For anyone who doesn't already know about this, it's a £100000000 rollover on the EuroMillions lottery this Friday (26.09.2008). It has to be won this Friday because it can't be rolled over again. For a £1.50 stake this seems to be quite a good prize.
Euro Millions is a European lottery that takes place once a week, on Friday evening. Whereas national lotteries are generally limited to the residents of one particular country, the Euro Millions lottery pools the stakes of the participating European countries. This obviously makes the prizes a great deal larger than in national lotteries even in normal circumstances. But because the main prize pool is rolled over to the next draw if there is no jackpot winner, prizes can - after a few weeks without a winner - be as high as 50 million Euros.
There are nine countries currently participating in Euro Millions. In alphabetical order, these are Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. This makes EuroMillions one of the biggest lotteries on the planet - and certainly one of the most exciting!