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UK ticket holder claims £184m jackpot

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According to the BBC

A UK ticket holder has claimed the £184m EuroMillions prize, the country’s biggest National Lottery jackpot.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 3, 25, 27, 28 and 29 – plus Lucky Star numbers 4 and 9.

Camelot, the firm behind the National Lottery, said a single ticket-holder had come forward to claim the “life-changing and record-breaking win”.

It means 15 UK players have now won jackpots of more than £100m since EuroMillions launched in 2004.

“This is absolutely incredible news,” said Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, adding: “We’re ecstatic that we’ve now received a claim.

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

The claim will now go through a validation process to ensure terms and conditions are met and once the ticket has been validated the winner can choose whether or not to remain anonymous.

This is the second EuroMillions jackpot won in the UK this year, with the £109 million jackpot from the draw on 4 February claimed a few days later, when the winner chose not to go public.

Until Tuesday’s result, the biggest lottery win in the UK was £170m in October 2019. The winner chose to remain anonymous.

Colin and Chris Weir, who won £161m in 2011, are the biggest winners to have gone public.

Mr Weir used his fortune to take over his favourite football club, Partick Thistle, with the intention of giving ownership to the fans.


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