Lucky British winner scoops entire £170m Euromillions jackpot

8 October 2019, 22:55

The country's biggest ever Lottery winner was created on Tuesday night
The country's biggest ever Lottery winner was created on Tuesday night. Picture: PA
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

One lucky person has become Britain's biggest ever lottery winner after scooping a £170m prize.

A ticket bought somewhere in the UK has won the entire EuroMillions jackpot.

Camelot hasn't yet released any more details about where the winning ticket.

The player matched all five main numbers - 07, 10, 15, 44, 49 - and the two lucky stars - 03, 12 - in Tuesday's draw.

The winner was instantly given a fortune bigger than that of Ed Sheeran.

The lucky individual would be able to purchase 472 of the latest Rolls Royce Phantom VIIIs, a car with a starting price of £360,000, or 41,544 annual season rail tickets from Brighton to London terminals, which cost £4,092 from October. They could also afford 147,954 iPhone 11 ProMaxes. The Apple handset costs £1,149 or 850 tickets to space with Virgin Galactic.

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.

"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."