"Multiple overnight millionaires" teased for Tuesday night's EuroMillions draw
Big prizes look set to be won even if the €230 million jackpot goes a-begging...
The largest-ever jackpot in a EuroMillions draw looms over us like the beaming sun itself, which has curiously gone away after a couple of days of making its presence felt.
But I digress. We're here to talk about money, not global warming. Tuesday's (12 July) EuroMillions jackpot stands at a guaranteed €230 million, which seems like more trouble than its worth but you'd hardly say no to it, now would you?
With no winners last Friday, we're into rollover territory. If that sounds familiar following last year's National Lottery controversy that attracted Government attention, well, let's just see where this one leads.
One thing that does look likely, however, is an estimated "€21 million flow down" to the next prize tier which means that the Tuesday night draw could see multiple players become overnight millionaires, according to a Lotto spokesperson.
"While Tuesday’s jackpot is guaranteed to be capped at the hugely life-altering amount of €230 million, players will also have the chance to win even bigger than usual at a lower prize tier," says the spokesperson.
"As the jackpot is capped at €230 million, the additional funds that would usually be added to the jackpot will now flow down to the next prize tier at which there is a winner and in tomorrow night’s draw, we estimate this figure to be in the region of €21 million.
"This means that we could see a number of millionaires being made after Tuesday night’s draw – and that’s even if the jackpot isn’t won."
The now capped-at €230 million mega-prize must be won by the fifth draw on Friday, 22 July.