions jackpot - £113 million in October last year - but decided to keep their identity secret.

A win would put a single ticketholder on a par with David Bowie, who has an estimated fortune of £100 million according to the Sunday Times Rich List, which placed him 703rd this year.

A single winner would have a bigger personal fortune than former heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (£95 million) and Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne (£95 million).

He or she would have more than double the wealth of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow (£48 million) and more than treble that of film star Keira Knightley (£30 million), according to the Rich List.

The winning numbers in last Tuesday's EuroMillions draw were 46, 8, 2, 10 and 19. The lucky stars were 5 and 9.


From Belfast Telegraph