Fingers crossed for £85m EuroMillions jackpot

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British lottery history could be made today if a single UK ticket holder scoops the estimated £85 million EuroMillions jackpot.

But the odds are against us; people from nine countries - the UK, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, Portugal and Switzerland - are playing the game.

The prize would be the biggest yet paid out to a UK winner, eclipsing the £35.4 million netted by Glasgow postal administrator Angela Kelly in August 2006.

If no one matches all five main numbers and two Lucky Star numbers, the jackpot will roll on to the following week.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "This fantastic EuroMillions mega jackpot could break all National Lottery records and we're keeping our fingers crossed for a big UK winner.

"With £85 million to play with, you could share your wealth around all your friends and family, and still have plenty left to change your life beyond your wildest dreams."

An Italian scooped Europe's biggest lottery jackpot, winning £128 million on Italy's SuperEnalotto draw last month.