BRITAIN’S biggest ever lottery winner STILL hasn’t claimed their staggering £170million – could it be you?
A very lucky punter made history last night after matching all five winning numbers and winning the EuroMillions jackpot.
The winning ticket was bought in the UK, according to reports[/caption]
The website crashed as punters flooded the page, desperately buying tickets before the deadline, before the winning numbers were announced.
They were were 07 10 15 44 49, with Lucky Stars 03 and 12.
This win beats record holders for the biggest ever lottery win are Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161million in 2011.
National Lottery operator Camelot said there have been four UK jackpot winners in 2019, receiving £350million between them.
THE WORLD'S FIVE BIGGEST LOTTO WINS
- £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
- £1.267 billion (Mega Million) a winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline
- £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
- £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
- £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018
The lucky winner is now richer than music star Ed Sheeran, who has an estimated net worth of around £160 million.
And whoever claims the huge prize can splash out on outrageously expensive items like a superyacht or private desert island.
With the enormous jackpot in their bank account the winner could fly into space and back with Virgin Galactic an incredible 850 times, and half of Newcastle United football club.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said yesterday, “One incredibly lucky ticket-holder has scooped tonight’s enormous £170m 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.
“It’s been a fantastic year for UK EuroMillions players with an amazing five jackpot wins.
The lucky winner could buy themselves a superyacht with their huge winnings[/caption]
WHAT CAN THE WINNER BUY WITH THEIR JACKPOT?
- They could buy a superyacht favoured by the rich and famous
- Or the winner could splash out on a private desert island
- With £170 million they could buy half of Newcastle United football club – if they can find a pal to offer up the other half of the cash
- They could fly to space and back with Virgin Galactic 850 times
- And could purchase 472 of the latest Rolls Royce Phantom VIIIs
“In June, one lucky ticket-holder, who chose to remain anonymous, became one of the UK’s biggest ever winners after scooping a £123M 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 £30M raised every week for Good Causes by The National Lottery – funding everything from local community projects to supporting the nation’s athletes.”
WHO ARE THEY RICHER THAN?
- Charles Saatchi, who has a net worth of around £146m
- Ed Sheeran, who has a net worth of around £160m
- Brian May, who has a net worth of around £160m
- Sir Tom Jones, who has a net worth of around £165m
- DJ Calvin Harris, who has a net worth of around £165m
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.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012.
It has been a particularly successful year for Britons in the EuroMillions this year, with several jackpots claimed.
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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 £71 million 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 13, 11, 26, 12, 29 and the Thunderball itself was 10, but no-one won the top prize of £500,000.
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