BOLTON has been named as the third luckiest borough in the country for EuroMillions jackpot winners, with the competition's largest ever prize on offer tonight.

This comes with a study having shown that Bolton is just behind behind Wigan and Doncaster with the third highest win rate in the country.

According to gambling company MrQ, 17.9 people for every 100,000 in the borough have won £1000 or more from the competition.

Looking back on the experience different winners have gone through, National Lottery senior winners advisor Andy Carter said: "I’ve seen people be sick with excitement, I’ve seen people resign their job on the spot, I’ve seen people jumping up and down.

He added: "I’ve known husbands who haven’t told wives and wives who haven’t told husbands, I’ve been to homes where there’s literally a party going on already."

Tonight's jackpot will see one winner take home an estimated £184 million, the competitions largest ever prize.

Mr Carter said money like this could "make a difference for generations and generations to come" for the winning family.

With that sum under their belt, one UK winner could count themselves richer than the singer Adele, whose net worth is £130 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.

They could buy a house in each of the top 10 priciest streets in the UK, including in London’s Kensington Palace Gardens, where the average house price is nearly £30 million.

Mr Carter said: "If you’ve won a large amount of money in the National Lottery, the best thing you can do is go and have a cup of tea with another winner, because they’re the people that will truly understand."

Could Bolton ride its luck and produce the ultimate winner tonight? Only time will tell.

The draw will take place at 8.30pm tonight.

Participants need to buy a lottery ticket before 7.30pm this evening to enter the draw.