Could it be you? EuroMillions hits €190m
A record breaking €190 million is up for grabs in tonight’s EuroMillions draw, which has to be shared out as it will not roll over if there is no single winner.
The jackpot has continued to aggregate since June 22nd, 2012 and is the competition’s largest to date.
“If there’s no individual ticket holder that has all five numbers and two stars, it will have to roll down to the next level of winners,” a National Lottery spokeswoman Paula McEvoy said.
However, don’t get your hopes up too high, as the likelihood of winning is estimated to be 1 in 116,531,800.
One woman who beat the odds was Ireland’s biggest EuroMillions winner, 52-year-old Dolores McNamara of Limerick. She took home a staggering €115,436,126 in July 2005, instantly making her one of Ireland’s richest people.
Ms McEvoy said over 1,000 tickets per minute are being purchased in Ireland for tonight's EuroMillions draw, with this figure expected to rise to 1,300 - or nearly 22 a second – between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.
"While Tuesday saw 90,000 people receive prizes, we’re possibly looking at over 100,000 winners in tonight’s draw," she added.