UK News UK ticket-holder makes history with £170m EuroMillions win
Waiting to be won: £169m EuroMillions jackpot still up for grabs
A huge £169 million is still “waiting to be won” in the EuroMillions after nobody bagged the jackpot following Tuesday’s draw. The winning numbers for Tuesday were 02, 11, 18, 40 and 46 with lucky stars number 01 and 04. While there were no winners of the top prize, seven ticket holders across Europe, including five in the UK, became millionaires after matching five numbers and one lucky star to take home £1,784,722.10 each. Friday's jackpotThe winning numbers for Tuesday were 02, 11, 18, 40 and 46 with lucky stars number 01 and 04.
One UK ticket-holder has won the £170 million EuroMillions jackpot to become the country’s biggest ever winner.
The player matched all five main numbers – 07, 10, 15, 44, 49 – and the two lucky stars – 03, 12 – in Tuesday’s draw following the longest-ever series of rollovers.
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.
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There was no winner of the €190 million jackpot , which will roll over one more time next week.But there was some good news as one Irish player matched all five numbers and one lucky star to take home a mammoth prize of €2,521,015.The winning numbers in Friday's draw were 6, 9, 35, 41, 44, and the two lucky stars were 6 and 9.There was also no winner of the top prize in the EuroMillions Plus draw, where the winning numbers were 15, 43, 44, 46, 49.
A UK winner has scooped the ENTIRE £170M EuroMillions jackpot!!
— The National Lottery (@TNLUK)
“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.”
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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.
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.
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 £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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