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EuroMillions: Winner of £168m jackpot set to be richer than Adele

Adele performs at Genting Arena on March 29, 2016 in Birmingham, England (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Adele performs at Genting Arena on March 29, 2016 in Birmingham, England (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

The winner of Friday’s EuroMillions will be richer than Adele, with a jackpot of £168 million compared to the chart-topping singer’s worth of £125 million.

The National Lottery‘s EuroMillions jackpot is now at its maximum of €190 million, which is currently estimated at £168 million, due to the ongoing fluctuation in the exchange rate.

According to The Sunday Times Rich List 2017, if one British winner scoops the entire £168 million jackpot they would be ranked the joint 671st richest person in the UK.

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As well as Adele, a UK winner would find themselves richer than F1 driver Lewis Hamilton (£131 million) and chef Jamie Oliver (£150 million).

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The EuroMillions jackpot reached record-breaking levels after no player in Europe managed to match all five numbers and two lucky stars in Tuesday’s prize of £167 million. In accordance with competition rules, the prize fund cannot go higher than €190 million or £168 million.

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Once it reaches this level and assuming it isn’t won, it will stay at €190 million for a further four draws until it has to be won in the fifth draw.

A UK winner would also be worth more than multiple F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton (Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
A UK winner would also be worth more than multiple F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton (Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Once the jackpot reaches €190 million, players matching the five main numbers and a single lucky star can also expect bigger prizes.

Andy Carter, The National Lottery’s senior winners’ adviser, said the winnings sum would be “life-changing”.

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“It would enable them to transform their life, as well as the lives of their friends and family, and we are poised to support them from the moment they claim.

“EuroMillions players help raise the £30M that The National Lottery gives to Good Causes each and every week. This supports projects big and small across the country, including funding everything from local community projects to the nation’s amazing Olympic and Paralympic athletes.”