Monday 26 September 2016

UK ticket-holder scoops £51.8m EuroMillions jackpot

Sally Wardle

Published 13/04/2016 | 06:35

And in February a ticket holder in Ireland claimed a 66 million euro (£50 million) share of the EuroMillions jackpot
And in February a ticket holder in Ireland claimed a 66 million euro (£50 million) share of the EuroMillions jackpot

A UK ticket-holder has scooped a £51.8 million EuroMillions jackpot.

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Tuesday's winning numbers were 09, 01, 05, 22 and 38 and the winning Lucky Star numbers are 10 and 02.

The top prize was £51,818,873.

A National Lottery spokeswoman said: "National Lottery players in the UK are enjoying a fantastic run of luck on EuroMillions.

"This is the third jackpot to be won here in the UK this year.

"We urge all players to check their tickets, to see if they have scooped the £51.8 million jackpot, so they can begin to enjoy their life-changing win as soon as possible."

Four ticket holders matched five numbers and one lucky star in Tuesday's draw, winning £207,523.40 each, while 12 people matched five numbers winning £23,058.10.

The latest win comes just weeks after a British player was the sole winner of a £24.6 million jackpot.

And in February a ticket holder in Ireland claimed a 66 million euro (£50 million) share of the EuroMillions jackpot.

Last week, a Briton win the biggest Lotto prize ever when they matched all six numbers in the draw to win £35,133,888.

The UK's biggest Euromillions winners, couple Colin and Chris Weir, scooped £161,653,000 in July 2011. The cameraman and nurse, from Largs in Ayrshire, reportedly lavished a portion of their winnings on cars for friends, a mansion and a donation to the Scottish independence campaign.

A year later Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Haverhill, Suffolk, won £148,656,000 and had plans to splurge their new-found fortune on exotic cars and luxury holidays.

However Mr Bayford, a record seller, and his nurse wife later divorced citing an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage.

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