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UK ticket-holder scoops £115m EuroMillions jackpot on New Year's Day draw

Published: January 02, 2019 14:22:49 | Updated: January 05, 2019 13:25:52


The player became the fourth biggest lottery winner in UK history

A UK ticket-holder has scooped a jackpot of nearly £115 million in the New Year's Day EuroMillions draw.

The National Lottery said the win is the fourth biggest in UK history and follows a series of big British lottery successes in recent years.

A further 10 UK players have each pocketed £1 million after the Millionaire Maker codes on their tickets were picked.

The winning numbers were 01, 08, 11, 25, 28, with Lucky Stars 04 and 06.

Tuesday's ticket-holder matched all seven numbers to take a total jackpot of £114,969,775.70.

It comes after builder Andrew Clark from Boston, Lincolnshire, was last month revealed as the winner of a £76 million EuroMillions jackpot. He found his ticket tucked in the visor of his van six weeks after the draw.

The largest EuroMillions prize in the UK of 2018 - and the third biggest win of all time - was £121 million to an anonymous ticket-holder in April.

The biggest lottery prize in UK history is the £161 million EuroMillions jackpot won by North Ayrshire couple Chris and Colin Weir in 2011, reports BBC.

In August 2012, Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Haverhill, Suffolk, won more than £148 million.

EuroMillions is played in nine countries - the UK, Austria, Belgium, France, the Irish Republic, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland - with ticket-holders trying to win a share of the same jackpot.

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