Lucky winner comes forward after scooping record £195m EuroMillions jackpot

20 July 2022, 00:03 | Updated: 20 July 2022, 13:54

The EuroMillions winner is now richer than Adele
The EuroMillions winner is now richer than Adele. Picture: Alamy

By Daisy Stephens

A UK ticket-holder has laid claim to the record EuroMillions jackpot of £195 million, the biggest National Lottery win of all time, Camelot said.

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The claim will undergo a series of checks to ensure its validity before the windfall is paid.

Camelot said no information will be released on whether the claimant is an individual or a syndicate winner, or where the ticket was purchased, unless the ticket-holder decides to go public.

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The winning EuroMillions numbers from Tuesday's draw were 06, 23, 27, 40, 41 - plus the Lucky Star numbers 02 and 12.

One ticket matched all seven numbers to win £195,707,000 - making them the biggest jackpot winner of all time.

The holder will be able to buy 11 Boeing 747 jets, 23 Pisces-VI Submarines, Southampton Football Club or a townhouse in London's Mayfair, complete with steam-room and plunge pool, cinema room and fully-equipped chef's kitchen.

It also means they are richer than Adele (worth £150 million).

The winner is richer than Adele
The winner is richer than Adele. Picture: Alamy

Only 15 UK players have ever won a jackpot of more than £100 million, with the previous record-holders Joe and Jess Thwaite from Gloucester, who won £184 million in May this year.

Andy Carter, Camelot's senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said: "This is absolutely incredible news."

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He added: "Last night saw history made with the biggest-ever National Lottery prize won by a UK player, and we're ecstatic that we've received a claim.

"Our focus is now on supporting the ticket-holder through the process and helping them start to enjoy their truly life-changing and record-breaking win."

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