Saturday, 1 July 2017

EuroMillions lottery: £87m jackpot won by British ticketholder



Britons are being urged to check their lottery numbers after the latest EuroMillions jackpot, worth more than £87m, was won by a UK ticket.
 
The winning balls were 17, 35, 39, 47, 50 and the lucky stars 6 and 8.


The person who correctly matched all seven will now be £87,570,000 richer.


It is the seventh biggest ever lottery jackpot win in the UK and the lucky ticket holder will be worth more than Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe (£78m) and musician Ed Sheeran (£52m) but less than fellow singer Adele (£125m).


But even though the jackpot is a massive sum of money, it is still not enough to make the Sunday Times rich list where you need to have at least £110m to be among the country's thousand wealthiest.


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Andy Carter, from the National Lottery, said: "This is the third EuroMillions jackpot prize to be won here in the UK this year and it's the biggest yet.


"The ticket holder has instantly become the seventh biggest ever National Lottery winner."
 
 
The biggest was £161,653,000, scooped by Colin and Chris Weir from Largs in July 2011.


Meanwhile, following Friday night's draw two Britons are holding tickets worth just over £200,000, and 10 have won £2,681.


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Mr Carter added: "The draw also saw two UK winners of a guaranteed £1m, so we urge everyone to check their tickets to see if they've joined the National Lottery millionaires club.


"By buying a ticket for EuroMillions or any other National Lottery game, every player is helping to raise money for good causes.


"On average, over £30m is raised every week for projects across the UK, both big and small, from repairing Scout huts, to making Olympic and Paralympic champions."




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