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UK ticketholder wins £61m EuroMillions jackpot

Published 29/07/2016

The UK winner matched five main numbers and two lucky stars to pocket £61,102,442.90
The UK winner matched five main numbers and two lucky stars to pocket £61,102,442.90

A UK ticketholder has scooped the £61.1 million jackpot in the EuroMillions draw.

The winner matched five main numbers and two lucky stars to pocket £61,102,442.90 in Friday's competition.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "The UK's lucky streak is never ending - the £61 million EuroMillions jackpot is the fourth one to be won here this year.

"As well as the huge jackpot, five players won a guaranteed £1 million and a luxury trip to the Gold Coast in the UK Millionaire Maker."

The winning numbers were 01, 21, 26, 40 and 50, while the lucky star numbers were 02 and 04.

Two ticketholders outside the UK each won the second prize of 798,845 euros, while 10 ticketholders here also picked up more than £35,000 for matching five numbers.

In the Thunderball, one person won the £500,000 jackpot after matching the winning numbers of 06, 07,16, 22 and 29, as well as the Thunderball number 04.

The latest win comes after an unnamed UK ticketholder claimed £51.8 million on the EuroMillions in April, which came just weeks after a British player was the sole winner of a £24.6 million jackpot.

But these big prizes are some way from being the largest for a UK winner.

Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs, North Ayrshire, scooped a £161,653,000 EuroMillions jackpot in July 2011.

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