Lottery operator Camelot has confirmed that someone in the UK has just won the country’s biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot.
The single UK-bought ticket was for a whopping £184 million.
The winning EuroMillions numbers were 3, 25, 27, 28 and 29, plus the Lucky Star numbers 4 and 9, and the National Lottery has confirmed this week that one lucky ticket matched all seven numbers to win a total of £184,262,899.10 in prize money.
The win places the ticket-holder at the top of the National Lottery’s rich list.
Only 14 players have ever won a jackpot of more than £100 million, with the previous record-holder an anonymous winner of £170 million in October 2019, according to the National Lottery.
In an attempt to put this astronomical figure into perspective, the National Lottery explains that this jackpot is more than the estimated net worth of the singer Ed Sheeran, the actor Benedict Cumberbatch, or the combined wealth of two of the Premier League’s top footballers, Harry Kane and Paul Pogba.
It could also potentially buy you four large Caribbean islands, or multiple houses on The Bishops Avenue in London – which is known as one of the most expensive streets in the world.
The National Lottery is now urging people to check their tickets following the win.
Speaking on the monumental win this week, Andy Carter – Senior winners’ Adviser at the National Lottery – said: “What an amazing night for one UK ticket-holder who has scooped the incredible £184m EuroMillions jackpot.
“They have become the UK’s biggest ever national lottery winner.
“Players are urged to check their tickets and give us a call if they think they are tonight’s lucky winner.”
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