The record EuroMillions jackpot of €190 million has to be won on Tuesday 1 week ago

The record EuroMillions jackpot of €190 million has to be won on Tuesday

Better get a ticket...

Given Ireland's impressive record of winning the main EuroMillions jackpot, a winner from the 32 counties isn't beyond the realms of possibility this week.

Hell, even if you rarely buy a Lotto/EuroMillions ticket, you might be temped to do so on Tuesday night because the bumper jackpot of €190m has to be won.

Why?

Well, the EuroMillions jackpot was not won on Friday, 4 October, the fourth consecutive draw where the massive jackpot was capped at €190 million.

Under the EuroMillions community rules, the jackpot can only remain at this cap for five draws.

Essentially, this means that the €190 million jackpot must be won on Tuesday.

If there is no winner of the Match 5 and 2 Lucky Stars category, the full €190 million will flow down to the next tier with a winner (most likely Match 5 + Lucky Star) and be shared amongst winners at that level.

As with the previous draws that took place at cap, the amount that would normally be added to the overall jackpot kitty will also flow down to the next tier.

In the most recent draw, eight EuroMillions players had five of the main numbers plus one Lucky Star.

Each of these lucky punters scooped a €2.5 million prize, including one lucky player in Dublin.

As for this week, who knows?

It could be you...