Biggest UK Lottery Jackpot Up For Grabs
2:05am 1st July 2011
(Updated 10:06am 1st July 2011)
The biggest lottery jackpot ever up for grabs in the UK could be won on the EuroMillions tonight.
A haul of £136m could go to the winner, according to operator Camelot.
It expects two million tickets per hour to be sold on Friday as players try to pocket the prize.
If they win the full amount, they would immediately become the 513th richest person in the country.
The previous biggest winner - who scooped £113m in October - would be pushed into second place.
Before this week, the largest jackpot in the UK was £126,059,632 in a EuroMillions draw in February 2006.
A National Lottery spokesman said: "As well as giving players the chance to win this amazing jackpot, this draw will also guarantee more money for good causes here in the UK."
The series of rollovers that has created this monster jackpot has already raised £50m for charitable projects in Britain.
If one winner takes the prize, they would come between Eric Clapton (£125m) and Tom Jones (£140m) on the Sunday Times Rich List.