A EuroMillions lottery draw on Friday night is set to create a world record breaking 100 millionaires in the UK, with an estimated jackpot of £105 million.
Lottery ticket sales are expected to soar to around three million per hour on the day of the draw, and the lottery’s organisers have cautioned players to get in early for their chance to become a millionaire overnight, according to the UK Press Association.
A spokesman for the UK National Lottery said: “Friday’s EuroMillions draw has just got even bigger.
“Not only will we see a stunning world record set as 100 players become millionaires overnight but there is now also a chance to win an estimated £105 million jackpot.
“We’re predicting EuroMillions sales will be up more than 300 per cent on a normal base week which means even more money raised for National Lottery Good Causes.
“Retailers are getting ready for the rush, stocking an extra 20 million playslips for the draw and loading up an extra eight million metres of ticket roll. We urge players to get their tickets early to ensure they don’t miss out.”
Friday’s special “EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle” draw is being organised as a token of thanks to National Lottery players for helping fund the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, lottery operator Camelot said.
The previous record for most millionaires created by one lottery draw was set when 25 millionaires were created in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw on December 24, 2010.View Comments