by Renee Israel
The EuroMillions lottery jackpot is currently £21 million EuroMillions after
several rollovers, and tonight someone could be lucky enough to walk away with
this massive amount.
The August 31 Euromillions Lottery draw could make one lucky player an
instant millionaire over 21 times, and is a great way to end what has been a
lucrative month for many Euromillions players.
For a chance to win the Friday EuroMillions jackpot, players simply need to
select five numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars from 1 to 11.
Players who manage to match five numbers and two Lucky Stars, win the jackpot
or at least a share of it.
There is still time to rush out and purchase tickets for tonight's
EuroMillions draw, and ticket sales will close at 7.30 pm. Tickets for the next
draw - on Tuesday - will be available again from 9 pm on Friday night. All
tickets purchased after tonight's draw will be entered into Tuesday's draw.
How to Buy EuroMillions Tickets
There are several ways to purchase EuroMillions lottery tickets, over and
above the traditional purchase at a lottery retailer.
Players can also open a National Lottery Account in order to play online and
if they win, they'll be sent an email informing them of the news.
Smaller wins (of up to £5,000) will see the money paid directly into the
player's account, and anything over will be dealt with by the National Lottery
Customer Care Team and paid by cheque.
Other ways to play EuroMillions lottery include playing by text or starting a
syndicate. Players can also buy up to 20 lines of numbers with multiple tickets.
EuroMillions Winners Continue to Donate
In the meantime, EuroMillions players are no doubt being inspired to buy even
more tickets in the hope that they too can donate some of their winnings to
worthy causes, in the same way that Colin and Chris Weir continue to do.
The Weirs, winners of the biggest EuroMillions jackpot in history (£161
million!), were recently in the news once more for paying for a life-changing
operation for a cerebral palsy girl from East Lothian.
Four year old Isabel Wallis will fly to the US in November in order to go
through a procedure which will hopefully get her out of her wheelchair and start
walking like a normal child her age.
"Receiving the donation from the Weirs was overwhelming," said Isabel's mum,
Kate Horne. "Words cannot describe it."