Tonight one lucky person could win the EuroMillions largest ever jackpot totalling £184m.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said, “Specifically for large amounts of money, £184m, it’s not just about making a difference to you or your family.
“If you want to, it can make a difference for generations and generations to come.”
Carter added, “The great thing about £184m is you can do all of those things if you wish.
“Certainly lots of friends and family have benefited and whilst the National Lottery has made over 6,000 millionaires in 27-years it’s been in existence, there have been many hundreds of other millionaires that have been made by winners giving away millions of pounds.”
Should no one win the £184m jackpot tonight, then the amount will stay the same for another four more draws.
Carter said that in his 15-years in the job he has seen “all sorts” of reactions when people are told they are millionaires.
He said, “I’ve seen people be sick with excitement, I’ve seen people resign their job on the spot, I’ve seen people jumping up and down, I’ve known husbands who haven’t told wives and wives who haven’t told husbands, I’ve been to homes where there’s literally a party going on already.”
He added, “If you’ve won a large amount of money in the National Lottery, the best thing you can do is go and have a cup of tea with another winner, because they’re the people that will truly understand.”