ONE lucky Brit made history by winning the biggest ever £170m EuroMillions jackpot after matching all five winning numbers.
The website crashed last night as punters flooded the page, desperately buying tickets before the deadline.
The winning ticket was bought in the UK, according to reports[/caption]
The winning numbers 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 £161 million in 2011.
National Lottery operator Camelot said there have been four UK jackpot winners in 2019, receiving £350 million between them.
The world’s five biggest lottery 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
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, “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.
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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.”
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