This Friday's EuroMillions jackpot is heading for a record-breaking amount 6 months ago

This Friday's EuroMillions jackpot is heading for a record-breaking amount

A single winner of the jackpot will officially become the largest ever lottery winner in Europe.

The EuroMillions jackpot on Friday (8 July) is estimated to be heading towards the record-breaking €230 million jackpot cap.

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In a statement on Thursday, the National Lottery said that a single winner of the jackpot in Ireland or in one of the other eight participating European countries will officially become the largest ever lottery winner in Europe.

As such, the National Lottery is urging players planning to play the game on Friday to purchase their tickets early to avoid possible disappointment.

Players can purchase their tickets early either in-store, through the National Lottery App or at www.lottery.ie.

The deadline for ticket sales is 7.30pm on Friday evening.

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“Friday night’s EuroMillions draw is truly record-breaking. The mega jackpot on offer is fast heading towards the €230 million jackpot cap and if Friday’s jackpot does hit the cap, there could be larger than normal prize winners at the next winning prize tier," a National Lottery spokesperson said.

Under the EuroMillions community rules, when the jackpot is capped, any excess which would normally be allocated to the jackpot will flow down to the next prize tier at which there will be more winners.

A north Dublin family syndicate currently holds the record for winning the highest EuroMillions jackpot in Ireland after winning €175.4 million in February 2019.