EuroMillions Result: Someone In The UK Just Became Richer Than Adele Overnight

Chris York

One UK ticket-holder has won the £170 million EuroMillions jackpot to become the country’s biggest ever winner and is now richer than British stars like Adele, Ed Sheeran and Daniel Radcliffe.

The player matched all five main numbers – 07, 10, 15, 44, 49 – and the two lucky stars – 03, 12 – in Tuesday’s draw following the longest-ever series of rollovers.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “One incredibly lucky ticket-holder has scooped tonight’s enormous £170 million EuroMillions jackpot. They are now the UK’s biggest ever winner.

“Players all across the country are urged to check their tickets as soon as possible. It’s been a fantastic year for UK EuroMillions players, with an amazing five jackpot wins.”

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A £123 million winner in June has never revealed their identity and Camelot, which runs the National Lottery and EuroMillions, would not say whether last night’s was an individual winner or a syndicate, PA Media reports.

If the winner is an individual, they are now richer than Adele (£147.5m), Ed Sheeran (£94m) and Daniel Radcliffe (£87m).

And what could you do with all that money? Well, here are some ideas:

  • 472 of the latest Rolls Royce Phantom VIIIs, a car with a starting price of £360,000.
  • 41,544 annual season rail tickets from Brighton to London terminals, which cost £4,092 from October.
  • 147,954 iPhone 11 ProMaxes. The Apple handset costs £1,149
  • 850 tickets to space with Virgin Galactic. Sir Richard Branson’s company plans to charge almost £200,000 for the trip.
  • 2,867 nights in the Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. The most expensive suite in the world costs 75,000 US dollars (£59,279.47) per night.
  • Pay Alexis Sanchez’s contract with Manchester United – though he is currently on loan to Inter Milan – for more than ten years. The deal was worth £315,000 a week when he signed in 2018.
  • 680 dresses worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding in 2011. The outfit, by Sarah Burton, set the soon-to-be duchess back £250,000
  • Pay the starting salary for at least 8,512 police constables in England for £19,971 each.

The previous holder of the biggest jackpot, who chose to remain anonymous, scooped a £123 million jackpot in June of this year.

Carter added: “As always, the team are on hand to support and help guide the new winner as they start their adventure with their life-changing win.

“Every EuroMillions ticket sold helps contribute to the more than £30 million raised every week for good causes by The National Lottery – funding everything from local community projects to supporting the nation’s athletes.”

The previous biggest UK winners were Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £161 million in July 2011.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012.

It has been a particularly successful year for Britons in the EuroMillions this year, with several jackpots claimed.

In the New Year’s Day draw, Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Northern Ireland, won the £114.9 million EuroMillions jackpot.

Ade Goodchild landed a £71 million prize in March, while another anonymous ticket-holder bagged £35.2 million in April.

Meanwhile, another Briton won £1 million in the Millionaire Maker Selection game on Tuesday.

The Thunderball numbers were 13, 11, 26, 12, 29 and the Thunderball itself was 10, but no-one won the top prize of £500,000.

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