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EuroMillions Jackpot History in 2012 – August 3rd, 2012

The EuroMillions jackpot has climbed to €176 million after no one managed to win the lottery in July.

This represents the biggest jackpot of the year to date and means that someone could be set to win a life-changing sum today (August 3rd) when the next draw takes place. However, should the lottery roll over again, it is forecasted to hit its €190 million cap.

Because of the way the EuroMillions prize breakdown is structured, a jackpot of €190 cannot roll over at this sum more than  twice and so further rollovers would see the additional money automatically roll down to the next winning prize tier. This means anyone who gets five numbers and one Powerball could claim a higher-than-expected figure.

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One of the biggest lotteries in the world, there are nine countries that participate in EuroMillions – Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerlandand the UK. However, people can play this lottery online with theLotter around the globe.

This is not the first time there have been massive jackpots on offer from the EuroMillions draw in 2012. Back in February, a lottery player from the UK grabbed €54.8 million.

In March, a group of Corby bus drivers scooped €45 million while playing the lottery, which meant the 12 Stagecoach employees each pocketed €3.7 million.

One lucky lottery ticketholder from Spain saw their dreams come true on April 27th, as they won €44.4 million after benefiting from three rollovers. It marked the second big success for people from Spain, after five friends took home €73 in just the second drawing of the year back in January.

Before the current run of rollovers, the highest EuroMillions jackpot of 2012 was a massive €156 million. This was shared by two people – one from the UK and one from Belgium- after the June 8th drawing.

The €78.6 million success for the Briton made the person the fifth-wealthiest lottery winner in the UK. At that time, the jackpot was the third highest ever offered by the lottery.

However, this mark has now been usurped by the €176 million on offer tonight. Because of the move to bi-weekly draws in May 2011, people will only have to wait until Tuesday to have another go if it does roll over again.

Picture Credit: Daily Mail