Lotto hopefuls will be eagerly checking their tickets tonight, with the biggest jackpot in history up for grabs.
The total prize money has rocketed to an astonishing £184million after nobody picked the winning numbers for Friday’s £174million EuroMillions.
But for every delighted winner, there’s a million others who miss out – and some truly have the worst luck.
Just this year, one unlucky couple claimed to have missed out on no less than £182million after their card payment didn’t go through.
Previously, unknowing winners have even binned their tickets, while one woman unwisely blew thousands after mistakenly thinking she’d scooped the jackpot.
Couple miss £182m jackpot as card declined
Rachel Kennedy, 19, and Liam McCrohan, 21, were left “absolutely heartbroken” in March after claiming they’d missed out on a £182million EuroMillions jackpot.
The couple, from Hertfordshire, realised their usual numbers of 6, 12, 22, 29, 33, 6 and 11 had come up but there was one major catch – their ticket payment hadn’t gone through.
They had played the same numbers for five weeks in a row, before all seven digits appeared in the draw.
Rachel explained how she had set up her account to automatically buy a EuroMillions ticket for each draw – but when payment for the winning ticket was attempted, the lottery account did not have enough funds.
Checking her account after the draw, she was greeted with a message saying her numbers were a “winning match” – however, her heart sank when she realised the glitch.