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UK ticket-holder is Britain's biggest-ever lottery winner after winning £170m EuroMillions jackpot

Oct 9, 2019, 7:46 am

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EuroMillions players across Britain have been urged to check their tickets this morning after one person won the entire £170 million (US$209 million / €190 million) jackpot.

The player matched all five main numbers — 7, 10, 15, 44, and 49, with Lucky Star numbers 3 and 12 — in Tuesday's draw following the lottery's longest ever series of rollovers, making them the UK's biggest ever winner.

Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said, "One incredibly lucky ticket-holder has scooped tonight's enormous £170 million EuroMillions jackpot.

"They are now the UK's biggest ever winner. Players all across the country are urged to check their tickets as soon as possible."

He continued, "It's been a fantastic year for UK EuroMillions players, with an amazing five jackpot wins. In June, one lucky ticket-holder, who chose to remain anonymous, became one of the UK's biggest ever winners after scooping a £123 million jackpot.

"As always, the team are on hand to support and help guide the new winner as they start their adventure with their life-changing win.

"Every EuroMillions ticket sold helps contribute to the more than £30 million raised every week for good causes by the National Lottery — funding everything from local community projects to supporting the nation's athletes."

The £123 million winner in June has never revealed their identity and Camelot, which runs the National Lottery and EuroMillions, would not say whether it was an individual winner or a syndicate (lottery pool).

The previous biggest UK winners were Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161 million in July 2011.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012. Sadly, the couple later split up and Gillian ran off with a car dealer.  (No, I'm not making this up).

It has been a particularly successful year for Britons in the EuroMillions this year, with several jackpots claimed.

In the New Year's Day draw, Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Northern Ireland, won the £114.9 million EuroMillions jackpot.

Ade Goodchild landed a £71m prize in March, while another anonymous ticket-holder bagged £35.2 million in April.

Meanwhile, another Briton won £1 million in the Millionaire Maker Selection game on Tuesday.

The Thunderball numbers were 11, 12, 13, 26, and 29, with Thunderball number 10, but no one won the top prize of £500k.

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