British lottery winner gets record 129m

British lottery winner gets record 129m

The winning ticket netted a total of €129,818,431. The previous highest winner was a Spanish player who in May 2009 won €126,231,764. The massive prize trumps the UK record to date of £84.4 million, which was scooped in May by an anonymous single winner.
“This is fantastic news — we’re absolutely delighted to have such a massive UK win,” a spokeswoman for Camelot, the operator of the British national lottery and one of the original launch partners in Euromillions, said.

Biggest ever
“This is the biggest lottery jackpot prize ever paid out to an individual in this country. We have plenty of champagne on ice and looking forward to welcoming the lucky ticket holder to the National Lottery millionaires’ club.”

Friday night’s winner was the only one of tens of millions of players to tick all seven correct numbers across two different grills — claiming the prize against odds of 76,275,360 to one. The lucky winner had the numbers 9, 30, 35, 39 and 46.

The Euromillions lottery, launched in 2004, is now played by nine countries across western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

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