The Euromillions jackpot is still up for grabs, capped at a massive £184 million after no one won it on Tuesday.
That means that on Friday, someone could be walking away with the biggest Euromillions pot ever, breaking the existing record of £170m that was won by a single Brit in October 2019.
The National Lottery describes it as ‘dream come true money’ but even in your wildest dreams you’d be hard pushed to spend that much cash, especially when you factor in interest.
The jackpot would make you a huge Lottery winner, but it wouldn’t make you the richest person in Britain.
That crown sits on the head of Sir Len Blavatnik whose company owns most of Warner Music. He also has interests in property, telecoms and chemicals and combined and has a net worth of somewhere in the region of £23 billion.
To give some perspective on how much that really is, consider than a million seconds is around 11 and a half days, while a billion seconds is around 31 years!
So while you’d be positively poor in comparison to Sir Len, you’d still be absolutely stinking rich.
Here are some celebrities that your new found wealth would dwarf, for reference.
Gary Barlow wasn’t just a member of Take That – the songwriter has penned 13 number one singles in his time.
According to The Times, the 50-year-old is worth somewhere in the region of £90m
So if you won Friday’s jackpot, you’d be worth two Gary Barlows, technically.
You still probably wouldn’t be able to write a banger that’s as timeless as A Million Love Songs though.
Judging by Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis‘ bank account, he must get a tenner for every time someone switches providers on his recommendation!
The 49-year-old TV star is worth a massive £123 million, according to The Times.
We wonder if with all this money he also finds himself regularly on hold for four hours to his fuel provider in pursuit of the best deal?!
Boxer Anthony Joshua has made an absolute fortune for being good at punching people in the noggin.
The 31-year-old has amassed a fortune of £115 million in his young life. He won his first 22 pro fights and was heavyweight champion of the world twice.
And, if the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury match ever gets made, it’ll make him significantly richer, given that could be one of the biggest fights in UK boxing history.
Another fantastic British songwriter that you’d be richer than if you won the Euromillions is Lewis Capaldi.
The 25-year-old’s debut album was the fastest-selling debut by a UK artist in eight years and now Lewis has a fortune of £17m according to The Times.
But, given his talent and young age, he’s got plenty of time to blast your £184m out of the water.
Footballing good guy Marcus Rashford is worth £16m but, while he didn’t top the Sunday Times Rich List this year, he was celebrated for his giving.
His campaign to reverse the government’s decision to give children free school meals during pandemic was life changing, and you can’t put a price on that.
Let’s hope whoever does win the jackpot takes a leaf out of his book and uses it for the greater good.
Superstar singer Adele is one of Britain’s best artists and it’s no wonder she’s worth 130m.
She’s been teasing her fourth studio album on social media recently and the release of that will no doubt boost her bank balance.
The 33-year-old lives in Beverly Hills now, which is a very ‘rich people’ thing to do.
If the Euromillions winner scoops the £184 million, maybe they could be neighbours.
We think we’d still prefer Brum.
Stunning singer Dua Lipa has amassed a £36 million, which is impressive considering she’s only 26.
Dua’s voice isn’t the only thing she’s got going for her – she has also worked as a model and is pretty smart in business too.
If you won the big jackpot, you’d be five times richer but still probably not as beautiful.
The King of Grime is worth around £24m, but Stormzy is another artist using his fame and fortune to change people’s lives.
He has pledged £10m over ten years to improve racial inequality, reform the justice system and empower black people.
The 28-year-old’s Stormzy Scholarship, which funds black students at the University of Cambridge, has pushed the black student population there to more than 200 for the first time.
What a guy.
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A heart-throb in One Direction and just as compelling as a solo artist, Harry Styles is another artist that found fame at a young age.
The 27-year-old is worth a massive £75 million and is likely to grow that number, given his creative output and big screen aspirations.
Harry was the first man to appear alone on the cover of US Vogue, and he wore a stunning blue Gucci ballgown for the occasion.
You could buy a LOT of Gucci with your £184 million.
Original posted at todayuknews.com