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HARROGATE, ENGLAND, May 08, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Lottery.co.uk, an independent web site dedicated to the UK National Lottery, has announced that the EuroMillions jackpot on Friday 8th May, 2009, could help a UK winner to set a brand new lottery record for the ever biggest lottery win in Britain. If a UK player wins the GBP110 million EuroMillions prize outright they will smash the previous record of GBP35.4 million currently held by Angela Kelly.
Angela, who lives in Glasgow, won her GBP35.4 million by winning the EuroMillions jackpot in August 2007, and the moment that she did so she became the biggest lottery winner in the UK. If a single UK player wins the GBP110 million jackpot that is on offer, they will beat her record by almost GBP75 million.
Although Angela Kelly is the biggest UK lottery winner at the time of writing, she isn't the biggest individual EuroMillions jackpot winner. That particular accolade goes to Dolores McNamara of Ireland, because Dolores won a jackpot of GBP77 million in July 2005. There have been bigger EuroMillions jackpots, but those have eventually been shared by several winners, leaving Dolores' record intact for the time being, however, if a single player wins GBP110 million this weekend then Dolores' record will be smashed as well.
Of course, winning the EuroMillions lottery jackpot requires a hefty amount of luck. Players need to pick 5 main numbers from the range 1 to 50 and 2 Lucky Star numbers from the range 1 to 9, then match all of these to win the top prize. The odds of achieving that feat are 1 in 76,275,360, but there are eleven other prize levels in addition to the jackpot, so the overall odds of winning any prize at all are a much better 1 in 24. Lottery.co.uk has a full listing of the available EuroMillions prizes together with the odds of winning them.
For the past six weeks there have been no players who have matched all of the numbers required to win the EuroMillions jackpot, so the jackpot has rolled over six times in succession. It is this extended rollover sequence that has generated the GBP110 million jackpot for this Friday's game, and players all over Europe are already buying their tickets at a frenzied pace.
EuroMillions players who want to participate in the coming draw without spending time waiting in queues can now buy their tickets online and be assured that they will not lose their ticket, and take advantage of automatically being notified of any winnings by email, regardless of whether they remember to check the EuroMillions results themselves.
"The prospect of winning any EuroMillions jackpot is always exciting," said Sam Werren, spokesman for Lottery.co.uk, "but when the jackpot is worth GBP110 million that excitement is almost palpable. We're rooting for all EuroMillions players this week, and we're keeping our fingers crossed that the jackpot will go to a single player. If it does, we'll have our first lottery record breaker of 2009."
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Source: The Lottery Company Ltd
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