EuroMillions: Here are Sheffield's biggest lottery winners from over the years as jackpot rises to £186m

A lucky lottery winner could be in for a life-changing prize tomorrow as the EuroMillions jackpot rises to £186m.

Monday, 4th July 2022, 7:59 am

A winner could not be found for the National Lottery’s £170m jackpot draw on Friday (July 1), meaning the prize rolls over.

Senior winners' adviser Andy Carter said: “Tuesday will be huge, with a stunning estimated EuroMillions jackpot of £186m up for grabs.

“One lucky winner could help a lot of causes close to their heart.”

Picture supplied by the National Lottery - Deana Sampson, Ray Wragg and Trish Emson

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It comes after a number of big EuroMillions wins in 2021, including a record breaking £184m was claimed by a Gloucestershire couple in May and a £109m prize was won in February.

Historically, Sheffield has been one of the luckiest cities in Britain for bagging the jackpot, with at least 70 new millionaires stepping forward since 1994.

The best-known winners are the astoundingly generous Ray and Barbara Wragg, who won £7.6million in 2000 and gave away more than £5m of it to friends, family and charities.

Sheffield United fans Ray and Barbara Wragg celebrate winning the 7,649,520 jackpot from Saturday's National Lottery at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane football ground, Sheffield, Tuesday, 25th January, 2000. Watch for PA story. PA photo: Rui Vieira.

Sadly, Barbara passed away in 2018 aged 77 – and ever since, husband Ray has been fulfilling his wife’s wishes for him to live life to the fullest with their winnings.

Mr Wragg recounted what it was like to break the news to his boss the day after his win in 2000, saying: “When I told him I'd had a win, he said: 'That reminds me, I need to check my ticket.' I said 'don't bother Dave - I won the lot'.”

The couple went on a cruise after the win, which Mr Wragg said they “loved”.

Sheffield hairdresser Deana Sampson swapped her city council home for a luxury conversion in Baslow after scooping £5.4m. She had just £3.60 in her bank accounts when she matched her numbers in 1996. Her first purchase was a new pair of trainers.

Sheffield United fans Ray and Barbara Wragg celebrate winning Saturday's £7,649,520 National Lottery jackpot with their team's chairman Derek Dooley and ex mid-fielder Tony Currie (far left) at Sheffield's Bramall Lane football ground, Tuesday 25 January 2000. Watch for PA story. PA photo: Rui Vieira.

In March 2018, a syndicate of 19 Sheffield couriers scooped themselves a £228,000 prize on the Euromillions jackpot, with each pocketing £12,000 a piece.

Syndicate leader Craig Davison said at the time the win was “a dream”, and thought he was “seeing things” when his numbers came up.

And in 2007, lucky checkout girl Karen Child, from Derbyshire, cashed in a £8.4m prize, affording her a ‘dream wedding’ that summer.